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The Basics: How to Make Turkey Gravy

Possibly the best part of Thanksgiving.

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The Basics: How to Cook a Turkey

The centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinner.

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How to Chill a Bottle of Wine in 20 Minutes Flat

If you’re wondering about the fastest way to chill a bottle of white wine, try this handy foolproof hack from a restaurant pro. White wine is fabulous all year round,

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How to Roast Turkey Without a Roasting Pan or Rack

Use a baking pan or skillet for juicy roasted chicken.

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How to Make Great Mashed Potatoes Without Butter or Cream

Mashed potatoes are often loaded with milk, butter, and cream, and we’re not complaining. But for those who don’t eat dairy, there’s no need to miss out on super creamy

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How to Fix Lumpy Gravy

Even if you have perfectly moist turkey and creamy mashed potatoes, you’re going to want good gravy to pour over all of it this Thanksgiving. But what if something went

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The Basics: How to Make Apple and Sage Stuffing

Fresh flavors, no box for Thanksgiving.

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How to Brown Butter and What to Do With It

Brown butter (or beurre noisette in French) lends a beautiful, nutty depth to any dish, sweet or savory; bakers swear by it for the extra caramelized notes it brings to

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This Easy Pumpkin Snacking Cake Recipe Is a Great Alternative to Pie

Baker, recipe developer, and cookbook author Jessie Sheehan shares her recipe for a pumpkin snacking cake. This version is spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, then swiped with a layer

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Melissa Clark’s Maple Syrup Pecan Pie Is a Star

Pecan pie is right up there with pumpkin pie when it comes to iconic holiday desserts, but it has the potential to be overly sweet and gloopy. Melissa Clark’s pecan

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Christmas Crack: The Easiest and Most Addictive Holiday Gift

Want some crack? I mean, crackle? People who have had it love it and it takes less than an hour to make. I mean, really, who can say no to

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An Herby, Nutty Dressing That’s Sure to Be a Hit This Thanksgiving

Stuffing (often also referred to as dressing) is arguably one of the highlights of Thanksgiving. This classic side is usually made once a year, so it better deliver. Although stuffing has

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How to Smoke Meat Like the Pros

Grilling season may have given way to fall, but true BBQ fans are willing to brave inclement weather and freezing cold to keep enjoying that prized smoky taste all year

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Maple Hasselback Butternut Squash Will Be the Hero of Your Thanksgiving Table

The Hasselback technique—a series of slight, narrow cuts, often used on potatoes—isn’t just for spuds. This Thanksgiving, try it out on hunks of butternut squash; this ultimate side dish—or even

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How to Make Your Green Bean Casserole More Gourmet

Is there a more controversial Thanksgiving side dish than the green bean casserole? Midwesterners, who love themselves a hotplate, say it’s the perfect comfort food—green beans gussied up with cream

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How to Make Poached Pears, the Easiest Fall Dessert Ever

These easy poached pear recipes prove that gently simmered pears are the Cinderellas of the fruit world. Sitting modestly in the produce aisle, raw pears don’t turn heads. But serve

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How to Accommodate Vegan Guests During Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a festive occasion that should be focused on having fun, giving thanks, and savoring a great meal with family and friends you love. However, when you’re hosting, it’s

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How to Fry Turkey: A Step by Step Guide

Decided you’re going to deep fry the turkey this Thanksgiving? It’s a worthy cooking method for sure, but it’s also just as dangerous as everyone says it is, so you

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13 Tips to Build the Cheese Board of Your Dreams, According to a Cheese Connoisseur

If you’ve been scrolling through Instagram lately, you’re bound to have come across a soaring cheese board spread: one peppered with gooey wedges of cheese, teeny pots overflowing with golden

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Chicken Fajitas Are The Ultimate DIY Dish

This chicken fajitas recipe perfectly lends itself to a quick, weeknight meal, peppered with ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. 

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The Best Last-Minute Food Costumes for Halloween

Like any medium for procrastination, there is an art to last-minute Halloween costume development and construction. We’ve all been there, frantically duct-taping beads to a white shirt in hopes that

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