This week, we deep-fried turkey two ways, celebrated a birthday, and all-around feasted. See it all in the slideshow!
The grill is well-suited to roasted turkey perfection. Situating the darker meat closer to a two-zone indirect fire lets the legs and thighs cook faster than the more delicate breast meat, leaving both sections of the bird to reach their respective ideal temperatures at the same time. Plus there's the bonus of adding wood chunks for lightly smoky, more flavorful meat.
With the holidays upon us, it's time to step up your pumpkin pie-making game. Don't consider yourself a baker extraordinaire? Don't panic—now that you've made the perfect pie crust, let eggs do the heavy lifting for you from filling to topping!
These sweet potatoes have just enough (read: plenty of) butter, heavy cream, and milk. Brown sugar and cinnamon play up the natural sweetness, but I also slip in a subtle ingredient that adds complexity: carrots.
In case you haven't yet found the signature Thanksgiving drink of your dreams, we wanted to offer a few more recipes for our favorites.
So you've followed one of our turkey recipes and have the golden beast in front of you. Now what? For many folks, the hardest part of cooking a turkey is carving and serving it. Depending on how you roasted the bird, the carving instructions will be a little different. Here's how you do it.
Stuffing is my favorite part of my favorite holiday, and even though it's fantastic cooked in the bird, baked in a casserole all on its own, or cooked in the slow cooker, there are ways to improve it, namely by giving it a crisper, browner crust to contrast that moist creamy center. Here are three unique methods to do just that.
Why should soup be on your Thanksgiving table? Because it's a delicious, warming way to provide some textural and flavor contrast in a cream- and butter-heavy meal. We've compiled 17 soup recipes perfect for turkey day.
Cranberries aren't just for saucing. Chefs from around the country weigh in with their favorite sweet/tart recipes perfect for fall.
Say you're enjoying a Sunday Funday or having a casual get-together and you've invited your favorite people 'round for some good times. The tunes are picked, your guests are bringing the wine and beer, and you've even tidied up your place a bit. All that's left to complete the scene is the food. You want something that's grab-able and bursting with flavor, but something that's a little more festive than your run-of-the-mill fare.
This custardy European pancake, loaded with caramelized apples, is a stove-to-oven wonder that will rock your dessert...or brunch.
Left to its own devices, the traditional Thanksgiving spread of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy looks a little...brown. A salad or two is just what you need to brighten up your plate. Here are 18 to add color and crunch to your table.
When it comes to Thanksgiving, we should really consider going turkey-free. Why would I want to eat a dried-out, chewy bird when I can let the juices flow freely out of a striking centerpiece like prime rib or leg of lamb?
After working through loaf after loaf of Northern-style cornbread trying to find the best recipe, I thought I'd be be all cornbread-ed out. Instead, I wound up sitting in my kitchen one cold Saturday night, churning out one cornbread after another, combining sweet, savory, and spicy flavors until I had five iterations that really clicked, each taking an already excellent cornbread recipe to grand new heights.
I don't think Thanksgiving salads should be an afterthought, but it's just as important not to let them stress you out. Here's a fancy salad made with roasted brassicas, potatoes, radishes, and sunchokes plus crisp frisee and radicchio that can be made in advance with no loss in quality. Plus, it hardly wilts once dressed!
Whether you're sticking to the tourist mainstays of midtown or venturing to the far corners of the city, this master guide has everything you need for your New York trip.
Creamed kale is an easy side dish that deserves its place on your table all through the fall and winter. The only problem is, making it entirely on the stovetop takes up valuable space and time, especially around the holidays when both are at a premium. Letting your slow cooker do the work solves that problem.
The key to a successful Thanksgiving is planning. Know what needs to get done, when it needs to be done, and how much manpower and time it's going to take you. There's no better way to derail a calm evening by scrambling at the last minute to make sure your turkey is cooked through, or the gravy isn't burning. There are many theories as to when to prep each individual item, but here's my own schedule of events, starting the week before Thanksgiving.
The Splashproof Thermapen is an indispensible tool for anyone who roasts meat, cooks steaks or chicken, barbecues, makes candy, or deep fries, but at nearly $100, it ain't cheap. Enter the ThermoPop, the new, $29 digital thermometer from the makers of the Thermapen.
Whether you're hosting a huge party for Thanksgiving, having a few friends over in the days leading up to Turkeython, or just looking for some good drink ideas for a quiet November evening, I've got you covered.
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 have focused heavily on sous-vide cooking and vegan/vegetarian options, both subjects close to my heart!
A Thanksgiving without dairy and eggs means you miss out on buttery mashed potatoes and custardy pumpkin pie. But skipping out on cream doesn't mean skimping on the comforting, carby dishes Thanksgiving is best for. Actually, it means you get to focus on bolder flavors brimming with spice and explore a spectrum of textures wider than the usual seven kinds of creamy.