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How to Give Your Pecan Pie a Makeover

Using old-fashioned, less-refined sweeteners, a baker adds flavor complexity to a Thanksgiving classic.<p><i>Using old-fashioned, less-refined sweeteners,</i> …

Bliss in a bowl: 17 ideas for your next ice cream sundae

Perhaps you don’t need an excuse to indulge in an ice cream sundae. To that we say, good on you. But just in case you do, rejoice: November 11 is National Sundae Day. It's a day to feel good about piling toppings on your favorite scoops, whether it’s the traditional fudge sauce with nuts, whipped …

Dessert

Vanilla-Scented Quince and Pear Pie

Make the crust: Stir salt into ⅔ cup water until dissolved. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes or until very cold, but not icing over. Cut the …

Lobster Newberg Recipe (aka Lobster Newburg) - How to Make Lobster Newburg

Curried Cauliflower with Tomatoes

Heat oil in a 4-qt. saucepan over high heat. Add mustard seeds and asafetida; cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add reserved spice mixture, …

5 Delicious Soups Perfect for Fall

The weather is getting colder and the days are getting shorter. Long evenings grilling outside and enjoying salads for dinner are a thing of the past. Instead, curling up with a warm bowl of soup seems like a much better plan.<p>These five recipes are as easy as they are delicious. Make a double batch …

Mashed potato makeover: 5 easy new recipes for this Thanksgiving favorite

Turkey may be the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving feast, but for many it’s the side dishes that hold the real appeal. And while green beans, stuffing and cranberry sauce are more than worthy of their place at the table, it’s the mashed potatoes we deeply crave — and it's the mashed potatoes we want …

Cooking

8 Fantastic Fancy Hot Dogs

Tasting Table | Meaghan Agnew<p>We're calling it: Hot dogs are the new hamburger. The ballpark staple has graduated to the big leagues, appearing on the menus of venerated restaurants around the country. Here's a roundup of some of the country's most intriguing haute dogs, with a bonus nod to an A-1 …

7 Non-Traditional Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

From cheesy grits to umami-packed fried rice, here are seven non-traditional sides to make this Thanksgiving.<p>From cheesy grits to umami-packed fried …

9 Dips to Make for a Thanksgiving Potluck

From smoky eggplant to sweet-spicy squash, here are nine terrific, portable dips for a Thanksgiving potluck.<p>From smoky eggplant to sweet-spicy …

Be Honest, You Love These 8 Americanized Asian Foods

Asia is a huge continent with a diverse culinary history. Take China for instance: From hot and spicy Hunan dishes to plump Cantonese dumplings, the …

Food & Dining

How Thanksgiving, the "Yankee Abolitionist Holiday," Won Over the South

It's November, and countless magazines and websites are running features on how to stage a Southern-style Thanksgiving dinner. <i>Saveur's</i> version starts with a pickle platter and deviled eggs, and its cornbread-stuffed turkey is accompanied by spicy collards, followed by bourbon-flavored pecan pie. …

The Food Lab Redux: Use Science to Bake the Best Apple Pie

I'm not much of a sweet tooth, but for some reason, I get an almost unshakeable craving for ice cream once a year. Is there a behavioral psychologist in the house who might explain that one to me?<p>Similarly, the <i>only</i> time of the year I ever feel like eating pie is in the fall, and nine times out of …

This White Wine and Mustard Gravy is Custom-Built for Your Smoked Turkey

I thought I had covered all my gravy bases with the five different variations I did last year. So when Kenji asked me to create another this year, I was left scratching my head, trying to awaken a brain that thought it was done thinking up new gravies. I inquired if he had anything in mind and got …

The Magic of Crispy, Creamy, Fully Loaded Make-Ahead Mashed Potato Casserole

Let's consider two facts: The key to an easy Thanksgiving is to make as much of the food ahead as possible. But cold mashed potatoes don't reheat very well, and are best made at the last minute.<p>The logical conclusion is that if you want mashed potatoes on the Thanksgiving table, you either have to …

Serving store-bought pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving? Trick it out with these 6 easy tips

If you’re not a baker — or if you typically run out of steam by the time you prepare, oh, a 20-pound turkey and six side dishes on Thanksgiving — there’s no shame in busting out a store-bought frozen or ready-to-serve pumpkin pie for dessert. (After all, the packaged versions aren't far off from …

Baking

Essential Tips and Tricks to Win at Holiday Entertaining

The holiday season is fast approaching.<p>Did your stomach just drop? Did your chest seize with anxiety? Did you jump up and down with gleeful joy? No matter. Whether you dread hosting or simply can't wait, we've got some crucial basics that will make your life a whole lot easier (and make your food …

Leave the Food Truck Behind: Make Korean Tacos at Home

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: Ditch the long lines for tacos.</i><p>Transport yourself to Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Los Angeles. It’s the first Friday of the month, and the gourmet food trucks have come out to play. In this land …

Tea is the Secret to Smoky, Wok-Charred Flavor at Home

Smoking food with wood chips and charcoal is an ancient practice, and I recently became fascinated with the idea of figuring out an easy way to adapt …

9 Best-Ever Casseroles for a Potluck Thanksgiving

From classic green bean to crunchy baked fennel, here are nine incredible casseroles for a memorable Thanksgiving potluck.<p>From classic green bean to …

Greek Fries Are the Best Fries

How many bad fries have you had in your life (I’m not even finishing that with a question mark because you know the answer—it’s a lot). Fries used to …

8 Snappy Beginner Tips for Creating High Quality Digital Images

Digital cameras are capable of producing incredibly high-quality pictures these days. That is only one part of the equation, however. You, the …

Photography

Understanding Depth of Field for Beginners

Learn how depth of field (DoF), can enhance your photos and the three main factors that influence depth of field in photography.

10 Who-Knew Uses for Aluminum Foil

It's handy for much more than just wrapping leftovers.<p>You already know that aluminum foil is a kitchen must-have, but its pliable, metallic structure makes it super-useful all over the house. Here's why you should stock up:<p><b>1. Line cabinets and drawers.</b>Not only is the foil easy to clean with a damp …