holidays and special occasions

A round of red pepper cheesecake, topped with apricot jam and surrounded by crackers.

Red Pepper Cheesecake

This savory cheesecake is much, much more than just another cheese course. It’s a darn near soul-satiating beginning or ending to your next dinner party.

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  • 25 M
  • 5 H, 25 M
  • 2
Baked spiced pecans on a sheet of parchment that is resting on a wooden serving board.

Spiced Pecans

“Super easy.” “Great with beer.” “Disappear fast.” “Yummy!” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
Two mushroom strudels on a silver tray, one cut in half, with a knife resting on top.

Mushroom Strudel

Crackly phyllo that’s crisp as autumn leaves give way to tender wild mushrooms in this simple, sumptuous savory strudel.

  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 5
A loaf of paleo pumpkin bread with three slices cut off the end.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

“Wow!” “Amazing!” “What a surprise!” That’s what folks are saying about this lovely quick bread that’s gluten free, dairy free, and paleo friendly. No one will ever tell the difference. Swear.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 8
A whole deep-fried turkey, garnished with sage, bay, and thyme leaves on a wooden cutting board.

Deep-Fried Turkey

Crisp, burnished skin and moist, impossibly tender meat can be yours. (Yes, deep-fried turkey IS everything it’s bragged up to be.)

  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 7
Two coupe glasses filled with martinez cocktail and a strip of orange zest with a cocktail shaker and more orange zest in the background.

Martinez Cocktail

The Martinez cocktail is a classic mix of gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, and bitters that creates a perfectly balanced and smoooooooooooooth sip.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 1
A silver gravy boat filled with gluten-free gravy on a linen cloth.

Gluten-Free Gravy

Everyone we know who’s tried this gluten-free gravy is calling it their new “go-to” gravy, regardless of their gluten preference or tolerance. Undeniably and luxuriously rich, smooth, and silken.

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  • 25 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
A glazed pumpkin pound cake on a plate--a pumpkin Bundt cake with a milk-sugar poured glaze

Glazed Pumpkin Pound Cake

If you’ve been thinking you’re done with pumpkin everything, you’re going to want to hold off on judging until you experience this pumpkin pound cake.

  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 6
A loaf of Burgundian honey spice bread on a sheet of parchment with two slices cut off.

Burgundian Honey Spice Bread

More nuanced than gingerbread and not at all like fruit cake, this French pain d’épices is unforgettably fragrant with spice and nostalgically rich with tradition.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
A skillet filled with Ina Garten's caramelized shallots, sprinkled with parsley.

Ina Garten’s Caramelized Shallots

Shallots take on a dulcet, docile personality when slowly coaxed to a caramelized brown. Easy to make. And easygoing by way of going well with just about anything.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 7
A Texas style smoked turkey cut into breast and leg pieces on a cutting board with a knife.

Texas Style Smoked Turkey

Behold, your latest favorite turkey, whether on your Thanksgiving table or your Super Bowl bash or your next backyard barbecue.

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  • 45 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
A cast iron skillet filled with cooked sweet potato cornbread topped with two pats of butter, resting on a old blue wooden chair with a dish of butter beside it.

Sweet Potato Cornbread

We could blather on and on and on about this surprising and stunning (and stealthy healthy) riff on a Southern classic that everyone is swearing is the best cornbread they’ve ever had. But you best experience it for yourself.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 51
A decorative plate with two slices of roast pork and three bunches of pickled grapes.

Pickled Grapes

One taste of these sweetly sour lovelies and we assure you, you’ll be convinced that yes, your fall table does, indeed, need pickled grapes.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
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