An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving
Simple Cranberry Sauce
Back-of-the-bag recipes aren't bad, but we found a way to make a dramatic improvement.
Candied Sweet Potato Casserole with Toasted Marshmallow Topping
We wanted a sweet potato side dish that is savory enough for an adult's palate, but still sweet enough to please the kids at the table.
Classic Bread Stuffing for a Crowd
Not only does this stuffing serve 16, but it can also be made ahead of time.
Classic Green Bean Casserole
The classic combo of green beans, condensed soup, and canned onions isn't bad. But for a holiday centered on homemade food, shouldn't every dish be great?
Roast Salted Turkey
We have brined thousands of turkeys over the years. But with limited room in the refrigerator, was it time to develop a space-saving alternative?
No-Bake Pumpkin Pie
A no-bake pumpkin pie sounds appealing, but not if the filling is starchy or dense. Could we reformulate this recipe and make it worthy of the holiday table?
Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes
Being able to make a large batch of mashed potatoes a day ahead of time without sacrificing any flavor or texture is a lifesaver for any time-crunched cook.