Take a walk down memory lane with 20 years of Thanksgiving food trends.
Did you know that you could celebrate a fast food Thanksgiving (think “semi-homemade” – Sandra would be proud)… sadly that stuffing actually sounds really freaking good.
Meanwhile Food52 comes to the aid of your gluten-free guests.
King Arthur Flour answers the age-old question about what makes the best pie crust: Butter or Shortening? (Hint: IT’S BUTTER!)
New York Times has Thanksgiving across the states – what is your states dish? Arizona’s is apparently cranberry sauce with chiles.
And The Kitchn showed us how to make our entire Thanksgiving meal in the slow cooker. Of course, then you would need like six slow cookers, but who’s counting?
This Philly delicatessen has turkey-shaped mozzarella.
And Salt & Straw has released a turkey flavored ice cream… that supposedly is actually pretty good.
Make your life easier on Turkey Day and cut down on those tears by nuking those onions before you chop them.
And DON’T BASTE THAT TURKEY because if Alton Brown doesn’t do it then neither should you.
Guess what? I don't baste my bird. It's like showering in a raincoat. Plus you let heat out of the oven every time you open it. #ABThxgSOS
— Alton Brown (@altonbrown) November 19, 2014
If you still need to stock up on Thanksgiving gear, check out last year’s Thanksgiving Survival Kit with all the gear you need to get you through the holiday unscathed.
If you are heading out to the grocery store, Serious Eats will hook you up with a a printable list of your Thanksgiving pantry essentials.
Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup
The turkey is sacred territory to pretty much everyone out there, so I won’t touch that one with a ten foot pole. I will, however, give you some side dish ideas! This year hubby’s dad is making the turkey, so side dishes are all we need to worry about anyway!
Last year I made this sweet potato casserole recipe from Some Kitchen Stories and it was delicious.
This classic sage and sausage stuffing from Serious Eats is sure to please your Turkey Day guests.
Though Thanksgiving isn’t generally a time for experiments, I’d definitely give these slow cooker mashed potatoes from Gimme Some Oven a whirl
Of course it’s always good to have a nice, light salad on hand, but you don’t want it to be boring. That’s where A Periodic Table’s Asian Pear & Fennel Salad comes into play.
And let’s diverge from that murky green bean casserole and enjoy some of Pink Parsley’s crispy green bean fries instead.
I’m obligated to make this praline pumpkin cake every year or else Mr. Eats will kill me… in fact it may have been in the fine print of our marriage contract. “Must make pumpkin cake at least once a year”.. If you want to go the more traditional route, try the creamiest pumpkin pie in the world.
And don’t forget to make miniature versions of everything to serve to your hamster.