Any of our bread recipes would be a lovely addition to the Thanksgiving table, from dinner rolls to rustic loaves. Holiday meals are worth the effort of homemade bread - store-bought is no comparison!See Popular Thanksgiving Breads Recipes
On Thanksgiving morning, the last thing you want to think about is what to serve for breakfast or brunch. Even if you've made your pies and sides ahead, you'll have plenty of cooking to do. So make it easy on yourself with these delicious make-ahead (and just plain simple) breakfast treats--from egg stratas that you can pop into the oven to luscious coffee cakes and fruit breads to light fruit-and-yogurt smoothies--that will let you kick back and maybe even catch the Thanksgiving Day floats on parade.
There are eight kids aged six and under at my family holiday celebrations. Each of my brothers has three kiddos and I have two of my own. When it comes to Thanksgiving, the kids are so excited to see each other they barely touch their meal.
While the turkey may be the centerpiece of your holiday feast, sometimes it's upstaged by what's inside the bird--the turkey stuffing, or dressing, as some people prefer to call it. Stuffing has been used for centuries in all types of foods, though it's hard to say for sure when knowing how to make turkey stuffing first became essential to creating a proper Thanksgiving feast. Classic turkey stuffing is made with bread, spices and herbs and stuffed inside the main cavity of the bird, though you can cook it separately in a casserole or baking dish, too.
Everyone says that Thanksgiving side dishes are the best part of the holiday meal, and everyone is right. For one thing, the sides usually way outnumber the turkey. One turkey, six side dishes--how can a lone bird even begin to compete?
Thanksgiving is the holiday in which we give thanks for being allowed to pig out without also being made to feel guilty. So who wants to have a "healthy" holiday where we have to watch what we eat? Who wants a -- gasp!
It's almost impossible to think of a Thanksgiving feast without cranberry sauce. The turkey, potatoes, gravy and all the other side dishes are important, but cranberry sauce is the finishing touch. Sure, the kind from a can will do in a pinch, but homemade is far better, and you don't have to be an expert chef to learn how to make cranberry sauce from scratch.
How to cook butternut squash? Well, you can roast it, grill it, puree it for soups, or mash it. Butternut squash has the perfect creamy, sweet, nutty flavor that is irresistible any way you prepare it.
Ok, we'll admit it: Halloween isn't even here yet, but already we're kind of taking pumpkins for granted. C'mon, can you blame us? Ever since a certain national coffee chain unleashed the pumpkin-spice latte, pumpkin (or at least, pumpkin spice) has been the official flavor of fall, popping up in all sorts of sweet treats from candies, cookies and muffins to breads and biscotti.