We love cookbooks (and other books about food), and we love giving them as gifts, too. So we were pumped this morning to see that Amazon is taking an extra 30% off any printed book today—perfect for holiday shopping. Not sure which titles to buy? We have a handful to recommend.
Our gift guide is all about finding the best holiday presents for the people you love: our tried-and-true essential kitchen tools for your sister's new apartment, our favorite nibbles to bring a holiday party host, and the top-quality gadgets for your dad's kitchen arsenal. We've put these gifts to the test so that you know you're getting something good.
Indulge guilt-free with these sweet, chewy macaroons made with a mix of no-calorie Stevia In The Raw and Sugar In The Raw Organic White®.
As we wind down our efforts on the site for the next few days and scatter like wind-blown dried stuffing crumbs for the holiday, I wanted to take a moment to wish our ever-growing Serious Eats community the happiest of Thanksgivings.
It's the inevitable result of every Thanksgiving feast: no matter how many guests you pack around your table and no matter how much they eat, you will have leftovers. We've rounded up the 31 best recipes to transform your leftovers and make them even better than they were on turkey day.
For plenty of folks, the real point of Thanksgiving comes later: the leftovers sandwich. And while most of us are happy with a little turkey and some cranberry sauce on toasted bread, chefs and food bloggers tend to get a little more creative.
Now supposing that you've got yourself a big 'ol pile of leftover turkey sitting in the fridge, and right next to it happens to be a batch of the mole poblano you made a few weeks back. There's only one possible outcome to this situation: turkey and mole enchiladas (or, if you want to get really technical about it, enmoladas).
These days, frying turkey is an American birthright. But it began as a Cajun specialty, little known outside crawfish country.
Nobody feels like cooking full meals the day after Thanksgiving, which is where leftovers come in. But you don't have to stick with the same old reheat-eat-repeat. By letting your slow cooker do most of the work for you, you can take those leftovers and transform them into brand new dishes with just a little bit of time and effort on your part. Here are three of my favorite recipes.
Since 1930, home cooks have turned to Better Homes and Gardens® New Cook Book for guidance in the kitchen. This year, a new edition is hitting bookstores with more than 1,200 recipes, 1,000 color photos, and more tips and how-to information than ever. Along with the best recipes for favorite foods, this indispensable volume offers information on new cooking trends and fresh ideas, a new fruit and vegetable guide with ID photos, expanded coverage of canning, and much more. Whether you're setting up your first kitchen or hosting a holiday with friends and family, you'll find everything you need in this must-have companion.
It's officially Thanksgiving crunch time. Deep breaths, no need to panic. We've got you covered with menus, planning tips, and shopping lists; taste tests of Thanksgiving supermarket staples; and plenty of features to peruse while the turkey's in the oven. But most of all, what we've got in true over-the-top, Thanksgiving style are recipes. Turkeys smoked, roasted, and cooked sous-vide; side dishes of all stripes; dozens of pies, cookies and cakes.
When I first started taking and answering questions for Thanksgiving a few years ago, I figured at most there'd be a few dozen. We're up to several hundred and counting, and every year we get more and more. This year's batch has focused heavily on sous-vide cooking and vegan/vegetarian options, both subjects close to my heart!
Leftover mashed sweet potatoes aren't easy to reheat and serve without turning them too dry or worse, scorching them on the bottom of a pan. Instead of trying, use them as the base for moist, tender, and delicious pancakes for breakfast.
The stories we tell about the foods traditionally heaped onto our Thanksgiving tables often start and end with visions of Plymouth Rock. But some of the first bites of the Thanksgiving feast can tell us quite a lot about the holiday's history.
The holiday season's not just for going all gluttonous with the classics—it's also for trying out something new, challenging, or even crazy ambitious in the kitchen and on your plate. No doubt you've seen our wall-to-wall holiday menu coverage, and that train's not stopping till the new year. But we want you to join in and strut your own stuff, Serious Eats style.
Leftover mashed potatoes reheated in the waffle iron make for awesome crisp edges and custom-designed gravy wells.
Apple pie is THE pie of Thanksgiving. And we have both classic and totally gonzo versions for you.
Slices of turkey on top of a crisp stuffing waffle, all covered with a cheesy gravy sauce that gets broiled until browned and bubble before being topped off with a fried egg. This is the stuff morning-after-Thanksgiving dreams are made of.
As the producer of 25% of America's cheese (three billion pounds!), Wisconsin certainly earns its title of America's Dairyland. Most of this output is mass-produced cheese destined for supermarkets. But Wisconsin's—and the rest of the Midwest's—undercurrent of craft cheesemaking is well worth paying attention to. Here is where 4,000 years of European tradition meets American gumption, and the result is some incredible cheese.
Hosting Thanksgiving is a daunting task. Also daunting: bringing a dish with you to a dinner hosted by someone else. It needs to be something that can withstand travel and requires minimal work once you arrive—because the kitchen is going to be chock full of insanity. Here are a whole bunch of great ideas.
Many mocktails are pale imitations of the harder stuff, but we've been collecting recipes for a few favorite alcohol-free options, perfect for teetotalers or for sipping between rounds of something stronger.