From appetizers to pies and everything in between, we're here to help you put together a low-stress Thanksgiving spread.
Perfect your crust. Try new filling recipes. Learn some decorating tricks. And prepare for the biggest pie day of the year: Thanksgiving.
There are probably a handful of essentials, things you must have on the Thanksgiving table lest some family members begin to riot. But I find there are often a couple of slots open for new things, chances to get weird or creative or, gasp, healthy.
As far as we're concerned, anything you can make in advance of actual Thanksgiving Day is a good thing, and this make-ahead gravy fits the bill.
Planning a really good menu is the stealth approach to being a really good cook. Here are some tips from the experts.
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The turkey is the unquestioned star of the Thanksgiving meal. It can be the most daunting part as well. But with a little planning and care, it doesn't have to be.
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I can tell right away that Tucker Shaw has thought about Thanksgiving a lot, and not just as a home cook. As the editor in chief of Cook's Country, a member of America's Test Kitchen and the former dining critic and food editor at the Denver Post, Shaw has had a lot of practice advising other cooks about …
Sweeney Todd ruined meat pies for me. • For a while after seeing the famous musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in high school (and then again after watching the 2007 movie starring Johnny Depp), the thought of meat pies made my stomach turn. • Why? Well, the basic plot …
When I tell people I grew up in a family of pie bakers, it's easy to imagine I'm bragging. My mother's pies are legendary — rich, velvety custard fillings or mounded fruit pies, each cradled in an ornately decorated crust, golden and with the most delicate layers. And don't get me started on my grandmother; in her …
Something happened halfway through the second strip of pie crust I was braiding. A serene energy washed over me, calmness radiating to my flour-caked hands, to my feet sore from hours of standing in the same spot on the kitchen tile, to streaks of raw pie crust in my hair. It had been a bit of a journey, getting to this …