I am of the solid opinion that there is no dish that an egg will not make better. Apparently, Lara Ferroni thinks so too — a girl after my own heart. Her latest book is the aptly named Put An Egg On It, and in it, she offers up ideas for everything from egg-topped breakfast bowls to maple meringue doughnut holes (yup, you read that right). Fellow egg-lovers, you're going to want this one on your holiday gift list.
We celebrated Thanksgiving here in the U.S. last Thursday, a day of great and delicious feasting or at least that's how it turned out in my neck of the woods. We laughed a lot and chopped a mountain of vegetables and rolled out pie dough. We clinked glasses, expressed gratitude, chewed and swallowed and smacked our lips in appreciation. We lingered around the table, fell into a heated debate on a thorny, controversial topic and still loved each other in the end. Afterwards, we walked the dogs, did the dishes, and took long naps on the couch. It was a classic Thanksgiving scene with all the usual, wonderful, over-the-top bountifulness and satisfaction.
If you're looking for a way to repurpose your turkey beyond round two at the buffet, might I suggest a (slightly over the top) Kentucky "Hot Brown"? Normally I make this open-faced sandwich as part of my Derby day spread, but the Southern specialty also makes a perfect reprieve from Thanksgiving casserole overkill.
One pretty tea towel: this is the simplest, easiest gift for a cook who loves her kitchen. There's a wealth of beautiful tea towels, napkins, and table linens in today's design-saturated world, so choosing just a handful of favorites was hard. We managed to narrow it down to a glam tea towel calendar, neon-trimmed napkins, and a splurgy tablecloth to warm up the kitchen in wintertime.
With the luxury of this long weekend stretching before me, I'm thinking of settling in at my kitchen table and getting started on a few projects for the holidays. Special homemade gifts like bottles of infused liquor and small tins of flavored salt take a little extra time to reach delectable perfection, and for this very reason, they're always some of my favorite things to wrap up and give to friends. Care to join me?
Welcome to the day after Thanksgiving! Anyone else's fridge groaning with the weight of too many leftovers? Best satisfy your craving for turkey sandwiches pronto because we have some recipes here that are going to make short work of your leftover feast — like pierogis stuffed with mashed potatoes, a breakfast hash of leftover dressing, and a hearty white chili to use up every last scrap of turkey.
Happy post-Thanksgiving Day, everyone! Is your refrigerator happily stuffed with turkey and trimming leftovers? Did you eat pumpkin pie for breakfast? (I certainly hope so — it's a tradition around here.) We really enjoyed following along with many of your Thanksgiving dinners on our open thread yesterday, but now we want to know: how did it all turn out? Were you happy with the recipes you chose? Tell us all about your dinner — we'd love to hear how it went!
OK, now that Thanksgiving is over, can we talk about candy canes, please? Specifically: Sriracha candy canes. This brilliant idea, from the same people who brought you baconnaise and Sriracha lip balm, is a spiced-up candy cane with a kick. Would you swap out the classic peppermint for these?
We all have that one person on our shopping list — the cook or host who seems to have everything. Well, there is an easy pleaser for all of these well-stocked folks: One big beautiful bowl.
Everyone can use just one more lovely serving bowl. From holding fruit to serving salads, pastas, vegetables, and other main dishes, a beautiful bowl will never go unused. It really is a no-fail gift. Here are ten examples that made us swoon. Any one of them would find a warm welcome in our kitchens!
Thanksgiving is here, and we know that you probably have turkey on the brain. We're here for all your last-minute Thanksgiving questions! How do I cook this turkey? How do I make gravy? I still need a mashed potato recipe!
Here are our best recipes and guides to Turkey Day. We have simple recipes for spiced cranberry sauce and a basic turkey gravy, not to mention Golden Mashed Potatoes and Classic Sage & Onion Stuffing. There's butternut squash soup with sage and apple, and the best Brussels sprout salad you've ever had. On the turkey side, we show you how to take the turkey's temperature and roast it to golden, crackling perfection. If you have a last-minute question, the answer is probably here.