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Brined Turkey with All Purpose Gravy

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When I had the retail shop we offered Brined Turkey with All Purpose Gravy every Thanksgiving. We offered 12 pound or 14 pound turkeys and they had to be pre-ordered. What a production that was! We had a special 55 gallon plastic trash can that was bought new and stored each year just for the . . . → Read More: Brined Turkey with All Purpose Gravy

Pesto Stuffed Salmon

Salmon is always one of my go to quick dinners. Like a little black dress, it can be dressed up or down and is infinitely variable. The ease with which it takes to various treatments makes it an all time favorite. For this recipe a pocket it opened in the salmon and stuffed, then topped . . . → Read More: Pesto Stuffed Salmon