Leftover Suggestions

When the Thanksgiving meal is complete; dessert is all gone and your guests even helped with the clean-up.  Now the question is what are you going to do with the leftovers?  Of course, there are the late-night fridge raids, but that only takes care of a small part of the food. A few suggestions are maybe a nice turkey casserole, […]

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Thanksgiving Pets

The Thanksgiving holiday can be a confusing and stressful time for some pets.  Leslie Patek from the Livingston County Humane Society says if you are having guests, it may be a good time to keep the pets in their kennel or pet crate. At Dinner time, Patek says keep the dinner for yourself and your guests.  Maybe give your pets […]

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Food Safety – Some Kitchen Tips

When you are cooking poultry, especially for a crowd, you need to take extra care to clean as you go in your kitchen.  University of Missouri Extension Health Specialist, Sue Robison says be careful of cross-contamination.  When you are working on the turkey, make sure the cutting board, knives, countertop, utensils, and even the sink are cleaned before you move […]

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You CAN Cook A Frozen Turkey

Can you cook a turkey that is still frozen?  Meredith Carothers from the USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline says the simple answer is yes… It will take about 90 minutes longer.  For a 12-pound bird, it would normally take about 4 hours to reach the target temperature of 165 degrees, it will now take upwards of 6 hours. Carothers cautions, […]

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Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner

The Missouri Farm Bureau’s annual review of the cost of Thanksgiving dinner shows prices continue to rise. The cost of a Thanksgiving Dinner for 10 is averaging $64.05, up 20% from last year and 37% from 2020. A few of the key items on the menu include the turkey – up 21%, dinner rolls – up 22%, and sweet potatoes […]

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