This Genius Trick Will Help Guarantee The Best Thanksgiving Turkey

Do you get stressed about making that huge, onerous Thanksgiving feast for your family?  There’s always a lot of pressure to make the perfect meal. We’ve all been to that Thanksgiving dinner where they serve the dried out turkey. Don’t let that happen when you’re in charge.

Thankfully, in the video above CHOW’s Associate Editor, Roxanne Webber, gives you the perfect rundown packed with easy tricks to make the perfect turkey.

A few key takeaways:

  • Don’t add stuffing. It will dry out the turkey.
  • Place butter pieces under the skin. Mmmmm, butter.
  • Cook your bird breast side down. This really works, I’ve tried it.

UPDATE:   A lot of readers commented that they’ve had great success with brining their turkey.  We couldn’t agree more. Here’s Alton Brown’s video on how a brine works.  It’s a great way to keep that turkey moist.  Thanks for the idea.

Good luck!

 

DIY: Make A ‘Walking Dead’ Brain Cake For Halloween

Are you looking for a Halloween treat to horrify (yet dazzle) your guests this year? With a little red velvet cake, fondant, and raspberry jam, you can accomplish just that.

Yolanda Gampp, from How To Cake It, shows us how to create a brain cake in her YouTube video. Her step-by-step instructions are simple enough even for beginner bakers to follow and the results are eerily terrifying.

Would you try to make this for your Halloween party this year?

If eating brains aren’t your thing, you could try Yolanda’s Fall Harvest Cake. It sure looks like a sinfully delicious treat as it’s a carrot cake with cinnamon buttercream, caramel, and sautéed fruit – yum!