Roast Some Turkey Necks for Awesome Stock

Roast Turkey Neck Stock

Heather says: Want to take your Thanksgiving recipes up to the next level? You can get started now by buying and roasting turkey necks to make stock. Want to get a jump on your Thanksgiving prep? Go ahead and make your roast turkey neck stock now and freeze it for your Thanksgiving recipes*. Would I go to the effort of roasting turkey necks … [Read more...]

Why Does My Chicken Stock Taste Like Water?

Heather says: I cheated. I'm using a Google query for today's question: Why does my chicken stock taste like water? The answer is pretty straightforward, you probably used -wait for it- too much water. For every pound to pound and a half of chicken bones, you should use no more than 6 - 8 cups of water. Tim butted in to ask, "Did you take … [Read more...]

How to Poach an Egg

How to Poach an Egg

Heather says: We're huge fans of eggs in our house, with growing kids and a busy schedule, they are one of the fastest and most economical forms of protein we keep on hand. Throw in the fact that there are hundreds of ways to cook eggs and we're sold. Learning how to poach an egg can be a little bit tricky, but there are two secrets that will … [Read more...]

How to Butterfly or Spatchcock a Chicken

How to Butterfly a Chicken

Heather says: Did you know there's a way to increase the amount of crisp skin on your chicken while decreasing the cook time? I tell the truth, you just use a five minute technique called Spatchcocking -that sounds dirty, doesn't it?- or butterflying and you'll greatly increase the surface area of your roast chicken. Not only is the surface area … [Read more...]

Enchilada Sauce Recipe

Enchilada Sauce

Dear Home Ec 101, Do you have an easy recipe for homemade enchilada sauce? I've been trying to avoid MSG and haven't had any luck finding any. Signed, Missin' Enchiladas in Ensenada Heather says: Sure, this recipe for enchilada sauce is super simple and provided you make your own chicken stock, you have complete control over the … [Read more...]