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5 Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts Besides Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Pumpkin pie is a staple at most Thanksgiving tables, but it isn’t the only pumpkin dessert option out there. There are times when you might want to serve something besides the traditional pie – or times when you don’t want to risk bringing the same pie to a party that three other people are delivering. Fortunately, there are many sweet and spicy pumpkin dessert options ... Read More »

Polder Original All-In-One Timer/Thermometer, reviewed

Polder Thermometer

The most difficult part of cooking a turkey is that it is very difficult to tell when the bird is done cooking. A turkey is so large – although the same idea applies to many other kinds and cuts of meat, as well – that it is difficult to maneuver in and out of the oven to re-check the temperature of the leg meat. Fortunately, ... Read More »

Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well

Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well

Thanksgiving is one meal that everyone wants to get right. There are lots of food traditions associated with the holiday – including cooking a large bird that many of us only even see once a year – and family and friends come over to share all those foods, putting pressure on the head chef to get the food and timing just right. Thanksgiving: How to ... Read More »

Sweet Potato Bread Pudding with Marshmallow Topping

Sweet Potato Bread Pudding with Marshmallow Topping

Sweet potato casserole is a must-have Thanksgiving side dish for many. It isn’t one that my family ever served when I was growing up, but after you’ve had a taste of one it is easy to see why the sweet side dish is such a favorite. I used it as inspiration for this Sweet Potato Bread Pudding with Marshmallow Topping. It’s a tribute to that ... Read More »

Cranberry, Apple and Sage Stuffing

Cranberry and Apple Stuffing

Oven-baked stuffing is a classic Thanksgiving side dish. While there are fans of stuffing that is actually stuffed in the bird, I find that stuffing baked in a baking dish is a lot more satisfying because the dish will have a crispy top and a perfectly moist base (and you don’t have to worry about the juice from an undercoked bird running into it). I ... Read More »

The Mayonnaise Roast Turkey Method

Ultra Moist Mayonnaise Turkey Breast

Everyone wants to keep their turkey nice and moist at Thanksgiving. The problem with a whole turkey is that the dark meat takes longer to cook than the white meat, and the white meat can dry out easily after a long time in the oven. There are all kinds of methods out there that promise to deliver a flavorful turkey with moist, tender breast meat. ... Read More »

Vanilla Cranberry Sauce with Blueberries

Vanilla Cranberry Sauce with Blueberries

Cranberries have a distinct sweet-tart flavor that is what people love about them. Cranberries are often paired with flavors – such as oranges or lemons – that highlight the tartness of the berries and brings it out more. This is definitely a classic approach, but sometimes I want to highlight the sweetness of my cranberries and play down that tartness a little bit. One way ... Read More »

Browned Butter Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Browned Butter and Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Pumpkin is a great addition to yeast breads and rolls because it adds a lot of moisture that keeps the breads nice and soft. It also adds a subtle and slightly sweet flavor to the bread, too. These Browned Butter Pumpkin Dinner Rolls get both of these benefits from the pumpkin puree in the recipe, as well as gaining just a little bit of heartiness ... Read More »

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