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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 203.4
  • Total Fat: 12.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 43.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,155.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 17.3 g

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Roasted Turkey


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Roasted Turkey RECIPE

Introduction

A yummy way to cut the calories, not the tradition. A yummy way to cut the calories, not the tradition.

Ingredients

    1 Whole Turkey (12 pounds)3/4 cup olive oil2 tablespoons garlic powder2 teaspoons dried basil1 teaspoon ground sage1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon black pepper2 cups water

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Clean turkey and place into a roasting pan with a lid.

2. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic powder, dried basil, ground sage, salt and black pepper. Using a basting brush apply the mixture to the outside of the uncooked turkey. Pour water into the bottom of the pan and cover with the lid.

3. Bake for 3 to 3.5 hours or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the thigh measures 180 degrees F (82 degrees C).

4. Remove bird from oven and allow to stand for about 30 minutes before carving.

Makes 16 servings.





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  • Incredible!
    73 of 73 people found this review helpful
    Used herbs & spices suggested. Baked 14 lb. turkey in roasting bag in 2.5 hours at 350. Was golden, very moist, done throughout, & delicious. Stuffed turkey with dried apricots, raisins, & fuji apples. Used juice for some of the best gravy ever. Thanx much for the recipe. Will for sure use again. - 11/24/08

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  • 53 of 55 people found this review helpful
    Try putting a peeled onion cut in half and an apple inside the turkey before roasting: this adds to the moistness and flavour. - 2/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    46 of 47 people found this review helpful
    I have been roasting my turkey this way (covered & lower temp) for years - minus the oil & spices.

    Try "flipping the bird" onto it's breastbone for half the time - then return it to the normal position for the remainder of the time for moist and juicy white meat! - 3/26/09

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  • 40 of 42 people found this review helpful
    Use PAM instead of oil. The bird will still brown beautifully, but you've cut the calories. - 7/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    40 of 40 people found this review helpful
    I used this recipe for Thanksgiving and instead of water I used chicken broth, used fresh herbs and cooked in a cooking bag. Was the best Turkey that I have ever had. Spectacular Recipe. - 11/29/07

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  • Incredible!
    37 of 40 people found this review helpful
    I scaled this down and used it on a chicken. Stuffed it with onion and apple for moisture. Really good! - 11/19/08

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  • Very Good
    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
    This is a great combination of seasonings for turkey. I also add rosemary, onion cut in quarters and an apple in quarters to the cavity. Adds flavor and moisture! if stuffing is a must, cook on stove or bake outside the bird. it will be easier to control and won't soak up all the turkey fat - 11/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    23 of 24 people found this review helpful
    Instead of the garlic powder, use crushed garlic cloves . It cuts down on the sodium. Also, you can add a whole onion into the cavity of the turkey. For a little variety, substitute 1 cup orange juice for 1 cup of the water. The larger the turkey the more you get for your money 15 lbs. plus - 5/24/08

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  • 19 of 20 people found this review helpful
    The olive oil in place of the butter I usually use. Great idea! And came out just as moist. - 2/6/09

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  • Very Good
    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
    tried with Grampian's suggestion with the apricots & spices. Excellent. No oil. Don't need all the extra fat. - 7/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome. My husband doesn't really care for turkey but he even enjoyed it. It was very moist. I don't have a lid for my roaster so I just covered it losely with tinfoil. - 7/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    The flavors of the herbs on this were wonderful, and made great "skinny" gravy. The meat was moist. I also removed the lid the last half-hour to brown it some. Looking forward to a sandwich on whole-wheat bread tomorrow! - 12/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
    yummmm...this is how i make my birds for thanksgiving and christmas - 5/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I love all the herbs that makes this soo good. - 7/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This turned out absolutely beautiful yesterday! Thank you so much for sharing. And, btw, unless you eat the skin, the olive oil does not actually add fat to the bird but it does make the seasonings adhere and flavor the bird better during roasting...just an FYI ;) - 11/23/07

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I used this recipe Sunday for my family's Thanksgiving dinner. They absolutely loved it. It gave the turkey such a great flavor. Thanks for the recipe, it is now my favorite...... - 11/26/07

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    this turkey dinner was great and so tasty, went wel with apricots. lovely and golen brown , ill make this again soon !! - 7/8/09

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  • 8 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Am I the only one who can't figure out how to feed 16 people with a 12 lb bird? In my house, 8 or 10 people strip a 12 lb turkey down to the carcass in one hour. And that's with sides and appetizers. - 11/19/07

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic recipe...definitely a keeper! - 7/6/09

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    this is a keeper very easy and tasty. - 7/6/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    sounds so yummy it gets 4 stars even before I try it. Specially like the hint to cook on it's breast for the first half of the time. Yummy white meat which I love. - 5/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Fixed this for Mother's Day........total hit with all. Thanks so much! - 5/23/09

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  • 6 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I havent coooked a turkey in a while but this recipe makes me want to. Will buy a turkey breast and cook it in a brown in bag. - 5/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Very easy and tasty-- I'll definitely use this again next Thanksgiving. The turkey was moist and smelled and tasted delicious. - 11/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Oh my goodness, this recipe is so good. My entire family loved it. Even those who like ham better then turkey preferred the turkey this year. - 11/26/07

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is a good no non sense way to cook a turkey. I like it because it is easy to understand and do. - 11/19/08

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sound great I will try it with a chicken - 5/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I loved it!! Now I may have to cook on Thanksgiving - if so, I will be using this recipe for sure! - 2/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great. My family is a white meat only one, so I would use turkey breasts. - 2/9/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    *this is excellent. We felt like turkey yesterday, so I used this - with real garlic instead of garlic powder. (don't like garlic powder at all. it's so industrial tasting.) - 2/7/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was the best Turkey I made ever. So moist!! I did uncover it at the end to brown the skin. But it was great! - 12/3/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    easy to prepare and yummy i used a breast only and reduced cooking time and a little less water will use as a basic recioe we eat turkey a lot - 11/2/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this in a roasting bag. Very good - 7/22/08

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Recipe sounds good. But, you should probably look for at least a 15 lb bird, otherwise you are paying for carcass - 5/23/08

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious! I am going to do it Memorial weekend and have it the rest of the work week for a quick sandwiches. Can't wait! - 5/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    We had this for supper and loved it! Easy and terrific tasting! - 2/8/08

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    very moist and tasty - 11/26/07

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was the best .I will make it this way from now on.Everyone, even my picky children loved it.Thanks - 11/23/07

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Made this for our Thanksgiving turkey. My hsuband, sons and I all enjoyed it! Will definitely make it again and also use it on chicken. - 11/23/07

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    The sodium on this recipe seemed really high, considering turkey doesn't have much natural sodium. I can't tell how much salt was included in the recipe calculation because in the "ingredients details", all the amounts are "0". - 7/20/09

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  • 3 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I'll try it.... - 7/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    The flavors made this turkey sooooooo good & juicy! - 1/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made it for dinner on Friday night -- everyone loved it! - 11/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I'll definitely try this recipe! I've bought a 22 pound bird, so I'll be adjusting the recipe, for sure! - 11/24/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    nice seasoning! - 11/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is fantastic! I am looking forward to following this recipe. I have been looking for a simple one & this is it. It sounds healthy too & deliicious! Thank you very much. - 11/19/08

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  • 3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I´ll try this twice next week. - 11/19/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I eat turkey at least once a week, and this receipe sounds delicious except I would spray the turkey with non stick cooking sprayand also use poultry seasonings. - 11/16/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This sounds delicious. I wasn't going to cook anything for thanksgiving due to doing so well on weight watchers. I think I've just changed my mind due to this healty recipe. - 11/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good will try it - 11/15/08

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Yum! - 7/9/08

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE TURKEY and will make this for myself & my daughter and eat it for two weeks! - 6/9/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very good recipe - 5/25/08

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I recall that my mother always used to roast her turkeys this way. And her roasts were way better than mine can ever hope to be. - 2/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! And so easy! - 2/6/08

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Delicious and moist. I generally cook the turken this way if we are camping because then I do not pay as much attention as if I were home. - 2/6/08

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious. I will definitely try it. - 2/6/08

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  • Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    yummy! - 2/6/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used a cooking bag and the Turkey came out beautifully. It was tinder and the flavor permeated every piece of meat. I will most assuredly make this again. - 12/22/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for sharing, sounds yummy! I will try this one today. Happy Holidays! - 11/22/07

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I am definitely going to try this on Thanksgiving. - 11/19/07

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    this is wonderful to try
    - 11/17/07

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  • 3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This sounds very good and easy, I will try this for Thanksgiving. - 11/15/07

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  • 3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    sounds incredible will try for christmas - 11/13/07

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  • 3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is how i'm going to baste my turkey thursday. Sounds very good. - 11/11/07

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    very easy and tasty - 11/10/07

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used this recipe on a small turkey roast. The seasoning flavors were very nice together. Family loved it. - 11/1/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sounds wonderful. I will try it on chicken first. I like the onion and apple idea too. thanks. - 2/6/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    turkey is a great food white or dark easy to make many ways - 8/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    EXCELLENT RECIPE FOR TURKEY. - 8/11/09

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  • 2 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I can't rate this because I will not be trying it due to the cholesterol content. Sounds delicious though. - 7/6/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great! My mouth is watering just reading it. Will have to try this out real soon. Thanks - 7/6/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try to use this recipe in my electric smoker; it sounds like it will be delicious! - 7/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sounds wonderful, and I want to try it with the apricots, raisins,and apples..also the onion apple and rosemary to see which way I like it better.Thanks! - 7/6/09

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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    will try ;o) - 7/6/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    a keeper - 6/27/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great. Will use this recipe with a turkey breast and oven bag. - 6/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great! I always spice up my meat. It makes it much more satisfying :) - 5/23/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love turkey with seige - sounds great will have to make it - 5/23/09

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    just bought a turkey, will try. - 3/26/09

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    great seasoning selections! - 2/6/09

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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try this and the oil adds MUFA to the diet which is a healthy thing. - 2/6/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Brine for a juicy turkey! - 2/6/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very good ideas! - 2/6/09

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This recipe sounds really good. Can't wait to try it! - 2/6/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    great recipe! - 2/6/09

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I have a turkey roast I'm cooking Sunday so this will be great - 2/6/09

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  • Good
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    sounds yummy - 1/13/09

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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    will be making this tomorrow. sounds relally easy and delicious - 11/30/08

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I'm thinking about trying it. I may save it for a different time of year...Tradition rules at my house. I will save the recipe in my "try it" cook book. - 11/26/08

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This sounds yummy! - 11/21/08

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  • Good
    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    sounds good - 11/19/08

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is a quick easy and delisious way to cook aturkey - 11/19/08

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Going to give this a try. Will still stuff the turkey as there are diehards in my family who just have to have the stuffing. But this will add extra flavor to the turkey itself. - 11/19/08

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Love the spices! - 11/19/08

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I am not a turkey lover , but this recipe sparked my interest.. I am going to try it this weekend - 2/6/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    soo tasty and yummy! - 2/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Mmmmmmmmmmmm just like momma used to make - 11/19/07

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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    going to make this for Thanksgiving - 11/11/07

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very good. Easy. Even better the next day. - 11/10/07

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