Allergen Friendly, Main Dishes

Blended Veggie and Turkey Meatloaf

Makes 6 to 8 portions This may have more steps than your typical meatloaf, but it’s worth it! Plus, you can cook the entire vegetable portion of this recipe a few days ahead of time (or weeks–freeze it!). We tried baking the meatloaf in a traditional loaf pan, but we […]

Free Recipes, Main Dishes

Chicken-Fried Turkey with Cranberry Relish

Makes 8 servings Inspired by the German influences on regional cuisine, this chicken-friend turkey is our take on an untraditional central Texas-inspired Thanksgiving dish. We made a tangy cranberry relish in place of savory and tart braised cabbage, which is perfectly matched for anything you might find on your holiday […]

Chef's Blog, Chef's Notes Plus

How to Carve Your Thanksgiving Turkey

To make the most of large roasted foods, such as turkey, they must be carved into portions correctly. After roasting a turkey and letting it rest, transfer the bird to a carving board (a cutting board with an indentation around the edges that captures the juices released during carving). If […]

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Stuffed Peppers Without a Recipe

There are tons of stuffed pepper recipes in the world, but you don’t need a recipe to make a hearty make-ahead dinner with all the ingredients your family likes best. There are four primary components of a basic stuffed pepper: the pepper, the substance, the flavor, and the sauce. The […]

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Thanksgiving FAQ

As we prepare for Thanksgiving, we wanted to know what sorts of questions you encounter this holiday season. We asked, and boy, did you answer! We talked turkey, stuffing, special diets, and everything in between. Turkey Janine P. asks: Because I only have one oven, I have to find different […]


Thanksgiving Turkey Brine

Makes enough for 1 large turkey; about 2 gallons This is a relatively simple brine, but it can also be a great starting point for your creative additions. Add sliced apples, fennel seed, rosemary, or virtually any flavoring that suits your Thanksgiving dinner.

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Tips for Throwing a Scaled-Down Thanksgiving

2020 has been unique, to put it mildly. As the months pass, we’ve found ways to adapt, discovering fresh routines in this new normal. But with the holidays quickly approaching, we’re being challenged to rethink decades of traditions for scaled down celebrations. Thanksgiving is the Foodie Super Bowl, but this […]

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Turkey Burgers Without a Recipe

Turkey burgers have a reputation as the bland, virtuous cousin of the beef hamburger. And some can be, since ground turkey doesn’t bring much to the flavor table as an ingredient. But a turkey burger doesn’t have to be a boring substitute for something you would rather eat—it can be […]


Turkey Sausage and Pepper Sliders

Makes 10 servings These sliders take the mess out of the east-coast favorite sausage sandwich! We’ve included a pinch of red pepper flakes, but if you like spice, you can add more, or even start with hot Italian sausage. Once grilling season is over, you can use this mixture to […]