My go-to cookie recipe for nearly 20 years. Very simple, not overly sweet, delicious. Feel free to gussy them up with the decoration of your choice (see suggestions).
Homemade eggnog with fully cooked eggs, so everyone can enjoy it.
Dark and white chocolate layered with the subtle salty crunch of pretzel crisps and spiked with peppermint.
The all-American classic.
Why it works: a wine-and-butter soaked cheesecloth keeps the turkey breast moist and flavorful during cooking, and adds lots of flavor to pan juices to make delicious gravy. See notes at the end of the recipe for more details.
Quick, simple and delicious. These are muffins, not dessert masquerading as a breakfast food.
Quick and easy way to get chicken dinner on the table in about 30 minutes.
Simple and delicious. This recipe was originally created to give students in our Slice, Dice & Chop knife skills class some practice slicing ingredients.
A simple, rustic tart made with either fresh or frozen cherries, with dried lavender petals. You can pull the cherries directly from the freezer for this.
Use scraps of extra pie crust dough to make this simple treat.
Flaky, tender pie crust pastry.
Cut roasting time to less than an hour! Step-by-step instructions to cut your turkey into pieces and roast it much more quickly and evenlyin a butter-wine braising liquid to keep the meat juicy and delicious.
Homemade gravy from the pan drippings of your roasted turkey.
Step away from the can! A super-easy recipe that everyone will be talking about.
Salty brine with white wine, herbs and spices to add lots of flavor to your Thanksgiving turkey. Plan to brine your turkey overnight, for about 12-18 hours total.
Buttery and creamy, with just the right amount of braised garlic. The best traditional mashed potatoes you will ever eat.
French-style green beans topped with buttery toasted breadcrumbs.
Cinnamon apples in a rustic galette-style crust.
Like little pumpkin pies inside a pastry shell. Inspired by the Harry Potter book series, they're perfect for your Halloween or Potter-themed party, but also sophisticated enough for your Thanksgiving table.
Caramelized Brussels sprouts in a maple glaze spiked with a hint of Aleppo peppers.
Baby winter squashes stuffed with herby quinoa, toasted almonds and ricotta salata cheese.
Simple, go-to recipe for oven-roasted, crispy, golden potatoes.
Pork chops seared and braised on the stovetop in white wine and herbs. Simple enough for a weeknight, but sophisticated enough for any occasion.
Cauliflower grilled crispy and brown, then dressed in a rich garlicky-buttery sauce.
Swiss chard sauteed in olive oil with onions and garlic, and a pinch of crushed red pepper for good measure.
Sweet-spicy beets on toasted baguette rounds, with chopped bacon bits, punchy scallions and creamy mascarpone cheese. Perfect as a snack for a crowd (or your family!).
Grilled sea scallops drizzled with a green garlic-infused brown butter sauce and topped with spring onions, fresh sorrel and a squeeze of lime.
Tender sea scallops seared golden brown and served with a buttery white wine pan sauce. Delicious, elegant, and done in about 15 minutes.
The simplest way to prepare broccoli in the oven (with a huge flavor bang for your convenience buck).
Marinated in a ginger-soy-lime mixture, then broiled or grilled and sliced thin against the grain.
One of the quickest and simplest ways to make a truly nice dinner, any night of the week.
Chicken thighs and potatoes, poached in an white wine herb broth with a hint of lemon.
Simple green beans, sauteed with onions and garlic.
Super chocolate-y, decadent pudding. Sure, you can serve it to the kids. If you can keep yourself from eating it all first.
Enough for an 18-pound bird. May be cooked inside the bird or in a baking dish on the side.
Chocolate pudding with a hint of chile and cinnamon for a delicious twist. Perfect for any Mexican celebration, or anytime you're in the mood to take chocolate in an interesting new direction.