25 Perfectly Sized Recipes for Small Holiday Celebrations

Why cook for a crowd when you're only hosting a handful? These recipes have the same big flavor but as scaled down to feed a modest-sized holiday gathering.

Roast Whole Turkey Breast with Gravy

A perfectly cooked, crispy-skinned turkey breast can be just the ticket for a sm…

Turkey Rice Soup with Mushrooms and Swiss Chard

No one wants to toil over turkey stock on the day after Thanksgiving. But what i…

Rustic Bread Stuffing with Dates and Almonds

We’ve updated our turkey methods but never reworked stuffing. The time had come.

Skillet-Charred Green Beans

Skillet-charring produces deeply browned green beans with satisfying chew.

Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar

Tired of mealy, stringy squash that takes an hour to bake? We wanted it faster a…

Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mustard and B...

Have 10 minutes? You can make the best Brussels sprouts that you’ve ever tasted.

Cauliflower Soup

The secret to the best-tasting cauliflower soup you’ve ever eaten? Undercook som…

Beets with Lemon and Almonds

Our simple method saves time, intensifies flavor, and even yields a beet-enriche…

Scalloped Potatoes

Classic scalloped potatoes are great for the holidays, but a slimmer, quicker ve…

Roasted Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese, Pecans, ...

For great caramelization, don’t drown squash in sugar or syrup. Instead, sharpen…

Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Capers and Pine Nuts

For tender, richly caramelized florets, we threw out the culinary rule book.

Braised Red Potatoes with Lemon and Chives

What if you could get the creamy interiors produced by steaming red potatoes and…

Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

For just the right balance, we started by examining how garlic flavor works.

Best Baked Sweet Potatoes

The goal—creamy flesh with deeply complex flavor—is entirely different from what…

All-Purpose Cornbread

Brushing regional differences aside, we wanted both a tender, fluffy crumb and a…

Carrot-Ginger Soup

For a soup that tastes like its namesakes, use two forms of carrot and two forms…

Bitter Greens, Carrot, and Chickpea Salad with Warm...

For tender, lightly wilted greens, forget the salad bowl and get out your Dutch …

Boiled Carrots with Lemon and Chives

It’s time to get reacquainted with a neglected cooking method.

Pan-Steamed Asparagus with Shallots and Herbs

We combined two cooking methods to make tender, crisp, flavorful asparagus.

Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate a...

Have 10 minutes? You can make the best Brussels sprouts that you’ve ever tasted.

Roasted Smashed Potatoes

How do you produce spuds with mashed-potato creaminess and crackly-crisp crusts …

Roasted Delicata Squash

Tired of struggling to peel and cut heavy-duty squash? Try something more delica…

Gâteau Breton with Apricot Filling

Hailing from France’s Brittany coast, gâteau Breton boasts a bright jam filling …

White Bean and Mushroom Gratin

Once you know the building blocks that create savory depth, you won't miss the m…

Perfect Pecan Pie

After patiently scouring dozens of recipes, we finally create a pie with silky …