Q: I recently bought a shiny, new range that has convection baking and roasting. I am also hosting Thanksgiving for a wonderful group of approximately 14 friends. I still haven't fully gotten the hang of baking with convection and have yet to roast any meat. Do you have any specific tips for cooking a turkey using convection?
The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah typically arrives in December, but I start getting excited for it sometime around Labor Day. I love lighting the menorah (Hanukkah candelabra) and watching the candles' reflection, warm and comforting, in my window. And I crave the overall feeling of coziness that comes with the season. But what I long for most are the latkes — fried potato pancakes that Jewish families fry up during the eight-day holiday. Their unique mix of starch, crunch, salt, and oil is the ideal accompaniment for a frosty holiday evening.
All right, folks. Thanksgiving is upon us. What are your plans? Are you starting your turkey brine today? Or your rolls? Are you trying new things, or sticking the old favorites? This thread is all for you — discuss your meal amongst yourselves! We'll pop in too and offer advice if you have burning questions. Let's get this holiday done together!
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.
Are you looking to cut back on refined sugar this holiday? Or perhaps you'd like to jazz things up in the cranberry department? This cranberry sauce features maple syrup, apples, and apple cider for a lovely autumnal flavor. I think I like it better than the standard version!