When it's cold out and you're bundled up in three kinds of sweaters in your home trying to adjust the heat, the best remedy is always something hot, and preferably with booze. Let these cozy drinks help you through the cold months.
We celebrated Thanksgiving here in the U.S. last Thursday, a day of great and delicious feasting or at least that's how it turned out in my neck of the woods. We laughed a lot and chopped a mountain of vegetables and rolled out pie dough. We clinked glasses, expressed gratitude, chewed and swallowed and smacked our lips in appreciation. We lingered around the table, fell into a heated debate on a thorny, controversial topic and still loved each other in the end. Afterwards, we walked the dogs, did the dishes, and took long naps on the couch. It was a classic Thanksgiving scene with all the usual, wonderful, over-the-top bountifulness and satisfaction.
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.
With the luxury of this long weekend stretching before me, I'm thinking of settling in at my kitchen table and getting started on a few projects for the holidays. Special homemade gifts like bottles of infused liquor and small tins of flavored salt take a little extra time to reach delectable perfection, and for this very reason, they're always some of my favorite things to wrap up and give to friends. Care to join me?
Welcome to the day after Thanksgiving! Anyone else's fridge groaning with the weight of too many leftovers? Best satisfy your craving for turkey sandwiches pronto because we have some recipes here that are going to make short work of your leftover feast — like pierogis stuffed with mashed potatoes, a breakfast hash of leftover dressing, and a hearty white chili to use up every last scrap of turkey.
Happy post-Thanksgiving Day, everyone! Is your refrigerator happily stuffed with turkey and trimming leftovers? Did you eat pumpkin pie for breakfast? (I certainly hope so — it's a tradition around here.) We really enjoyed following along with many of your Thanksgiving dinners on our open thread yesterday, but now we want to know: how did it all turn out? Were you happy with the recipes you chose? Tell us all about your dinner — we'd love to hear how it went!
Pecan pie is one of the first things we head for when it comes time to hit the Thanksgiving dessert table. This nut-filled classic is the very definition of ooey-gooey decadence, and always has been. Our version is just as rich and sugary as ever, but with one small change: we ditched the corn syrup.