Great Gravy

Best Turkey Gravy

Creating the best turkey gravy takes some time and effort. Here we detail the steps necessary to create an unforgettable gravy that's worthy of a turkey dinner.

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Best Stuffing

Bread Stuffing with Sausage, Dried Cherries and Pecans

We developed a stuffing that cooks in a baking dish with all the flavor of an inside-the-bird version.

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Mastering the Art of Stuffing and Turkey

Julia Child’s Stuffed Turkey, Updated

In 1989, Julia Child developed a revolutionary way to cook a turkey. We loved some of her ideas (dividing the bird into sections, stuffing it), but thought there was still room for improvement.

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Classic Holiday Side

Quick Green Bean Casserole

To develop a streamlined green bean casserole recipe that would employ just one pot and still yield tender beans and a flavorful sauce, we built the sauce in the pan first and then added the beans and some chicken broth (instead of water) for flavor.

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Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

We wanted a roasted sweet potato recipe that gave us potatoes with a nicely caramelized exterior, a smooth, creamy interior, and an earthy sweetness.

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Cookies with a Snap

Gingersnaps

We wanted to put the “snap” back in Gingersnap cookies. This meant creating a cookie that not only breaks cleanly in half and crunches satisfyingly with every bite but also has an assertive ginger flavor and heat.

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Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Forget cream and spices. The secret to squashier squash soup is concentration.

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Tall Stack

Best Buttermilk Pancakes

To create a buttermilk pancake recipe with a tangy flavor and fluffy texture, we added sour cream for flavor and cut back on leaveners to keep the pancakes from rising too high and then collapsing.

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