Merry ThanksChristmas Recipe Contest 2017

Calling all holiday foodies to enter the Merry ThanksChristmas Recipe Contest 2017. Prizes and Giveaway. Find tasty recipes for the holiday season. #Recipe #Contest #Giveaway #MTCRC

Tis the season to indulge in great food for every occasion. With all the end-of-year celebrations and festivities, we are always being asked to bring a dish or goodie of some kind. So, why not share your recipes and be inspired by others? And even better, you can put on your competitive cap and have a chance at winning the recipe contest.

We have three prizes, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, so, bloggers, enter as many recipes as you would like among the various categories. You will find everything you need to celebrate the holidays with great taste.

EVERYONE is welcome to enter the GIVEAWAY! We have a $100 CASH Prize for the giveaway. That is above and beyond our recipe contest prizes. So, let’s have some holiday fun!

 

Sugared Cranberries and Cranberry Syrup Recipe

A Sweet and Tangy Recipe for the Holiday Season

 

To start off this yummy event, I am sharing my Sugared Cranberries and Cranberry Syrup. One recipe, two sweet and tangy holiday treats. This super easy Sugared Cranberries recipe also makes a delicious Cranberry Syrup. They are perfect for snacking, light and refreshing. They make a great takeaway gift for guests and are a fabulous addition to a holiday cookies and goodies exchange. Find the full RECIPE HERE!

Now, onto the contest and giveaway!

 

Merry ThanksChristmas Recipe Contest 2017

 

A big Thank You! to the co-hosts for supporting the Merry ThanksChristmas Recipe Contest 2017, and making this event possible. Please check out their blogs and follow them on social media!

 

LorelaiLife With LorelaiFacebook / Pinterest / Twitter / Instagram

AlliAn Alli EventFacebook / Pinterest / Twitter / Instagram

EmilyDomestic DeadlinePinterest / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

LeannaOf Faeries & Fauna Craft Co.Pinterest / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

AudreyThat RecipeFacebook / Pinterest / Twitter / Instagram

JenniferSatsuma DesignsPinterest / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram

AshleySweetpea LifestyleInstagram / Pinterest / Facebook

JeanneeCentsably CreativeFacebook / Instagram / Twitter

KristenThe Road To DomesticationFacebook / Twitter

LynnBack To The SouthPinterest / Instagram

 

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this delicious recipe contest. With 548 recipes entered, this is a fantastic resource for your holiday cooking, as well as all year long. So, now, it is our pleasure to announce…

The WINNERS

3rd Place: $50 Prize

Mulled Apple Cider Recipe from Jenna @ The Urben Life

 

2nd Place: $75 Prize

Sour Cream Cookies Recipe from Kris @ Big Rigs ‘n Lil’ Cookies

 

…and drum roll please…

1st Place: $150 Prize

White Chocolate Tiramisu Trifle with Spiced Pears Recipe from Deb @ Just Short of Crazy

 

 

Our GIVEAWAY WINNER is Michael Hurt — $100 PayPal CASH

Congratulations to ALL of our winners!

 

Recipe Contest Details:

  • Contest OPEN for Entries – October 15, 2017, through November 8, 2017.
  • One recipe from each category will be selected as a Finalist.
  • Finalists will be announced on November 10, 2017.
  • Winners (1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place) will be announced November 15, 2017.

Prizes:

  • All prizes paid USD via PayPal.
  • 1st Place – $150
  • 2nd Place – $75
  • 3rd Place – $50

Rules for Recipe Entries:

  • Must be a Blogger to Enter.
  • Recipe must be linked to the direct blog post where the full recipe is published.
  • You may enter as many Recipes as you like.
  • You may enter in various categories. Be sure the recipe fits the category.
  • You must include your Email when linking recipes. Winners will be notified via Email.
  • If you are a winner, you must be able to accept prize via PayPal.
  • Recipe photos may be used for promotional purposes. All credits will be given to the original source.

Giveaway:

  • No Blog necessary to enter the Giveaway!
  • ENTER the GIVEAWAY at the bottom of this post!
  • Chance to WIN $100 USD PayPal CASH!!!

The Finalists

Congratulations to the finalists! One recipe was chosen from each category. These recipes have the chance of winning the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place prize! Good luck. The Winners will be announced on November 15, 2017.

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Look below to see all the recipes entered in the contest and be inspired for your holiday celebrating!

APPETIZERS

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SALADS & COLD SIDE DISHES

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HOT SIDE DISHES

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MAIN DISHES

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DESSERT

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COOKIES

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CANDIES

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DRINKS & COCKTAILS
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Thanks for having fun with us at the Merry ThanksChristmas Recipe Contest 2017. It’s great to get everyone ready to celebrate the holidays with delectable food and drink. Happy Holidays!

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2-Hour Turkey for Thanksgiving – Printable Recipe

Learn how to cook your stuffed Turkey in just 2-hours! It is easy, delicious, and super moist. You’ve got to try a 2-hour turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.

Let’s Talk 2-Hour Turkey!

Quick and Easy – Delicious, Tender, Moist

Do you hate waiting around all day for that Thanksgiving turkey to roast in the oven? How much would you love it if you could pop that bird into the oven and take out a beautifully roasted, stuffed Thanksgiving Turkey in just 2-hours? It can be done. I’ve been doing this very thing for 24-years.

My 2-hour turkey comes out moist, tender, and incredibly delicious. There is no fuss, no muss, no incessant basting… just put it in the oven and forget it. Everyone raves about my turkey, so I thought I would share it with you.

Here’s my secret…
2-Hour Turkey for Thanksgiving!!!

Isn’t that gorgeous? What great color!

2-Hour Turkey Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Turkey
  • Fresh Sage
  • 1-2 Sticks Butter
  • 1-Bunch Celery Stalks
  • 2-3 Yellow Onions, halved
  • Coarse Sea Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Stuffing
  • String
  • Turkey Injector
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Aluminum Foil

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 500° – 550° F (I set mine at 500° and my convection oven reduces the temperature)
  • Clean the Turkey very well, and pat dry
  • Turn Turkey Wings to the back
  • Gently run your fingers between the skin and the meat to separate the skin from the breast, while leaving the skin in tact.
  • Place whole sage leaves between the skin and the breast meat.
  • Salt and Pepper both sides of the Turkey
  • Melt the stick of Butter with some Sage Leaves.
  • Spray Roasting Pan with Non-stick Cooking Spray.
  • Fill the bottom of the roasting pan with whole Celery Stalks and Halved Onions (this will keep the Turkey from sitting on the bottom of the pan)
  • Inject the Turkey with the Sage Butter (reserve some butter) (if you don’t have an injector, use a baster to get the butter under the skin)
  • Place Turkey in the roasting pan
  • Use Celery Stalks cut in half and line the cavity of the Turkey
  • Fill the remainder of the cavity with Stuffing (if you’re not using stuffing, fill with cavity with celery and onion)
  • Truss Turkey Legs with String
  • Pour reserved butter over the Turkey
  • Cover the Turkey with Aluminum Foil (I use two long pieces of foil. Fold the foil at the long edge to join the foil together. Place it over the turkey with generous space above the turkey, so the foil does not sit against it. Be sure the foil is crimped to the pan.)
  • Bake for 2-Hours (if you have a really large turkey, you may want to give it 2-1/2 hours)
  • Check color of turkey skin, if you want it a little darker, open the foil and give it a few minutes longer.
  • Remove Turkey from roasting pan, and let stand for 20-30 minutes before carving.
  • Remove onions and celery from pan and make your gravy!

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Learn how to cook your stuffed Turkey in just 2-hours! It is easy, delicious, and super moist. You've got to try a 2-hour turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.
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Type: Main
Ingredients:
  • Turkey
  • Fresh Sage
  • 1-2 Sticks Butter
  • 1-Bunch Celery Stalks
  • 2-3 Yellow Onions, halved
  • Coarse Sea Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Stuffing
  • String
  • Turkey Injector
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Aluminum Foil
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 500° - 550° F (I set mine at 500° and my convection oven reduces the temperature)
  2. Clean the Turkey very well, and pat dry
  3. Turn Turkey Wings to the back
  4. Gently run your fingers between the skin and the meat to separate the skin from the breast, while leaving the skin .
  5. Place whole sage leaves between the skin and the breast meat.
  6. Salt and Pepper both sides of the Turkey
  7. Melt the stick of Butter with some Sage Leaves.
  8. Spray Roasting Pan with Cooking Spray.
  9. Fill the bottom of the roasting pan with whole Celery Stalks and Halved Onions (this will keep the Turkey from sitting on the bottom of the pan)
  10. Inject the Turkey with the Sage Butter (reserve some butter) (if you don't have an injector, use a baster to get the butter under the skin)
  11. Place Turkey in the roasting pan
  12. Use Celery Stalks cut in half and line the cavity of the Turkey
  13. Fill the remainder of the cavity with Stuffing (if you're not using stuffing, fill with cavity with celery and onion)
  14. Turkey Legs with String
  15. Pour reserved butter over the Turkey
  16. Cover the Turkey with Aluminum Foil (I use two long pieces of foil. Fold the foil at the long edge to join the foil together. Place it over the turkey with generous space above the turkey, so the foil does not sit against it. Be sure the foil is crimped to the pan.)
  17. Bake for 2-Hours (if you have a really large turkey, you may want to give it 2-1/2 hours)
  18. Check color of turkey skin, if you want it a little darker, open the foil and give it a few minutes longer.
  19. Remove Turkey from roasting pan, and let stand for 20-30 minutes before carving.
  20. Remove onions and celery from pan and make your gravy!
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Well, there you have it, Thanksgiving Turkey in 2-Hours! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. Count your blessings, give thanks, and enjoy!

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