Did you catch Thor's return to theaters in Thor: The Dark World? To celebrate, we're making party-favor-ready minihammers in honor of his trusty weapon, Mjölnir. Salty, sweet, and just plain fun, these hammers take chocolate-dipped pretzels to the next level. Watch the video to see how easy they are to make, sparkly metallic glaze and all.
Since it's not happening for another 78,000 years or so, it's no surprise that Thanksgivukkah will be a big deal come Nov. 28. And that means one thing: go big or go home. When it comes to coordinating the special dinner, there's no reason to hold back from menurkeys, Thanksgivukkah utensils, and more. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, after all. Shop our favorite picks now. Gobble tov!
Latkes! Turkey! Get guests excited for the big event with Thanksgivukkah invites ($15) that they won't want to turn down.
Happy Thanksgivukkah utensils? Yes, please. Get these festive forks and spoons ($10) that were made just for the once-in-a-lifetime event.
How perfect are these Thanksgivukkah dinner plates ($28 each) for a cheeky way to celebrate the holiday?
Take two classic holiday comfort foods, latkes and sweet potato casserole; combine them into one Thanksgivukkah-appropriate superdish; and the results are just as you might expect: expletive-inducing deliciousness. Generously dollop each oil-kissed fritter with tangy crème fraiche and a throat-tingling hybrid dish of its own, cranberry horseradish sauce, and it may just be the best thing to grace your Thanksgiving table. Enough talk. Trust me: you want the ridiculously tasty recipe.
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This year, don't spend countless hours deliberating over what should go into your Thanksgiving food spread only to overlook what you'll be drinking; after all, the wines served can make or break your turkey day feast.
For the ultimate holiday food and wine pairing guide, we consulted wine expert Eugenio Jardim, who offered his favorite accompaniments for every classic dish, from mashed potatoes and gravy to pumpkin pie. Want to be sure this year's your best Thanksgiving ever? Then keep reading for some of Eugenio's suggestions.
We may be living and breathing Thanksgiving plans this week, but we've got nothing on the experts answering phones over at the Butterball Turkey Talk Line, who stand by each holiday season to answer your every turkey conundrum.
I recently dialed the company's talk line headquarters in Naperville, IL, where I caught up with veteran talk-line expert Marty Van Ness. She's been offering turkey advice all day, every day, two months out of the year, for the past 20 years. Since — obviously! — she's got quite a way with turkeys, Marty shared some sage turkey advice, plus a few of her favorite Butterball hotline stories.
POPSUGAR: How and when did you get started as a talk-line expert?
Marty Van Ness: This is my 20th year. Years ago, in the 1980s, I went to work in a test kitchen and met a group of women who did the talk line. I applied, got the job, and was thrilled. Now I do both jobs, all at the same time.
PS: How do you gear up for the holiday cooking season?
MVN: We start Nov. 1; prior to that, we have Butterball 101 at Butterball University, where our staff of 55 in home economics trains on all different methods of cooking turkey. We learn different methods of cooking turkey and cook all our turkeys, from opening the bag until carving at the end. It's interesting to see 10 different turkeys and their different [cooking] methods; each is wonderful for its own reason.
Read on for more turkey talk-line questions, answered.
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Thanksgiving Day means turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and family bickering, right? While many stick to this tried-and-true formula, nearly every family has a story behind a prized (and sometimes unconventional) tradition, so we asked around our office to find out how our POPSUGAR family celebrates the big day.
Some are a bit wacky (a murder mystery party) while others are just heartwarming (dishing up the same traditional Southern meal year after year). Who knows, you might even glean a tradition to take to your family's table this year.
Every year at the New York City Wine & Food Festival, there's at least one thing we absolutely have to come home and hack. Last year it was the Chipotle chili, and this year, it's undoubtedly the Garden Variety Margarita developed by mixologist Jason Mendenhall of The Wayland.
Consisting of blanco tequila, lime juice, agave, ginger and kale juices, and a smoked chili salt rim, this green juice margarita makes kale juice extremely palatable. The tequila tones down and complements the bitter-spicy flavors of the kale and ginger, and the chili salt . . . well, let's just say you may find yourself licking the smoky blend clean off the glass. Salud to beginning and ending the day with green juice!