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.

Spiced Maple Pecan Pie

Spiced Maple Pecan Pie with Star Anise

Here’s a nifty little trick. Reduce maple syrup until sticky, infuse it with spice, and rely on it to impart its ridiculously intense essence to pecan pie.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 20 M
  • 3
Baked Mushrooms, Broken Bread

Baked Mushrooms, Broken Bread

An effortless, elegant side that fancies up the form as well as the flavor of two enduring entertaining icons: the stuffed mushroom and Thanksgiving stuffing.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 7
Pureed Potatoes Recipe

Velvet Mashed Potatoes

No mere mash, this creamy potato puree owes its uber velvetiness to indecent amounts of butter and cream. Oh yeah.

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 7
Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Brussels Sprouts Gratin

What’s not to love about Brussels sprouts–yes, Brussels sprouts–when they’re buried beneath nutty, buttery Gruyère? Nothing. Nothing at all.

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  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

One way to down your sweet potatoes? Drown them in butter, sugar, bourbon, and maple syrup. It’s The Southern Way. And we can’t say we have a problem with this.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 13
Parmesan Potato Gratin

Parmesan Potato Gratin

We used to get our gratins and scalloped potatoes confused. But then we tried this gratin. Guess which one we prefer?

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  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
Deep Fried Turkey

Deep-Fried Turkey

Crisp, burnished skin and moist, impossibly tender meat can be yours. The only trick is not catching the house on fire.

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  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 5
Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart Recipe

Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart

Drunken pumpkin? Punken drumkin? Drumpin punkdrunk? This innocuous seeming slice boasts just a tad more, uh, character than your typical pumpkin pie.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 4
Raw Cranberry Relish Recipe

Raw Cranberry Relish

This sassy and simple sauce draws on just cranberries, orange, sugar, booze, and a blender. And no, it’s not a cocktail.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 22
Pumpkin Lasagne

Pumpkin Lasagne

A lovely labor of love, this lasagna buries fresh pumpkin pasta beneath a quartet of cheeses–mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Fontina, and Parmigiano. May wanna loosen that belt.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 6
Fork-Mashed Potatoes

Fork-Mashed Potatoes

These fork-mashed spuds are indulgence defined with their easy execution, deceptively rich taste, and lack of bowls and beaters to clean.

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 11
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