... and other strategies for getting everything cooked on time.
Just rub the bird with oil, this simple dried seasoning blend and roast it: What you get is a nicely browned turkey and pan juices that are flavorful enough to serve on their own.
A press-in, gluten-free crust, a lightly seasoned filling and the option of a crunchy, ginger topping are just a few of the reasons you might like this very easy pie.
Thanksgiving brings out the squash-stuffer in me — and in plenty of other cooks who welcome plant-based eaters (or just plain vegetable lovers) to the table. Last year, I filled small pumpkins with biryani. This year, I'm drawn to a more highly constructed (or at least stacked) approach — roasting a butternut squash in two lengthwise halves and then layering multiple filling elements between them.
With Thanksgiving coming, it's time to stock up on a variety of wines for the holiday table. This week's recommendations include a "nouveau" bubbly from Maryland, a frothy way to toast the end of the rainy 2018 vintage.
If you're looking for something a little different to serve for dessert at Thanksgiving, here are two ways to go that offer a lot of adaptability. The first involves only a little effort and a little oven time. The second is pudding-like, so there are a few steps involved. But it is luscious and can even be frozen, which means it's a dessert gift to you, the cook, throughout the holidays.
Every year when November rolls around, I find myself reminiscing of Thanksgivings at home. Not my grown-up home — the childhood one. The funny thing is, I remember more about being in the kitchen with my mom than I do the actual meals themselves. As a teenager and even throughout my college years, I loved knowing I would be getting up that day and my to-do list would consist solely of helping mom in the kitchen. We made a wonderful team, and I followed her lead, chopping this and that.
When it comes to Thanksgiving, most of us are looking for a way to make things faster and easier. Enter the Instant Pot or its electric multicooker cousins.
Last time I checked, summer had just left us and we were looking forward to cooler weather and the onset of everything that fall brings. Now, here we are, with Thanksgiving at our doorstep — and Christmas a little over a month away — and I wonder, where did this year go?