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Turkey Brine Recipes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is considered to be the most important festival of USA. It is celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. Turkey is the national bird of the United States. Turkeys are eaten Thanksgiving day every year. And it is the most important dish on Thanksgiving dinner. And one of the reason is that Turkey has more protein than chicken. Also, It is low in fat and high in protein.
Here, we have presented some best Turkey Brine Recipes that you can prepare at home:-

 

Basic Turkey Brine

This Thanksgiving turkey is dipped for overnight in brine and then roasted in the oven. You can serve with onion gravy.


Turkey With Cranberry Brine

Another delicious homemade recipe for turkey lovers. It is very easy to make and the flavor combination is incredible.


Savory Turkey Brine

Everyone wants a juicier turkey and you can serve with sage, celery seed, thyme and soy sauce.


Apple Brine For Turkey

Apple Turkey Brine is a very simple to prepare and becomes moist once you roast it. Everyone loves to cook this recipe for Thanksgiving dinner.


Citrus-Scented Brined Turkey Recipe

This turkey brine is a combination of all of your favourite Thanksgiving flavors like cranberry, apples, and oranges.


Cider-Brined Turkey With Maple-Cider Glaze

This delicious cider-brined turkey with Maple-Cider Glaze recipe is best for Thanksgiving dinner.


Hawaiian-Style Turkey Brine

Without this recipe, our Thanksgiving dinner is not completed. The flavor and moist brine turkey takes the dish to new heights.


Turkey With Basic Poultry Brine

Mix all of the ingredients together like kosher salt, dried basil, coriander seeds, granulated garlic, peppercorns. Poultry Brine gives tremendous flavor.


Top 10 Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November each year. Historically, this day was a religious celebration that was meant to thank God. But, traditionally it is celebrated to mark the arrival of first pilgrims in USA.

On Thanksgiving Day we give gratitude to the things that are good in life. This is the day, we celebrate with family and friends and have grand parties. This is one of the major festivals of USA that is celebrated with family and friends. Some traditional dishes included in the Thanksgiving meal are Roasted turkeys, Corns, Cranberry sauce, Pumpkin pie and Potatoes.

This day is celebrated with great enthusiasm and people exchange gifts like jewellery, flowers, chocolates, baked cookies, chocolates etc. with each other.

In this blog post, we have collected top recipes for Thanksgiving.

  • Fresh Corn Spoonbread 
    Photo Courtesy: Southern Bite

    If you are looking for a good replacement for cornbread, you should try this simple spoonbread recipe.

  • Spinach and Artichoke Dip 
    Photo Courtesy: Quick & Easy Recipes

    This easy and quick recipe of dip is very delicious. It mainly contains chopped frozen spinach, cream cheese and artichoke hearts. It also contains 3 kinds of grated cheeses that include Parmesan, mozzarella and gruyere.

  • Sweet Potato Souffle 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    Creamy mashed sweet potatoes are topped with buttery and crunchy pecans. This is a perfect recipe for Thanksgiving. It is a very tasty sweet potato casserole recipe.

  • Sausage and Herb Stuffing 
    Photo Courtesy: SheKnows

    The stuffing is generally made with croutons/bread. You can add chopped vegetables for additional stuffing.

  • Smoked Turkey 
    Photo Courtesy: Town and Country Meats

    Cold-cut smoked turkey is different from barbecued turkey due to its ham-like texture and smoke flavor.

  • Old-fashioned Cornbread Dressing 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This recipe is very delicious. It is moist and seasoned with onions, celery and sage. This is a classic recipe of Thanksgiving that is a part of celebrations every year.

  • Pumpkin Mousse 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This is a very delicious pumpkin dessert and is easy to prepare as no baking is required. This is very rich and creamy.

  • Green Beans with Bacon 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This is a delicious and sweet side dish of green bean casserole. It consists of great ingredients like pecans and bacon.

  • Grilled Turkey 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This is the best way of cooking a Turkey. Although, not a very traditional way of cooking, the process gives you a juicy and tender turkey.

  • Tomato Vegetable Casserole 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    The main ingredients used in this recipe are carrot, onion, potato, sweet potato, zucchini and bell pepper. Make sure that each of the vegetables are of the same size when cut.

Best American Hot Chocolate Recipes

Hot chocolate recipes are the traditional American chocolate drink. According to American history, chocolate has been drunk as a drink for thousands of years and the ancient people of America probably used cocoa-based drinks made with beans. Still, Americans consume hot chocolate as their favourite drink. American hot chocolate recipes are delicious and very easy-to-make. In this article, we are going to present to you America’s most popular hot chocolate recipes:-

Maple Hot Chocolate RecipeHealthy homemade Maple hot chocolate recipe makes the winters better. It’s easy to make and contains healthy, creamy cocoa. Everyone loves it, especially kids like it the most.


Chocolate Chip Blondies RecipeChocolate chip Blondies cookies are filled with chocolate chips. Chocolate chips are very simple to make and delicious. They are perfect for evening snacks. These are all time kid’s favourite cookies.


Capirotada De Chocolate RecipeCapirotada De Chocolate is a Mexican sweet and delicious recipe. You can also add almonds and dried fruit in it.


Frozen Hot Chocolate MartiniFrozen Hot Chocolate Martini is the combination of dark chocolate cream, Bailey’s and vanilla vodka. You can make Non-alcoholic version also.


Mexican Hot ChocolateThere is no better drink to warm you up than traditional Mexican hot chocolate in a winter season. You can drink it as supper.


Hot Chocolate SouffléHot Chocolate Soufflé is everyone’s favourite treat throughout the year and it is popular in South America.


Hot Dark ChocolateHomemade Hot Dark Chocolate is the best way to drink Chocolate. To make the basic hot dark chocolate, combine the milk.


Peppermint White Hot ChocolateAnother homemade and delicious peppermint white hot chocolate, easy to prepare. And it’s prepared within 10 minutes. Kids love it the most.


 

10 Best American Street Food Recipes

America is famous for its street food culture. American people want to eat comfort food and American street food hits the spot every time. Be it New York, Chicago, San Francisco, or Los Angeles, every American street has their own delicious street food. There are many famous food trucks, food vans and food carts who provides the ready to eat mouth-watering street food with some American twist. There is much variety of American street food but we are going to provide you America’s most popular street food recipes.

 

american hot dogs

A small piece of grilled or steamed sausage, served on a half sliced bun and loaded with mustard, onions, dill pickles, cheese, ketchup, mayonnaise, and chili. This is the most favorite street food in America.

american hamburgers

A well-cooked patty made with ground beef, chicken or turkey sandwiched in a burger bun with some toppings like onion, tomato, lettuce, cheese and ketchup is enough for satisfying the cravings of Hamburger lovers.

 

american doughnuts

Doughnuts are always loved by American foodies. These ring shape fried delicious doughnuts are found all over the United States. There are many flavors, varieties of this street food. Save your appetite for this sweet street food.

 

american pizza

Pizza is for everyone either vegetarians or meat lovers. You can choose the different variety of toppings like cheese, tomato, chili, onion, pineapple and pepperoni. People used to go pizza parlors to have pizzas made in the American style.

 

american Burritos

The round flat tortilla stuffed with meat, rice, salsa cheese and other delicious toppings makes this dish an American-Mexican delicacy. These special fusions are loved by all in the US and are the best street foods.

 

american waffles

Waffles are known for its unique size and shape cooked between two plates called waffles maker. This famous street food comes with an endless variety of toppings and combination of so many ingredients.

 

american pretzels

This twisted shape baked bread became a famous American street snack. Pretzels are generally seasoned with salt and served with a flavorful mustard dip.

 

american crepes

Crepe is a very thin fresh pancake made of buckwheat flour, egg, butter and milk. Generally filled with sweet and savory ingredients like fruits, cream and vegetables. You can find it any time of the day on US streets.

 

american churros

Churros is an tasty fried pastry with a curvy shape. This unique pastry is made of only a few ingredients like egg, butter and flour and covered with powdered sugar and cinnamon. You can enjoy it with a hot cup of chocolate.

 

american apple Pie

Apple Pie is a classic double crust pastry. It is the most popular and iconic dessert in American cuisine. This pie has a flaky and buttery flavor filled with sweet apples and covered with wonderful aromatic cinnamon powder.

 

8 Recipes for PA Bacon Festival

The PA Bacon Festival started at the Easton Farmers’ Market and America’s oldest open-air market, established in 1752. The farmers’ market always the center throughout the festival, local farmers selling their fresh and local foods and pork farmers selling the best bacon you never tasted before. Also, in 2014 PA Bacon Festival was awarded a Townie Award from Pennsylvania Downtown Center.

The most attraction event in this festival are Pig roast, pig racing, hog calling, non-stop live music, kids’ events and best one is the fabulous food. This is also called a friendly event has attracted pig lovers.

We present to you some of the best PA Bacon Festival related recipes:-

Smoky Bacon Mac and Cheese

This is a fabulous recipe for the bacon lovers. This hearty smoky bacon mac and cheese make a great dish for the winter.


Pork Belly

This delicious pork belly is one of the best homemade recipes.  Topping of honey is done with roasted vegetables and tomato sauce with just a touch of green peppers. Everyone is going to love this dish.


Maple-Pecan Sundaes With Candied Bacon

Bacon and maple are a classic combination. The dynamic flavor and taste are good. Everyone loves bacon Ice-Cream at the festival.


Bees Knees

This classic combines with lemon and honey give great flavor.


BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

BBQ makes for a tender, flavorful pork and served with BBQ sauce.


Bacon S’mores!

Another great recipe for you using bacon. If you love sequences of the salt and sweet, these Bacon S’mores are definitely made for you.


Bacon-Basil Shrimp On A Stick

This is one of the most delicious Bacon-Basil shrimp recipes with Barbecue. Easy to make and give you perfect taste with BBQ sauce.


Potato Pancakes

Homemade Potato Pancakes is the best way to eat Potato. It’s not so difficult to make and you can add some vegetables and sweet sauce.


 

Popular Food Recipes for Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival involves finest Master chefs around the world. The chefs create dishes that are derived from the fresh flavour of Hawaii. The two-week event features dozens of esteemed international chefs. It’s a rare opportunity to experience a combination of international Food and Wine talent, in one location. Wines from the world are available to inhale and drink throughout the event. In this article, I am sharing some of the main recipes that are loved by everyone in Hawaii Food & Wine Festival.

Chocolate Almond Bacon Bars
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

It is a good combination of all delicious Ingredients like dark chocolate, heavy creambaconalmonds.


Red Berry Hibiscus Lemonade
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Red Berry Hibiscus Lemonade is made of fresh fruits which are available in the local market of Hawaii. It is an easy and refreshing drink throughout the festival.


Deviled Ham
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Deviled Ham comes in a  delicious range of recipes and is a wonderful way to use leftover meat.


Pineapple Coleslaw
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

This pineapple coleslaw recipe cannot be easier to make and is most of the time served with salad and other meals. Add extra blue cheese as a finish.


El Diablo Recipe
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Superb! This is an excellent cocktail. It is also called a classic tequila-based cocktail. You can mix with ginger beer.


Shoyu Ramen
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Shyu Ramen is a Japanese noodle recipe. It is primarily a noodle soup, most usually made with pieces of dried kombupork, 3-2 large eggs.


White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Ice Cream
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Very easy and delicious white chocolate chip macadamia nut ice cream. Everyone’s favourite throughout the festival.


Kalua Pork
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

This is the easiest way of making traditional Hawaiian kalua pork.


 

10 Spooky Halloween Recipes

Halloween is a holiday that is celebrated annually on October 31. It has its origins in old European traditions. In ancient times, Celtic festival of Samhain was celebrated in which bonfires were lighted and costumes were worn to drive off ghosts. It was during 8th century that Pope Gregory III declared November 1 as the time for honouring saints. Then, All Saints Day included some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before that was known as All Hallows Eve and later as Halloween. As time passed, Halloween started to develop into a day of activities like carving jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating. This day is celebrated around the world with costumes, gatherings and sweet treats.

In this blog post, we have collected a list of recipes for Halloween:-

  • Halloween cupcakes
    Photo Courtesy: Chef Julie Yoon

    You can bake these Halloween cupcakes for the little kids. The cupcakes are prepared with black velvet sponge and the icing is done with scary faces. It is prepared with simple icing methods. They are really very good.

  • Pumpkin Hummus
    Photo Courtesy: LaaLoosh

    This recipe is a great change from the usual hummus. If you are throwing a Halloween party, you can carve this pumpkin to make creamy hummus.

  • Halloween Brownie Pizzas
    Photo Courtesy: Ottawa Family Living Magazine

    Try this pizza for Halloween. You can make spiders on top of the pizza in many ways.

  • Halloween Toffee Apples
    Photo Courtesy: Kidspot

    These toffee apples can be easily prepared by anyone. The kids love to eat them. They are perfect for Halloween.

  • Spider’s Web Cake
    Photo Courtesy: YouTube

    This is a real showstopper for Halloween. The dish has icing of Swiss meringue buttercream. Any Halloween party is incomplete without this chocolate sponge.

  • Day of the Dead cookies
    Photo Courtesy: Food & Wine Magazine

    Celebrate Halloween or the Day of the Dead with these scary cookies. You can carve the cookies into any shape like witches, pumpkins, ghosts and cats.

  • Zombie Fingers
    Photo Courtesy: MyRecipes

    These creepy and severed zombie finger cookies will scare you before you eat them.

  • Chocolate Bat Cookies
    Photo Courtesy: Betty Crocker

    These chocolate cookies, which are in the shape of bats are a perfect Halloween treat.

  • Frankenstein Cupcakes
    Photo Courtesy: Pinterest

    This Halloween, create your own monsters with this easy recipe.

  • Funny Faces
    Photo Courtesy: Pinterest

    Everyone laughs at funny faces. If someone makes funny faces or draws them on paper or on cookies.

Seafood that Everyone Loves

A large variety of fish is available in the US. Some of the most consumed seafood include salmon. In this blog post, you will find a list of top 10 seafood of USA.

  1. Pangasius: Pangasius is also known as swai, basa and tra. This is a tender, white fish that is farmed and imported. It is also known as iridescent catfish.

    Photo Courtesy: Fresh Fish Basket
  2. Cod: This is a very complicated species. A whole book has been dedicated to how this fish can change the world. There are many varieties of the fish including Hook and Line Atlantic cod and Wild caught imported Pacific cod.

    Photo Courtesy: Serious Eats
  3. Crab: There isn’t a lot of meat in a crab. There are some crabs that are more sustainable than others. One should always prefer Dungeness crab over King crab.

    Photo Courtesy: Serious Eats
  4. Catfish: This is a catfish recipe that is tasty and is also present in the Junior League Centennial Cookbook.

    Photo Courtesy: Food Network
  5. Tilapia: Tilapia is one of the top 10 consumed Seafood of USA. Tilapia is a white fish that is inexpensive. It is a very popular choice for seafoods.

    Photo Courtesy: Eating on a Dime
  6. Salmon: Salmon is a very popular fish and contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Its vitamin D content is very high. This fish is very easy to prepare.

    Photo Courtesy: Food Network
  7. Tuna: Tuna is one of the seven species of fishes of ocean. They are a great form of food. They are related to mackerels fishes. Tunas are a good source of Saturated Fat, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Protein, Vitamin B12, Niacin and Selenium.

    Photo Courtesy: goodtoknow
  8. Shrimp: Shrimp can be eaten in a lot of ways. There is a diversity of Seafood and shrimp are one of the best food available.

    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

Best American Recipes for this Season

Welcome the cool weather with healthy food such as  Tarragon Chicken, Pumpkin and Cheese soup, Corn fritters and so on. Here is a list of seasonal recipes for October. Also, included are some of the best recipes.

TarragonChickenAbsolutely delicious and super easy to make. Tarragon Sauce with chicken gives you wonderful taste and you can also serve it with fried rice. Similar recipes: Tarragon Chicken SaladBaked Tarragon ChickenTarragon Chicken Casserole.


Superb Pumpkin SoupThis recipe is inspired by the  Zelda soup: Twilight Princess. Roasted pumpkin, onions, and garlic give it great taste and smell. Similar recipes: Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin & Corn Soup.


Fish StewThis Homemade recipe is best for Autumn month, specifically month of October. It takes hardly  30-40 minutes to cook. Similar recipes: Sassy Creole Fish Stew, Moosewood’s Italian Fish Stew.


Steamed MusselsThe best way to make steamed mussels recipe with dry white wine, garlic, fresh thyme. Similar recipes: Thai Steamed MusselsSteamed Mussels In White Wine.


Carrot SoupThis is another homemade recipe, very easy and fast to make and good to taste. Similar recipes: Carrot Coriander SoupMoroccan Carrot Soup.


Corn FrittersMake your breakfast wonderful with corn fritters. Everyone loves corn fritters. Similar recipes: Corn Fritters With ScallionsSpicy Corn FrittersCorn Fritters With Salsa.


Ice Cream With White Chocolate Raspberry SauceOne of the fabulous ice cream for October month. A traditional vanilla ice cream layered with white chocolate and then topped with a fresh raspberry. Similar recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Tart With White Chocolate Cream.


Roast Leg Of LambThis is a simple recipe with superb flavor. This traditional roasted leg of lamb recipe is a perfect way to welcome autumn. Similar recipes: Boneless Leg Of LambSlow Roast Leg Of Lamb.


 

Probiotic Foods That Are Super Healthy

There are many super healthy probiotic foods available in supermarkets or you can make these recipes at home. Foods like probiotic usually contain beneficial bacteria that serve some function in the body. Probiotic foods are good for body and mind. Everyone should add probiotic food in their diet. Some scientific research proves that they are also good for better-looking skin. Mostly probiotics in the form of supplements are popular, but you can also get that from foods which are prepared by bacterial fermentation.

Here is the list of 10 popular probiotic foods that are super healthy.

Greek YogurtThe most popular source of probiotics. Yogurt is made with the help of strains of bacteria added to heated milk. The milk is fragmented into lactic acid that’s produced by the bacteria, becoming the creamy product which not only helps with digestion but also helps us better absorb nutrients from our food.  While most of the Greek yogurts can be considered a source of protein but not all will provide protein. Also be sure to stay away from the ones with added sugars. Similar Recipes: Greek Yogurt PancakesGreek Yogurt Chicken (Low Fat).


Sauerkraut (cabbage)Sauerkraut is fermented cabbage and it contains all essential vitamins and minerals.   Sauerkraut is rich in bacteria even more than yogurt which helps to boost your health and immune system and improves your overall health. It also helps to reduce cholesterol levels. Similar Recipes: Fried SauerkrautSauerkraut PieSauerkraut Cake.


KIMCHIKimchi is a light recipe. It is an authentic Korean dish. Kimchi is also a fermented veggie dish, made with cabbage and radishes. The red color comes from the paste of red pepper flakes and salted shrimp.It also reduces cholesterol and is a low calorie, low-fat recipe.Similar Recipes: Kimchi PancakesKimchi BurgersKimchi SoupTame Kimchi.


NattoSoba

Natto soba is another favorite recipe of Japan. One of the chief Ingredients is fermented soybeans and other Ingredients include quail eggs and dried bonito flakes. Natto is enriched with vitamins and minerals which are good for bone health. Similar Recipes: Natto Soba NoodlesUmeboshi-Natto.


Miso(soybeans)Miso recipe is very popular in Japan. This traditional Japanese paste is also available in supermarkets. It’s made by fermenting soybeans with salt. Miso also eliminates the risk of cancers and helps to digest food, gives strength to the immune system. Similar Recipes: Miso SoupMiso EggplantMiso Baked TofuMiso Tamago.


beetkvassA traditional fermented probiotic drink that contains cancer-fighting compounds. Beet kvass tastes surprisingly delicious. The ginger also helps support in digestion and adds great flavor. Similar Recipes: Beet And Ginger KvassBorschtBeet Borscht.


cottage cheeseCottage cheese is also a homemade probiotic food. Found mostly in households, it is eaten with fruits and salad. Similar Recipes: Cottage Cheese PancakeOatmeal Cottage Cheese.


KombuchaKombucha is a fermented drink made by adding a probiotic-rich bacteria. It is also called Kombucha tea. The liquid contains vitamins and other chemical compounds.  Similar Recipes: Raw KombuchaKombucha ScobyHomemade Kombucha.


DarkChocolateChocolate is a very effective carrier for probiotics. As we know, Chocolate is good for the heart. But it also helps in good digestion. Probiotics are added to high-quality dark chocolate. Similar Recipes: Dark Chocolate & Oat ClustersDark Chocolate FondueDark Chocolate MousseCreamy Dark Chocolate Pie.


 

KefirKefir is a liquid yogurt which is fragmented naturally. Kefir is generally made with cow or goat milk. It promotes bone health, helps with some digestive problems and protects against infections. Kefir contains different types of good bacteria which are good for health. Similar Recipes: Kefir CheesePasta Salad With KefirHomemade KefirApple Kefir.