The Thanksgiving Turkey is Too Big

Thanksgiving Disaster 2: The Bird’s Too Big for the Oven

You know the rule: one pound of turkey per guest. But when your back-of-the-envelope calculations say you need a behemoth, what to do? We have answers.

Thanksgiving Disaster Thermometer

Thanksgiving Disaster 3: The Bird’s Roasted—But Still Raw

The pop-up timer popped. The skin’s burnished. The drumstick jiggles. Yet when you commence carving, you still see a trickle of pink. Ohhhh $(%!

Thanksgiving Disaster Dropped Turkey

Thanksgiving Disaster 4: Transferring the Bird to…Oops!

The bird may be done–whew!–but your work isn’t. Here, foolproof tactics on how the heck to heft a sweaty hen from roasting pan to carving board without incident.

Thanksgiving Disaster Crowded Counter

Thanksgiving Disaster 5: One Oven, 4 Burners, 124 Recipes

Thanksgiving is easily the most denial-inducing meal you’ll contend with all year. But deal with it you must. Here, advice on how to elude oven overload.

Thanksgiving Disaster Help

Thanksgiving Disaster 6: Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen!

Offers of help aren’t always that, um, helpful. We’ve got tricks to tuck up your sleeve for keeping those pesky, well-intentioned, do-gooder guests out of your way.

Leite's Love Lusty Monk

Leite’s Loves…Lusty Monk Mustard

An iconoclastic mustard appeared via what can only be described as divine intervention. Then it led us straight into temptation.

Deer Cartoon

Venison Meatballs: An Alpha Male Tale

A gift of ground venison became an issue of manly insecurity for one home cook–until he decided to stop thinking and start cooking.

A Tiger in the Kitchen

LC Book Club: A Tiger in the Kitchen

The LC Book Club takes on A Tiger in the Kitchen by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan. Join us, and author Tan, for online Twitter chats November 5 and 9.

Best Bake Sale Cookbook

Leite’s Loves…Cookies for Kids’ Cancer

Sweet solutions to stubborn problems. That’s a motto our managing editor loves—and the reason she’s head over hand-mixer for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

Caroline Kennedy

I Hated Caroline Kennedy

Carol Penn-Romine long considered the first daughter her nemesis. The reason has everything to do with overcooked okra and a distaste for turnips.

St-Germain

St-Germain Aperitif

Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein had hoped for a quiet, rustic dinner in the French countryside. Thanks to this storied liqueur, what they ended up with was far, far more memorable.

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Pile of Doughnuts Recipe

Tales from a Doughnut Queen

Is too much of a good thing really wonderful? We asked doughnut diva Jess Thomson, who just wrote a cookbook on the topic. Here’s what she says.

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