Stuffing vs. Dressing, Pie Bakeoff Winners, and Best Knife

Stuffing vs. Dressing, Pie Bakeoff Winners, and Best Knife

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Faith Durand
Nov 24, 2009

This time a year ago Thanksgiving was everywhere, so we had pumpkin ravioli, the difference between stuffing and dressing, the reason why food writers hate Thanksgiving, turkey gravy from scratch, candy apple pie, and easy, beautiful table setting inspiration for busy cooks. Plus a tour of a gorgeous hacienda kitchen, and how to roll out pie crust without a rolling pin. Read on for these and more from this week a year ago.

• The cook's guide to an easy, elegant holiday table.

• Some thoughts on brining the bird.

• Why food editors hate Thanksgiving, according to Regina Schrambling.

Best looking turkey sandwich and how to carve a turkey without hacking it up too bad.

• A beautiful potato dish: Pommes Anna.

• A food safety reminder for Thanksgiving.

• Some honorable mentions from the 2008 Pie Bakeoff: Best-looking, and most unusual. Also, here's how to roll out pie dough sans rolling pin, and a "This is how I roll" t-shirt.

• Looking for a sharp inexpensive knife? Try this one.

Turkey gravy, from scratch.

Alli's vintage hacienda kitchen.

• Stuffing or dressing: What do you say?

• A great recipe for pumpkin ravioli with Parmesan fondue.

Previous Year Ago Lookback: Tofu Loaf, Bone Marrow, & Tyler Florence's Home Kitchen

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