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Don't Forget to Do This If You're Roasting Turkey in a Foil Pan — Tips from The Kitchn

If you’re making your turkey in a foil pan this year for the ease of cleanup it promises, there’s one smart tip you need to make this cooking method not only easier on yourself but also just smarter overall. This tip falls under the “useful but obvious” category, but we figured if it’s something we […]

Hazelnut Cookies With Milk Chocolate

Homemade hazelnut butter gives these soft and chewy cookies a rich flavor, one that’s best supported by a light drizzle of milk chocolate. If you’d rather not temper the chocolate, give it a rough chop and stir it into the finished dough instead; the results will be a little more homey in appearance, but they’ll […]

Classic Rich and Silky Potato Gratin

After rounds and rounds of testing, we’ve finally landed on the perfect classic potato gratin, one that’s creamy, silky, and loaded with flavor. To make it, thinly sliced Russet potatoes are layered with earthy Gruyère and nutty-sweet Parmesan before being slowly baked in a bubbling bath of milk and cream. Going low-and-slow in the oven […]

Pecan Pie Cheesecake with Pecan Caramel Sauce

Pecan pie and cheesecake are two of my all time favourite desserts (especially for Thanksgiving) and combining the two makes things even better! This decadent treat starts out with the pecan pie filling which is simmered on the stove top until it thickens before pouring it into the crust in a springform pan. Next up […]

You Need to See the Queen and Prince Philip's Wedding Menu — Food News

Today is the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s platinum wedding anniversary, which means they’ve been married an astonishing 70 years. Former Royal Chef Darren McGrady celebrated by teasing some behind-the-scenes information about the royal couple’s wedding menu on Twitter. READ MORE »

The Best Way to Make Sure You Have Enough Serving Dishes for Thanksgiving ​ — Party Tricks

You can plan your menu and check your grocery list a million times, but you’re not truly prepared to host Thanksgiving until you’ve done this one thing. READ MORE »

Macadamia Holiday Dream Pie

Tis the season to bake a pie, right?  So, when the good people at Mauna Loa asked me to give their new Dry Roasted Chopped Macadamia Nuts a try, my mind immediately went to a dessert I could serve at holiday time. The gears started turning, and I decided to create, what could be called, […]

Is Basting the Turkey Really Necessary? — Thanksgiving Tips

Spooning hot pan juices over a roasting bird has always been one of the quintessential images of Thanksgiving. The promise of a juicier, more golden bird is what drives basting advocates, but with more and more modern turkey recipes leaving basting out entirely, it leaves us wondering: Is basting our Thanksgiving turkey really worth the […]

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Cook the Turkey Overnight! — Thanksgiving Tips

I often remember my mom waking up in the wee hours of the morning on Thanksgiving day to start our holiday turkey. Knowing that the turkey needed several hours to roast before guest arrived midday, and that she’d need oven space to finish off sides too, an early start was the only way she knew […]

5 Easy Ways to Season Your Turkey (or Turkey Breast) with Stuff You Probably Already Bought — Turkey Recipes

As Thanksgiving draws near, perhaps the biggest question that looms is just how you’ll prepare your prized turkey. You could go completely no-frills and stick with nothing but salt and pepper, or you could embrace brining because you’re one of those people who has been doing it for years. What about trying something new next […]

8 Little Things to Do to Make Guests Feel Welcome in Your Home — Firstgiving

As we come up into entertaining season, a lot of us are expecting houseguests. Whether they’re spending the night or just stopping by for dinner, there are certain things you can do to make your visitors feel extra welcome in your home. Here are a few. READ MORE »

How To Make Baked Sweet Potatoes — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

In my opinion, sweet potatoes are a superfood on many levels. Not only are they incredibly nutritious (a one-cup serving offers 65 percent of our daily requirement for vitamin C and as much as 700 percent of the recommended daily requirement for vitamin A), but they also have a fairly low glycemic index of 17. […]

Pecan Crusted Turkey Cutlets with Bacon-Maple Onion Marmalade

Not looking for a big, multi course, meal this Thanksgiving? How about these pecan crusted turkey cutlets with bacon-maple onion marmalade; a quick and easy turkey main that is perfect for any occasion! This meal is started by making the bacon-maple onion marmalade, which although it takes a bit of time, it's so easy! You […]

Whole-Wheat Bread Might Not Be Any Healthier than White Bread — Wellness News

When I was growing up, my mother never allowed white bread in the house. She said white bread was unhealthy, and thus all our bread had to be whole-wheat. My mother was not the most health-conscious person in the world — she served pigs in a blanket and boxed macaroni and cheese more often than […]

How an Induction Stove Works — And the Right Pans to Use on It — We've Got Chemistry

Induction cooking, although not so new anymore, is one of those things that still seems to intimidate a lot of home cooks. If you’re in the market for a new range, you may shy away from one with an induction cooktop because you’re not exactly sure how it works or whether or not your current […]

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking a Turkey — Tips from The Kitchn

Turkey is certainly the masterpiece of the Thanksgiving table, presented with flourish and praise for the cook. Despite the idyllic image we’ve created of roasted turkey, it is essentially the same as roasting your Sunday chicken, albeit on a much larger scale. While there are lots of opinions about (and some sound advice for) roasting […]

Why I Make a Million Side Dishes for My Tiny Thanksgiving — Sidekick Side Dishes

If you saw my family’s Thanksgiving grocery haul, you’d be within reason to guess that we were having some 15 or 20 people over to feast — but the reality? More like five. I don’t have much in the way of extended family members, so our Turkey Day is usually just my brother, my parents, […]

Truly Candied Yams (Sweet Potatoes)

Candied yams are a classic of the Southern table, but most recipes suffer from a fatal flaw: a sauce that breaks into sugar and grease in the oven. With a couple simple but critical adjustments, we can fix that, for yams that are silky, tender, and glazed in a syrupy lacquer. Get Recipe!

The Best Black Friday Deal Is from IKEA — And It's Online! — Black Friday

We have some very good news for any of you who hate the idea of having to brave the Black Friday crowds (or put on pants after the big feast): You can get the best Black Friday deal from home. As in, on your couch. Without hoards of strangers around. READ MORE »

Recipe: Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Lattes — Recipes from The Kitchn

With the holidays come long, lazy mornings spent hanging out with friends and family. Coffee is a must, but who wants to run out to the coffee shop for a fancy flavored latte? This recipe lets you keep a big batch of pumpkin spice lattes warm in the slow cooker and doesn’t even require an […]

Costco, Aldi, and More: How to Shop for Thanksgiving Like a Smartypants — Shopping

The only thing that’s possibly more overwhelming than making all this food for Thanksgiving is shopping for it. Where should you go? How much is this going to cost you? What items are you destined to forget? What special little things should you buy? See? Overwhelming! We can help you! This year, we sent a […]

5 Super-Smart Solutions for Super-Small Kitchen Woes — Apartment Therapy

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The Best Applesauce

When you want an applesauce that’s more than just a fruit purée, apple cider vinegar, plus a few aromatics like cinnamon and orange peel, will elevate the apple flavor without getting in the way. Get Recipe!

Creamy Beet Gratin With Pistachio Crumble

Earthy beets are thinly sliced and layered, then submerged in a chili-spiked cream. It all bubbles together until the beets become tender and caramelized. The creamy gratin is topped with a crunchy mix of salted pistachios, panko bread crumbs, and a pinch of sugar to balance the chili’s mellow heat. Get Recipe!

Creamy Brie Sweet Potato Pecan Pie Soup

Sweet potato casserole is a classic Thanksgiving side dish and one day I was dreaming about soups for the holidays the two ideas crossed paths this creamy brie sweet potato pecan pie soup was born! This soup has a savoury base that starts with onions and garlic moving on to chicken broth after which we […]

My Family Had a Side Dish-Only Thanksgiving, and It Was Awesome — Thanksgiving

A few years ago, my family decided not to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving. We didn’t replace it with turkey breast or Tofurkey. We didn’t sub in a glorious stuffed pumpkin. We just cut out the main dish entirely. How could we have a Thanksgiving meal without the main course, you ask? I’ll tell you […]

This Smart Hack Makes Grocery Store Sushi Taste Better — Food News

Grocery store sushi is extremely convenient, and it’s way less expensive than sushi from a restaurant. Some grocery store sushi is even quite tasty, although in general everybody understands that the $10 plate of sushi from the grocery store is not going to be quite the same quality as the sushi you pay $30 for […]

Recipe: Rosemary Roasted Potatoes — Side Dish Recipes from The Kitchn

Roasted potatoes tossed with rosemary is a classic combination that I will never, ever get tired of eating. The real key is roasting the potatoes past mere tenderness and all the way until they’ve turned golden and crispy on the outside. I have a hard time getting these potatoes to the table without eating half […]

Hummus Masabacha (Hummus With Whole Chickpeas)

Hummus masabacha is a popular variant of the Middle Eastern chickpea spread in which most or all of the chickpeas are left whole and tossed with the tahini sauce, instead of being puréed into it. There are endless variations on it, but at its heart, it’s as easy as can be, and lots more interesting […]

Make-Ahead Fig and Cinnamon Punch

This warmly spiced rum punch, adapted from bartender A. Minetta Gould of Ste. Ellie in Denver, balances the bitterness of black tea with the nutty sweetness of dried figs and Madeira. Get Recipe!

Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Occasionally, my kids say something that makes me think, “Wow. I’ve done something right.”  Most recently, it was when my youngest daughter, otherwise known as “The Picky One”, asked me if I would “pretty please” add Brussels Sprouts to my grocery list. Seriously? Seriously. Mom for the win! It took her almost eleven years, but the […]

5 Tips for Cleaning Up Worksgiving So Your Office Custodians Don't Hate You — Worksgiving

Worksgiving is a great way to hang out with your colleagues and share some gossip, but like any office gathering, you can seriously piss off your building’s custodians if you’re not courteous. While some extra mess is inevitable, there are a few steps you can take during cleanup that will make it easier on them. […]

BraveTart’s Butternut Pumpkin Pie

Level up your pumpkin pie with made-from-scratch condensed milk and roasted butternut squash puree—a DIY alternative that delivers more flavor and less water than a traditional pumpkin. Get Recipe!

Crispy Parmesan Roast Cauliflower

With the holidays coming I like to have some good side dish recipes at the ready for special meals and this crispy parmesan roast cauliflower is definitely on my short list! This side is so easy to make! You simply spread some parmesan cheese over the bottom of a baking dish, press the cauliflower florets […]

The Smart Finnish Kitchen Staple That Makes Cleanup Easy — The Kitchen Sink

With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away — how did that happen? — you may have turkey on the brain. Plus stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and don’t forget the pie. And once the feast is over, there will be a mountain of dishes — which would be so much easier to handle if you […]

Hosting a Thanksgiving Buffet? Do These 3 Things Now. — Tips from The Kitchn

It’s thrilling in a number of ways to host a large gathering. Come Thanksgiving, your home is suddenly warm and full of family and friends sharing a celebratory meal together. While a sit-down dinner with all the food on the table may look like the portrait of a traditional meal, we know serving it buffet-style […]

The Thanksgiving Side Dish Personality Quiz: What Does Your Favorite Thanksgiving Side Say About You? — Thanksgiving

It’s almost time for the meal we’ve been waiting for. Thanksgiving dinner! Picture this: You’ve just taken a seat at the table next to your loved ones (fine, with a few liked ones) and have a full glass of wine. What’s the first thing you reach for from the cornucopia of deliciousness? Your first choice […]

Recipe: Mediterranean Tuna Noodle Casserole — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

When I set out to create a lighter, healthier tuna noodle casserole recipe that was still as easy as the beloved childhood classic, my thoughts turned, naturally, to France. Wait — France? Why? I had just returned from a trip with my husband to the south of France (ooh la la — okay, it was […]

Tater Tot Casserole (Hotdish)

The Minnesotan staple gets a new look with fresh, homemade ingredients. Get Recipe!

How To Make a Vodka Pie Crust — Baking Lessons from The Kitchn

Pie crust from scratch can feel intimidating and time consuming without a guarantee of success, yet one ingredient can deliver on a crispier, flakier finished crust overtime: vodka. Adding alcohol, in combination with fat and water, to doughs and crusts has proven to be a boon for crispness and flakiness in everything from fried chicken […]

Recipe: Slow Cooker Creamy Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal — Slow Cooker Recipes

When you think of oatmeal, you most likely think of weekday mornings — it’s a hearty breakfast that keeps you full on busy days. Weekends are reserved for pancakes and eggs, right? Well, I encourage you to set aside a Saturday for this particular oatmeal, as it’s as special as that short stack. Made extra […]

How To Make Candles in a Slow Cooker — How To

If you’re looking for a sweet and thoughtful way to show your appreciation this upcoming holiday season, look no further than your slow cooker. In addition to soups, dips, and weeknight dinners, your trusty slow cooker can easily help you DIY the perfect gift: a bunch of cute candles. And before you ask, no, the […]

The Most Essential Recipes for Friendsgiving — Friendsgiving Tips

It’s early November, which means Friendsgiving is right around the corner. This annual gathering of friends hits all the delicious notes of Thanksgiving, but is way more casual and relaxed. Whether you’re hosting or attending, and whether it’s your first Friendsgiving or your fifth, we have you covered. From the appetizers to dessert, these are […]

5 Make-and-Take Sides for Thanksgiving On the Go — Recipes from The Kitchn

Growing up, nearly all Thanksgiving dinners were spent at my grandma’s house, and in classic potluck style; everyone brought the sides and desserts so her only duty in the kitchen was the turkey and gravy. For me, this meant a morning making several dishes we could easily pack up and that would handle the drive […]

5 Ways a Crock-Pot Makes Any Thanksgiving Easier — Friendsgiving Tips

Your slow cooker helps you get dinner on the table during busy weeks, prepare make-ahead meals (and desserts!), stretch your food budget, and eat more healthfully. What I’m trying to say is that your slow cooker is your number-one ally in the kitchen. Which is why it should come as no surprise that it’ll make […]

The 10 Essential Rules for Every Friendsgiving Guest — Friendsgiving

So, your friend is throwing a Friendsgiving bash and they’ve asked you to attend. Lucky you! Before you get too excited, you should know that this isn’t just any friendly potluck or some open-house party you should invite even more friends to. Just like a traditional Thanksgiving, a Friendsgiving only goes smoothly if there are […]

Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin and white chocolate is an amazing flavour combination and I can't help but think about using it in cookies like these pumpkin white chocolate chip cookies! This is a pretty simple chocolate chip cookie recipe with the addition of pumpkin puree and the use of white chocolate chips! I like to add the classic […]

Save Cash and Go Green with These Silicone Cupcake Liners — On Sale Now! — Amazon Deal of the Day

If you’re about to become a cupcake-making machine for the holidays, you really should ditch the paper lines and get silicone ones instead. Here are a few reasons that might convince you to do so. READ MORE »

5 Tips for Commuting to Work with Your Thanksgiving Potluck Contribution — Worksgiving

Office Thanksgiving is a great time to see your boss loosen up, catch up on gossip, and show off your sweet cooking skills! But first you’ve got to get your dish there — in one piece! Here are five tips for commuting to work with your Thanksgiving potluck contribution. READ MORE »

The Most Ooey, Gooey Cheese Pulls You Can Find on Instagram — On Trend

Instagram is home to many a food sensation. There’s #putaneggonit, and #eeeeeats, and of course #meatsweats, among other popular hashtags that let food lovers rejoice in photographs and videos of mouth-watering dishes. One of my favorite hashtags, #cheesepull, has over 11,000 images. Get on the dairy appreciation train and take a look at some of […]