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Thursday, November 27

How Many Food Network Stars Are You Doing This Thanksgiving?

Perhaps that wasn't phrased correctly.

How many Food Network stars' recipes are you doing this Thanksgiving? Any?

I know for some, Thanksgiving is sacred ground with no experimentation going on in the menu. But for others, maybe a new dish is thrown in here and there, right?

Thanksgiving dinner was already had in full a few weeks ago when I was home with my family, but I'm still having some sort of toned down event today. Tradition and all. McDonald's just doesn't seem right on Thanksgiving.

I know I'm making Tyler Florence's whipped sweet potatoes with banana and honey, a combo of Ellie Krieger's and Ina Garten's recipes for herb roasted turkey breast, and maybe one of Ina's Thanksgivingey desserts if I have time... or the stomach.

So how many Food Network stars (recipes) are you doing this Thanksgiving?

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37 Comments:

At 11/27/2008 11:12 AM , Anonymous GirlyGirlJen said...

I'll be whipping up an easy "Semi Aunt Sandy" chantilly cream!
Yum-oooooooooo so fattening. :)

 
At 11/27/2008 11:25 AM , Anonymous Chip Ramsey said...

I'm doing Alton Brown's "Good Eats Turkey" Tyler Florance's turkey gravy and his orange cranberry sauce and the Hearty Boys "caramelized onion dip." Third year in a row for this and never had a complaint yet!

 
At 11/27/2008 11:46 AM , Blogger devilwoman15 said...

We are doing Ina's Cranberry Conserve

 
At 11/27/2008 12:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zero, but Happy Thanksgiving!!!

 
At 11/27/2008 12:50 PM , Anonymous Turtle said...

I'm going to try Sunny Anderson's fried stuffing bites... yum.

That whole leftovers special was filled with interesting recipes, actually. And was Bobby Flay more likable and engaging than normal, or am I feeling charitable?

 
At 11/27/2008 12:58 PM , Blogger Mise en place said...

Alton Brown! The brined turkey :)

 
At 11/27/2008 1:14 PM , Blogger john said...

My wife made Ina's Pumpkin Mousse pie but she's doing it sans bananas. I tried some of the mousse and it was fantastic.

 
At 11/27/2008 1:15 PM , Blogger Schottzie03 said...

Ina's latest stuffing, Tyler's cranberries, and a big tumbler of bourbon over ice to make the day go smoother...as a tribute to Aunt Sandy.

 
At 11/27/2008 1:20 PM , Anonymous Christa said...

I'm making Ina's special cranberry sauce and Sunny's turkey breast with the peach glaze!!! YUM!

 
At 11/27/2008 2:42 PM , Blogger MellyDoodle said...

I'm doing the Neely's honey cornbread muffins (mini-sized), a blend of Rachael and Ina's herbed roasted turkey breast, and Anne Burrell's garlic yukon gold mashed potatoes. Yum! And all while drinking, in honor of Aunt Sandy.

 
At 11/27/2008 2:48 PM , Blogger Lord of Light AZ said...

One, but it is not an experiment. I have made Giada's Sun Dried Tomato Corn Muffins before. They go fast! We are on a slow Thanksgiving. Lots of sick people all at once, so it is going to be quiet. I might still put together a special shrimp cocktail sauce. I have about 30 minutes to decide, maybe I should ring up RR.

 
At 11/27/2008 3:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks to The Decider I am too broke for TDay dinner
so i am sharing a dinner bowl with my pit bull.
but at least I am smart enough to be MORE THANKFUL FOR MY BABY BOY THAN anything else in my life.
oh, wait a minute
he IS my life!!
Happy Holidaze everyone!!
MWAH!
WOOF WOOF!!

 
At 11/27/2008 8:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is the decider? Whoever that is we are all responsible to put food on our tables like the first thanksgiving (remember the pilgrims/native americans) They used their own resourses! By the way if you are broke you can get food stamps and not cry I can not buy food/ friends/family churches/charity centers will feed you. You want pity. Not happening here. I think you are just lonely and I wish you a happy thanksgiving and that you get your life in order. We all face tough times now & we all must be accountable for our own decissions in life-enough with the blame. Take Action!

 
At 11/27/2008 9:44 PM , Blogger Katie's blog said...

I made Tyler Florence's grainy mustard mashed potatoes. Tyler said that our dinner guests would say they were the best mashed potatoes ever.......and he was soooo right!!! My turkey was ala Martha Stewart and the most tender turkey it was. In fact, the meal was so good that for 8 people there was very little left of the 20lb turkey and the rest. Thanks Martha and Tyler.

 
At 11/27/2008 10:35 PM , Anonymous Cary said...

I also made Tylers sweet potatoes... but didn't buy crushed pecans and only used huge ones. My brothers said at dinner... this is wonderful a whole bite of my nut. We all cracked up.

Also my house needed more of Aunt Sandy to get me by! I was the first to leave... and take my unopened wine with me!

 
At 11/27/2008 10:46 PM , Blogger Sarah Clark said...

Well, if we're cooking a dish for the first time and it has to go well, there's only one name we trust for a recipe! AB's brined Turkey (our first turkey, as it was our first time hosting) was a juicy, tender hit! We also did his chipotle mashed sweet potatoes. Mom brought Paula Deen's corn pudding. Aside from that, we pretty much stuck to the family standards, which came down from southern antiquity and/or Campbell's soup cans. Good day, little to no Family Drama, and we were able to send all 11 of our guests home happy, stuffed, and laden with leftovers. We did a booze-free thanksgiving, but I did swipe one gimmick i saw from a FN centerpiece (either Martha or Sandy, I forget)--floated some mum blossoms and tea lights in a clear bowl of water.

 
At 11/27/2008 11:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been making Giada's Turkey with Herbes de Provence and Citrus for several years now. This year, however, it was even more unbelievably good. I think I can thank my new Wolf range for that! I also tried Tyler's Chocolate Mousse for the first time. It was easy and oh so decadent!

 
At 11/27/2008 11:11 PM , Blogger Elle said...

Made Ellie K's Turkey Roulade with Apple Cider Gravy, Put spicey Turkey sausage and cranberries in the stuffing - everyone loved it! we then took a walk - although we had snow two days ago it was sunny today, not as cold- first Thanksgiving we didn't feel over stuffed- thanks Ellie - hope you all had a great holiday!

 
At 11/27/2008 11:22 PM , Blogger Christina said...

I made a combo of Ina's perfect roast turkey and Michael C's (I can't spell his name correctly) rosemary citrus salt rubbed turkey, Ina's latest stuffing and gravy. Everything was a big hit! The citrus salt rub was so easy - this was my first Thanksgiving making a turkey too! I also had some special Aunt Sandy wine to get through the day :)

 
At 11/28/2008 1:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried Bobby's turkey recipe, where you steam it in the oven before grilling(only minus the grilling) and it turned out so moist and tasty.

 
At 11/28/2008 1:18 AM , Anonymous JB said...

Like a few others who commented, we made Alton's brined turkey, and it was by far the most flavorful and moist turkey we have ever had. We will be using his recipe from now on.

 
At 11/28/2008 6:43 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Decider is George Bush and I was kidding about eating my dog's food.
here's a quarter
buy a sense of humor.

gobble gobble.....

 
At 11/28/2008 7:43 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in charge of bringing a dessert to Thanksgiving dinner. Since I love both pumpkin pie and cheesecake, I choose to try a pumpkin cheesecake. The first one that came up on the FN website was Paula Deen's. So I gave it a try -- though I did try to lighten the calorie count by using lite cream cheese and sour cream. Was actually quite yummy!

PS: Can't say that I haven't fantasied about your banner headline, though! At least for one or two of the hunkier men that appear on there. I shall not name names!

 
At 11/28/2008 9:42 AM , Blogger Lord of Light AZ said...

I did the Giada recipe as planned. I just wanted to add this.

Last Christmas, I gave my niece Campbell's "Green Bean Casserole Dish", the one with the recipe in the bottom. This year she made everything for thanksgiving dinner. She blamed her mom for overcooking the top of the casserole, but other than that she put out the whole spread without a hitch. Turkey, potatos, yams, dressing. I was most impressed. A year ago I would never have thought she could have boiled water. She said she had been watching a lot of cooking shows. LOL.

 
At 11/28/2008 10:54 AM , Anonymous Lana said...

I'm visiting my sister, who is totally in control of her own kitchen. If I'm lucky, I get to chop an onion or two, lol. The majority of T-day dishes came from Epicurious.

However, my sis *did* let me and my daughter cook dinner on the night before thanksgiving. (this was a huge concession on her part)

We made Fieri's Cuban Pork with Mojo, and wow'd the entire table. All agreed that there was more flavor on that plate than in the entire T-day dinner.

 
At 11/28/2008 5:01 PM , Anonymous MysticalManana said...

I did Alton's brined turkey and it was great, almost too tender and juicy!
I also tried Mike Symon's cornbread dressing and it was excellent.

Paula's pumpkin rum pie was delish.

I saw someone, I cant remember who, roasting their brussel sprouts and I tried that too and they were great.

Ummmmmmm wow I really sound like a food network junkie!

 
At 11/28/2008 11:35 PM , Anonymous Natalie said...

Ina's cranberry conserve, Ina's turkey breast, Sandra Lee's turkey, Ina's coconut cupcake frosting....we're a little Ina obsessed! :-)

 
At 11/29/2008 1:04 AM , Blogger Prohomemaker.Com said...

Two thumbs up to:

* Tyler's Cornbread and Fresh Sage Stuffing (but add more stock)

* Bobby's recipe to brine a turkey breast roast. (It was *incredible and so easy)

* Ina's herb dip recipe

 
At 11/30/2008 8:13 AM , Anonymous Laura said...

I only make Paula's cornbread stuffing, but I am going to check into some of the recipies above. Especially Tylers CB and FS stuffing, mentioned above. Some of the dips sound good too. I only did a turkey breast, but I would image I could brine that as well. Do any of you all really make Aunt Sandy's drinks? When I watch her make them I think about how much all those ingredients cost for a drink. Guess I don't drink enough liquor to appreciate spending 10-20dollars on bottle of some unusual stuff.

 
At 11/30/2008 10:58 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made Alton Brown's Might Duck and it was amazing! Super tasty! Turkey is over-rated.

 
At 11/30/2008 11:42 AM , Blogger Matt said...

Rachael's Spiced Pumpkin Mousse from her Magazine. An AMAZING fake out for a baking challenged guy like me!

 
At 11/30/2008 11:49 AM , Anonymous John from Raleigh said...

I made AB's Brine Turkey, 3rd year in a row.

I made Michael C, cranberry sauce which is out of this world.

Emeril's giblet gravey and finally my own version of roasted garlic mashed potatos taking all the tips I have learned about MP from FN.

ohhh... And I then followed up with a white turkey chili with the leftovers.

 
At 11/30/2008 12:36 PM , Anonymous a said...

Jacon, will you add a label / tag for Aaron McCargo. Thank you.

 
At 11/30/2008 1:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ina's herbed turkey breast, Ina's cranberry conserve and Tyler's make ahead gravy.

 
At 12/01/2008 11:29 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robin Miller's Dad's Red Cabbage. I made the Apple Sour Cream Pie from Simply Recipes (a great website. I also made the butternut squash from the latest Cooking Light. It was the best.

 
At 12/02/2008 7:20 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made Rachael's apple bread stuffin muffins for the 3rd thanksgiving in a row - so DELISH!

 
At 12/03/2008 8:02 PM , Blogger veggie belly said...

I made Ina's cauliflower gratin and Michael Chiarellos best mushrooms. Both were fantastic!

 

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