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.
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.
You've bought your turkey and picked your stuffing recipe. Pies are in the works and the potatoes are waiting to be scrubbed. What's left? ...Salad! This is perhaps the one dish of the whole Thanksgiving feast that doesn't come laden with tradition, so let's have fun with it! This year, we're bringing some color to the table. From this vibrant red cabbage salad to a warm millet salad studded with oranges, we have ten ideas for salads that pop.
Let us help you finish up that Thanksgiving menu! From this past week, we have a refreshing cider sangria to serve with Thanksgiving dinner and recipes for both potato rolls and buttermilk biscuits to serve alongside. Branch out from tradition and give this Mexican-spiced turkey a try — but keep the classics for dessert, ok? It doesn't get much better than pumpkin pie and a double-crust apple pie side by side on the dessert table.
Any day now, one of my five younger brothers will drop a little hint to my mom. "You know, cinnamon rolls would be awesome," one might say, casually. The approach will rapidly progress to the blunt: "You're making cinnamon rolls for Thanksgiving morning, yesss?" Because, in our family anyway, the holidays start with the cinnamon rolls.
Beyond my mom's famously ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls, the aromas of cinnamon and spice define this time of year — the shortened afternoons spent rolling out molasses cookies or whipping up a whiskey spice bundt cake, filling your home with the smell of sweet things to come. We crave that spicy warmth, so here are twenty recipes that will instantly make your home smell like the holidays.
Meatloaf to nutloaf and everything in between — we've got your winter comfort food covered this week! If you're craving something creamy and rich, definitely take a look at that poppy seed chicken casserole. So good! Porcini-stuffed pork chops also make a surprisingly quick dinner while our quinoa bake with creamy winter squash is the perfect vegetarian main dish. No matter what your dinner plans may be, pour yourself a pomegranate gin fizz and raise a glass to the weekend.
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.
In advance of Turkey Day, we're talking about meat this week — how to find it, how to fix it, how to make the most of it. Meat is usually the most expensive part of a meal, especially when it's responsibly sourced; and once you have it in hand, you don't want to screw it up.
So let's take a step back from recipes and talk about method. Here are seven foolproof, well-tested techniques for cooking meat just how you want it, every single time.
Turkey, ham, and roast beef enjoy star attention during the colder months and holiday season; these are hefty meat dishes for family feasts. But for the moment, we're still normal cooks with our normal food budgets and our normal schedules who are just trying to get wholesome, tasty dinners on the table, and that means using meat wisely and carefully, for flavor and not always as the centerpiece of a meal.
Today, let's talk about ten dishes that make the most of meat and use it in smart, budget-friendly ways.