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  • Classic Turkey Gravy Recipe

    A classic turkey gravy recipe brought to you by LearnToCook.com. Classic Turkey Gravy Yield: 8 cups Ingredients: For the broth: 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter 1 medium onion or leek 8 cups chicken stock (or low sodium store bought broth) 3 sprigs thyme 1 bay leaf Neck and giblets from your turkey (discard the liver) For the gravy: Turkey drippings from your roasting pan 1/2 cup all-purpose flour TT. salt and freshly ground pepper Dash of Worcestershire sauce Method: When you […]

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  • Cornbread & Andouille Sausage Stuffing Recipe

    LearnToCook,com has another delicious twist on stuffing for you to try to this holiday season! Cornbread & Andouille Sausage Stuffing Yield: 8-10 servings Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. (~1/4 stick) unsalted butter 1½ pound Andouille sausage, cut into 1/3-inch pieces 2 yellow onions, medium dice 4 stalks celery, medium dice 2 red bell peppers, medium dice 1 bunch green onion, sliced 2 tsp.fresh thyme, minced 1 tsp.dried sage 12 cups corn bread, cubed and toasted 4-6 cups chicken stock Method: Melt butter […]

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  • Live Show - Modern Turkey Roasting

    Live Show – Modern Turkey Roasting

    It’s Turkey Time!  Escoffier Online in conjunction with LearnToCook.com would like to help you cook the perfect turkey this Thanksgiving. Join Chef Mark Dowling’s live show today, November 13th at 11:30 am CST. Watch the preview series here. Watch the archived live show: We hope you enjoy and look forward to having you join our future events!

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  • Cranberry Sauce Recipe

    We all know Thanksgiving dinner is not complete without the cranberry sauce. Try this recipe from LearnToCook.com to complete your holiday feast! Cranberry Sauce Yield:  8 servings Ingredients: 2,12-oz bags fresh or frozen cranberries ¾ cup sugar ¾ cup brown sugar ¾ cup ruby Port 3,3×1/2 strips orange zest 1 cup orange juice 1 cinnamon stick, snapped in ½ Method: Bring cranberries, sugars, Port, and zest, and cinnamon to a simmer in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring […]

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  • Wild Rice, Leek, and Mushroom Stuffing Recipe

    Spice up your stuffing this holiday season with LearnToCook.com’s recipe! Wild Rice, Leek & Mushroom Stuffing Yield: 8-10 servings Ingredients: 1 cups wild rice, cooked until al dente 3 pounds assorted mushrooms (cremini, shitake, oyster), chopped ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 2 leeks (white and pale green parts), sliced and washed 4 stalks celery, medium dice 3-4 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups dry white wine 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped 12 cups French-bread baguette, cubed and toasted 4-6 cups […]

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  • Spiced Apple Cider Recipe

    Spiced Apple Cider Recipe

    Try this delicious spiced apple cider recipe from LearnToCook.com. Simmer a batch for any perfect Holiday gathering! Spiced Apple Cider Serves 10 – 12 Ingredients: 1 gallon apple cider or juice 1 tablespoon whole allspice 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 4 whole cloves 3 cinnamon sticks ½ orange, sliced Brandy or bourbon (optional)     Method: 1. Combine apple cider, spices and orange slices in a large pot and bring to a simmer. Let cider simmer over medium-low heat until […]

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  • Green Beans With Olive Sauce Recipe

    Try this recipe from LearnToCook.com to add a memorable side to your holiday dinner this season! Green Beans with Olive Sauce Yield: 8 servings Ingredients: 3 lb. green beans, trimmed ¼ cup olive oil ½ red onion, small dice 2 Tbs. pine nuts 2 clvs garlic, thinly sliced 1 Tbs. parsley, finely chopped 1 Tbs. basil, thyme and oregano, minced ½ lb. olives, pitted and chopped 4 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped ½ cup red wine 2 tsp. red wine vinegar Salt […]

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  • Provencal Vegetable Soup With Pesto Recipe

    Warm up this holiday season with this delicious vegetable soup recipe brought to you by LearnToCook.com. Provencal Vegetable Soup with Pesto (Soupe au Pistou) Yield: Serves 4-6 Ingredients: Soup 1  Tbsp. olive oil ¼ cup onions, diced ½ cup carrots, peeled and small dice ½ med green bell pepper, small dice ½ cup red potatoes, small dice ¼ cup celery, small dice 1  quart water, or stock 2  med tomatoes, small dice ½ cup zucchini, small dice Salt & freshly […]

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  • Smashed Heirloom Potatoes with Gorgonzola and...

    Looking for a new spin on potatoes this holiday? Try this delicious recipe from LearnToCook.com! Smashed Heirloom Potatoes with Gorgonzola and Arugula The profusion of heirloom varieties of potatoes at farmer’s markets has helped us rediscover them as a seasonal ingredient in a rainbow of flavors, colors, sizes and textures. The selection of potato varieties is up to you, and it is ok to mix and match. For even cooking, choose potatoes that are about the same size. Ingredients: 2 […]

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  • Potato Rosemary Bread Recipe

    Use LearnToCook.com’s recipe for that perfect specialty bread to accompany your holiday dinner this year! Potato Rosemary Bread Yields Two 1-lb. Loaves or 18 Dinner Rolls Ingredients: Biga: 5.5 oz.        Bread flour ¼ tsp.         Instant yeast 3.5 – 4 oz.  Water, room temp.    – 70°   Final Dough: 7 oz.          Biga 15 oz.        Unbleached bread flour 1 ½ tsp.     Salt ¼ tsp.        Black pepper, ground 1 ¼ tsp.     Yeast, instant 6 oz.          Mashed potatoes, room temp. 1 Tbs.        Olive oil […]

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  • Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Pie Recipe

    Sweeten up your holiday dinner this year with LearnToCook.com’s recipe for sweet potato or pumpkin pie! Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Pie Yield = one 9” pie Ingredients: 3 each      eggs 2 cups      cooked sweet potato, pumpkin, yam, or combination ¾ cup       sugar ½ cup       cultured cream ½ cup       buttermilk ¼ tsp        salt 1 tsp         cinnamon ¼ tsp       […]

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  • How to Carve and Serve a Turkey

    Chef Mark demonstrates turkey carving and serving techniques.  

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