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2011 Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG

This 100% Sangiovese wine from the Montepulciano region is a beautiful introduction to both the grape and the region. Bright cherry notes mingle with a touch of raspberry, plus touches of vanilla, flinty stone, coffee bean, and someShow More Summary

How to Spatchcock a Turkey

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

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.

Review: 2013 Complicated Pinot Noir Sonoma County

A dustier expression of Pinot, this Sonoma County bottling offers notes of black cherry, orange peel, and currants, but is undercut by some rougher, lumberyard notes that leave a distinctly drying character on the palate. This is distinctly...Show More Summary

Cooking Turkey for Small Gatherings

I've cooked whole turkeys when developing recipes for clients, but a Thanksgiving feast? I’m most thankful that I can spend the holiday at my parents house and they take care of cooking the bird.Some years I return home with leftover...Show More Summary

Pecan Pie

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving pie? Mine is a toss up between apple, pumpkin, and pecan pie. In fact, I love them all so much I make one of each for our T-day feast. (It seems like everyone in our family has their favorite, and if I don’t make them all someone will run to the store to fill the gap!) Continue reading "Pecan Pie" »

Publisher’s Platform: One, Two Three Sprouts You’re Out

Three sprout outbreaks caused by Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria outbreaks since August?  One has been deadly and all have sent dozens to the hospital. As of yesterday, the CDC has reported a total of 63 persons infected with Salmonella Enteritidis from 10 states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode... Continue Reading

Slow Motion Tea Time With Alan Rickman

Our most popular video post here at Tea Guy Speaks, and one that we feature from time to time, is a clip of actor Alan Rickman taking his time over a cup of tea and then doing some actorish type grimaces and gestures and whatnot. If he seems to be moving slowly do not adjust your dials. Show More Summary

How to Cold Brew Iced Tea

Depending on where you hang your hat it might be a little late in the year to be thinking about iced tea. But here's Arbor Teas' guide to cold brewing anyway. The Breville One-Touch Tea Maker

Easy Thanksgiving Recipe: Maple Pumpkin Pie

11 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

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

11 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

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.

This Week in Recipes

A fast food Thanksgiving feast, extra-crispy herb roasted potatoes, and Vegetables Wellington, a totally plant based entree that even carnivores will devour. See everything we made this week on Serious Eats!

Sweet potatoes versus yams, with 12 recipes

Sweet potatoes or yams? Trick question. Despite what millions of Americans (and many groceries) may call them, those dark orange, moist root vegetables that you roast in sugar syrup and top with marshmallows are not yams, just another type of sweet potato.

Call it beer friendly, kid friendly, or just call it friendly

Yesterday The New York Times posted a story about beer garden play dates and I nudged All About Beer magazine editor John Holl on Twitter because he once wrote a story for that magazine (before he was editor) about beer gardens and of course mentioned the family friendly aspect. Later in the conversation that followed […]

Kannah Creek Brewing’s New Winter Seasonal – Vertical Drop

Grand Junction, CO – Kannah Creek Brewing Company’s new winter seasonal, Vertical Drop, is hitting shelves next week. It … The post Kannah Creek Brewing’s New Winter Seasonal – Vertical Drop appeared first on

The Full Pint Guide to Thanksgiving Beer Pairing

Welcome to The Full Pint Guide to Thanksgiving Beer Pairing!  Autumn is here and while we wade through the sea of seasonal beer off… The post The Full Pint Guide to Thanksgiving Beer Pairing appeared first on

Appetizers and Snacks: Rosemary and Brown Sugar Mixed Nuts

3.5 / 5 Stars | 10 Reviews by metalwire88 "Mixed nuts, brown sugar, kosher salt, butter, and rosemary are all you need to make this tasty snack." View Complete Recipe Details and Reviews

Breakfast and Brunch: Mountain Apple Cobbler

4.79 / 5 Stars | 115 Reviews by Leslie "Refrigerated crescent roll dough is rolled around apple slices, drizzled with butter and sugar, then given the secret ingredient -- a can of citrus-flavored soda." View Complete Recipe Details and Reviews

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