(not my picture! It went so fast I didn’t have time to get a photo!) Do you have extra guests or does your family prefer white meat? Do you want to perfect a new rub or brining technique? Are you cooking for just a small gathering this year? If your answer is yes to any …

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More than any recipe, this is the one that terrifies novice and seasoned cooks alike. You can breathe easy. I’ve figured out the hard stuff so you can be the hero. Thanksgiving Turkey 1 (18-20 lb.) turkey 1 stick unsalted butter (room temperature) 2 lemons (quartered) 1 whole head of garlic (halved) 1 tablespoon salt …

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Brining your turkey is the best way to add flavor and ensure tender meat. Turkey Brine Dry ingredients: 2 cups kosher salt 2 cups brown sugar 10 whole cloves 10 cardamom pods 1 tablespoon sliced fresh ginger 2 bay leaves 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 whole nutmeg (slightly crushed) 1 …

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image courtesy of Pottery Barn Gravy. It’s definition both culinary and colloquially means all things lovely, and is the perfect place to start my Thanksgiving recipes. I’ve always been disappointed by the amount of juice rendered off a turkey after it cooks. It’s never enough to make very much gravy. In this house not enough …

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Image from Google search From the WFH archive The Turkey Day Tutorial Ina’s favorite Thanksgiving sides Ranking Thanksgiving side dishes by how healthy they are I re-read this gem by Sam Sifton every year! The day would not be complete without this classic! Table decorating ideas A sneak peek at this years MTD parade floats! …

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