Question: what cheery holiday dish also happens to make use of last night's leftovers? Answer: a turkey and cranberry wreath! This baked number is not only the perfect showstopper to bring to a Christmas party, but it also comes together in well under an hour. It's our favorite way to use leftover turkey (or chicken) without it feeling like leftovers. Watch the video to learn how, then print out the recipe.
A beautiful cut of steak will only get you so far . . . next, it's all about mastering the Maillard reaction (a fancy way to describe the process of creating that crispy, caramelized crust on the outside of meat). Lucky for us, we have experts from Omaha Steaks to teach us the best technique for prepping and grilling steaks.
After nine amazing years, How I Met Your Mother is finally coming to an end, and we're savoring every moment of the final season. That includes making our version of "sumbitch cookies," crispy, chocolatey, caramel and peanut butter cookies that are naughty in all the right ways. Bake up a batch of these to keep your mouth happy all the way through the series finale. Watch the video, and then get the recipe.
This Christmas, give your beloved friends and family a thoughtful, inexpensive gift that'll keep on giving in the months to come: made-from-scratch vanilla extract. This recipe, which calls for only two ingredients and less than five minutes of prep, isn't just functional — it's also pretty and long-lasting. Watch the video to find out how to prolong the life of your homemade vanilla extract and how to package it as a beautiful gift for the holidays.
Move over, eggnog: there's a new holiday cocktail in town. At your next holiday fete, we urge you to get into the yuletide spirit with a candy cane cocktail that calls for only three ingredients. To get everyone in the Christmas spirit, we'll show you how to create a candy garnish two ways: a superspeedy method and another that's sure to be the talk of the party. Watch the video to see how it's done, then print out the candy cane cocktail recipe for easy reference.
Not only are homemade gifts — particularly the edible kind — a thoughtful way to show loved ones you care, but they're also often budget-friendly. The downside: many require a large time investment. But not these three fast and easy edible gift ideas! Watch the video to get inspired.
Los Angeles natives know that Casa Vega is the place to get your Mexican comfort-food fix. Particularly popular is its signature dish, tamales. As owner Christina Vega explains, unwrapping one of these hearty, tender, corn-based delights is like unwrapping a present for your dinner plate. Watch the video to see how she makes them, then print out the recipe.
If you grew up with McDonald's deep-fried apple pies, you know that their current baked iteration, while still tasty, barely holds a candle to their crisp, flaky-crusted progenitors. But don't fret; while they're no longer available in most restaurant locations, we've come up with our own take on this irresistible treat. Or, see if you can track one down at one of a handful of franchises that still make the good stuff. Watch the video to see how they're made, then print out the recipe.
Chef Eric Greenspan is back with another must-try cross-cultural mashup of a recipe: pancake lasagna. What's that, you ask? Watch the video to get the details and ogle its many layers of breakfast delights, but we'll give you a hint: it involves pancakes, bacon, maple-bacon béchamel, and so, so much more. Trust us here, this is one start to the morning that's so wrong, it's absolutely right. Print out the insanely decadent recipe.
We all love classic bread pudding; it's cozy, comforting, and ideal for holiday dinners and brunches. Add to that the season's most beloved ingredient (pumpkin) and it only gets better. But wait, we're not done yet! We're paying homage to Thanksgivukkah by adding rich, eggy challah and tart cranberries to the mix. All in all, it's a great way to use up leftover challah from the holiday feast. Watch the video to see how it's made, then print out the recipe.
Stars are aligning for a once-in-a-lifetime event tomorrow: Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah fall on the same day. Dubbed Thanksgivukkah, this superholiday has inspired us to come up with a few hybrid recipes combining traditional Thanksgiving and Jewish flavors. Watch the video for a variety of menu ideas, including sufganiyot filled with cranberry sauce, sweet potato latkes, and more.
Sure, you've tried bagel and pretzel chips, but have you ever had a doughnut chip? Part crisp, part chewy, and all sweet, these adorable, snackable treats are an excellent addition to brunch, dessert, or our favorite way: subbed for English muffins in the ultimate breakfast sandwich. Watch the video to see how easy it is to transform these doughy delights into crisp chips that are so good you might just scarf the whole batch.
Anyone can carve a turkey like a pro! Using only a standard chef's knife, Eric Greenspan breaks down the whole process, saying you should carve the turkey "like it owes you money." What the heck does that mean? Watch the video to learn, and refer to our turkey-carving tutorial (with pictures!) for a detailed refresher.
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.