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Weekend Recap: This Week on Serious Eats

We went all out preparing for Thanksgiving this week. We deep fried turkeys and made cheddar ice cream to top your apple pies. Plus, an overview of how to brine your chicken or turkey and a 100% vegan Thanksgiving menu. Check out everything you missed this week on Serious Eats!

5 Ways to Reinvent the Classic Thanksgiving Dinner

15 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

I know it is sacrilegious to get rid of a a turkey on Thanksgiving but there are others ways to spice up this traditional American meal to make it extraordinary.  Whether it's incorporating a different flavor profile or simply serving cider instead of wine.

How to Spatchcock a Turkey

21 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

Are you sick of waiting five hours for your turkey to cook? Are you annually disappointed by dry meat and rubbery skin?  Or are you just plain bored with a traditional Thanksgiving turkey?

How to Make the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

21 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

The turkey is the star of Thanksgiving dinner so you want to make sure you cook it right.  Nothing is prettier than a golden brown bird at the center of the table surrounded by a rafter of side dishes.

Easy Thanksgiving Recipe: Maple Pumpkin Pie

If you can't decide between pumpkin cheesecake and pumpkin pie, the two come together deliciously in this easy maple pumpkin pie.  Far from the classic, this double decker dessert has a layer of cheesecake and pumpkin custard with a generous drizzle of maple syrup.

How to Avoid Making Mushy Stuffing

Stuffing is one of my very favorite things about Thanksgiving.  When made right, this savory bread pudding is crisp and golden brown on the outside and tender and moist on the inside.

5 Vegetarian Recipes to Serve Instead of a Tofurkey

When you have to make a vegetarian main dish for Thanksgiving, Tofurkey is usually the first thing that comes to mind.  There are so many other delicious vegetarian options that are healthier than the meat-free butterball.

Turkey Pot Pie

Thanksgiving dinner usually centers around a whole, roasted turkey and the side dishes that accompany the bird. A whole turkey is a great thing to serve when you have a big crowd to feed, but if you have a smaller group, a whole bird can present some problems. First, it is fairly time consuming to...

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

This week, we deep-fried turkey two ways, celebrated a birthday, and all-around feasted. See it all in the slideshow!

Take Your Spatchcocked Turkey to the Grill for Extra-Moist, Evenly Cooked Meat

The grill is well-suited to roasted turkey perfection. Situating the darker meat closer to a two-zone indirect fire lets the legs and thighs cook faster than the more delicate breast meat, leaving both sections of the bird to reach their respective ideal temperatures at the same time. Plus there's the bonus of adding wood chunks for lightly smoky, more flavorful meat.

Save Oven Space With Slow-Cooker Spiced Sweet Potato and Carrot Mash

These sweet potatoes have just enough (read: plenty of) butter, heavy cream, and milk. Brown sugar and cinnamon play up the natural sweetness, but I also slip in a subtle ingredient that adds complexity: carrots.

The Serious Eats Guide to Carving Turkey

So you've followed one of our turkey recipes and have the golden beast in front of you. Now what? For many folks, the hardest part of cooking a turkey is carving and serving it. Depending on how you roasted the bird, the carving instructions will be a little different. Here's how you do it.

Hey Chef, What Can I Do With Cranberries?

Cranberries aren't just for saucing. Chefs from around the country weigh in with their favorite sweet/tart recipes perfect for fall.

Easy Appetizer Recipe: Mini Cuban Sandwich Pockets

Mini Cuban sandwich pockets are a departure from traditional Thanksgiving appetizers.  Store bought crescent dough is stuffed with spiced ground pork, ham, Swiss cheese and a dill pickle before it is baked in the oven until golden brown.

Pumpkin Cornbread Stuffing with Cranberries

Cornbread is a wonderful Thanksgiving side dish, especially if you have baked up a batch of my delicious Pumpkin Cornbread. The cornbread can be served as-is or it can be turned into a delicious holiday stuffing that will compliment any big family dinner. I have made all kinds of different stuffing recipes in the past,...

Ceramic Pie Vent with Slicing Guide

Double crust pies need to be vented to ensure that the steam from the cooking filling can escape without ruining the look of the pie. There are many ways to vent a pie crust, from simply cutting a few slits in the top before putting it into the oven to placing a pie bird in...

Like he did

The three of us have that hanger-onner of a virus that’s going around. The past two nights, I’ve coughed myself to sleep in the basement guest room, and as anyone who’s ever coughed herself to sleep can tell you, it’s slow going. I use...Show More Summary

Easy Appetizer Recipe: Mini Croque Monsieurs

The classic Croque Monsieur is the perfect holiday appetizer as it’s easy to make, easy on the budget, and certainly a crowd-pleaser.

Food and Wine Pairing: Exploring the Beautiful Wines of British Columbia

Until recently, the wines from our neighbors just north of the border in British Columbia were extremely limited in the Pacific Northwest.

Stress-Free Pumpkin Pie and Other Easy Thanksgiving Desserts

The last thing you need on Thanksgiving is a dessert recipe with steps that span as long as the dinner table.  Give yourself a break this year and prepare one of these stress free treats for you and your family.

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