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Posted at 9:20 AM ET, 11/23/2010

Ina Garten, the subliminal Contessa

By Bonnie S. Benwick

Say it ain't so, Ina!

Click on Google's Thanksgiving-ingredient icon today and you get turkey and stuffing recipes from the Barefoot Contessa. She does not brine. She does not baste. She stuffs the bird. She puts raisins in her cranberry sauce. There's banana in her pumpkin mousse tart!

Have you tried any of these recipes? Like the format? Let us know what you think. And check out our turkey-day assortment of dishes here.

Any last-minute cooking questions? Join us at noon Wednesday for our pre-Thanksgiving Free Range chat. It's always lively.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  | November 23, 2010; 9:20 AM ET
Categories:  Holiday, Media, On Our Radar  | Tags:  Media, On Our Radar, holiday, recipes  
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I have never, ever made anything that came from this woman's show that disappointed me. Her stuff is always great.
My only disagreement here would be IF you plan on freezing some turkey for later use then I would brine it. It will retain more moisture in the freezer's dry environment if you brine it first. Double wrap it in tin foil and then a freezer bag. It'll give you more 'wiggle room' as far as time is concerned if you double wrap it.
Ina is really the best!

Posted by: HokieBabe1 | November 23, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

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