Oven-Roasted Turkey

Oven-Roasted Turkey
Prep Time: 50 mins    Cooking Time: 3 hours
    Total Time: 3 hours 50 mins 
Yield: 10 servings  


  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 14-pound turkey, giblets removed, washed and dried
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Fresh thyme, for garnish


  1. Mix the smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, dried thyme, 1 tablespoon salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper in a bowl. Sprinkle some of the spice rub inside the cavity of the turkey. Separate the skin from the breast meat with your fingers, starting at the top of the breast and sliding to the right and left, then working down. Massage some of the rub onto the meat under the skin. Sprinkle the remaining rub on the turkey's ...

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Posted Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 by Michael Gonzales in Recipes, Entrees


Healthy Potato Gratin with Herbs

Healthy Potato Gratin with Herbs


Servings: 8 servings    
Prep Time: 15 mins     Cook Time:  1hr 30 min    
Total Time: 1 hr 45 mins 
Cal: 109     Fat: 2.8g     Protein: 3g














1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the cake pan

1 large shallot, minced (about 1/3 cup)

1 1/2 teaspoons chopped thyme

1/2 teaspoon chopped rosemary

2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

2 pounds medium red potatoes, very thinly sliced


Freshly ground pepper



1. Preheat the oven to 400° and oil an 8-inch round cake pan, preferably of dark metal. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper and oil the paper.

2. In a medium saucepan, heat the 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the shallot and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the thyme and rosemary and cook for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth and ...

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Posted Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 by Michael Gonzales in Recipes, Side Dish


Spotlight: Thanksgiving Day Races

Spotlight: Thanksgiving Day Races

This time of year is a time for thanks as well as enjoying the great weather Nashville has to offer during November.  This year, just like every year, there are a number of ways to start your Thanksgiving day off on the right foot.  The city has a number of amazing races to choose from ranging from simple 5K's to 5 milers.  It's a great way to start off your Thanksgiving, so we've pulled together the list of Thankgiving Day races to spotlight all there is to choose.  Pick your race and work burn off some calories in anticipation of all the great food to come.







 Turkey Trot 5K

Thursday, November 28; D1 Sports Training Cool Springs; 8:00am

Start your Thanksgiving off right in Cool Springs at the Graceworks Turkey Trot 5K at D1 Sports training in Cool Springs.  Run your way through the streets of ...

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Posted Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 by Michael Gonzales in Spotlight, Activities