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Hoppin’ John

Hoppin’ John Jump to Recipe by Elise Bauer on December 26, 2017 Hoppin' John! A classic Southern dish to celebrate New Year's. The black-eyed peas are for good fortune in the coming year. Photography Credit: Elise Bauer This was the year I fell in love with black eyed peas. (The food. Already loved the band.)…

Prime Rib

Prime Rib Jump to Recipe by Elise Bauer on December 18, 2017 Prime rib recipe, how to cook to perfection a standing rib beef roast, step-by-step instructions and photos. Perfect for Christmas and the holiday season. Photography Credit: Elise Bauer Prime rib claims center stage during holiday season for a very good reason. It is the…

Eggnog

Eggnog Jump to Recipe by Elise Bauer on December 15, 2017 Homemade Eggnog is EASY to make! and without the fillers of the store-bought stuff. Enjoy it spiked or without alcohol for a kid-friendly version. Photography Credit: Elise Bauer A traditional holiday drink dating back hundreds of years, eggnog is made with eggs (hence the…

By | 2017-12-15T18:30:00+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Christmas, Drink, Egg, Eggnog, Holiday|0 Comments

10 Best Side Dishes to Serve with a Holiday Roast

Whether you're making lamb, prime rib, glazed ham, or turkey for your holiday roast, here are 10 side dishes that will go great alongside! Hasselback potatoes, roasted butternut squash, wilted greens, and more. Photography Credit: Sally Vargas, Elise Bauer, Trent Lanz, Lisa Lin, and Megan Keno You’ve got the main event covered—some kind of roasted…

10 Best Desserts to Take to a Holiday Party

Looking for something special to take to your next holiday party? Look no further! Here are 10 of our very favorite recipes, from Eggnog Pound Cake to Rum Balls! Photography Credit: Elizabeth Stark, Emma Christensen, Irvin Lin, Elise Bauer, Megan Keno, and Cindy Rahe ‘Tis the season for holiday parties and all the sweet indulgences…

3 Ways to Make a Great Cheesecake

Love cheesecake? Here are three great recipes to put in your back pocket: classic cheesecake, no-bake cheesecake, and pressure cooker cheesecake! Photography Credit: Elise Bauer and Emma Christensen There are lots of ways to make a great cheesecake — not all recipes require the dreaded water bath or other fussy steps! We’ve rounded up three…

Crispy, Golden Turkey Skin: 4 Methods Put to the Test (and One Winner!)

I’ve been wrist deep in the business end of chickens all week. I’m on a quest to determine the best way to achieve perfect deep, golden, crispy skin, both for our everyday roast chickens and also for that bird of all birds — the Thanksgiving turkey. Why? A well-roasted bird makes an undeniably beautiful presentation…

By | 2017-11-16T17:00:00+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Chicken, Holiday, Roast Turkey, Thanksgiving, Tips, Turkey|0 Comments

7 Easy Breakfast Recipes for Thanksgiving Morning

We spend so much time planning Thanksgiving dinner that breakfast is often neglected. A good breakfast, though, is part of a winning strategy. Starving yourself for turkey won’t help—especially if you’re charged with all the cooking. No one want to pass out face first in their gravy. Here are seven breakfast recipes to start your…

By | 2017-11-14T16:45:00+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Holiday, Recipe Collections, Thanksgiving|0 Comments

4 Ways to Make Classic Mashed Potatoes on Any Schedule

Whether you’re planning your meal days in advance or only have a half an hour before guests arrive, rest assured that any of these options for making our favorite side dish are delicious. Stove-top, make-ahead, slow cooker, or pressure cooker, just pick the mashed potato recipe that works best for you, your schedule, and your…

10 Tools You Need for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

The time is nigh. Thanksgiving just around the corner. Do you have everything you need?! Thanksgiving is a food lover’s paradise — a time to gather and do nothing but eat. The key to a stress-free holiday is planning: A few weeks before Turkey Day, it’s wise to get your game together and figure out…