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Add flavor to your holiday tabletop with these clever ideas to turn produce into pretty candleholders.I've got a smaller candle here that I'm gonna cover with the green beans . So you similar thing, you just put a rubber band around it like this, and then the green beans I've also cut to be about the same size, and I'm just gonna start tucking. Don't worry about whether or not the rubber band coordinates or looks pretty because I'm gonna cover it up with some ribbon, so it's not gonna look so bad once it's done. You're gonna keep tucking in your green beans like this just like I did with the asparagus until you got your candle totally covered. But, the artichoke is a little
Pinecone Chair Toppers
Put pinecones in a whole new place this fall…on your chairs! See how simple it is to add a little elegance to the table.[time=0:00:] Bring the outdoors in with this pretty little pine cone project. It's super quick and easy, but it's little touches like this that make the holidays a lot more special. So, using a pine cone , a larger one, I just cut a piece of thick wire, you know, not so thick that it's hard to manage but thick enough that it's got some stability. Just cut a piece like that. And then, I ran it around my pine cone like this. And just kinda twisted it in the back, like so. So, I've got one that I made right here. Basically, super easy, just attach the wire to your pine cone . Then, to add some extra ornament to the pine cone , I found these really cool floral picks at my craft store. And then, I'm gonna use this on my pine cone . Just gonna attach it to the back. Using the same wire that I already cut, I'm just gonna kinda flatten it against the back of the pine cone , and then, twist it. And then, I'm gonna make this really cool and simple bow just by going back and forth. I'mgonna do a little twist, twist, twisting action. So, you got your pine cone with your berries. You got your bow. And then using the little wire that you had on the back of your bow,
Stuffing a Turkey
Before stuffing a turkey, be sure to remove the packaged gizzards and neck of the turkey. They are often placed in both ends of the bird. Next, rinse the turkey well. Pat the turkey dry so it is less slippery. Note, for safety's sake, you should not stuff a turkey or any poultry until you're ready to roast it. But the stuffing can be made ahead and refrigerated. Start stuffing the bird by lightly spooning some of the stuffing into the large opening of the turkey. Loosely fill the body cavity with stuffing. The stuffing will expand during roasting, so don't pack it too full. At the other end of the turkey, pull the neck skin away and using a spoon and your hands, tuck stuffing into the shallow cavity under the skin. Turn the bird over and continue to add stuffing. To help keep the stuffing in place, pull the skin over the stuffing. Use a short skewer to secure the skin by poking the skewer through the loose skin of the body. Turn the turkey over. Tuck the ends of the drumsticks under a band of skin. If a band of skin isn't present, you can tie the legs to the tail with string. To keep the wing tips from overbrowning and to give your turkey a nice finished appearance, twist the wing tips under the back of the turkey. Finally, place the turkey on a rack inside the roasting pan.the stuffing into the large opening of the turkey. Loosely fill the body cavity with stuffing. The stuffing will expand during roasting, so don't pack it too full. At the other end of the turkey, pull
Orange Biscuit Ring
Sweet pull-apart biscuits, warm from the oven, are hard to resist. It's a great way to start the day with your holiday guests, and you never have to let on how easy they were to make!for this recipe. To some orange juice, I just wanna add some melted butter and give that a nice stir. And then, to some sugar, I wanna add some grated orange peel . And come in here and work your orange peel through your sugar. This just adds a wonderful flavor to your sugar, which is gonna be your coating on these biscuits. Now,
Basic Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie is a classic. There's a great reason this holiday staple withstands the test of time. Try it and taste for yourself.
Green Bean Casserole
This classic is lightened up with fresh onions, and made creamier with the addition of yogurt. You'll be thrilled with the taste.Here's an all-time holiday family favorite, green bean casserole , but with a brand new twist. Now, I've just started caramelizing my onions in a little bit of butter. This is gonna be great on the top of your green bean casserole instead of those old fried onions that you get in the can. What you wanna do here though with these caramelized onions is just put in a little bit of bread crumbs and stir this through. This is gonna make a nice, yummy, crunchy top. I'm just gonna set these aside now and let's talk about our green beans . These are frozen green beans that I thawed and I've cooked to the package instructions. And to these, I just wanna add a can of cream of mushroom soup. This adds great flavor and texture, and also to this, I'm gonna add a little bit of just plain yoghurt. Then some pimientos go in here. This is gonna add a lot of pizzazz to your green bean casserole , and you wanna stir this up and combine everything completely. These pimientos are not only gonna add great flavor but really prettyaround your baking dish. Now, on the top of this goes your caramelized onions with those bread crumbs . These are gonna get nice and crunchy, and that butter is gonna add great flavor. You just pop this into the oven for 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees and you are gonna have a great green bean casserole on your table in no time. I'm Sandra Lee. And from myself and everyone here at bhg.com, we wish you a very
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Carving a Turkey
Breaking down that big bird may look intimidating, but if you take it one step at a time -- in this order -- it's easy as pie.there bones at the joint. There are different ways to slice a turkey breast . In this method, the entire breast is cut off the frame. Cut off the breast meat by using the breast bone as a guide, and cutting along the bone until the entire breast is removed. Then, make slices by cutting across the breast. This method gives even slices that stay together and fit nicely onto dinner plates . Next, cut off the wing. Repeat the same steps on the other side.
Mashed Potatoes Extraordinaire
How do you like your mashed potatoes? See how to get them your way -- lumpy, silky, or smooth -- then add in a flavor surprise!Mashed potatoes are the one side dish that almost everyone has on their table. And I've got some great ideas today to get perfect mashed potatoes on your table in no time. Hi, I'm Sandra Lee. Now, when you are thinking about mashed potatoes , it's really important to know what potato in the grocery store you're supposed to buy. You could buy russet potatoes or Yukon potatoes. Both of these will make perfect mashed potatoes every single time. Now, I've already cooked off some Yukon potatoes here. And by the way, when you boil your potatoes, an
Rules of Thumb: Turkey Tips
Get great tips on turkey thawing, thermometer placement, best roasting pan, and gorgeous garnish suggestions.to go ahead and maybe put some citrus, some onions, and some fresh herbs right inside to add great flavor. You can also baste this with some wonderful butter for extra flavor. Now, this bird right