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Must-Have Creamy Red and White Pearl Onions with Bacon

This is one of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes. In fact, one year, I decided to omit it and sat at the table with my heaping plate of food and felt regret. Not only are the onions to die-for, but you’ll want to sop up the sauce on a piece of bread! I wrote this down […]

Deep-Frying Your Turkey: The Best Turkey You’ll Ever Eat

See All of Our Staff’s Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes. It’s become our family tradition that my husband 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 […]

Pilgrim Hat Cookies

These are easy enough for your kids to make and you only need 3 ingredients: three ingredients needed are thin chocolate wafers, small peanut butter cups and yellow piping icing. SIZE: serves 8 people INGREDIENTS:  16 chocolate wafer cookies (such as Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers) 1 tube of orange frosting, with piping tip 16 small peanut butter cups DIRECTIONS:  Place cookies on […]

Your Thanksgiving To-Do List

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! Here’s my list for what you […]

Cold Turkey: Don’t Forget to Thaw the Bird!

I will never forget the first Thanksgiving that my husband decided to take over turkey duty; he wanted to give deep frying a shot. So, I left him to it only to realize on Thanksgiving morning that he had not thawed the turkey yet! Our local grocery store was open–one more thing to be thankful for that day–and we were able […]

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 […]

Easy Sweet Potato Casserole

This easy sweet potato recipe is so good and buttery with a pecan topping for some crunch. Make a day ahead, cover and refrigerate. Ingredients 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for buttering the baking dish 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes (3 to 4 large potatoes; about 1 3/4 pounds) 1/2 cup milk 1/4 […]

Cranberries with Cherries and Cloves

This is a little twist on traditional cranberries. Get ahead of the game and make this cranberry-cherry 4 days ahead. 2 ½ cups cranberry juice 8 oz dried tart cherries 1 cup sugar 12 oz fresh cranberries ¼ tsp cloves Simmer cranberry juice in a large saucepan. Remove from heat and add cherries. Let stand for 10 […]

Why You Can Feel Really Good About What You Eat

Thanksgiving doesn't have to leave you feeling guilty -- even if you stack your plate.

Cranberries with Cherries & Cloves

This is a little twist on traditional cranberries. Get ahead of the game and make this cranberry-cherry 4 days ahead. 2 ½ cups cranberry juice 8 oz dried tart cherries 1 cup sugar 12 oz fresh cranberries ¼ tsp cloves Simmer cranberry juice in a large saucepan. Remove from heat and add cherries. Let stand for 10 minutes. Stir in sugar. Add cranberries and […]

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