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Can anyway please recommend a Cookbook for Beginners with very simple Recipes and how to Cook the Bird?Please help me. My Son and his Wife who is 24 and is not a Cook are going to wing it. HELP???

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You don't need a cookbook. You can find all the information you need here.

https://whatscookingamerica.net/

If you don't like to click on links just Google What's Cooking In America to find the website.

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@Nightowlz thank you. I will check it out.

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Re: Help Turkey Cookbook?

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Go into the Food Network, and find instructions for them.  Or even look at some well known chefs and how they do it.  Run those off for them.  Saves doing a whole book.  How about Ree Drumond's books, she does lots of pictures if you want to get them a book.  Just an idea.  @kitty4me

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I used to follow the directions on the  bag.    There is no guarantee that the turkey you get will be the wonderful, tender, juicy one, tho.....

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@kitty4meyou might want to hop over to the recipe forum with this.  I agree to check out allrecipies. I have made a Maple Roast Turkey( cider and maple syrup boiled down and the concentrate stirred into butter) for decades.  I think a butter rub under the turkeys skin does a lot to keep it moist and flavorful.  If you do make the maple turkey just remember, because of the sugar the skin will end up more a mahogany color than golden brown. but It's GOOD.

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I might suggest a turkey breast and a bag for the first experience.  If they start out dancing with a turkey, she may never cook again.

 

This book is on amazon, 4 1/2 stars.

I would give them a book which will teach and give instruction.  That is the only way to build a life skill.  If they get frustrated, they will likely stop.

 

I taught 20,000 students Foods, Adv Foods,  as well as my design classes.

 

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