Timeless Thanksgiving Recipes from Elmira Stove Works Fans

Just in time for the holidays, we wanted to share some of our social media followers’ favorite Thanksgiving recipes.

But, first, following are a few tips that will go a long way in making sure your Thanksgiving bird is the talk of the table!

Most people follow great grandma’s recipe – buy a huge turkey, stuff if, put it in a roasting pan, cook it to 190 degrees, tent it, cut the breast in horizontal slices. But, that’s not the way to get a tender, sumptuous turkey!

  1. Instead of cooking one 25 pound turkey, opt for two 15 pounders. Big turkeys, by definition, end up in a combination of meat that is barely done, and meat that is very overdone. Going smaller can result in juicier and more tender meat.
  2. Resist the urge to cook your stuffing inside the turkey. By the time the stuffing is safe to consume, the breasts will be the consistency of cardboard. Instead, cook your stuffing in muffin pans. Everyone will get perfectly done “stuffins.”
  3. If you set your turkey down into the roasting pan, the breasts will cook much faster than the thighs. For an evenly cooked turkey, set the turkey on a rack just above the pan with a bit of water to catch your gravy drippings.
  4. Once the turkey is done, don’t tent it with foil. You’ve worked hard to get a nice crispy skin – tenting the bird will cause the skin to turn mushy… no one likes that!
  5. When you’re ready to serve the turkey, scoop the breasts out and cross-cut them so that everyone gets the perfect mix of crispy skin and white meat.

Now, on to the recipes. These mouth-watering dishes are sure to make any Thanksgiving gathering memorable!

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Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

A #RetroRecipe Roundup!

Did you know that we post a new tasty “Retro Recipe” to our Facebook page each month? Try any of these recipes for a delectable treat right at home, and let us know how you like them! Click the images to enlarge them.

January - Prosciutto_Melon_Spinach_Salad

For a healthy appetizer, the Prosciutto, Melon and Spinach Salad covers three food groups and offers a Paleo-approved vinaigrette option.

March - SkilletChicken

You know those recipes that taste great fresh, but even better the next day? The Skillet Chicken and Vegetables entree is one of those and it is enough to last most of the week. Meal preppers rejoice!


Mozzarella, Goat Cheese, Ricotta, and Parmesan? Fellow cheese wizards, this is for us. Can you already taste the sweet and tangy mix of the White Four-Cheese Pizza with Basil and Garlic?


This month’s retro recipe is the Spinach Pesto Penne with Shrimp and Peas; a perfect, light lunch option for the spring season.


We saved the most decadent recipe for last. The White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake…do we really need to say more?

View more of our Retro Recipes here, and then share your favorites with us on our Facebook and Twitter pages! Bon appétit!

Modern Appetite? Retro Recipe!

Sometimes you just need a yummy, homemade meal cooked in your retro kitchen so why not cook something that’s stood the test of time and is still delicious today? With this in mind, we’ve gathered the top 3 retro recipes from around the web so all you have to do is decide which yummy dish you want to make first!

When you’re talking about the best retro recipes, you cannot leave out Fried Green Tomatoes. This classic dish also gives you a little taste of good ole’ fashion southern cuisine.

We also found a delicious Chicken Pot Pie that’s sure to be a hit with everyone.

Of course we wouldn’t forget to add something sweet to the list! These Chocolate Toffee Crescent Bars are so yummy and easy to make! Definitely a must try for the days you need a sweet treat.

Did you know that we have our own #RetroRecipe collection? Check out the tab on our Facebook for more information! Here is our latest summer baked zucchini recipe!