Q: I want to try a high-temperature turkey recipe by Alton Brown. The recipe uses a half sheet pan instead of a roasting pan (with a roasting rack to elevate the turkey). It needs to withstand a 500-degree oven for 30 minutes, plus the rest of the roasting time, so it has to be heavy-duty and not warp.
So. Your "small Thanksgiving dinner" has ballooned into a full-on friends-and-family affair, and you don't have enough plates or glasses for everyone. Before you make a beeline to the nearest drug store for paper supplies, stop! Spend just a little more and you can get real glasses and basic white plates that'll last you far beyond this dinner. Here are five places to buy cheap dishes at the last minute:
Breville's Smart Waffle is hands down the fanciest, smartest, most finely-tuned waffle maker I have every personally had the privilege to use. If you want to make car analogies, it's right up there with the Ferraris and the Teslas. It's a beautiful machine. It performs one job, and it does that job perfectly.
A couple years ago we shared a few of our favorite Dutch ovens, plus recipes to put them to work. But products come and go, and many of our 2011 picks have since become unavailable. So we thought it was time to revisit our favorite pot and look at the current crop of Dutch ovens for fall cooking.
Read on for five big and beautiful cast iron Dutch ovens at a variety of price points — plus ten recipes to put your own big pot to work. If you already have the Dutch oven of your dreams but don't use it enough, this is the roundup for you. Baked pumpkin oatmeal, barbecue pulled chicken, bread with a shatteringly crisp crust, and an easy batch of jam — the Dutch oven does all this and more.
What if there was a glass you could use for anything? To hold a steaming cup of tea or a pour of wine? A glass designed in such a way that whatever you poured into it looked like it was floating in air? This, my friends, is the Molo Float glass.
Here's a clever slim storage solution for the sink area: the Clip Tree Valet! Taking its inspiration from hall trees and coat stands, this wooden dowel has up to six clip types that attach to it for whatever you find most useful. Need a little tray for the sponge? Done. Need a hook for your wash cloth or dish towel? No problem.
Have you heard of CHEFS catalog? I'd venture that you almost certainly have, since the company has been selling upscale, high-quality cookware, bakeware, and all manner of kitchen utensils and tools since 1979 — first by mail-order only via their catalog, and now through their extensive online site and brick-and-mortar store in Colorado Springs. Their tagline pretty much says it all: "The best kitchen starts here."
We've said it before: keeping kitchen linens in a basket is a nice, neat storage solution. But this idea takes it one step forward: make that basket a vintage bicycle basket, and hang it from a rod (like IKEA's Grundtal rail) on your backsplash!
I think that one of the most delightful parts of a big holiday like Thanksgiving is setting a beautiful table. This doesn't have to involve enormous bouquets or laying out the silverware with a ruler (as much as I love that moment in the Downton Abbey credits). In fact, if decorating the table stresses you out, don't worry about it! But I think that many of us enjoy setting a table for a special meal that expresses a bit of creativity.
For this Thanksgiving dinner, I wanted a beautiful table, but I didn't have a lot of time to plan it out. So I decided to ask for some help, and I'm so glad I did!