Although food-crazed bloggers and over-ambitious chefs have turned out every conceivable variation of turkey, on Thanksgiving the familiar is what we want. Food history editor Gary Allen explains.
The food loop is a silicon tie that makes trussing turkeys–for dinners Thanksgiving or not–a cinch. David’s been a fan for years.
This iconic roast turkey is, we sorta have to admit, perfect to behold. And it ought to be after being brined, stuffed with chestnut stuffing, and all but smothered in a ridiculously rich, real-deal gravy.
Even if you’re thermometrically challenged, this surefire technique for finding the thickest part of the turkey thigh resulting in perfectly roasted birds works every time.
Ah, pucker-worthy cranberries, the often maligned stepchild of the Thanksgiving table, get their due here, adding a sweet-tart flavor to autumn menus.
Not entirely unlike the marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole of your childhood, this “soufflé” of sorts similarly blankets pureed spuds with sugary goodness.
This easy-to-make riff on the classic turkey tetrazzini is an old-fashioned casserole that just begs to be made the day after Thanksgiving.
Yup. Just what every home cook desperately desires. Yet another inspired use for turkey leftovers. You’re welcome.
Though not as sweet as most, this Southern pecan pie is still traditional through and through.
Sweetly tart cranberries make an unexpected yet inspired match for this rich, creamy, vanilla-inflected, perfect-for-fall cheesecake. Bye bye, pumpkin pie.
An anytime bread stuffing filled with celery, onion, thyme, basil, and parsley that’s as terrific with chicken as it is with turkey.
This dreamy and creamy alternative to pumpkin pie has won us over. We think it’ll woo you, too.
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