18 Tasty Things To Absolutely Devour During Game Day

Surefire hits that will turn up your Super Bowl party so many notches!

The big game day is upon us. We got you covered with all of these delicious things to make during game day:

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1. Easy Stout Chili

Easy Stout Chili

Here’s what you will need:
* Drizzle of olive oil
* 1 lb ground beef
* 2 tsp pepper
* 2 tsp salt
* 1 large onion, chopped
* 30 oz can of kidney beans
* 28 oz can of crushed tomato
* 2 Tbsp. cumin
* 1 Tbsp. paprika
* 1 Tbsp. red pepper flakes
* 8 Tbsp. chili powder
* 1/4 cup water
* 14.9 fl oz stout beer
* Shredded cheddar cheese
* Sour cream
* Chopped chives

Directions:
In a large heavy-bottomed pot, brown the beef in a little bit of olive oil. Season with the salt and pepper. Once browned, remove the beef and set aside. In the same pot, add the chopped onions. Cook until slightly softened. Add the browned beef back to the pan. Mix to incorporate. Add the kidney beans, crushed tomato, cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes, chili powder, water, and stout beer. Give it a stir. Bring to a boil. Cover and let simmer for an hour.

Serve with shredded cheddar, sour cream, and chives. Enjoy!

Watch the entire recipe video here.

2. Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Ring

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Ring

Here’s what you will need:
* 4 oz cream cheese
* 1/4 cup hot sauce
* 2 1/2 cups cooked chicken
* 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
* 1 cup mozzarella cheese
* 2 cans (8 oz each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

Recipe inspired by Pillsbury:
1. In a bowl, mix cream cheese and hot sauce until smooth.
2. Mix in chicken and Monterey Jack cheese.
3. Unroll cans of dough; separate into triangles. On a large cookie sheet, arrange the triangles in a ring; dough should overlap, leaving around 5 inches in the center.
4. Layer half of the mozzarella on each triangle closest to the ring.
5. Spoon mixture on top of the mozzarella. Top with the rest of the mozzarella.
6. Bring the top of the triangle over the filling and tuck the edges under the bottom layer of dough. Repeat around the ring until the entire filling is enclosed.
7. Bake at 375˚F/190˚C for 35 minutes or until the dough is golden brown.
8. Cool 5 to 10 minutes before cutting into serving slices. Serve with choice dressing.

Watch the entire recipe video here.

3. Cheeseburger Cups

Cheeseburger Cups

Here’s what you will need:
* 8 refrigerated biscuits
* 1 lb ground beef
* 1/2 cup ketchup
* 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
* 1 Tbsp. mustard
* 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
* 8 small slices of cheese
* Toppings of your choice

Directions:
Crumble and cook the beef in a skillet. Drain. Mix in ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and brown sugar. Grease a muffin tin, and line eight cups with the refrigerated biscuits. Divide the meat mixture among the eight cups, and bake at 400°F/204°C for 10-15 minutes, until the biscuit dough is brown. Top with cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes.

Watch the entire recipe video here.

4. Baked Potato Nachos

Baked Potato Nachos

Here’s how to make these:
Slice potatoes into 1/8-inch slices. Lay out on a baking sheet and coat with olive oil and salt. Bake at 425ºF for 15-20 minutes until golden and crispy on the edges.

Pile baked chips in layers with cheese and whatever your nacho topping preference is. Feel free to get crazy with it. Bake another 5-10 minutes until everything is melty and looking good.

Watch the entire recipe video here.

5. Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Bread Ring Dip

Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Bread Ring Dip

Here’s what you will need:
* 12 frozen dinner roll dough balls
* 8 oz cream cheese, softened
* 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
* 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
* 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
* 1/4 cup sour cream
* 1 14-oz can (1 1/2 cups) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
* 3/4 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained of excess water
* 2 cloves garlic, chopped
* 1 tsp basil
* 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
* Olive oil

Directions:
Coat a 10-inch oven-safe skillet with olive oil. Place the dinner roll dough balls in a ring around the skillet. Cover and let rise until thawed and doubled in size.

In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, Parmesan, Romano, mozzarella, sour cream, artichokes, spinach, garlic, basil, and red pepper flakes.

Once dough has thawed, uncover and scoop the dip into the center of the skillet. Brush the rolls with olive oil, and top with an additional sprinkle of cheese (optional). Bake in a preheated oven at 375˚F (190˚C) for 25 minutes. (If the bread browns too quickly, lower oven temperature to 350˚F or cover the bread with a ring of foil.) Remove and let cool slightly before serving.

Watch the entire recipe video here.

6. Mozzarella-Stuffed Slow Cooker Meatballs

Mozzarella-Stuffed Slow Cooker Meatballs

Here’s what you will need to do:
Cut low-moisture mozzarella cheese into 3/4-inch cubes cubes. Store in refrigerator while preparing the meat.

For the meatballs, here’s what you’ll need to combine in a large mixing bowl:
* 1 lb ground beef
* 1 lb hot Italian sausage
* 1/2 tsp garlic powder
* 2 tsp salt
* 1 tsp black pepper
* 1 cup bread crumbs
* 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
* 2 eggs
* 1/2 cup whole milk
* 1/2 cup chopped parsley

Roll golf-ball-sized balls with the meat mixture. Squish mozzarella cube into the center and pull the edges of the meatball around it until it’s a new ball again. Arrange meatballs in slow cooker and cover in tomato sauce. Cook on high for 2 to 2.5 hours.

Watch the entire recipe video here.

7. Beer Mac and Cheese

Beer Mac and Cheese

Here’s what you will need:
* 16-oz box of pasta
* 3 Tbsp. butter
* 3 Tbsp. flour
* 1 cup German pilsner-style beer
* 1 cup cream
* 4 oz cream cheese
* 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
* 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:
Boil pasta until cooked; drain and set aside.

Melt butter in a clean pot, and add flour. Mix until it forms a paste.

Pour in beer, then cream, and finally cream cheese. Stir until melted and bring to a low boil.

Add in both types of cheese and stir until melted. Add pasta to the pot (or in a separate serving bowl if preferred). Optional: Top with more cheese and sea salt for extra flavor. Pair with your favorite beer, and enjoy!

Watch the entire recipe video here.

9. Pigs in a Pretzel Blanket

Pigs in a Pretzel Blanket

Here’s what you will need:
* 1 package cocktail franks/mini hot dogs
* 1 ball pizza dough
* 5 cups water
* 1/4 cup baking soda
* 1 egg, beaten
* Sea salt

Directions:
Bring pizza dough to room temperature. Cut the dough into strips and stretch/roll out. Roll up mini hot dogs in pizza dough so the dough wraps around twice, leaving the ends sticking out and cutting off any excess. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet until ready to boil.

Bring 5 cups of water to a light boil. Add in 1/4 cup of baking soda. Once it is dissolved, boil wrapped hot dogs in water mixture for 20-30 seconds each (working in small batches). Remove and place back on baking tray. Brush each lightly with beaten egg and sprinkle with sea salt.

Bake in a preheated oven at 425˚F (220˚C) for 15-20 minutes, until the dough is nicely browned.

Watch the entire recipe video here.

10. Toasted Ravioli

Toasted Ravioli

Here’s what you will need:
* Fresh or thawed frozen ravioli
* Flour
* Egg wash (3 eggs and 1/4 cup milk)
* Italian-style bread crumbs (or plain bread crumbs with dried basil and oregano)
* Marinara sauce (for dipping)
* Vegetable oil (for frying)

Directions:
If your ravioli is frozen, allow to thaw before breading. Dredge the ravioli in flour, then egg wash (allow excess to drip off), then bread crumbs. Fill a large pot or skillet with two inches of oil and bring up to 350°F / 180°C. Carefully place ravioli in the oil (don’t crowd them; cook in batches) and let cook for about one minute per side until golden brown. Set aside on a plate covered with paper towels to drain excess oil. Once the ravioli have cooled, plate and serve with warm marinara sauce.

Watch the entire recipe video here.

12. Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Here’s what you will need:
* 2 cups salted pretzels
* 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
* 1/2 cup flour
* 1/4 tsp pepper (optional)
* 2 eggs
* 1 lb boneless chicken breasts

Directions:
Cut chicken breasts into 2-inch pieces. Mix pretzels and cheese in food processor. Add pepper to flour and mix in a separate bowl. Whisk eggs in another bowl, and pour cheese/pretzel mix in a third. Bread chicken by first covering in flour, then dipping in egg, and finally coating in pretzel/cheese mix. Fry in vegetable oil. Flip several times until fully cooked. Serve with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce!

Watch the entire recipe video here.

13. Jalapeño Popper Dip

Jalapeño Popper Dip

Here’s what you will need:
* 1 4-oz can diced jalapeños, well-drained, OR 4-6 fresh jalapeños, roasted and diced (include seeds for extra spice)
* 1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened
* 1 cup sour cream
* 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
* 3/4 cup + 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
* 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
* 4 Tbsp. butter, melted
* 1 Tbsp. dried parsley

Instructions for roasting jalapeños:
1. Cut fresh jalapeños in half, then place facedown on a baking sheet.
2. Broil jalapeños until the skins blacken and bubble up.
3. Remove from broiler and peel outer skin.

Directions for the dip:
1. In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese and sour cream.
2. Add cheddar cheese, 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, and diced jalapeños. Mix well.
3. Spoon into 8×8 baking dish or medium-size cast iron pan, spreading evenly.
4. In a medium bowl, mix bread crumbs, melted butter, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, and dried parsley.
5. Sprinkle bread crumb topping evenly over jalapeño mixture.
6. Bake at 400˚F/200˚C for 20 minutes, or until hot and bread crumbs are golden brown.
7. Serve with bread or crackers.

Watch the entire recipe video here.

14. Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Here’s what you will need:
* 4 sweet potatoes
* 1 Tbsp. olive oil
* 1/4 cup whole milk
* Salt to taste
* Pepper to taste
* 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
* 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
* 4 strips bacon, cooked until crispy, and crumbled
* Sour cream and chopped chives for serving

Instructions:
1. Pierce each sweet potato a few times and bake at 400˚F/200˚C for 50 minutes or until soft. Let potatoes cool, then cut in half lengthwise.

2. Scoop out potato flesh, leaving a thin layer of sweet potato inside, and add flesh to a medium bowl. Place skins back on baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and bake at 400˚F/200˚C for 10 minutes.

3. Mash sweet potato flesh with milk, salt, and pepper until smooth and creamy. Remove sweet potato skins from oven; fill each with an equal amount of potato mixture and top with cheese. Bake at 400˚F/200˚C for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted.

4. Remove skins from oven and top with crumbled bacon. Serve with sour cream and chives.

Watch the entire recipe video here.

15. Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Get the recipe here.

16. Pizza Pretzel

Pizza Pretzel

Yields: 3 pretzels

Here’s what you will need:
* 1 (13.8-ounce) tube store-bought pizza dough
* 4 cups shredded mozzarella (from two 8-ounce bags)
* nonstick vegetable oil spray
* 15 presliced pepperoni
* Store-bought marinara or pizza sauce for dipping

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C. Unroll the dough (it should form a 15×9-inch rectangle), then cut the rectangle horizontally into three equal strips. (These will be your three pretzels.) Carefully stretch each of the strips by width and length — stretch each to about a 3-inch width and about a 34-inch length. Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese down the center of each dough strip. (Reserve the last 1 cup of cheese for later.) Fold the dough over the cheese, pressing to seal and rolling slightly to create three dough logs filled with cheese. Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with vegetable oil. To form the pretzels, take one dough log, move it to the foil-covered baking sheet, then form a circle with the ends of the log at the top of the circle. Twist the log ends around each other once and bring them down to meet the bottom of the circle. That’s your pretzel shape! Repeat with the other two dough logs on the baking sheet. (Watch the video if you need help with this step.) Wrap pepperonis on the pretzels — 5-ish per pretzel — then sprinkle the remaining cup of cheese among the three pretzels. Bake 14-18 minutes until deep golden brown. Serve immediately with pizza sauce for dipping.

Watch the entire recipe video here.

17. Deviled Potato Bites

Deviled Potato Bites

Here’s what you will need:
* Small yellow potatoes
* 15-oz can of chickpeas
* 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
* 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
* 1 tsp Dijon mustard
* 1 tsp turmeric
* 2 Tbsp. tahini
* 2 Tbsp. water (add more as needed for a creamier texture)
* Salt to taste
* Pepper to taste

Directions:
Chop 10-15 small yellow potatoes in half and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and spray with cooking oil. Bake at 400˚F/200˚C for 40 minutes, or until soft. Scoop out a small section of the potatoes to create a bowl. (You can add these to the hummus center, or simply snack on them now!)

In a food processor, combine all remaining ingredients and blend thoroughly. Add more water as needed until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Spoon mixture into a piping bag, and fill the potato cups. Use a ridged tip on the bag for a beautiful textured effect!

Sprinkle with paprika or seasoning salt and chives.

Watch the entire recipe video here.

18. Pizza Puff Pastry Twists

Pizza Puff Pastry Twists

Here’s what you will need:
* 2 sheets of puff pastry
* Pizza sauce
* Shredded cheese
* Egg wash

Directions:
Place the two sheets of puff pastry on a parchment paper–lined baking tray. Cut out equal-size circles. Remove the top sheet. On the bottom sheet, spread pizza sauce and shredded cheese. Place the other sheet of puff pastry on top. Take a glass and place it in the center of the circle. Using a knife or scissors, cut strips away from the edge of the glass. Take each strip and twist. Brush egg wash over the top of the puff pastry. Bake at 400°F/204°C for 20-25 minutes.

Watch the entire recipe video here.

15 Easy Healthy Dinners For People With Literally No Time To Cook

Delicious tacos, pastas, and skillets you can whip up in no time.

1. Spicy Quinoa Taco Bowl

Spicy Quinoa Taco Bowl

Top off this ridiculously simple recipe with a homemade cashew-lime sour cream sauce.

Get the recipe here.

2. Greens and Beans Tacos

Greens and Beans Tacos

Tacos for dinner are ALWAYS a good idea.

Get the recipe here.

3. Pad Thai Zucchini Noodle Salad Recipe

Pad Thai Zucchini Noodle Salad Recipe

All you need is a spiralizer or vegetable peeler to make this healthier takeout alternative.

Get the recipe here.

4. Smashed Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich With Cranberries and Lemon

Smashed Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich With Cranberries and Lemon

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Instead of mayo, this vegetarian chickpea salad gets all of its creamy texture from avocados.

Get the recipe here.

5. Simple Grilled Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowls (With Spicy Cumin Garlic Drizzle)

Simple Grilled Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowls (With Spicy Cumin Garlic Drizzle)

Make your own burrito bowl and feel accomplished AF when you add your homemade spicy cumin garlic sauce. Chipotle who?

Get the recipe here.

6. Italian Chicken Skillet

Italian Chicken Skillet

Better-for-you comfort food that doesn’t take lots of time.

Get the recipe here.

7. Roasted Salmon With Kale and Cabbage

Roasted Salmon With Kale and Cabbage

All you have to do is toss salmon, kale, cabbage, dill, some spices, and a drizzle of olive oil onto a pan, bake for 16 minutes, and dinner is served.

Get the recipe here.

8. Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl

Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl

This simple dinner is packed with veggies, protein, and fiber. All good things.

Get the recipe here.

9. Mushroom and Leek Risotto

Mushroom and Leek Risotto

Throw this ~fancyish~ risotto together — all in one pot.

Get the recipe here.

10. Collard-Wrapped Turkey Burger With Turnip Fries

Collard-Wrapped Turkey Burger With Turnip Fries

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Try this simple yet tasty turkey burger from the BuzzFeed 2015 Get Fit Summer Challenge. And yes, you’ll have fries with that.

Get the recipe here.

11. Avocado Boats

Avocado Boats

Literally just delicious things stuffed into an even more delicious avocado. Where do we sign up?

Get the recipe here.

12. Mexican Green Chili Veggie Burgers

Mexican Green Chili Veggie Burgers

You’ll realize vegan food can be flavorful too when you make these savory veggie burgers, with chickpeas, crushed tortilla chips, and green chiles for a little kick.

Get the recipe here.

13. Spicy Ancho Turkey Chili

Spicy Ancho Turkey Chili

Yes, you can whip this chili up in just 30 minutes. And you should, because it’s cold AF outside.

Get the recipe here.

14. Sugar Snap Pea and Carrot Soba Noodles

Sugar Snap Pea and Carrot Soba Noodles

Perfect if you’re in the mood for something light yet filling and need to feed a lot of mouths — or just yours for the rest of the week. Just one batch of this recipe makes six servings.

Get the recipe here.

15. Chopped Thai Salad With Coconut-Curry Dressing

Chopped Thai Salad With Coconut-Curry Dressing

A refreshing blend of bell peppers, mango, sliced carrots, napa cabbage, and kale with a homemade creamy coconut curry sauce that only takes 10 minutes to blend up.

Get the recipe here.

CRAZY GOOD BAKED MEATBALLS

Here is the long-awaited recipe for meatballs to go with the marinara sauce that my son made a few weeks ago. The meatball subs were delicious!  He does need some help in the kitchen but insists all of his weekly cooking be from scratch.  Like with the marinara sauce, We used a recipe from The Fountain Avenue Kitchen.




This meatball recipe reduces mess–and fat–by baking the meatballs instead of pan-frying. Parmesan and panko add great flavor and texture. Make them ahead and simmer all day with Basic Marinara sauce (your favorite store bought works, too) in a crock pot set on low. Or heat on the stove as you are boiling water for pasta.

Tip #1: Double the batch and freeze half to serve later as mini meatloaves. Or reheat with sauce, top with cheese and make into a mean meatball sandwich.

Jen’s Incredible Baked Meatballs:

1 pound hamburger, grass-fed if possible
2 eggs, beaten with 1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 cup panko or bread crumbs
1 small onion, minced or grated (1/2 a large onion)
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon salt
freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley or basil

Mix all ingredients with hands. Form into golfball sized meatballs. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Tip #2: If you have a leftover piece of rind from the Parmesan, let it simmer in the crock pot with the marinara sauce or save for another soup recipe. This will add a great flavor boost to most any sauce or soup. 

 

How To Carve A Turkey Perfectly

Nothing’s worse than botching the dismount.

Some people insist on carving slices off the breast meat while it’s still attached to the body as part of a whole dramatic, table-side carving thing. Stop it: That will lead to inferior, uneven slices and is way harder. Do it this way instead.

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***VERY SHARP KNIFE.***
(As in, get it professionally sharpened if you don’t have a sharpening stone and know how to use it.)

STEP 1: REMOVE THE WISHBONE

This step isn’t absolutely necessary but it makes for an easier removal of the breast meat and wing later on.

Cut along the perimeter of V-shaped wishbone to expose it.

How To Carve A Turkey Perfectly
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With your finger, dig around the wishbone to free it from the meat.

How To Carve A Turkey Perfectly

Grab the wishbone firmly and pull hard to release it from the breast.

How To Carve A Turkey Perfectly

Clean and save for later to make a wish!

STEP 2: REMOVE THE THIGH/LEG.

Removing the thighs will make carving the breast later easier.

Note: A lot of people carve slices off the breast meat as a first dramatic step to carving the whole turkey. This is a terrible idea because it leads to inferior, uneven slices. Don’t be tempted. Follow this guide and everyone will be happier.

Firmly pull the thigh away from the breast.

How To Carve A Turkey Perfectly

This should reveal the joint of the thigh and the hip, which you want to cut through.

How To Carve A Turkey Perfectly

After cutting through the joint, pull the thigh and leg away further from the breast so you can carve out the oyster.

How To Carve A Turkey Perfectly

The oysters are small, round pieces of dark meat on the back of poultry near the thighs. (To become a real expert on removing the oyster, watch this videothis video,read this and see this.) At this point you may need to turn the bird over to slice out the full oyster. (Also: They are arguably the most flavorful and tender part of the bird, so you might want to just eat it right now before you continue cutting.)

Cutting around the oyster, slice through the thigh to completely separate it from your bird.

How To Carve A Turkey Perfectly

Put your leg/thigh piece on a separate cutting board.

How To Carve A Turkey Perfectly

STEP 3: SEPARATE THE LEG FROM THE THIGH.

Locate the joint where the leg and thigh bones meet and cut through it.

Locate the joint where the leg and thigh bones meet and cut through it.

How To Carve A Turkey Perfectly

To remove the thigh bone, slice along each side of the bone and remove.

How To Carve A Turkey Perfectly

Now slice the boneless thigh; you can serve the leg whole.

Now slice the boneless thigh; you can serve the leg whole.

Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the other leg and thigh.

STEP 4: REMOVE THE BREAST.

I REPEAT: Some people insist on carving slices off the breast meat while it’s still attached to the body as part of a whole dramatic, table-side carving thing. Stop it: That will lead to inferior, uneven slices and is way harder. Do it this way instead.

Make an initial cut along the breastbone then begin slicing down against the rib cage.

How To Carve A Turkey Perfectly

Repeat on the other breast.

Move the breast meat to a separate cutting board and slice across the grain for even, juicier pieces.

How To Carve A Turkey Perfectly

STEP 5: REMOVE THE WINGS.

Locate the joint between the wing and the turkey body. Slice between to remove and serve the wings whole.

How To Carve A Turkey Perfectly

OK HERE IT IS, START TO FINISH, IN A VIDEO:

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This Is Actually The Best Way To Make A Turkey For Christmas

SPOILER: It does NOT involve fitting a 5-gallon bucket in your fridge.

When it comes to Christmas dinner, turkey is a non-negotiable. The thing is, turkey can be a little, well…dry.

This Is Actually The Best Way To Make A Turkey For Thanksgiving
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Many people brine their turkeys by soaking it in salt water for 12 hours because so many recipes say that makes the meat more moist and tender.

Many people brine their turkeys by soaking it in salt water for 12 hours because so many recipes say that makes the meat more moist and tender.

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It’s called wet brining, and the thing is, wet brining is a pain in the ass.

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After you find a 5-gallon container, get your turkey into it, and fill the whole thing up with liquid, you need to make room in your fridge for it. ANNOYING.

GOOD NEWS, though! BuzzFeed Food conducted a blind taste test and found out that the best way to make your turkey is actually way easier: DRY BRINING.

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Read all about that here.

Dry brining is nbd: You rub the turkey with salt, sugar, and any spices you want, then let it sit uncovered in the fridge overnight.

Overnight meaning at least 8 and up to 16 hours. See the full directions below.

Here are the ingredients you need to make a dry-brined roasted turkey:

Here are the ingredients you need to make a dry-brined roasted turkey:

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1 14 to 16-pound turkey, thawed
⅓ cup kosher salt
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
¼ cup unsalted butter (for roasting)

First, take the turkey out of its packaging (do this over the sink) and remove the neck and giblets.

First, take the turkey out of its packaging (do this over the sink) and remove the neck and giblets.

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You can keep these for stock or gravy, but you don’t need them for the roast turkey.

Rinse the turkey under cold water, then use paper towels to dry it thoroughly, inside the cavity and out.

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In a small mixing bowl, stir together the salt, brown sugar, and ground black pepper.

In a small mixing bowl, stir together the salt, brown sugar, and ground black pepper.

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Put the turkey on a large, rimmed baking sheet or in a large, shallow container, and rub the salt mixture (aka the dry brine) all over the turkey.

Put the turkey on a large, rimmed baking sheet or in a large, shallow container, and rub the salt mixture (aka the dry brine) all over the turkey.

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Make sure you also rub it under the skin of the breasts, and inside the cavity.

Make sure you also rub it under the skin of the breasts, and inside the cavity.

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Gently pull the skin away from the breast meat with your fingers — it might feel like it will tear, but if you pull carefully but firmly it won’t. Then rub the dry brine underneath the skin. TBH this is very fun.

Put the turkey on the baking sheet in the fridge and let it sit, UNCOVERED, for 8 to 16 hours.

Put the turkey on the baking sheet in the fridge and let it sit, UNCOVERED, for 8 to 16 hours.

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You’re probably going to have to shuffle some things around in there to make room, but it’s worth it.

When you’re ready to roast, rinse the turkey under cold water to get all the brine off, then dry it again with paper towels, outside and inside the cavity.

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Put the rinsed, dried turkey in a roasting pan, on the rack.

Put the rinsed, dried turkey in a roasting pan, on the rack.

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Let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes so that it’s not refrigerator-cold when it goes into the oven.

Rub ¼ cup softened butter under the skin of the turkey, on the breast meat.

Rub ¼ cup softened butter under the skin of the turkey, on the breast meat.

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This isn’t totally necessary, but it does help keep the white meat a little more tender and juicy.

Truss the turkey if you want: This is optional, but it makes the roasted turkey look prettier in the end and helps the skin on the thighs get crispy.

Truss the turkey if you want: This is optional, but it makes the roasted turkey look prettier in the end and helps the skin on the thighs get crispy.

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You’ll need a piece of twine that’s at least 36 inches long.
1. Tie the legs together with the butcher’s twine.
2. Then wrap the ends of the twine around the turkey and tie them tightly at the top.
3. Tuck the wings underneath the twine.

Pour a cup of water or stock into the roasting pan, then roast the turkey at 500°F for 30 minutes.

Pour a cup of water or stock into the roasting pan, then roast the turkey at 500°F for 30 minutes.

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The liquid in the pan will keep the drippings from burning, and starting at such a high temperature will help crisp the skin.

Turn the heat down to 350°F, and roast until a thermometer inserted into the fattest part of thigh, right where it meets the breast, reads 155°F. That’s about 1 ½ to 2 more hours for a 12- to 14-pound bird.

Turn the heat down to 350°F, and roast until a thermometer inserted into the fattest part of thigh, right where it meets the breast, reads 155°F. That's about 1 ½ to 2 more hours for a 12- to 14-pound bird.

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The USDA recommends you cook your turkey to an internal temperature of 165°F, to eliminate ANY AND ALL RISK of undercooking. We really, truly think that this overcooks the turkey and makes it dry and tough, brined or not. A turkey cooked to 155°F will reach at least 165°F after you take it out of the oven. (That’s called “carry-over cooking.”) And it’ll taste a lot better.

Let the turkey rest in the roasting rack for at least 20 minutes.

Let the turkey rest in the roasting rack for at least 20 minutes.

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Don’t tent it with foil because it’ll be all steamy up in there and the skin will lose its crispiness.

Then carve (here’s how) and serve!

Then carve (here's how) and serve!

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Simple Dry-Brined Roast Turkey

Serves 8 to 10

INGREDIENTS
1 (14 to 16-pound) turkey, thawed, giblets and neck removed
⅓ cup kosher salt
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
¼ cup unsalted butter

PREPARATION
Rinse the turkey under cold water, then dry it thoroughly with paper towels, inside and out. Stir together the salt, sugar, and pepper in a small bowl, then rub the mixture all over the outside of the turkey and inside the cavity. Carefully pull the skin away from the breasts, just enough so that you can rub the brine underneath. Put the turkey on a large, rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate, uncovered, for 8 to 12 hours (overnight).

Preheat oven to 500°F and position a rack on the bottom shelf. Make sure there’s enough room for your turkey; take all the other racks out if you have to. Let your butter come to room temperature on the counter while you prepare the turkey.

Rinse the turkey it under cold water to wash away the brine, then dry it thoroughly with paper towels, inside and out. Place the turkey breast side up in a large turkey roasting pan with a rack and let it sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour.

Rub softened butter all over the breast meat of the turkey, carefully pulling the skin away from the breasts to rub butter underneath. Tie the legs together with a long piece of butcher’s twine, then wrap the ends around both sides of the turkey and tie them tightly at the top, right where the turkey’s neck used to be. Tuck the wings underneath the twine.

Add a cup of water to the pan and roast the turkey for 30 minutes at 500°F. (Starting the turkey at a super high temperature makes for crispier skin.) After 30 minutes, turn the oven down to 350°F and continue to roast the turkey for 1½ to 2 hours more, turning the roasting pan after an hour, until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh reads 155°F. When the turkey is done, let it rest for at least 20 minutes, then transfer to a cutting board, carve, and serve.

25 Quick and Healthy 4-Ingredient Breakfast Recipes

When you’re short on time and low on energy, the answer doesn’t have to be your local drive-through or corner mart. These quick and healthy breakfast recipes guarantee an all-star meal in just a few minutes flat. And before you say you’re out of X, Y and Z, get this: Each of these a.m. creations requires just four ingredients apiece. From nutritious green smoothies to fiber-packed frittatas, there’s something for every craving in the infographic below. Want something sweet? How about a breakfast banana split? More the savory type? Whip up a turkey bacon egg bake. When the alarm sounds, you’ll feel good about hitting the kitchen — and making home-cooked breakfasts your new healthy habit. So pull out that blender, plug in that toaster, or heat up the griddle. The choice is yours!

25 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Recipes

25 Quick and Healthy 4-Ingredient Breakfasts

25 Christmas Cookie Recipes. Its Time To Start To Plan Christmas Baking

What’s great about the holidays is all of the homemade food and desserts! Cookies are a popular dessert to serve around the holidays, especially if you’re doing a cookie swap with family, friends or co-workers! When it’s time for all of those holiday cookie exchange parties this year, you will be ready to go with the 25 Best Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipes! What cookie recipe will you tackle this holiday? Let us know in the comments below!
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Thumbprint Snowman Cookies: Munchkin Munchies

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Chocolate Cherry Blossom Cookies: Baking Beauty

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Chocolate Kiss Powder Puff Cookies: Averie Cooks

Christmas-Funfetti-Sugar-Cookies

Holiday Confetti Cake Batter Cookies: Sally’s Baking Addiction

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Chocolate Crinkles: Simply Recipes

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Melting Snowman Oreo Balls: The Girl That Ate Everything

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Grinch Cookies: In Katrina’s Kitchen

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Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups: The Gunny Sack

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Turtle Thumbprint Cookies: Tastes Better From Scratch

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3 Ingredient Buttery Shortbread Cookies: Chew Out Loud

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German Chocolate Cake Cookies: The Gracious Wife

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Vanilla and Chocolate Pizzelles: Recipe Runner

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Melted Snowman Cookies: Home Is Where the Boat Is

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Soft & Chewy Triple Chocolate Fudge Cookies: Roxana’s Home Baking

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Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies: Baker Girl

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Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies: The Recipe Rebel

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Russian Tea Cake Cookies: Crazy For Crust

Salted Peanut Butter Blossons

Salted Peanut Butter Blossoms: Your Homebased Mom

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Black Bottom Butterscotch Cookies: Something Swanky

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Chocolate Cookies n’ Cream Marshmallow Cookies: Creme dela Crumb

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Buckeye Brownie Cookies: Tastes of Lizzy T’s

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Strawberry Cookies With White Chocolate Chunks: OMG Chocolate Desserts

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Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies: Sally’s Baking Addiction

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Kit Kat Cookies: Crazy For Crust

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Italian Ricotta Cookies: Love Bakes Good Cakes

45 Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren’t Pumpkin Pie

1. Mini White Chocolate Caramel Apple Lollipops

Mini White Chocolate Caramel Apple Lollipops

Photo by Arden Sarner / Via spoonuniversity.com

Everything tastes better on a stick. Make yours like this.

2. Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough & Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough & Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

Photo by Sarah Yanofsky / Via spoonuniversity.com

Sometimes it’s too dang hot to cozy up with a pumpkin spice latte. Recipe here.

3. Chunky Monkey Muffins

Chunky Monkey Muffins

Photo by Phoebe Melnick / Via spoonuniversity.com

Your favorite Ben and Jerry’s flavor plus your favorite breakfast dessert equals the perfect sweet. Recipe here.

4. 11-Layer Pumpkin and Peanut Butter S’mores Bars

11-Layer Pumpkin and Peanut Butter S’mores Bars

Photo by Julia Wilson / Via spoonuniversity.com

S’morgasm guaranteed. Recipe here.

5. Apple Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Apple Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Photo by Taylor Widom / Via spoonuniversity.com

Because who needs a fork? Make yours like this.

6. Salted Caramel Apple Mason Jar Cheesecake

Salted Caramel Apple Mason Jar Cheesecake

Photo by Isabel Tiange Wang / Via spoonuniversity.com

Make yours like this.

7. Brown Butter and Sea Salt Rice Krispies Treats

Brown Butter and Sea Salt Rice Krispies Treats

Photo by Jamie Medina / Via spoonuniversity.com

Just like you, these sweet childhood treats are all grown up. Recipe here.

8. Peach Lemon Butter Cake

Peach Lemon Butter Cake

Photo by Max Bartick / Via spoonuniversity.com

They call this “Paradise Cake” in Italia. Make yours like this.

9. Homemade Chocolate Fudge

Homemade Chocolate Fudge

Photo by Heather Feibleman / Via spoonuniversity.com

2 ingredients + 1 microwave = pure bliss. Make yours like this.

10. Warm Apple Pie Dip With Cinnamon Sugar Crisps

45 Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren't Pumpkin Pie
GIF by Elena Besser / Via spoonuniversity.com

Now watch me dip, now watch me nae nae. Recipe here.

11. Nutella-Stuffed Brown Butter Pie

Nutella-Stuffed Brown Butter Pie

Photo by Phoebe Melnick / Via bu.spoonuniversity.com

Guaranteed to rock your world one bite at a time. Recipe here.

12. Ultimate Skillet Cookie

Ultimate Skillet Cookie

Photo by Gaby Scelzo / Via spoonuniversity.com

One word: epic. Recipe here.

13. Salted Caramel Chocolate Bread Pudding

Salted Caramel Chocolate Bread Pudding

Photo by Naib Mian / Via nu.spoonuniversity.com

Bread pudding: A mishmash of leftover starch, sugar, and cream, which unite to create a canvas of infinite flavor possibilities. Recipe here.

14. Pumpkin Pie Crescent Rolls

Pumpkin Pie Crescent Rolls

Photo by Dylan Barth / Via spoonuniversity.com

Because the pumpkin craze is never-ending. Recipe here.

15. Sweet and Savory Nutella Wontons

Sweet and Savory Nutella Wontons

Photo by Jacob Kerbel / Via spoonuniversity.com

More proof that Nutella really does complement anything. Make yours like this.

16. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Bacon Bark

3-Ingredient Chocolate Bacon Bark

Photo by Analiese Trimber / Via spoonuniversity.com

Two words: three ingredients. Recipe here.

17. Mini Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Mini Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Photo by Hunter Siegrist / Via fandm.spoonuniversity.com

A side of pumpkin you’ve never seen before. Recipe here.

18. No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu / Via spoonuniversity.com

It tastes like a frozen Reese’s peanut butter cup and is even shaped like one. Make yours like this.

19. Baked Apple Cider Donut Bites

Baked Apple Cider Donut Bites

Photo by Christian Stafford / Via spoonuniversity.com

Pumpkin spice is overrated. Make yours like this.

20. Nutella Banana Dessert Sushi

Nutella Banana Dessert Sushi

Photo by Madeline Leadem / Via spoonuniversity.com

Recipe here.

21. No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Photo by Bailey Culpepper / Via ut.spoonuniversity.com

Why eat pie when you can eat cheesecake? Make yours like this.

22. Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread

Photo by Justin Shannin / Via nu.spoonuniversity.com

If you’re not too stuffed from all the turkey, toss these in the oven. Recipe here.

23. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Photo by Caitlin McCreight / Via spoonuniversity.com

A grab and go version of the all-too-delicious pumpkin bread. Recipe here.

24. Salted Toffee Brittle

Salted Toffee Brittle

Photo by Krista Stucchio / Via spoonuniversity.com

For when you can’t decide between salty and sweet. Recipe here.

25. Gluten-Free Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Gluten-Free Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Photo by Kristine Mahan / Via spoonuniversity.com

You won’t miss the gluten. Make yours like this.

26. 5-Ingredient Pecan Pie Mini Muffins

5-Ingredient Pecan Pie Mini Muffins

Photo by Meredith Ross / Via spoonuniversity.com

Pecan pie in muffin form. Recipe here.

27. Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnovers

Photo by Helena Lin / Via spoonuniversity.com

Recipe here.

28. Banana Bread Pudding

Banana Bread Pudding

Photo by Rachel Lee / Via spoonuniversity.com

Recipe here.

29. Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

Photo by Mark Zhang / Via princeton.spoonuniversity.com

So sweet, so simple. Make yours like this.

30. Perfect Pecan Pie

Perfect Pecan Pie

Photo by Jessica Payne / Via spoonuniversity.com

Perfection doesn’t even begin to describe it. Make yours like this.

31. Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Photo by Jeanne Kessira / Via cornell.spoonuniversity.com

Best when paired with tea. Recipe here.

32. Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Bark

Bonus: It looks fancy so even Aunt Judy will be impressed. Recipe here.

Gif by Phoebe Melnick / Via bu.spoonuniversity.com

33. Great-Grandma’s Banana Bread

Great-Grandma’s Banana Bread

Photo by Mackenzie Barth / Via nu.spoonuniversity.com

Even better than when Grandma made it. Recipe here.

34. Sticky Maple Crescent Buns

Sticky Maple Crescent Buns

Photo by Bailey Culpepper / Via ut.spoonuniversity.com

As if Thanksgiving couldn’t get any sweeter. Make yours like this.

35. Apple Pie Cups

Apple Pie Cups

Photo by Susanna Tuan / Via uchi.spoonuniversity.com

Because the whole family deserves to be able to have their own pie (cup) and eat it, too. Recipe here.

36. Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu / Via cal.spoonuniversity.com

When life gives you lemons, bake this lemon meringue pie. Recipe here.

37. Chocolate Meringue Pie

Chocolate Meringue Pie

Photo by Lara Schwieger / Via emory.spoonuniversity.com

It’s like eating a pillowy chocolate cloud. Make yours like this.

38. Lemon and Cranberry Scones

Lemon and Cranberry Scones

Photo by Alia Wilhelm / Via nu.spoonuniversity.com

The perfect solution for a college student who only has a cookie sheet. Recipe here.

39. Rugelach Cookies

Rugelach Cookies

Photo by Amanda Shulman / Via upenn.spoonuniversity.com

The edible version of your grandparents’. Recipe here.

40. White Chocolate Dipped Molasses Cookies

White Chocolate Dipped Molasses Cookies

Photo by Sarah Stettin / Via michigan.spoonuniversity.com

Bring a little extra autumn flair to your apartment or party with this recipe.

41. Easy Cherry Berry Pie

Easy Cherry Berry Pie

Photo by Kristin Brennan / Via nd.spoonuniversity.com

A classic dessert only fit for after a classic meal. Make yours like this.

42. Cinnamon Brown Sugar Bread Pudding

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Bread Pudding

Photo by Alison Mally / Via ucla.spoonuniversity.com

A dessert with history. Make yours like this.

43. Apple Pie Roses

Apple Pie Roses

Photo by Molly Gamache / Via spoonuniversity.com

The apple of your stomach. Recipe here.

44. Chocolate Biscoff Crunch Ice Cream Cake

Chocolate Biscoff Crunch Ice Cream Cake

Photo by Shivangi Surana / Via bu.spoonuniversity.com

The best part is it’s vegan. Recipe here.

45. Toasted Coconut and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Toasted Coconut and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Photo by Abigail Wang / Via pitt.spoonuniversity.com

Add a half cup of craisins for a little taste of fall. Recipe here.

23 Recipes That Put Awesome Into Breakfast

23 awesome recipes that make getting up early worthwhile. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make it special. 

23breakfastrecipes

1. Who wants blueberry pie first thing in the morning anyway?

Who wants blueberry pie first thing in the morning anyway?

Recipe for blueberry oatmeal bars here.

2. Look how invasive that syrup is- it’s getting EVERYWHERE.

Look how invasive that syrup is- it's getting EVERYWHERE.

Dutch cream waffle recipe here.

3. This looks suspiciously like pizza, which would be the worst way to start your day.

This looks suspiciously like pizza, which would be the worst way to start your day.

Recipe for red pepper and egg galettes here.

4. Wait— you ARE pizza. First thing in the morning? I couldn’t POSSIBLY.

Recipe for breakfast pizza with avocado and asparagus here.

5. I’ll bet those bits of cheese are melty and gooey inside there, which I don’t know if I can handle before noon.

I'll bet those bits of cheese are melty and gooey inside there, which I don't know if I can handle before noon.

Recipe for spinach and feta frittata here.

6. This oatmeal is so easy you don’t even have to stir it, which is like, so boring.

This oatmeal is so easy you don't even have to stir it, which is like, so boring.

Recipe for baked pumpkin oatmeal here.

7. Starting your day with fried chicken would just make you think it’s your birthday and therefore spoil you rotten and we can NOT have that.

Starting your day with fried chicken would just make you think it's your birthday and therefore spoil you rotten and we can NOT have that.

Fried chicken and waffles recipe here.

8. Runny yolks, spicy tomato sauce, crusty bread- I’m sorry, I did not sign up for this.

Runny yolks, spicy tomato sauce, crusty bread- I'm sorry, I did not sign up for this.

Recipe for spicy shakshuka here.

9. Listen, I know this egg only takes 60 seconds to microwave, but I just don’t have the time.

Listen, I know this egg only takes 60 seconds to microwave, but I just don't have the time.

For how to scramble an egg in a microwave, head here.

10. That’s a lot of sugar first thing in the morning, which just feels kinda irresponsible.

That's a lot of sugar first thing in the morning, which just feels kinda irresponsible.

Blueberry Dutch Pancake recipe here.

11. Perfectly toasted bagels give me nightmares.

Perfectly toasted bagels give me nightmares.

Toasted bagel and avocado sandwich recipe here.

12. GROSS.

GROSS.

Recipe for bacon breakfast casserole here.

13. You’re saying “breakfast smoothie”, but I’m hearing “delicious creamy blended beverage” and that feels like false advertising.

You're saying "breakfast smoothie", but I'm hearing "delicious creamy blended beverage" and that feels like false advertising.

Recipe for green breakfast smoothie here.

14. As if I needed another way to eat tacos.

As if I needed another way to eat tacos.

Breakfast taco recipe here.

15. This is so tall, how does anyone expect it to fit inside a mouth?

This is so tall, how does anyone expect it to fit inside a mouth?

Recipe for huevos rancheros breakfast sandwich here.

16. If the phrase “berry pie filling” gets your juices flowing, then by all means.

If the phrase "berry pie filling" gets your juices flowing, then by all means.

Recipe for soaked oats with berries here.

17. Warm, toasted banana bread slathered with vanilla butter sounds like a trick to get me out of bed and I don’t appreciate it.

Warm, toasted banana bread slathered with vanilla butter sounds like a trick to get me out of bed and I don't appreciate it.

Banana bread recipe here.

18. I don’t care how many golden brown mushrooms you’re filled with– If I can’t spell it, I’m not sure I’m gonna make it.

I don't care how many golden brown mushrooms you're filled with– If I can't spell it, I'm not sure I'm gonna make it.

Mushroom and spinach omelette recipe here.

19. Well doesn’t this look like a “complete breakfast”. How “nutritious”.

Well doesn't this look like a "complete breakfast". How "nutritious".

Corn and kale breakfast hash recipe here.

20. This egg yolk looks dangerous and should be locked up in jail forever.

This egg yolk looks dangerous and should be locked up in jail forever.

Pretzel bun breakfast sandwich recipe here.

21. These seem small, and therefore unsafe to bring around children.

These seem small, and therefore unsafe to bring around children.

Recipe for bacon and egg muffin tins here.

22. “Do you want a healthy breakfast?” Seems like a cruel trick question.

"Do you want a healthy breakfast?" Seems like a cruel trick question.

Recipe for apple granola parfait here.

23. That pool of syrup looks like a health hazard. Don’t even get me started on that melty pat of butter.

That pool of syrup looks like a health hazard. Don't even get me started on that melty pat of butter.

Buckwheat-flax pancakes recipe here.

Cheeseburger Pockets Recipe

cheesburger pocket
Ground beef is my favorite meat to cook with because it’s so versatile, flavorful and economical. Refrigerated biscuits save you the trouble of making dough from scratch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tube (12 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 5 slices process American cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 299 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 1,101 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 17 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook beef, onion, salt and pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain and cool.
  2. Place two biscuits overlapping on a floured surface; roll out into a 5-in. oval. Place about 1/4 cup of meat mixture on one side. Fold a cheese slice to fit over meat mixture. Fold dough over filling; press edges with a fork to seal. Repeat with remaining biscuits, meat mixture and cheese.
  3. Place on a greased baking sheet. Prick tops with a fork. Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 5 servings.
Pricking the tips of Cheeseburger Pockets helps steam escape during baking. If you don’t do this, the pockets will puff up and may break open.