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Introducing the Garsquashroom, the Vegetarian Answer to the Turducken

I don’t think vegetarians feel they are “missing out” on the experience of eating turkey, but I do think they miss out on some of the decadent pageantry. Thanksgiving should have a big reveal, but that reveal doesn’t have to be a dead animal. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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It’s Okay to Use Store Bought Stuff to Make Your Thanksgiving Easier

Thanksgiving is only a few days away, and I’ve exhausted my supply of Turkey Day puns. Like many of you, I sat down and planned out the whole affair well in advance, even changing the way I roast my turkey this year to cut down time in the kitchen and open the oven up to […]

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How to Make Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, and Gravy in One Instant Pot

Thanksgiving dinner is a whole production but, if you’re only serving a couple of people, or just want to taste some holiday flavors in say, July, you can use your Instant Pot to put together an elegant, delicious meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy in under an hour.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Your Complete Timeline for Getting Thanksgiving Dinner Cooked, Served, & Cleaned Up 

Thanksgiving dinner is a dance. Due to family and the National Dog Show—which is just a drinking game sponsored by Purina—it’s a dance we usually perform while distracted. The key to nailing this particular dance is to have a written timeline. A plan gives you freedom, because even if you’re soused, you can just look…Read […]

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Turn Even the Driest Turkey Into a Delicious Spread 

Though I have full confidence in your ability to serve a moist and flavorful turkey this Thanksgiving, mistakes do happen, and portions of that thermodynamic nightmare bird might be a little on the dry side. If you find yourself with a bit of tough, desiccated meat, don’t despair; you can transform it into a tasty,…Read […]

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What to Buy (and What to Skip) at ALDI This Thanksgiving

When it comes to seasonal products, Trader Joe’s favors the “throw a whole pot of spaghetti at the wall and see what sticks” method of product development. ALDI—the older, wiser, and more cautious of the adopted grocery-chain siblings—takes the exact opposite approach. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What to Buy (and What to Skip) at Trader Joe’s This Thanksgiving

I am, as most of you probably know, a pretty big fan of the slightly twee grocery store known as Trader Joe’s. I love their reasonably priced and well-stocked cheese department. I love their convenient pre-cooked lentils and cans of turkey chili. I love this damn shaker of magic. As such, I was very excited […]

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How to Roast a Whole Head of Garlic

Garlic is great in all of its many forms but, like most plant parts, it is at its absolute best when roasted. Roasting garlic mellows its pungency and tempers its aggressive bite, but it also intensifies its sweetness and creates new, deeper flavors through that lovely little Maillard reaction. It’s also a freaking…Read more… Continue […]

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What Are Your Best Thanksgiving Tips and Tricks?

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things food-related. This week I want to find out your best tips and tricks for making sure Turkey Day goes off without a hitch.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Gluten-Free Pie Crusts Don’t Have To Be Boring

Thanksgiving is a challenge for cooks, especially with the (relatively) recent outburst of food allergies and intolerances. Everyone is allergic or intolerant of something, and it’s difficult to please all of the people all of the time. In my family alone, there are four different people with five different “can’t eat…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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These Confit Turkey Legs Taste Like the Renaissance Faire

Hello friends, and welcome back to Will It Sous Vide?, the column where I usually make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator. This week’s episode finds us talking turkey (because that’s all us food writers can talk about right now), specifically turkey legs.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Save Time and Stove Space by Making Soup in Your Instant Pot

A warm bowl of creamy squash-based soup is a welcome beginning to any meal that takes place during the colder months, but something about it feels downright luxurious on Thanksgiving. A soup course on Thanksgiving has always seemed a bit too aspirational, though, partly because I’ve never eaten that particular meal in…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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