Kevin’s Famous Holiday Recipes 

Kevin Christmas Thanksgiving holiday turkey food

Thanksgiving comes early this year, so it is time to put out Kevin’s famous holiday recipes like we have done for over a decade.

Back from the days when Kevin had a Monday through Friday show, he had three recipes he gave out every holiday season and still to this day gets many requests for them.

There are the famous Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes, David Wade’s “turkey in a bag” and last, but not least, David Wade’s Rock Salt Prime Rib! Bon appétit!

Make-ahead mashed potatoes (10-12 servings)

8 large potatoes
8 0z cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sour cream

  • Boil and mash potatoes
  • Mix in cream cheese, butter, sour cream and salt and pepper
  • Put into 2-3 quart greased serving dish
  • Top with some butter pats
  • Cover and store in fridge for up to 3 days
  • Sprinkle with paprika and bake uncovered at 350 for about 40 minutes.

The late, great David Wade’s Turkey in a Bag 

1 16-20 lb. turkey thoroughly thawed
1 large paper grocery bag
1 cup peanut oil (only)
Worcestershire powder

  • Sprinkle the powder on the turkey and then rub it in with a little
    peanut oil.
  • Fully coat the inside of the bag with the rest of the peanut oil.
  • Put the bird in the bag breast side up and tie the open end closed with
    some string.
  • Put in lower section of a roaster with no lid and place in oven
    pre-heated to 325 degrees.
  • Cook for about 10-12 minutes per pound.
  • When done, take it out and poke a hole in the bag away from you to let
    out the steam and then as David would say, voila! (do NOT cook dressing
    in the bird)

David’s Rock-Salt Prime Rib

Cover the bottom of a roaster with about 1/2 inch of rock salt and
lightly dampen it.

  • Sprinkle the prime rib with Worcestershire powder and then place it in
    the roaster.
  • Pour rock salt over it until the sides and top are covered and then
    lightly sprinkle it with water.
  • Put it in the oven uncovered pre-heated to 500 degrees for about
    18-20 minutes per pound for medium. (people’s preference on how long to
    cook and how well done is best seem to vary widely so use your own
  • When you’re finished cooking, take the rib out and crack open the rock
    salt casing. Brush away any salt particles and there you have it.


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  1. Sal Fernandez 9 months ago

    Jerry & Kevin, Do you guys plan on attending the December auto show in California? Loyal listener!


    • Amy Plemons 9 months ago

      Sal, no we will not be able to make it this year. We sure appreciate you listening to the show! Jerry

  2. kristen toscano 9 months ago

    I have searched your site and still have not found your article on what to do when ending a lease. Could you please post it again in your newsletter?

  3. R Dickerson 9 months ago

    Can you post Kevin’s famous Eggnog recipe he shared with the world way back in his KLIF days? Thanks,
    Ron D

  4. Kevin McCarthy 9 months ago

    I don’t think I had an Eggnog recipe that I shared with the KLIF listeners way back then… if I did, I must have used it too much because I sure don’t remember it!

  5. Steve 9 months ago

    Is there any site where one can look up a car they once owned. I’d love to know if my first new car is still alive.(1972 318 hp Duster)

  6. Thomas Storch 9 months ago

    How to make gravy when you do a Turkey in a bag

  7. Eddie Davis 2 months ago

    I think I mentioned this to you before got a new 2018 f250 in Jan of this year and the garage door opener does not work at all as good as the one on my 2008 f250 so got dealership to put on new one and it works as bad as the first. Also talked to home link and tech put me thru a long line of things to do that didn’t help either. What has happened or have you had any other owners with this experience. You have to be real close to garage door for it to work and some times it doesn’t so I use my old remote. It is not a deal breaker and I do love my new truck(getting about 18 mi/gal diesel). Just wondering.

    • Amy Plemons 2 months ago

      I have not heard of this, sorry. I wish I knew what to tell you.

      Jerry Reynolds, President
      Car Pro Radio Network

    • Amy Plemons 2 months ago

      I have not heard of this, sorry. I wish I knew what to tell you.

      Jerry Reynolds, President
      Car Pro Radio Network

  8. mona 1 month ago

    Notice nothing was said about peeling the potatoes. If you have never had mashed unpeeled potatoes, try it. Very good and more nutritious too.

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