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      Last minute recipes for kitchen disasters and turkey prep

      Need some last minute recipes to help avoid a kitchen disaster or help with that turkey? Melanie Kendall gets some tips from Winn-Dixie during the Thanksgiving morning edition of Good Day! Tune in at 5 AM!

      Orange Glazed Baby Carrots " Serves 4 Ingredients 2 cups of packaged peeled fresh baby carrots1 tablespoon of butter2 tablespoons of orange marmaladeDirectionsCook carrots for about 5 minutes in boiling waterDrain the carrots and put back in saucepanAdd butter and orange marmaladeContinue to cook and stir for 2-3 minutes over medium heatFrench-style Green Beans " Serves 6-8 (recipe works with brussel sprouts, spinach, cauliflower or broccoli)Ingredients16 ounce package of frozen, French-style green beans2 tablespoons waterDrizzle of olive oil or melted butterPossible Toppings (depending on what you have available or the time)4 ounces Parmesan cheese, shredded OR 1/4 cup slivered or slice almonds OR 1/2 red pepper, sliced and sauted in oil OR 1/2 onion sliced and caramelized in butterDirectionsPut green beans in a bowl with waterCover and microwave on high until cooked (about 7-10 minutes), stirring onceOnce green beans are cooked to your preferred tenderness, drizzle with butter or oilSprinkle with one or more toppingsMashed Potatoes in the Microwave " Serves 4-6Ingredients4 medium Russet, Yokun gold or white potatoes or 6 " 8 Red potatoesMilk (taste)Butter (taste)DirectionsWash potatoes (peel if you prefer)Microwave whole potatoes on high for 8 minutesMash and add milk and butter tasteUnexpected dietary restrictions?Set some mashed potatoes asideDon 1/4t add milk or butter, but flavor with herbs and spices like rosemary, fresh basil and minced garlicThis works for vegetarians, vegan and gluten-free guestsGet connected to FOX 31 on Facebook and Twitter to share your Thanksgiving tips and recipes!