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Garlic Butter Holiday Turkey


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Garlic Butter Holiday Turkey

Every year families look for the perfect turkey recipe. DO you ever have it buttery and brown, but the breast is dry? How about the bird is juicy but it still looks raw? Have you ever baked it so well, but t fell off the bone before it came out the pan? I have a great recipe below that may help with the holiday turkey dilemma.No one wants the dried-out turkey breast, and this fool proof recipe will have your fighting for the breast. Every piece of the turkey is succulent, roll up your sleeves and enjoy this recipe.


  • Turkey any size I use a 20 pound turkey so my turkey cavity is larger.
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 2 onions
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 whole garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons of garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon of onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon of ground sage
  • 2 Tablespoons of kosher salt salt of your choice
  • 2 Tablespoons of black pepper
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 cup of water


  • Clean and dry your turkey. A dry turkey will hold onto the butter mixture better.
  • Use a large roasting pan, you will have a lot of turkey broth.
  • Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of salt and pepper inside the turkey cavity
  • Cut an onion in half and push both pieces inside turkey cavity.
  • Add the whole garlic
  • Cut your carrot into pieces and push inside turkey cavity
  • Cut celery stalk and push celery inside as well.
  • Dice the other onion into pieces.
  • Lift the skin of the turkey and push the onion pieces in side as far as you can.
  • Pour one cup of water in the bottom.


Directions for butter mixture:
Mix butter, garlic powder, onion powder, ground sage together.
Add 1 Tablespoon of salt
Add 1 Tablespoon of pepper
Mix well
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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DIY Fall Scents for Stovetops

DIY Fall Scents for Stove Tops

Fall is the time of year when I think of apple cider on a hot stove, or baked apple pies fresh out the oven. You can feel it in the breeze as you walk outside, and you can smell the lovely fall aromas in the air.

When I think of fall aromas, these simple household ingredients come to mind. All you need is a pot of water and a stove set to medium low. Keep your eye on the water level every so often. I use a BIG SOUP pot for mine, so I don’t have to run back to the stove too often.

You DO NOT need to have all these on hand. Take your time and experiment with the different herbs and see what concoction you come up with.

As you clean your house for the holidays or want to get into the holiday spirit, I have a few holiday aromas that will bring you into the spirit and have your house smelling like a winter oasis in no time. 

Remember to add water ever hour or so. Don’t let the herbs burn.

What you need:

Here are a few easy recipes that you can try. REMEMBER, keep your pot on medium low. If its a small pot LOW. Good luck!

Christmas In the House
  • Handful of pine
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Tablespoon of cloves
  • 1/4 cup of cranberries
  • Orange peels or sliced oranges.
  • Small apple sliced
Pumpkin Spiced Cake
  • 3 Tablespoons of pumpkin spice
  • 1 Tablespoon of cloves
  • Any citrus (optional)
  • 1/2 nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon of vanilla
Coffee Cake
  • 1/4 Cup of coffee
  • 3 Cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Tablespoons of vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon of pumpkin spice