Turkey Carving Tips that Will Make You Look Like a Pro

So much time is spent planning the cooking for Thanksgiving, but there’s also the carving and serving of the turkey to consider. Once the bird is done roasting, there’s a flurry of activity while it rests (you do let the turkey rest?) and you pull everything else together. That is not the time to start…

How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner for Just a Few People

Hosting a smaller group for Thanksgiving? All the recipes and guides seem to assume there will be 20 or more people at dinner. But if you have a small family or are celebrating Friendsgiving this year, we have some holiday-appropriate recipes that will serve 4 to 6 people. No matter what size your gathering, Thanksgiving is about…

7 Turkey Stuffing Recipes That Will Steal the Show

A bone of contention, or at least discussion, at the holidays is the stuffing of the turkey. Or is it dressing? There are 15,000,000 searches on Google for “stuffing or dressing,” and no end to the debate in sight. No matter what you call it or where you cook it, one thing is certain; both versions…

10 Ways to Make a Turkey-Free Meal for Thanksgiving

Tired of turkey? Are you looking for something different to serve on Thanksgiving? Maybe you have guests who aren’t fond of turkey or who have more adventurous palates and yearn to eat something new. The purpose of the holiday is to gather, be thankful and share a festive meal. Read on to choose a main dish…

5 Potato Dishes That Will Be New Thanksgiving Favorites 

Potatoes don’t have to be an afterthought. This Thanksgiving the staple side dish can be elevated when you serve potatoes with a little panache – and some truffle butter. With our recipes, from confit fingerlings to creamy potato gratin, you can make the humble potato something to talk about. Read on and choose the right potato dish for your…

Thanksgiving Help: Download Our Turkey Roasting Guide

Cooking Thanksgiving dinner can be an intimidating task, especially if you aren’t experienced. How often do we get to practice roasting a turkey? With the large turkey taking up so much time in the oven and all the side dishes to orchestrate, it’s no wonder the average home cook can be overwhelmed by the task….

Making Thanksgiving Dinner for a Small Party

Hosting a smaller group for Thanksgiving? You may not want to roast a whole turkey, but rather a turkey breast. Or perhaps make a special occasion roast like this Crackling Roast Porcelet Rack with Fennel & Apples. Here are a few holiday-appropriate recipes that will serve 4 to 6 people. Start with the main dish decision, and then…

Think Outside the Bird: Stuffing & Dressing Recipes

There are a few things on a Thanksgiving menu that are non-negotiables, and stuffing is one of them. Whether you are serving turkey, goose or capon there’s always room for stuffing. Even with a turkey alternative like wild boar, venison, or pork, a side dish of the good stuff is a welcome part of the…

Thanksgiving Cooking: Pan Gravy Secrets

Nothing is better for dressing a turkey than delicious, old-fashioned pan gravy.  Some people think the whole meal is just an excuse to make gravy. Pan gravy derives its flavor and character from a rich stock, and the wonderful juices and dripping fats from the roasting bird that collect in the pan. Read on for an…

4 Ways to Make Turkey Breast for Thanksgiving

What does everyone want more of at the Thanksgiving table? If you are like most families, the answer is: white meat. But a turkey only comes with so much of that. If your family is a big one or is full white meat lovers, a turkey breast might just save your holiday meal. Serve it as a…

To Stuff, Or Not To Stuff, Your Holiday Bird

A bone of contention, or at least discussion, at the holidays is the stuffing of the turkey. Or is it dressing? There are 15,000,000 searches on Google for “stuffing or dressing,” and no end to the debate in sight. Regional language differences and family tradition dictate what you call this holiday dish. Bread stuffing cooked…

Roast a Second Entrée this Thanksgiving

At Thanksgiving it’s all about the turkey … or is it? Some people don’t care to eat turkey, and others don’t have the oven space to roast the 28-pound turkey that the assembled crowd would require. Why not serve a smaller turkey alongside a slow-roasted pork shoulder? Or a roasted leg of lamb? Make it a special…