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Thanksgiving Dinner

10 Ways to Keep the Kids Busy on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about family, but sometimes the kids get lost in the shuffle. Here are a few ways to keep the kids busy so you can get busy in the kitchen and later, sit and enjoy your meal. 1. Get them ready to dress the part. Have tables ready with construction paper, glue and scissors […]

Basic Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients 4 pounds golden creamer potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 cups heavy cream 3 tablespoons unsalted butter Put the potatoes into a large pot with 2 tablespoons salt. Cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until the potatoes are tender when touched […]

Spicy Chipotle-Mashed Sweet Potatoes

SATISFY THE SPICY PALETTE This potato recipe satisfies the palette of our Indian family members who, unlike my Irish side, prefer things spicy! Because we have so many sides, I find that this is enough for about 12 adults and 8 kids. Remember, if everyone takes a little scoop of everything, their plates will be […]

50+ Fabulous Thanksgiving Recipes

Get your bellies emptied out so you can fill them back up on Thanksgiving. Here are our staffs’ favorite recipes. Let’s Start with a Cocktail: Here are 20+ of our Favorite Festive Cocktails. Or would you prefer a glass of wine… Don’t forget the appetizers! Here are 15 of Our Favorite Apps T H E  B I R […]

Deep-Frying Your Turkey

See All of Our Staff’s Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes. It’s become our family tradition that my husband deep fries our turkey every Thanksgiving. While I’m inside cooking the side dishes, he’s outside with his cocktail and whatever men-folk he can lure away from football. I’m telling you, this is the best turkey you will ever have. We do […]

Thanksgiving Prep: 15 Things You Can Do Ahead of Time

Every year, I make a list of what I can get done in the days before Thanksgiving. If you wrote out notes to yourself like we suggested last year, pull that out and add to it. If not, try making notes as you go this year. You’ll thank yourself later! Also check out Our Complete Thanksgiving Dinner Menu: from Cocktails to Dessert  • […]

Thanksgiving Dishes the Kids Will Love

It is the best family holiday, so don't forget to feed the kids.

Festive Thanksgiving Cocktails

Here are a few of our staff’s favorite cocktails to start your Thanksgiving feast right! 1. Not Your Grandma’s Manhattan. 3. Spiced Bourbon & Beer Maple Martini 4. Moscow Mule or Dark & Stormy 5. Cranberry Mojito 6. Slow-Cooked Mulled Cider 7. Figtini 8. Hot Buttered Rum 9. Dairy-Free Pumpkin Eggnog 10, Sidecar Martini with a Limoncello Twist 11. Apple Cider Sangria 12. Spiced Cabernet 13. Cranberry Margaritas […]

Thanksgiving To-Do List: 15 Things to Do Now!

Every year, I make a list of what I can get done in the days before Thanksgiving. If you wrote out notes to yourself like we suggested last year, pull that out and add to it. If not, try making notes as you go this year. You’ll thank yourself later! Also check out Our Complete Thanksgiving Dinner Menu: from Cocktails to Dessert  • […]

Bacon & Pecan Dressing Made with Cornbread

SIZE: serves 12 INGREDIENTS:  2 cups pecans 2 cornbreads (rounds, squares, or loaves, 8 inches each), coarsely broken into 2-inch pieces (16 cups) 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, plus more for dish 8 slices smoked bacon, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces 4 celery stalks, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces 4 leeks (white and pale-green parts […]