Most people assume that a guest-worthy Thanksgiving turkey relies on soaking it first in a salty brine or a salty rub. But here's a little secret: That's not true. There are actually many different ways to cook a tasty turkey, beyond the brine, that will leave the skin golden and the meat moist.
Now with "pink slime," hormones, antibiotics and steroids in our meat, people are wondering more and more about what's really in our food. Try some of these vegan options and see if you are not just as satisfied.
I'm pretty good in the kitchen, but there are a few areas that I feel I could improve upon. It's the simple things that trip me up the most -- maybe because I don't feel like I really need to follow the recipe (it's so easy!) or pay that much attention to the specifics.
After 12 seasons with the show, I've learned that our contestants, like most Americans, are very busy people. As a professional chef and registered dietitian, I am able to suggest BL-friendly menus and recipes that are easy to prepare.