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Honey-Mustard Roasted Turkey Breast

Make a whole turkey for a large family ( or if you are a turkey-leftover junky. Try a turkey breast if your loved ones only like white meat, or  a boneless turkey breast for a small gathering , or if more than one meat is served . The best part: Carving  is a breeze!

Ingredients: for 6 servings

1 boneless breast of turkey, defrosted
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 balsamic vinegar
3 Tbls honey
1/4 stick of butter, molten ( use 4TBSP olive oil if you need milk free)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix the butter with the other ingredients till well blended. Place turkey on baking tray and spoon on the mixture till its about 1/8 and 1/4 on an inch thick. Place in the oven and cook for 30 minutes. Cover with foil and continue to cook for approximately 1 and 1/2 hour, basting frequently. The turkey will be done when a thermometer inserted in the middle reads 170 degrees. Remove from oven and let stand for 20 minutes. Meanwhile prepare the pan gravy with the drippings Carefully remove the netting and slice. Enjoy with trimmings such as Cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and cornbread stuffing.

SKIP THE GUESS WORK,  avoid raw or overcooked/ dry turkey from now on. Get this essential tool!! Build up your kitchen arsenal in a smart way and have a worry-free dinner. Enjoy the party instead of minding the roast:  this Meat Thermometer sounds an alarm when the food is done , and all without having to open the oven and waste energy and time.

Bonjour Compact Meat Thermometer and Timer Bonjour Compact Meat Thermometer and Timer          

Monitor the inner temperature of poultry or meat without opening the oven door with BonJour’s Compact Meat Thermometer. To use, select the type of meat and desired doneness level, such as “beef” & “medium-rare”. Next, insert the 6″ stainless steel probe into the meat. An alarm will sound when the actual temperature reaches the desired doneness level. Features include: pre-programmed with cooking temperatures, memory function to program other meat temperatures, 99 minute timer, magnetized backing for the outside of oven door, easel stand for the counter top and 3′ cord easily reaches inside oven door. Batteries included.





Top Five Tools every Kitchen should have

What every kitchen should have:


Forget messy colanders; instead simplify your kitchen with this indispensable tool for straining vegetables, cooking pasta, and parboiling: a fine mesh net!

Johnson-Rose Corp. 6-1/2 Johnson-Rose Corp. 6-1/2″ Fine Mesh Skimmer, Each, Silver         

6-1/2″ Fine Mesh Skimmer, Each






An Oil mister is an extremely useful tool for controlling the amount and types of oils added to your cooking. Mist some canola oil on a non-stick pan and you are ready to stir fry the low fat way! Have one for olive oil to spritz on potatoes for oven fries or sweet potato fries… YUMMY!

Cuisipro 8-oz. Gourmet Oil Mister Cuisipro 8-oz. Gourmet Oil Mister         

Our stainless steel Mister is the healthy way to cook with more flavor and less fat. Just fill the dripless, non-clogging mister with olive oil and spray directly on grilled meats, fish and vegetables. You can even spray it on the edges and bottom of your pan. The fine mist lets you spray the right amount so there’s no excess oil on your food or in your pan.






Every kitchen needs to have at least one good 10-inch Chef’s knife. This is a multipurpose tool to chop, slice, julienne and skin. They last ages with good care, so think of it as an investment. They are definitely not inexpensive. There are knives in all price ranges, the three recommended here range are $200, $100, and $50 respectively.  We have used all three, and find that the differences  are noticeable in terms of weight and handle feel, but no difference in functionality. We were able to prepare same ingredients the same way!  

Wusthof 10-in. Classic Wide Cook's Knife Wusthof 10-in. Classic Wide Cook’s Knife        

This is an exceptional knife and one that many professionals are pleased to own. It has a gently bowed 10” cutting edge that is wider than a standard cook’s knife. The extra ¼” of knuckle clearance supplies enough razor-sharp surface to make short work of mincing herbs or julienning carrots, while its heft provides ample power for quartering chicken a or halving a winter squash. Its visible tang, like a Formula 1 spoiler, ensures a beautifully balanced tool.





Henckels 10-in. Four Star Chef's Knife Henckels 10-in. Four Star Chef’s Knife        

J.A. Henckels has been manufacturing fine cutlery since 1731. Made in Solingen, Germany, its knives are forged, not stamped. Blade density is improved using the FRIODUR ice-hardening process, which provides a sharper initial edge for easier maintenance over time. Larger knives are crafted using Henckels’ exclusive SIGMAFORGE® standard. Part of the Four Star series, this 10-in. Chef’s knife is made of high-carbon stainless steel and precision-honed, with a laser-controlled edge, a balanced super-bolster, and a tang that extends to the back of the polypropylene handle, which is permanently bonded for seamless accuracy. Dishwasher-safe. Features of SIGMAFORGE® knives are: New one piece construction High forging precision Higher stability of blade Perfect geometry Improved steel structure for less metal fatigue Improved cutting-edge retention and lasting sharpness Improved weight and balance FRIODUR® ice hardened for maximum no-stain properties and more blade strength





Tramontina 10-in. Professional Series Cook's Knife Tramontina 10-in. Professional Series Cook’s Knife        

This Professional Series 10-in. Cook’s Knife is made of stainless steel and has a black nylon handle. This is expertly sharpened and honed to a keen, long lasting edge for maximum cutting performance. The blade of this 8″ cook’s knife is satin finished and made with stain-free, high carbon chrome molybdenum steel. Properly beveled and fully tapered. Ergonomic water resistant, nylon handle provides balance and comfort when gripping. The handle is injection molded directly onto the tang and around the solid stainless rivets to discourage bacteria or residue from accumulating. 25-year LMW. Made in Brazil. The Tramontina Professional Series is Tramontina’s top line of professional cutlery. The knives have been designed around the traditional style preferred among demanding chefs while ensuring comfort, ease, and maximum performance. All of the Tramontina Professional Series Cutlery blades have a satin finish and are constructed of stain-free, high-carbon chrome molybdenum steel that have been hot-dropped forged. The ideal metals have been selected for each of the knife’s main components – blade, bolster, and tang. Using micro-welding technology, the components are solidly and reliably joined to provide maximum durability and performance even when used under the most extreme conditions. The Tramontina advanced ice-hardening process provides sharpening durability and cutting edge performance. Each Tramontina knife is expertly sharpened and honed to a keen, long-lasting edge for maximum cutting performance. Tramontina Professional Series knives feature specially formulated nylon handles that are injection molded directly to the tang around preset stainless steel rivets. This permanent bonding system prevents any gaps or seams and discourages bacteria or residue from accumulating. The ergonomic handle design creates perfect balance in the chef’s hand.





Peugeot Pepper mill… lets stress that…. PEUGEOT . Unlike their cheaper competitors, who might have fancier shapes or finishes, their grinding mechanisms are actually impeccable! This is another investment item that will last you years. It comes in classic chocolate and bright lacquers to meet all decors

Peugeot 9-in. Paris U'Select Pepper Mill, Chocolate Peugeot 9-in. Paris U’Select Pepper Mill, Chocolate       

You’ll love this rich chocolate colored mill. The patented French u’Select system enables you to adjust the grind on this traditionally styled pepper mill, giving you a choice of 6 pre-set levels of grind. The stainless steel mechanism, which carries a lifetime warranty, is specifically designed to grind whole peppercorns. Comes partially filled with peppercorns.




A Remote thermometer: unless you have one of those ultra-advanced ovens with their own thermometer probe, this is a must for roasting! No more guess work with the turkey, no more plastic pop-up watch! Simple select the cooking mode, stick the probe in the meat, set the wire outside of the oven, (no, there is no heat escaping) and  enjoy the rest of the evening. The remote will beep once done and since it has 100 ft range you can even go to the backyard or say hello to the neighbors.  If you smoke meats this is an absolute must. Isn’t technology grand?

Maverick Industries, Inc. Remote Smoker Thermometer Maverick Industries, Inc. Remote Thermometer       

This thermometer monitors both the temperature of the meat and the smoking chamber. Heat-resistant food probe wire can be inserted 6″ into meat. The reciever beeps and flashes when smoking chamber temperature falls out of the programmed range or the meat temperature goes above the programmed temperature. Use with the oven or the grill. The remote has a 100 foot range and a 24 hour timer. Transmitter has removable wire stand that also becomes a hanger. The reciever’s LCD has a backlight for easy use at night. The reciever also has a belt clip and built-in stand. 4 AAA batteries included.