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Cocktails 101: How to Shake a Cocktail

Shaking is hands down the most efficient way to simultaneously chill and dilute a cocktail—assuming you do it properly, that is. A good shake will cause the ice to rattle around violently in the shaker, cooling the surrounding liquid as it breaks down and releases water into the drink.

17 Sweet Copycat Recipes to Indulge Your Inner Child

I still have a nostalgic soft spot for the flavors of the packaged cookies, snack cakes, and ice cream novelties of my youth: your Klondike Bars, your Pop-Tarts, your Keebler Fudge Stripes. The adult me prefers versions that are made with better-quality ingredients, while the child in me refuses any fancy grown-up substitutions. Show More Summary

Roasting Mushrooms? Save the Cooking Liquid to Make a Savory Condiment

The juices exuded by roasted mushrooms can be used as a kind of vegan soy sauce to add a salty, umami punch to anything that needs it (and some things that don't).

2-Day Flash Sale on Thermapen and ThermoPop Instant-Read Thermometers!

It's Cyber Monday, which means that, once again, we're hosting an exclusive sale on the Thermapen and the ThermoPop, our favorite kitchen thermometers. The deal lasts from now until Tuesday, November 29, at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern time)....Show More Summary

Happy Thanksgiving From Serious Eats

Happy Thanksgiving, Serious Eaters! May your Turkey Day be filled with seriously delicious food and the love of all the people with whom you'll be sharing the meal.

How to Form a Double-Crust Pie

Whether you're using our easy pie dough or a more old-fashioned, flaky variety, the steps for rolling it and shaping it into a sealed, double-crust pie are identical: Roll the dough, fill it, cover it, trim it, crimp it, egg wash it, and bake it. Ta-da!

Give Roasted Sweet Potatoes a Savory Kick With Miso-Maple Butter

We've started with a classic fall sweet potato recipe and shaken it up a bit. Ginger and miso flavors add depth and spice, while butter and maple syrup add comforting sweetness and richness.

So Long, Whipped Cream: Why Light, Airy Meringue Belongs on This Chocolate Cream Pie

This no-weep chocolate cream pie is just what you need after a big meal, both light and rich in turns, but intense enough to truly satisfy.

15 Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes That Are Just As Easy As Pie

Thanksgiving may be a pie holiday, but these 15 non-pie dessert recipes give are perfectly seasonal ways to end your meal.

15 Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Dishes That Travel Well

If you're traveling a few hours away for Thanksgiving this year and you've been asked (or you volunteered) to contribute a dish, you want a recipe that you can start on well in advance—and one that will survive unscathed all the way to Grandma's house. Show More Summary

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

The key to a successful Thanksgiving is planning. Know what needs to get done, when it needs to be done, and how much manpower and time it's going to take you.

Rethinking Swiss Meringue: Lighter, Fluffier, and More Stable

Swiss meringue is considered less stable than Italian and less fluffy than French, but when handled the right way, it's actually better than both. Here's how to make a light, fluffy, super-stable meringue that doesn't taste too swee...

Meet the Salad That Never Wilts: Make-Ahead Beet and Apple Grain Salad

The key to make-ahead salads like this one is to use ingredients that can hold their shape and freshness over time. That means lettuces are out. In this hearty option, we combine chewy whole red winter wheat, roasted beets and their sautéed greens, pickled apples, and toasted pecans. It's a perfect, filling vegetarian option for autumn and winter tables.

16 Festive Thanksgiving Cocktails You'll Truly Be Thankful For

Whether you're serving your extended family or just a small group of friends, here are 16 cocktail recipes featuring whiskey, cider, gin, wine, and more.

Make Simple Desserts Shine With Quick-Toasted Sugar

When you don't have five or six hours to roast a bag of sugar BraveTart-style, this simple technique will give you a cup or two of lightly toasted sugar in just 30 minutes.

Call Special Sauce: Ed and Kenji Take Your Thanksgiving Questions

In this week's episode of Special Sauce, Kenji and I field our listeners' call-in questions, and tackle the pressing concerns that plague Thanksgiving cooks (and their guests) around the country.

10 (Tee)Totally Refreshing Nonalcoholic Drinks for Thanksgiving

It only makes sense to complement the variety of food on the Thanksgiving table with a variety of drink. As luck would have it, we have plenty of nonalcoholic choices, all of which work so well with Thanksgiving staples, we'll bet even your boozier relatives will grab a glass.

Foolproof Recipes for a Happy, Hearty Thanksgiving

The crispiest Brussels sprouts, the creamiest mashed potatoes, the ultimate tangy-sweet cranberry sauce: streamlined, tested recipes for the holiday's most iconic dishes.

2 Roads to Gooey, Stretchy, Extra-Cheesy Baked Mac and Cheese

The best baked mac and cheese is incredibly cheesy, with plenty of gooeyness, cheesy stretch, and flavor. Here we look at two methods, a classic béchamel-based approach that's extra cheesy, and a modern (and equally extra cheesy) recipe that uses the emulsifying powers of sodium citrate. In either case, you'll walk away with an ultimate version of each dish.

#TrianglesTasteBetter: Get an Awesome T-Shirt, Help an Awesome Charity

A few months back, I made a throwaway joke in my article about BLT sandwiches, explaining that "triangles taste better." And let's face it: Triangles do taste better, whether in the form of a diagonally cut sandwich, a slice of pizza or pie, a tortilla chip, or a wedge of watermelon. Show More Summary

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