So long, store-bought applesauce. Tuck into your own fuss-free, artisanal applesauce that’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and as smooth or as chunky as you please.
Serve this candied orange peel on its own, toss it in granulated sugar after it dries for a festive look, or dip it in melted chocolate.
These fork-mashed spuds are indulgence defined with their easy execution, deceptively rich taste, and lack of bowls and beaters to clean.
This pretty little number is sweet and tart and sassy enough to hold its own against all manner of menus, whether holiday or more humdrum.
Mashed sweet potato gets slathered all over a marshmallow, coated in crushed corn flakes, and deep-fried until crisp. Talk about something to be thankful for….
These savory-sweet cocktail cookies are simple to make yet pack a wallop of flavor. Set them out as a pre-dinner nibble when you want something fetching.
Pity the pilgrims. They hadn’t yet conjured this cranberry cosmo, which is a cinch to make and ensures Thanksgiving is a lot more tolerable. Sure beats mead.
Hate Brussels sprouts? Well, hate them no more. Here shaved sprouts are tossed with thin slices of pecorino and prosciutto and dressed with lemon and oil.
These corn bread batons bake up crisp on the outside, with a fine crumb on the inside, and ready to sop up as much butter or gravy as you wish.
The essence of autumn, this recipe juxtaposes tender root vegetables, crunchy Marcona almonds, nutty brown butter, and the lilt of lemon.
What’s an un-pumpkin pumpkin pie? It’s pie made with caramelized butternut squash, spices, and a splash of brandy. It’s subtly different than the classic yet still oh so perfect for Thanksgiving.
This goes-with-anything veggie side relies on pantry staples, comes together in 10 minutes, makes minimal cleanup, and lowers your husband’s cholesterol. You’re welcome.
All the usual suspects—butter, sugar, eggs, nuts, and, natch, bananas–are here, save for gluten. Honestly? We were so tempted by the loaf’s taste and texture, we didn’t even miss it.
Some consider this Catalan classic to be the great Spanish acquisition considering how it’s so very versatile (and vegetarian).
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