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Cook Your Turkey Parts Separately for a Tastier Thanksgiving

Forgo roasting a whole bird this Thanksgiving and instead stuff a turkey breast or thighs with good stuff like nuts, herbs, and cheese. These Thanksgiving recipes will make you rethink your centerpiece dish.
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Feel like tweaking tradition this Thanksgiving? Here’s an idea: Don’t roast a whole bird. Sure, the turkey is beautiful and the carving is dramatic, but it’s a challenge to get it right since the breast and legs cook at different rates. These turkey recipes—roasted and stuffed breasts and thighs, as well as fancy-looking roulades―are everything you love about a centerpiece turkey with none of the downside.

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