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What’s the Difference Between Devil’s Food Cake and Chocolate Cake (and German Chocolate Cake)?

What’s the Difference Between Devil’s Food Cake and Chocolate Cake (and German Chocolate Cake)?

Devil's food cake is heavenly. And German chocolate cake isn't German. Naturally, people can get confused about the difference between these two variations plus plain old chocolate cake. For the record, we wouldn't turn away from any of them. READ MORE

The Best (Not-Boring) Ways to Use Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

The Best (Not-Boring) Ways to Use Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

If you don't have leftovers after cooking your Thanksgiving dinner, you did it wrong. Come on, give thanks for the excess. The best way to express your gratitude is to do more than simply microwave the leftovers for the next several meals. You can take those dishes and transform them into something entirely new. Consider it upcycling your food. Or magic. READ MORE

The Basics: How to Make Cranberry Sauce

The Basics: How to Make Cranberry Sauce

With all the heavy, savory, creamy food at Thanksgiving, the tart bite of cranberry sauce is essential. You may not want to nosh on a bowl of cranberry sauce by itself, but a little dab beside the stuffing and turkey lifts the entire meal. While you don't need extra stress when cooking this big meal, you don't want that wobbly canned cranberry sauce mold either. Good thing making a delicious, orange-scented, and not-too-sweet cranberry relish is so easy, you don't even need a recipe, certainly not a complicated one. Here's a simple, memorizable method that turns four ingredients into the perfect condiment for your holiday bird. When you're ready to move on and tackle something a bit more complex, check out the recipes below. READ MORE

Cooking Novice? Thanksgiving for Beginners Guide

Cooking Novice? Thanksgiving for Beginners Guide

Easy recipes with maximum flavor. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Among Our Favorite Squashes and Pumpkins

What’s the Difference Among Our Favorite Squashes and Pumpkins

Out go the yellow summer squash and zucchini, and in come the pumpkins, butternuts, and heartier autumn squashes. Now that fall is upon much of the country, it’s time to ditch warm-weather vegetables and embrace this sweet harvest. But beyond pumpkins, butternuts, and acorns, many of us have no idea what all the squashes in crazy shapes and colors are called, and how to use them. Given the variety available in many markets, we wanted to give you a breakdown of what to look for when shopping. READ MORE

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving

The best way to cook a stress-free Thanksgiving dinner is to think ahead. Here, some tips, techniques, and game plans that will help you host your best turkey day yet. READ MORE

Holiday Glassware Guide: The Essential Wine Glasses for Holiday Entertaining

Holiday Glassware Guide: The Essential Wine Glasses for Holiday Entertaining

When it comes to wine, the vessel matters. Consider your glassware when planning your Thanksgiving and winter holiday meals. If you have a set of Riedel stemware for each varietal — bravo.  If not, stock up on a few essential glasses, focusing on red, white, bubbly, and possibly dessert wines too. The more casual oenophile can invest in some good all-purpose wine glasses, but make sure you have a dozen of them. Tell your guests to bring their favorite bottles of wine, provide a couple of your own favorites, pop that cork, pour, and salud! It's the holidays. Let the wine and conversation flow freely. READ MORE

13 Common Cooking Mistakes to Avoid This Thanksgiving

13 Common Cooking Mistakes to Avoid This Thanksgiving

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful even for seasoned experts. It’s a complex task that takes planning both in and out of the kitchen: how many guests will you have, do they have dietary restrictions, do they have other gatherings to attend, and do you have enough space at your table? Avoid common cooking mistakes to prevent a Thanksgiving day disaster. But remember: mistakes do happen. Whether you dropped the turkey or forgot to cook the rolls, Thanksgiving is mainly about spending time with loved ones. Stop worrying and enjoy the indulgence! READ MORE

Tricked-Out Caramel Apples

Tricked-Out Caramel Apples

Creative stuffings and coatings take this Halloween staple to a new level. 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