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Shopping for a turkey? You can find help with selecting, prepping, and serving right here.

It’s just about time to shop for, prep, and cook the perfect Thanksgiving turkey. Need some help? In Season 2 of Sara’s Weeknight Meals I did a whole show on getting ready for Thanksgiving. Here is a link to my tips for making it a perfect occasion.

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Grilled Eggplant Wraps with Lemon Aioli, Feta, and Mint

Many of my favorite flavors from Greece are contained in this one fragrant little vegetarian wrap – Grilled Eggplant Wraps with Lemon Aioli, Feta and Mint. You can make them indoors year round using a grill pan or a broiler. Stick a skewer sideways through the onions to keep them…

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Toasted Pumpkin Seeds – Plain or Spicy

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right? In the same vein, I propose that when fall gives us pumpkins, we should make toasted pumpkin seeds. We have to scoop them out anyway when we cook the squash itself, so why not turn them into something delicious instead of tossing…

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I caught up with one of my favorite Food Network guests and interviewed her for my latest U of M Alumnus Magazine article.

I caught up with one of my favorite guests, Sallie Ann Robinson from way back in my Food Network days, who has just started a new initiative running tours on Daufuskie Island, a tiny island off of South Carolina, to raise money to restore its heritage. I interviewed her for my…

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Is there an easy, fool-proof way to make caramel?

I had been asked this question so often over the years that I included my favorite way to make caramel in Sara Moulton Cooks at Home. You can find it on page 54 and an in depth explanation of why I think it is the best method on page 55.…

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Rice Puppies

Who’d like a rice puppy? Here’s how to prepare this crispy treat (from rice farmer Eric Vaught, who I cooked with in episode 705 of Sara’s Weeknight Meals). 1 cup long grain white rice 2 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper 1…

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Kitchen Shrink answers, “When frying breaded chicken, how do you keep the coating on the meat?”

First of all make sure the chicken pieces are dry, coat them with flour (I like to use Wondra instantized flour) or cornstarch and shake off any excess. Then dip them in beaten egg or buttermilk, or a combination of the two, and finally coat them with bread crumbs, panko,…

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Hope you have discovered #smbakingchallenge on Instagram. I would love to see your version of my apple tart!

I have so loved seeing everyone’s tarts! This one was submitted by @aaron_skrypski. Amazing isn’t it!? Keep sharing your #smbakingchallenge outcomes.

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My friend Grace Young has started a campaign with @PosterHousenyc museum to support Chinatown during this epidemic.

My pal @stirfryguru started a campaign with @PosterHousenyc museum to save Chinatown and combat xenophobia. She is encouraging the public to use #ChinatownStories on Instagram to post memories and photos of your Chinatown, your favorite Chinese restaurants and food shops or stores, and how they’re faring under COVID as a…

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Learn more about stir frying from Grace Young. I did!

Nobody is as expert at stir frying as my buddy, Grace Young, the Stir Fry Guru. I was lucky to learn the basics from her several years ago on season four of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” We made this delicious Chinese Burmese Chili Chicken. Are you scared of stir frying? You must…

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