thanksgiving-table

No Country for New Turkeys

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.

Trussed Turkey

Tying Up Loose Thanksgiving Ends

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.

Perfect Roast Turkey

Perfect Roast Turkey

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.

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Meat Thermometer

Thickest Part of the Thigh, huh?

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.

Cranberries

The Zing Starts Here

Ah, pucker-worthy cranberries, the often maligned stepchild of the Thanksgiving table, get their due here, adding a sweet-tart flavor to autumn menus.

Sweet Potato Souffle Recipe

Sweet Potato Soufflé

Not entirely unlike the marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole of your childhood, this “soufflé” of sorts similarly blankets pureed spuds with sugary goodness.

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Turkey Tetrazzini Gratin

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.

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Turkey and Black Bean Tamale Pie Recipe

Turkey and Black Bean Tamale Pie

Yup. Just what every home cook desperately desires. Yet another inspired use for turkey leftovers. You’re welcome.

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Southern Pecan Pie Recipe

Southern Pecan Pie

Though not as sweet as most, this Southern pecan pie is still traditional through and through.

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Cranberry-Orange Cheesecake

Cranberry-Orange Cheesecake with Chocolate Crust

Sweetly tart cranberries make an unexpected yet inspired match for this rich, creamy, vanilla-inflected, perfect-for-fall cheesecake. Bye bye, pumpkin pie.

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Herbed Bread and Celery Stuffing Recipe

Herbed Bread and Celery Stuffing

An anytime bread stuffing filled with celery, onion, thyme, basil, and parsley that’s as terrific with chicken as it is with turkey.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust Recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Pecan Crust

This dreamy and creamy alternative to pumpkin pie has won us over. We think it’ll woo you, too.

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