This comes together in about the time it takes to order takeout, and is miles more nuanced than your average Chinese restaurant's sweet and sour sauce. Ketchup, soy sauce, sugar, and rice or cider vinegar are boiled together with water (though pineapple juice makes for a tasty tropical twist), and thickened to the perfect dipping consistency with a little cornstarch slurry. Serve this with egg rolls, wontons, rangoons, and whatever other fried foods you want to perk up. Feel free to add some heat to the sauce with minced ginger, garlic, or chiles (or all three). Read more.
Deep Fried Turkey with Southern Rub
Deep fried turkeys can seem like a novelty—or worse, a fire hazard—but they are deeply delicious, and done in just 40 minutes. With juicy meat, ultra crispy skin, and great flavor from a Southern rub that permeates the bird overnight, this beautiful turkey just might drive you to invest in a propane fryer. Get the recipe.
Our Peanut Butter Picks: The Best PB Treats in NYC
We teamed up with New York Live to find New York City's most delicious peanut butter treats, from ice cream sundaes to burgers. See our gift guide for peanut butter lovers too.
Making a Vegan Thanksgiving? Try This Umami Bomb
Vegan Chef Tony Mongeluzzi shows us his favorite fall dish. It's an umami bomb that fits right in at a Thanksgiving feast. Get the recipe, and see more vegetarian Thanksgiving dishes here.