Perfect Turkey Gravy

Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, cut into about 8 pieces 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 4 cups pan drippings OR 4 cups chicken stock Instructions: *If using drippings from a chicken or turkey: Pour drippings into a fine mesh strainer then allow the drippings to cool a bit so that the fat rises to the top and starts to solidify. Use a spoon to remove the fat. If you don’t have enough drippings to equal 4 cups, add enough chicken or turkey stock until you have 4 cups of drippings. *If you’re not using turkey or chicken drippings, use 4 cups chicken or turkey stock. In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium-low heat. Sprinkle […]

Quick Homemade Stuffing!

The Holidays have arrived and with it the unofficial contest among all cooks everywhere in Western Civilization to outdo each other. But more important than any such race for ingredients, secrets, tricks and/or originality remains the simple task of making good food! And for those looking for something a little less mundane, here is a simple recipe for quick homemade stuffing! Whether of turkey, cornish game hen, full-sized chicken or duck–all up to you. For our purposes, let us make a sweet stuffing, to create a nice contrast from the tendency towards rich, meaty such. Here is what you’ll need: Croutons (12 oz.) either store bought or home made. 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter 1/4 cup onion, diced 1/4 […]