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The Tale of Two Air Fryer Turkey Breasts

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mine was good and busy. I had a couple of baking orders to complete and briefly visited with friends.

Herb Butter Turkey Breast

This year I decided to cook my turkey breast in the air fryer. The air fryer turkey breast recipe I uaed called for a 4 and change pound turkey breast whixh I was able to find for under $10 at Target. I bought two turkey breasts. I coated the first breast with herb butter, a mixture of 2 room temperature sticks of butter, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, Creole seasoning, basil. oregano, and garlic powder. I cooked it on its side for 20 minutes then I flipped it over on the other side to cook for 30 minutes then checked it with the instant read digital thermometer to ensure the breast reached a cooked temperature of 150 degrees.

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Turkey Breast Seasoned with Poultry Seasoning

For the second breast, I stuck closer to the original recipe and coated it with olive oil, Creole seasoning, salt, and a poultry seasoning rub. I followed the same process for cooking the turkey breast as shown above.

Both turkey breast were moist and delicious. I will definitely do this again. I am partial to seasoning the turkey breast with the herb butter as it gave it a richer flavor. It is amazing how a small turkey breast can make the whole house smell like a 20 pound bird.

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Air Fryer Marinated Party Wings

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I was gifted an air fryer last year and it sat in my closet for over a year. I recently read an air fryer bacon recipe and had to try it. I was quite pleased with the results.

Soon after, I stepped up my air fryer game to the larger PowerXL air fryer with the 7 quart basket.

I recently used my favorite easy grilled chicken marinade recipe to marinate some party wings for the air fryer and they came out amazing.

I look forward to air frying a turkey breast for Thanksgiving. Stay tuned for photos.

Feeling Orange



Feeling Orange, originally uploaded by in2jazz.

This is my new orange silicon loaf pan and I made banana bread in it. Being an old school baker, I was a little caution about trying this type of pan. I got it for $10 so I would not feel too bad if I did not like it. Preparation for use is the same as with a steel or aluminum. Place a light coat of cooking spray in the pan before adding the batter. Also, place a cookie sheet under the pan since it will wobble. Amazingly, this pan can handle up to 500 degrees. Notice how the silicon pan expands to accommodate the bread which means it will not rise as high as it would in an aluminum pan. After cooling for a bit, the banana bread came out of the pan very easily. I may have to try out the silicon bundt pan though I am partial to my cast aluminum bundt pans. I added about 10 minutes to my baking time. The bread cooked evenly without any mushy spots.