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Make-Ahead Detox Turkey Soup

After hors d'oeuvres, appetizers, first, seconds, thirds, probably a midnight snack, and leftover pie for breakfast, chances are you may be craving some clean eating after Thanksgiving. This soup creates a lot of flavor in a short period of time, using ingredients most likely already purchased for the holiday. More

Make-Ahead Turkey Waldorf Salad With Fennel, Roasted Grapes, and Spicy Walnuts

If you think Waldorf salad connotes American culinary relic, a dish best forgotten alongside jellied salads, then this fresh take will forever change your mind. In lieu of sliced raw celery, I added fennel and chopped fronds for crunch and flavor, and toasted the walnuts with a quick homemade spice mix of cumin, paprika and cayenne for some kick. My favorite part of this dish is the roasted red grapes—alongside fresh green ones. More

Cranberry Sauce Jelly Doughnuts

It's Thanksgiving! It's Hanukkah! All at once! With this momentous overlap of food holidays, why decide on one type of cuisine? These jelly doughnuts, inspired by the Hanukkah specialty sufganiyot, have a Thanksgiving flair thanks to a cranberry sauce "jelly" inside. More

Persimmon, Pomegranate, and Pistachio Salad With Lemon Honey Vinaigrette From 'Choosing Sides'

I had never eaten a persimmon before moving to California, but these days I've come to anticipate the arrival of the sweet orange fruit. That said, I still have a problem finding uses for it (other than slicing a piece and popping it in my mouth, of course), so I was pleased to try Tara Mataraza Desmond's expertly balanced and alliterative persimmon, pomegranate, and pistachio salad from her new cookbook, Choosing Sides. More

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