Today's Companion is about food. As American chef James Beard said, "Food is our common ground, a universal experience."
As the weekend approaches, give some serious thought to deep-cleaning the kitchen. We've got some tips to help. Go ahead, go crazy!
It's also a good time to brush up on a few cooking skills, such as "how to roast a turkey" and "how to make a pie crust."
Finally, we've updated our Thanksgiving recipes to add some historically inspired options—think wild game, chestnuts, corn, and squash—as well as some novel ideas. Of course, you'll still find the traditional feast day fare that many of us treasure.
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Best Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes Few feasts are so steeped in tradition as Thanksgiving! And cooking Thanksgiving dinner for your and a partner or a small group can be just as warm and wonderful as a large group (sometimes more so!). Our Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe Ideas are all about classic comfort food as well...
Best Thanksgiving Pie Recipes When it comes to Thanksgiving desserts, a traditional pie is a sure bet for us. But which pie to pick? Here are some of our favorite pie recipes made with seasonal ingredients—pumpkin, apple, pecans, sweet potato, cranberry, and more. Plus, we’ve included two delicious Thanksgiving puddings and a...
Holiday Kitchen Cleaning Checklist Here are some holiday kitchen cleaning tips because, at this time of year more than any other, the kitchen is the focus of frenzied activity. Around big holidays, it’s important to remember to take deep breaths, relax, and have fun.