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A Snoop Dogg Thanksgiving

November 20, 2018

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By: Yasmin Cortez

It’s that time of year again, THANKSGIVING. The real question isn’t what to buy on Black Friday or how to deal with your in-laws during the feisty feast. It’s what dish to bring to impress everyone and trick into thinking you have your life together.

Take a deep breath and let Snoop Dogg take the wheel.

Wait, what? Snoop Dogg? What does he have anything to do with the holy holiday of seeing how much mashed potatoes I can stuff in my mouth while still claiming room for dessert?

"Trust your big homie. This is the best cookbook ever made. And now it’s in your hands. So put one in the air right quick . . . contemplate the possibilities and then figure out whatcha gonna make first," proclaims Snoop Dogg in his new cookbook, 'From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen.'

 

Out now. In my. @djkhaled voice. Anotha one

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The Dogg delivers with these recipes and adds in personal handpicked playlists to listen to while cooking! This book is just in time for the holidays where he shares tips he learned from Martha Stewart, his secrets on to how to take Gin and Juice to the next level and what are the best Thanksgiving dishes.

"Thanksgiving is one of the most important cooking days of the year. It’s real important that you have a great chef in the kitchen on T-Day. I’m talking about your momma, your auntie . . . someone who knows just how much cheese to put in that macaroni, or who makes the perfect gravy to cover your whole plate. I just so happen to have learned all the greatest Broadus family recipes from my grandmas, cousins, you name it. Some of these recipes weren’t easy to come by—you know the family ain’t trying to give up their secrets! Well, I struggled to get ‘em so you don’t have to. Your turkey will never be dry and your sides will never be flavorless if you follow Tha Dogg’s lead!"

Check out some favorite recipes:

 

Suited and Booted Loaded Nachos​

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Snoop Dogg loves Thanksgiving and offers some great advice on how you can contribute to the dinner table.

“Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, because it’s a double-hitter—you got good food and you got good football on the same day. I got a game-day menu in my book with plenty of munchies you can make before the main event. The best are the Suited and Booted loaded nachos. So easy and cheesy. All you do is spread your favorite chips on a baking pan, load ’em up with toppings, and bake in the oven. One pan slam.”

Snoops adds a mountain load of toppings on his sizzling platter of chips which includes but is not limited to well-spiced ground beef, corn, black beans, Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, and smashed avocado.  “If you really wanna get your chips dipped and whipped, don’t just settle for some bland sauces,” he says.
 

Ain’t No Jive Herbed Turkey and Gravy

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Snoop is no stranger to the power of a delicious turkey. In the past he has helped with giving away free  meals and full turkeys to locals in Inglewood, Calif. for Thanksgiving.

Now in his cookbook he gives details on how to take that bird to the next level.

“I always keep OJ in the fridge and oranges in my kitchen. Martha makes a lot of recipes with lemon, and it just made sense for me to use oranges since I love the flavor, and ooh-wee does it work for turkey.”

“I’m always lookin’ for ways to use all kinds of herbs. Don’t they make everything better?” he continues. “I don’t get down with no bland turkey, and unless you add plenty of herbs in a thick rich coat of butter, nobody is getting excited about that bird. It’s the main event. It better have all that flavor.”

 

My My My Sweet Potato Pie

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Snoop Dogg is Team Sweet Potato Pie as opposed to Team Pumpkin Pie and includes a recipe in his book for his one true love of pie.

"These days it's like everyone is into pumpkin spice. But you know how we do it—you can skip me with all that pumpkin nonsense. This is a real hood staple. Like my main guy Domino would say, “My my my, can I get a piece of that sweet potato pie?”

OG Fried Bologna Sandwich

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We all know the feeling of waiting patiently for hours before dinner is done. Snoop has this great idea for this mountain high sandwich that will definitely hold you until the real dinner begins. 

“I had the bright idea of throwing that bologna in a frying pan. Fry that Oscar Meyer up with some cheese, and you’re on your way to a bomb meal.” This recipe calls for the most massive pile of bologna and cheese on toasted bread with yellow mustard, and as many barbecue chips as you can handle.

Remix Gin and Juice

Antonis Achilleos

Snoop Dogg finally gave the secret recipe on how to sip on your own Gin and Juice (laid back!)  What would be better than to impress everyone with your drink mixing skills at the Thanksgiving table!

“Everyone knows Gin and Juice is my drink of choice,” Snoop says.

“After the original comes the remix. After 25 years of mixing that Tanqueray with the OJ, it was time to put a fresh twist on the classic. And boy, did I do it with the Tanqueray “Laid Back!” We still add a splash of juice, only now we hit it with that pineapple to give the whole thang a tropical vibe. To get extra lit, we top it all off with some of that Cîroc vodka. Bingo—Gin and Juice 2.0."

M.O.P: Mash Out Potatoes Recipe

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Snoop Dogg explains in his book the best way to eat mashed potatoes in his book.

“This is where you load up that plate, and make sure you’re getting ready for the coming cold season. Even in Cali, in November the weather starts to dip, so no need to keep that beach bod. Just as well, ’cause you know I add that cream to give my mash that classic, buttery texture. It’s the holidays—relax your mind and let your conscious be free,” says Snoop, “Mayonnaise is another thing I always keep in the fridge. Adding it to mashed potatoes makes them taste so whipped and all fluffy, you wouldn’t believe it. Just don’t over-mash or it gets sticky.”

Pork Chop Shop with Sweet Potato Mash and Spinach

Snoop Dogg gave the ultimate Thanksgiving recipe to take to grandma's house and impress her. After this no one will ask if you have a boyfriend/girlfriend and simply think you have your whole life together. 

"This one is a stick-to-your-ribs must have for any comfort food connoisseur. We don’t discriminate—I like lean and mean pork chops but this calls for those big, fat daddy, thick country chops. And whether you get down with some Kansas City sauce or make your own to slap on those chops really don’t matter. You’ll be picking that bone clean in no time fliz-at."

 

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 From Crook to Cook is available in most bookstores and on Google Play. 

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