Thanksgiving Day is less than two weeks away and that means it is time to get ready for feasting on foods as far as your eyes can see, or as much as your waist can handle. Below are a few great smartphone applications that take the frustration out of cooking, helping you create a variety of delicious meals for you and your family.
1. All Recipes
First, to make good food, you have to know what food you want to cook. With the AllRecipes.com food application, you have a library of great recipes that will help you make a full meal and so much more. It’s easy to navigate, offers you selection based on ingredient or dish type, and there are even reviews, giving you an idea of what others though of their finished product.
Because I love all things Thanksgiving, and because I’m a huge fan of Alton Brown from Good Eats Fame, I’ve decided to share some great Thanksgiving recipes from the super-chef himself. Below are several of his best Thanksgiving recipes to try your hand, and impress your friends and family this Thanksgiving!
First and foremost, the star of the evening. No, I’m not talking about your crazy uncle who is three sheets to the wind by the time he pulls into your driveway, I”m talking about the Turkey! The main attraction! Alton has a great Turkey recipe that is going to delight you and all your guests. Forewarning, give yourself time to get this bird ready. It takes at least 10 hours of prep!
At Thanksgiving, the Turkey typically takes front and center. Coming in at a close second, at least for me, is a good cranberry sauce. While I admit I still like the the cranberry sauce from a can, if you want to go gourmet, check outAlton’s Cranberry Sauce Recipe.
If cranberry sauce isn’t enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, try your hand at Alton’s Sweet Corn Bread Pudding. It’s the perfect compliment to your Thanksgiving dinner.
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Is it your turn to carve the turkey this year? Worried about not making a fool of yourself after watching a professional do it year, after year? Have not fret! Alton brown has an easy-to-follow, “how to carve a turkey” video perfect for beginners and pros alike. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
The day after Thanksgiving is synonymous with sales and shopping. Most people associate it with the start of the holiday shopping season. Black Friday isn’t for a couple weeks, that’s why I was so surprised to read a message from Shawn DuBravac this morning. The Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) chief economist/research director said, “Black Friday has begun early,” “Consumers are starting to go out, which is consistent with [the idea] that they’re shopping around more [this holiday season].”
DuBravac held, instead of the traditional door busters consumers are usually after, they will be looking for products with more features and the lowest price-point. Another factor will come into play, bundling. The more products that are combined for a specific price will be in high-demand; for example, buying an HDTV, Blu-ray player, and soundbar for a lower cost than buying the three individually.
Although shocking, I thought the idea of doing shopping before the day after Thanksgiving was appealing. It’s less crowded any day other than on Black Friday and the thought of shopping around is nice too. Abt is a great place to start your shopping. It’s got practically anything you need for inside your home and we price match with authorized retailers.