Butterball Cookbook Plus and Turkey Giveaway-Closed!

November 11, 2012
Butterball Turkey

Butterball Turkey

Thanksgiving time is here again. I love this time of year when the leaves on the trees begin turning beautiful red, yellow and orange. I also love this time because it is the beginning of the food and festivities. As we all know the most important thing about the Thanksgiving meal is the turkey of course. Whether you bake it, grill it, smoke it, or fry it, the turkey is the star attraction.

Every year around this time my husband gets all excited because he gets to cook this dinosaur of a bird. He comes home from the grocery store with a big Butterball turkey, unwraps it with ease and begins to thaw it out. His new favorite way to cook the turkey is to butterfly it. The cooking time is shortened incredibly and the meat is extremely juicy. Trust me, with two little ones around the house we need all the time we can get. Plus, I can’t have him outdoors pretending he’s a pitmaster for 8 hours behind a barbecue smoker. Even though he would probably disagree.

He cuts the backbone off the turkey then flips birdzilla over and presses down on the turkey breasts  to flatten it. He will usually seasons both sides the night before he cooks it.  He throws the backbone in a large pot with vegetables, herbs and spices for a delicious turkey broth. The next day he places the turkey on a large roasting pan on top of a bed of carrots, celery, onions, garlic and lemons and cooks it for around two hours at 375 degrees. This year he says he plans to cover the turkey with some applewood smoked bacon. I can’t wait to try it.

 I would also like to introduce to you all the Butterball Cookbook Plus – Recipes for Thanksgiving & Every Day Occasions ipad/iphoneapp. This is amazing cooking app to get turkey tips, recipes, how-to videos, Butterball promotions and more. It has kitchen tools, like timers, substitutions, measurement conversions, it will speak the directions to you on your command, and a shopping list. You can even add your own recipes.

Win: Two lucky readers will each win a $20 Butterball Turkey Gift Check (each valid for a whole Butterball turkey).

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My opinions are my honest, and thoughtful views and were not influenced by any source. I was not compensated monetarily for this review and giveaway.  Thank you to Butterball/PR Agency for providing a complimentary sample for the review.

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    Elena November 12, 2012 at 3:01 am

    I marinate turkey in orange juice overnight to make it moist and juicy
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    Sally G November 12, 2012 at 6:43 am

    I haven’t graduated to making turkey yet. My mother still does it and she wakes up really early in the morning to start cooking it. She just adds some butter and a few spices and thats about it. lol

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    Sherrie C. November 12, 2012 at 8:21 am

    I always add a bit of salt, pepper, Tony’s Chachere, garlic powder, and onion powder for seasoning to my turkey then add 1 cup of orange juice to tenderize the meat. The stuffing is always made separate as my kids don’t like it. The turkey comes out perfectly browned, tender, and delicious every time :)

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    Sue Bunting November 12, 2012 at 11:56 am

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    Mami2jcn November 12, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I make my turkey in the oven. To get it to stay moist, I use the drippings to re-wet it while it’s cooking. I do this every 15 minutes.

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    Naomie November 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I brine the turkey, it comes out so moist and delicious!

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    Cheryl W. November 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    For the past two years I have been marinating my Butterball turkey in a buttermilk brine for 48 hour prior to baking. What emerges on Thanksgiving day is a succulent, juicy, gorgeous crispy skinned turkey. I doubt I will ever venture from this method, as it always gets raves from the guests.

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    Lara November 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    My husband is in charge of the turkey and I handle the sides. He brines it in some sort of salt water/broth mixture. It tastes delicious!
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    Tina M November 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    we usually fry our Turkey

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    Sherry Lykins November 12, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I allways bake the turkey in roaster. That way keeps oven free for everything else!!

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    Amy November 12, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    This will be my first year making one. I hope I do it right but don’t know how to make any of it…:(

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    Melody November 13, 2012 at 12:50 am

    I love turkey. :) We add to the Thanksgiving festivities by dressing up as pilgrims and indians. Well, the KIDS do… I just take pictures!

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    Elizabeth November 13, 2012 at 3:26 am

    I have made one turkey in my life!! We stuffed butter under the skin and covered with seasonings. It was wonderful. It’s our first married Christmas AND my inlaws are coming. I’m freaking out! Ha

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    Marj M. November 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm

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    I’ve always rubbed my Butterball with Emeril’s Essence spice mix and put it in a baking bag. Yummy and tender every time!

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    I use oven bags…they come out so moist.
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    I cook my turkey in a Reynolds bag with chicken stock, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper.

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    We put herbs on the Turkey & roast it in the oven.

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