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Best Bread Recipes

Best Bread Recipes

From quick breads to yeasted rolls, something baked and sliced is always our favorite side, be it a Thanksgiving buffet or ordinary Wednesday supper. Breads can be intimidating for the novice cook, but really, once you get the timing down and (in the case of yeasted breads) a feel for properly risen dough, breads are a snap to make. Here are 10 we couldn’t live without. READ MORE

The Basics: How to Make Apple and Sage Stuffing

The Basics: How to Make Apple and Sage Stuffing

Fresh flavors, no box for Thanksgiving. READ MORE

Alton Brown’s Roast Turkey is Amazing, Especially with These Thanksgiving Side Recipes

Alton Brown’s Roast Turkey is Amazing, Especially with These Thanksgiving Side Recipes

Alton Brown’s Good Eats Roast Turkey recipe from Food Network is a marvel. You make a brine out of veggie stock, brown sugar, peppercorns, allspice, candied ginger, and salt, naturally. You gently drop your turkey in this bath, let it sit there, picking up flavors, for 8 to 16 hours. Then you roast it, but not without adding more flavor, in the form of a kind of aromatic tea: an apple, onion, cinnamon stick, and some fresh rosemary and sage, microwaved with a little water and stuffed into the bird’s cavity. It yields a tender, juicy turkey, wafting heady holiday flavors. Perfect, right? Except even perfection can be improved on, in this case by a whole tableful of equally amazing sides. Here are 8 that do full justice to Alton's bird. READ MORE

14 Great Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren’t Pie

14 Great Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren’t Pie

Although pie is the usual star of the Thanksgiving dessert parade, sometimes you’ve got to branch out and try something new. If you’re looking for an alternative to pie, here are some highly recommended Thanksgiving dessert recipes you haven’t tried yet. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Stock and Broth?

What’s the Difference Between Stock and Broth?

It's a soup stumper. READ MORE

6 One-Dish Thanksgivings You Don’t Have the Guts to Make

6 One-Dish Thanksgivings You Don’t Have the Guts to Make

These days nothing about Thanksgiving is sacred. Case in point: BuzzFeed’s Thanksgiving in a Bucket, which is exactly what it sounds like: stuffing, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, turkey, gravy, and cranberry sauce, all layered on top of one another in a three-gallon pail. (We can just hear Patton Oswalt singing “I want a failure pie in a sadness bowl” in our heads right about now.) We prefer not to taste all of Thanksgiving in one bite, but should you feel inclined to do so, here are six mash-ups to inspire you. READ MORE

The Best Mac and Cheese Recipes

The Best Mac and Cheese Recipes

One of the most popular American dishes ever, macaroni and cheese is more of a mindset than a recipe, shorthand for easy, unchallenging comfort food. Mac and cheese succeeds when it is creamy, rich, and cheesy, but that’s where any particular imperatives end—recipes can be variable, creative, incorporating garnishes, unexpected cheeses, and inventively crunchy toppings. Here are 6 to add to your repertoire. READ MORE

10 DIY Infused Liqueurs to Get You Through the Holidays

10 DIY Infused Liqueurs to Get You Through the Holidays

Infusing alcohol like vodka, gin, tequila, rum, and brandy is a great way to add your own special touch to a homemade cocktail, and it also makes a great gift. Here are some recipes for making your own flavored liqueur. Prepare yourself—the flavor combinations are endless. READ MORE

Believe It: 14 Thanksgiving Classics Made in a Slow Cooker

Believe It: 14 Thanksgiving Classics Made in a Slow Cooker

Every Thanksgiving, we hear the same complaint: There’s not enough space in the oven. And we concede that between roasting vegetables, baking pies, and cooking the hours-long turkey, it can seem nearly impossible for everything to arrive hot to the table, all at the same time. That’s why we’re introducing a new idea: the concept that you can cook your Thanksgiving meal in the slow cooker. READ MORE

The Smart Cook’s Guide to Interactive Thanksgiving

The Smart Cook’s Guide to Interactive Thanksgiving

Make your friends do all the work. READ MORE