Q: I'm planning Christmas dinner for a mixed group of vegetarians and meat-eaters. I would like to make one vegetarian main and one meat main (doesn't have to be turkey or poultry) that will go with the same standard Christmas side dishes. Any ideas?
Q: It's the day before Thanksgiving and due to illness we have to cancel going to the big family gathering. I'm wondering what readers would do if they were putting together a Thanksgiving meal for family on very short notice?
Q: I am celebrating Thanksgiving with my family in Palm Springs this year. I think we should take advantage of the ready availability of Mexican ingredients to inspire the menu. I'd love to hear some riffs on this idea that will help me satisfy the Thanksgiving purists in my family...
Q: My husband and I are spending Thanksgiving in a sparsely furnished apartment away from our home this year due to his job, so I don't have my usual arsenal of spices and tools. What are some good recipes for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner that use minimal specialty spices and tools?
Q: Help! I am hosting Thanksgiving this year for the first time, and I am very excited! I will only be cooking for six people, and so I am having a hard time selecting a menu that 1) isn't too difficult (i.e. time-consuming) and 2) won't leave me with lots of leftovers.
Q: We're having Thanksgiving with relatives, one of whom cannot have any fats due to a severe bout with pancreatitis. I want to make sure she can enjoy some homemade foods. Do you have any suggestions for sides that include substitutes for all butters and oils?
Q: I am having a dinner party and serving homemade pizza. I am having a hard time coming up with a good dessert to serve, as I feel like a pie, cake, or bar might be too heavy to have after some hearty pizza. Any suggestions for a light, delicious, fall dessert?
Q: I recently bought Grace Young'sStir-Frying to the Sky's Edge and have been making delicious stir-fries for dinner several times a week. I'd like to share my newfound skills with dinner guests, but most of the recipes serve 3 to 4 as "part of a multi-course meal."