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Spatchcock Your Turkey

20 Nov

Holiday cooking can take many forms, and without a doubt turkey is the superstar. It can be brined, roasted, fried, grilled, slow-cooked, smoked or spatchcocked. Last week I shared my timeline to help holiday cooks organize for the Thanksgiving meal. Today I’m talking turkey and sharing how to cook a spatchcock or butterflied bird. Spatchcock […]

Add Grilled Meals to Autumn Menu

14 Oct

You still have time to fire up the grill if you’re living in an area where cold wind and the polar vortex will make outdoor cooking just about mission impossible in a few months. Whether it’s tailgating, week-end entertaining or family dinner, grill seasoned turkey filets. They’re cooked over medium-low heat and make a quick and […]

Bud Billiken Parade® Steps Off with Family, Food & Fun

8 Aug

It was Grand Boulevard, South Park and now King Drive. Though the name has changed since its beginning, the boulevard is still paved with family, friends and well-wishers for the annual Bud Billiken Parade®. On Saturday, August 9, the Chicago parade marks a milestone of 85 years, celebrating youth and encouraging kids with this back-to-school […]

Thanksgiving–Here’s a Timeline for Holiday Cooks

18 Nov

Photo courtesy of National Turkey Federation

Once we hit November time makes a quantum leap.  Like so many of you, I look at the calendar and realize almost two weeks have vaporized.  Here we are mid-month. Let’s get this holiday cooking party started. If you’re the host or quarterback for the holiday meal team, check the number of folks you’re planning […]