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.
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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.
While eating all that ridiculously good food for Thanksgiving, it's unlikely that you're thinking about breakfast for the following day. If, however, you have a house full of guests, and you don't feel like grazing or just making sandwiches, these five recipes utilize leftovers in simple, smart ways.
Last week, I wrote about keeping the kitchen as clean and free of non-Thanksgiving prep in the day or two before the big day. You can order takeout the night before, but what about breakfast itself on Thanksgiving morning? The house smells amazing, but every cooking surface is bubbling with delicious holiday goodness and the oven is absolutely out of commission, monopolized by turkey and stuffing on track to be served late afternoon. What is there to munch on for breakfast, that's simple and still special?
Check out these make-ahead breakfast ideas that are sure to please your kitchen schedule and tide you over until the big meal.
I got a text message from my mom a few days ago: Demerara sugar?! I inquired as to what she was referring to so early on a Tuesday morning, and she mentioned that a new pie she was experimenting with for Thanksgiving called for the ingredient. What the heck? she followed, Why not just white sugar like I've done for the last three centuries?
Q: I love baking, and my friends and family love it too. But I'm starting too feel guilty about constantly giving them unhealthy desserts. Are there good recipes out there for healthier cookies, cupcakes, and frostings?
Even with all the spiced lattés, pumpkin beers, nutmeg-dusted baked goods, and squash-filled treats in the world, there will always be one day of the year when we crave the real deal. Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie just wouldn't feel right. Here is our version of the classic pie, plus a few tricks to help you make it the best one you've ever had.
Monday night, I invited some lovely people to dinner who are visiting South Carolina from Pennsylvania. I wanted to highlight our local culture and food and, after a busy Monday, I needed something easy! Shrimp and grits seemed like the best choice. Though you can find them almost anywhere in the United States by now, they always taste best at home.