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While you want Thanksgiving tipples to be memorable and festive, make sure to keep them accessible enough for the whole family (including your less-than-experimental sister-in-law). One way I like to approach this is by placing a contemporary twist on an otherwise standby cocktail.
Much like a pear essence cosmopolitan mellows out the cosmo, here, ginger and maple syrup add a Winter twist to the classic World War I-era sidecar. It won't rouse any raised eyebrows, but do prepare yourself for a table full of compliments. For a timeless cocktail with a hint of sugar and spice, read more.
Oh, Thanksgivukkah, how you have breathed new life into the feasts of both holidays. Start with these six ideas to insert Thanksgiving dishes and flavors into a traditional Hanukkah feast.
Pumpkin puree, cranberries, and toasted pecans are just a few traditional Fall flavors that effortlessly (and deliciously) fold into challah dough.
Recipe to try: pumpkin challah
Find Israeli-American Food Hybrids
Start with traditional Israeli recipes, and use American produce (hummus with chestnuts, for example) or take traditional Turkey Day dishes and give them a slight Hanukkah touch (cranberry sauce with horseradish).
Recipe to try: chestnut hummus with Thanksgiving pita chips
Cute isn't often a descriptor paired with Thanksgiving turkey, but these turkey gobbler cookies are undeniably adorable, breaking from the trend. Inspired by Seventh House on the Left's ingenious design, we made a flock of birds ourselves; watch the video to see how easy they are to assemble, and then get to crafting.
The first Thanksgiving after I my changed diet (to a plant-based one) was sorta awful. I thought I'd wing it. I'd just show up to my in-laws hungry, and there would for sure be something I could eat there. I wasn't going to be picky about what my host was serving, and I certainly didn't want to be the pain in the butt with the "dietary restrictions." And so I sat there. Holding back the tears. Trying to act like I was totally cool with my plate of cranberry sauce and a few pieces of lettuce.
Four Thanksgivings later, it's quite a different story. I don't ever just wing it anymore. I plan ahead. I've gone from feeling like I'm the pain-in-the-butt guest to the one that is going to bring an interesting dish to the table (literally). I offer to make the mashed potatoes now, help with the some other sides, and I'll always make a dessert (like this apple crumble). Not only do I take the pressure off the host of making something plant-tastic, but I can help her out with some of the kitchen duties too.
To me, it's not about making "healthy food"; it's about making food that everyone can enjoy together. And isn't that what Thanksgiving was supposed to all about in the first place?
Some might call this cornbread-based casserole dressing; others, stuffing. I call it butter-rich; bacon- and chestnut-enhanced; and ridiculously, sinfully delicious. Semantics of name aside, this cornbread stuffing is no joke and may just be the best stuffing I've tasted. And I've tried more than my fair share of recipes.
A note about the recipe: some of the ingredient proportions may seem odd — a whopping 1/2 cup maple syrup comes to mind — but just trust that it works. Admittedly, it tastes a bit sweeter than most stuffings, but I'd be shocked if you and your Thanksgiving guests don't come back for a hearty helping after the initial, slightly puzzling bite. Get the exceptional holiday recipe.
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Planning a Thanksgiving feast can be a daunting task, to say the least. First order of business is deciding on the menu. But where to start? To take the guesswork out of matters and get those creative juices flowing, we've curated six fabulous menus for you to choose from (and even mix and match). From a meatless vegetarian feast to a fast and easy dinner that doesn't skimp on flavor, here you'll find something for everyone.
It's popular to roast the seeds from a jack-o’-lantern to make DIY pumpkin seeds. Can you do the same with the seeds from butternut and acorn squashes? Pumpkins, squashes, and melons all belong to the botanical family cucurbitacae, and their seeds are not poisonous. But “won’t kill you” and “tastes good” are different criteria, so we roasted some butternut and acorn squash seeds alongside pumpkin seeds to see if we’d like to snack on them, too.
We roast seeds from any squash or pumpkin at 350°F in a lightly oiled rimmed baking sheet for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring a few times, and then season the seeds with salt and pepper while they are hot. Some tasters at the test kitchen liked all three types of seeds alike, but a few of us found the butternut squash seeds unpleasantly grassy. Verdict? Squash seeds are not poisonous, so suit yourself and eat the ones you like. We prefer seeds from acorn squash to those from butternut.
Our easy recipe for Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash is a perfect recipe for the upcoming holidays, and you can roast the seeds as a fun group activity instead of simply throwing the seeds away.