thanksgiving

A pear and raspberry pandowdy in a green bowl with a pastry top, wooden spoon inside

Gingered Pear and Raspberry Pandowdy

A cousin to crumble and crisp and cobbler, a pandowdy is simply another spectacular fork-to-pie-hole delivery system for fruit, sugar, and spice buried beneath buttery biscuits.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 2
A rimmed baking sheet with stuffed broiled mussels and a bowl of filling on the side

Stuffed Broiled Mussels

Elegant. Easy. Inexpensive. Just three of the many reasons you’re going to want to make this little keeper of a recipe over and over and over again.

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  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
Glazed Ham

Glazed Ham

Plonk this brown sugar glazed ham on your holiday table and then step back, listen to the gasped oohs and aahs, accept all manner of accolades, and then watch it disappear.

  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 32
A white bowl filled with crispy fried sage leaves

Fried Sage Leaves

Proof that you really can fry anything and make it vastly better. They make an easy, elegant hors d’oeuvres for any assemblage of folks who appreciate fine cuisine.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
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Four delicate Stilton Walnut crackers, edges rolled in chopped walnuts, on a parchment-lined sheet pan

Stilton and Walnut Crackers

Perhaps the simplest and most sophisticated dinner party precursor ever. Just make the savory shortbread dough, freeze, slice, and bake. You’re welcome.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 13
Buttermilk Dressing With Winter Crudites

Buttermilk Dressing With Winter Crudites

Whoever made up that silly rule about no white after Labor Day clearly has never stunned dinner guests with vegetables in shades of winter white and palest green.

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
A dry-brined turkey, with rich brown skin on a white plate with sage

Dry Brine Turkey

All the juicy, tender perks of brining. None of the fuss of finding a container large enough to contain a turkey and cramming it in your already overstuffed fridge.

  • 30 M
  • 1 D, 4 H
  • 2
Four plates of rum pecan pie in a flaky crust, topped with whole pecans and vanilla ice cream

Rum Pecan Pie

This rum pecan pie is all grown up thanks to a little splash of rum in the sweet and crunchy pecan filling. Just like traditional pecan pie. Only better.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
Glazed Ham with Maple and Mustard

Glazed Ham with Mustard

This simple glazed ham has got a sweet and spicy thing going on that’s simultaneously subtle and super impressive.

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  • 25 M
  • 3 H
  • 4
A braided cheese danish on a piece of parchment paper in a rimmed baking sheet

Cheese Danish

Startlingly spectacular made-from-scratch cheese Danish that are going to forever change your notion of what a cheese Danish ought to be.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
A pottery plate filled with roasted butternut squash and apple salad made with watercress, sweet apples, and topped with Parmesan

Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Salad

Unexpected, easy, eye-catching, and impressive as heck. That’s what we think of this lovely autumnal juxtaposition of tastes and textures that’s gonna upend the way you think about salads.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 0
An Indian-style platter with pan-fried green beans and almonds topped with ground coriander, nearby a serving fork and spoon

Pan-Fried Green Beans and Almonds

You’ll never look at green beans the same way again after experiencing these crisp yet tender specimens with an intensified green beaniness and some intriguing bling from almonds and spices.

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  • 20 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

A turkey cranberry sandwich with stuffing and gravy and all that Thanksgiving goodness sounds sorta good right now, doesn’t it?

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
The white plates with slices of maple pumpkin pie, each topped with a dollop of whipped cream

Maple Pumpkin Pie

Just about as traditional as tradition gets save for the slight plot twist of maple syrup.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 10 M
  • 2