These days it's practically a given that you'll have guests with vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and other special diets at your holiday table. A little forethought goes a long way in making your day less stressful and their day more delicious so that everyone can celebrate together.
Have you ever seen a Thankful Tree? (Also known as a Gratitude Tree or Grateful Tree.) It's an arrangement or centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table that puts thankfulness front and center.
I can't take credit for the idea of a Thankful Tree; it's something that was circling the Internet a few years ago, and I've wanted to make our own ever since! Here's how to make one yourself — it turned out to be easy and to cost nothing, and it was a really lovely way to spend an afternoon.
We are on a hunt. For the fourth time, our CEO Maxwell Ryan is looking for the very, very best toffee in the country to test and review here at The Kitchn and Apartment Therapy in December.
Got great toffee? We're looking for this year's winner — a shop that makes artisan-quality, incredibly yummy holiday toffee. Or, if you have a perfect recipe for toffee, we'd love that too! We'll be testing all samples in the second week of December and then posting our reviews with a photograph of each. Only one will be the 2013 winner! Please send all submissions by December 6th to the address below...
These might just be the crackers to top all other crackers. They're flecked all the way through with roasted nuts and chewy bits of cranberry, and they're crunchy enough to satisfy any snack-addict. Rosemary adds its piney, fresh presence, while whole wheat gives them a savory depth. The crackers are sturdy enough to spread with cheese or hold some dip, but they're also fantastic on all on their own as a mid-afternoon snack. For pre-dinner cheese plate or a handy hostess gift, trust me: these crackers bring it to win it.
'Tis the season of office parties and holiday soirées, where giving a little something to your coworker or your hostess-with-the-mostess friend is a nice way to say, hey, thanks for being great. From a set of glam gold-dipped spoons to smoked sea salt and fancy soap, here are 10 of our favorite finds for when you're looking for that small but special gift.
It might seem old-fashioned, but the classic holiday relish tray, with its assortment of pickled vegetables, briny olives and crudité, is actually a smart way to start a big holiday meal: crunchy, a little salty and not too heavy. But that doesn't mean you have to stick to grandma's cut-glass tray and canned black olives. Here are 12 fresh recipes and ideas for putting together a more modern relish tray.
Ariel posted a wonderful list of reminders on how to be a good Thanksgiving guest last week. As one commenter pointed out, these are good tips for any time, not just for Thanksgiving. But there was one little tip that was missing from the list that I have found to be super helpful, whether as guest or as host.
Perhaps you have heard the news: this year, for the first time since 1888, Thanksgiving falls on the first day of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. The convergence of these two holidays — which has been dubbed Thanksgivukkah — is huge for food lovers. Potato latkes meeting turkey and sweet potato casserole — it is almost too much goodness to take.