This citrusy layer cake is loaded with finely grated orange zest.
A bright and flavorful alternative to the traditional, gelatinous sauce.
Smoky, spicy, and extremely snackable.
All the flavor of an apple pie without the hassle of making a crust (or turning on the oven).
Crisp, earthy, and slightly smoky.
The delicate aroma of roses is the star in this variation on a Gin Fizz cocktail.
This is no pumpkin waffle—it's a nicely spiced, lightly sweet custard that cooks in the waffle iron in minutes.
Pumpkin cheese cake gets a boost from homemade candied nuts and a gingersnap crust.
A perfect roast turkey with an easy gravy to boot.
Red wine and a medley of spices bring holiday warmth to this mulled wine-inspired sauce.
A lighter, airier take on traditional pumpkin pie.
This simple salad gets a boost from little crispy grains of toasted buckwheat.
Pear and ginger lend autumnal sweetness and spice to the Thanksgiving staple.
A not-too-sweet glaze and a side of basil-flecked English peas combine for a roast-ham dish that's good all year round.
How to make a no-crack chocolate roulade, perfect for your holiday Yule log.
Brush up on the basics for the big day.
Keep your gravy nice and hot with immersion circulators, slow cookers, and more
The easiest and most effective method for ensuring a jelly roll won't crack or tear.
For grilled vegetables that keep their fresh crispness, cook them over a chimney starter.
Celebrate the true heroes of winter produce.
How to mix and match cookie styles for the best holiday assortment.
For easy entertaining, bring the raw bar home.
Everything you need to know when making a pie dough from scratch.
Cut it up, then choose your recipe.
Nothing like a roasted root.
Which type of roasting pan offers the best value, and, more importantly, which one do you really need?
All your questions about grilling steak, answered.
Everything you need to know to host a Chinese hot-pot feast at home.
Don't know the difference between a city and a country ham? Don't know how to cook and serve them? Don't worry; we've got you covered.
Nothing but the facts: a quick reference guide to dry-brining or wet-brining your holiday turkey for moister, juicier results.
Two methods for deep-fried turkey, indoors and out. Which do you think is safer?
Sour cream mashed potatoes, classic mashed potatoes, sous vide mashed potatoes—whatever the method, here are the best methods for making mashed potatoes in advance.
Buy everything you can well in advance, and save time and headaches on Thanksgiving.
Everything you need to make the perfect Thanksgiving cheese plate
A fresh-tomato sauce for pasta that's so good, you won't even need cheese on top.
Is there any point to brining your next turkey?
Want to celebrate Chinese New Year? Here's how, from party prep to recipes.
The one thing that makes all those early-morning temple visits more bearable: snacks.
When beef is scarce, a Christmas tenderloin is a delicacy beyond belief.
Food: the true language of love.
From arch enemies to best friends.
What really happens when you force-fed yourself all the aphrodisiacs.
How a starry-eyed fantasy of a Dickensian Christmas became a tradition.
A special Thanksgiving edition of Ask Special Sauce.
Want to learn how to transfer your family's images onto a Halloween pumpkin? Here's how to do it.
Gift ideas for the person who did something real nice for you this year.
The most delicious chocolate bunnies, chocolate eggs, and other classic Easter candy from our taste test.
Make finding the perfect holiday drink fun and interactive—with flowcharts!
Small gifts, perfect for stuffing a real or metaphorical stocking.
The year's most coveted kitchen tools and equipment.
Buy your way into any food lover's heart with one of these big-ticket holiday gifts.
Our favorite gifts for cooks for under $100, including a great chef's knife, a gorgeous tagine, and more.
You don't have to go broke this holiday season—some of our favorite gifts for food lovers cost well under $50.
A book that teaches what really matters in cooking.
The moment Edna Lewis's The Taste of Country Cooking changed one author's life.
Jacques Pepin inspires a cook through every step of his culinary career.
How a chef, and her cookbook, transformed a 20-year-old's world.
Make your best barbecue ever using a smoker.