Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Practice Round: Pies And Desserts

Practice these great Thanksgiving desserts now
Nov 21, 2014 11:00 am

Ready to make pumpkin pie hopping mad? Here are a few of our favorite alternative dessert recipes for Practice Thanksgiving. It's the same as regular Thanksgiving, but with way fewer people to share with — and almost none of the kvetching. Believe us, between these 13 seasonal fall dessert recipes there's something for every sweet tooth. 

Thanksgiving Practice Round: Main Courses

Behold: the shining stars of the Thanksgiving table
Nov 20, 2014 3:00 pm

Here they are, everyone, your 2014 Thanksgiving All-Stars! Take your pick from our biggest, fanciest, juiciest turkeys and assorted roasts of the finest caliber. Brine away, reduce those sauces, tent with foil and rest before carving, it's time for the main event. No matter which one ends up on the table, you'll be a hero for delivering it yourself. 

Mario Batali's Italianish Stuffed Turkey With Apples And Walnuts Recipe

Roll up the best of fall in one lucky turkey
Nov 20, 2014 12:00 pm
Photo: Quentin Bacon

Renowned chef Mario Batali's new cookbook, America — Farm To Table, is a celebration of local farmers around the country. Travel from coast to coast with one of the nation's most beloved culinary faces and see how the master uses local fare to everyone's advantage. Looking for an easier way to serve up moist, delicious turkey this Thanksgiving? Look no further than simple, seasonal stuffed turkey breast.

Spicy Sourdough Stuffing Recipe

Tip: pickle your mirepoix, make tangier stuffing
Nov 19, 2014 3:00 pm
sourdough stuffing recipe
Photo: Paul Harrison

When it comes to my favorite Thanksgiving food, I'm in the (proud) minority: I LOVE stuffing. And to be honest, I love even the most basic boxed stuff. But while I have a soft spot in my heart for Stove Top and that ilk, we can all do better. You know what's in that box? Seasoned bread crumbs. Come, my child, and let me show you how to ascend to a higher plane of stuffing. It involves sourdough bread and home-pickling. And it is good.

Thanksgiving Practice Round: Appetizers

Master these great Thanksgiving appetizers now
Nov 19, 2014 11:00 am

We're all eager to get to the main course, okay? We thought about turkey on the long journey to your house, stuffing at the wine shop, pumpkin pie while were pulling into the driveway, but we're not quite there yet. Don't just dive into your Thanksgiving feast like a barbarian, start it off in a civilized and delicious manner with any of our excellent appetizer recipes. 

Thanksgiving Practice Round: Potatoes

Master these great Thanksgiving tater sides now
Nov 18, 2014 12:00 pm

We've gathered our 13 most appropriate Thanksgiving potato recipes for you to practice on a great steak or other pre-bird entreé. They're simple and to the point, with just a smattering of potatoes' favorite accents, like goat cheese, bacon and sage.

Thanksgiving Practice Round: Salads

Start Thanksgiving dinner with the perfect salad
Nov 17, 2014 2:00 pm

If you're not starting your Thanksgiving dinner off with soup, we assume you've chosen the salad route instead. Meet 14 of our favorite fall first courses, packed with all the goodies you crave: kale, roasted pears, squash, Brussels sprouts, apples and other delicious seasonal produce. Don't fill up too quickly though, there's pie after!

Thanksgiving Practice Round: Small Bites

Don't fill up — there's a lot of food on the way!
Nov 14, 2014 11:00 am

Make the first round of food on Thanksgiving day small but significant with this collection of hors d'oeuvres and small bites specifically curated to leave plenty of room. Remember, you've got a big plate to fill up. Nibble on olives, cured meat, light dips, seasonal ceviche and other treats while you discuss among your loved ones how good the turkey/ham/crown roast smells.

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