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normally not fond of mixed drinks bc they're too sweet, so thank god for a new breed of cocktails with smoke -- smoke infused liquors, smoke flavored ingredients, smoked salt rims...
Turkey Pot Pie (with a gorgeous herbed crust!), based on a recipe from chef Bradley Ogden
if you're ambitious enough to make your own crackers - instead of buying our favorite...RITZ! - these with corn and black pepper
Bake the Apple Pecan Tart completely, then freeze in advance to make the big day easier
Another dessert that can be made pretty far in advance (if not for Thanksgiving, then for Christmas!) - Chocolate Pumpkin Layer Cake
because the oven is booked, desserts from the freezer. persimmon swirled semifreddo
easy to steam and marinate Pickled Shrimp in advance of entertaining
since the main event is excessive, go with small and light as a starter - parsley anchovy salad
Fennel and Celery Salad for something - anything! - light and healthy during the Holidays
a little something for everyone's sweet teeth: spiced pumpkin cake with chocolate sour cream ganache and pecans.
if you have leftover mashed potatoes (we never do but...), make Potato, Salmon and Spinach Patties with Garlicky Dill Cream
who hates mac and cheese?! Macaroni and Humboldt Fog Cheese from Waverly Inn's John De Lucie made this hater a believer
Carrot Salad with Lemon and Herbs, adapted from Joel Robuchon. No cooking, and ridiculously simple.
whole grain mustard rolls from a basic bread dough laced with whole grain mustard
Awesome list of 30 Baking Tips from experts around the world like Rose Levy Berenbaum, Dorie Greenspan, and Peter Reinhart, just to name a few
a robot that flips okonomiyaki - could be useful for sunday brunch pancakes! [via: inomthings ]
Love the idea of the GingerSpoon, spoon-shaped gingerbread cookies for stirring coffee and tea
was sad to give away my review copy of Jean Anderson's Love Affair with Southern Cooking, but Epicurious has the recipe for fairy airy Angel Biscuits
Wine Recommendations: NY Times writers make their picks of reds and whites for the Thanksgiving table, and all under $25
Steven Raichlen's Thanksgiving turkey smoked outdoors - if you live in the warmer regions, or can, at least brave the late November chill outside
what to do to make your mashed potatoes more sophisticated? nothing. just call it a "mousseline"
Corn Pudding with Herb-Braised Chanterelles and Spicy Greens from Charlie Palmer of Aureole
Recipe for Wild Rice with Mushrooms, Cranberries and Walnuts from Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar & Grill
not sure how replacing mashed potatoes with roasted fingerlings will go over with the family at thanksgiving, but perhaps the addition of sweet dried figs will help
Pear Pomegranate Pie is to Pumpkin as fire engine red patent stilettos heels are to the LBD
Brussels sprouts made sexy on a bed of mustard apple puree
OBVIOUSLY you haven't gotten enough butternut squash. nor sweet potatoes. how about BOTH in one healthy soup...Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Soup
if you can't beat the nose-diving economy, join it! spend all your money on Dungeness crab! and make Dungeness Crab Tostadas
cream of parsnip soup made palatable with crispy pancetta (ok, so cream of parsnip soup isn't unpalatable)
It probably won't go over well with the family to replace buttery mashed potatoes with this, but sweet potato puree with apples to sub for candied yams?
Borba Skin Balance Gummi Confections: if i'm going to eat candy anyway, may as well let it do something good for me (especially if they're $25 a bag)
salad-izing for a week before the big binge...Sizzling Greek Salad
not all of us have access to (or can afford) fancy birds from a luxury turkey spa, so epicurious tests and picks the best of grocery store turkeys
pretty enough for serving, but the Color Rings Board is intended for double duty as a heat resistant trivet and a break-resistant glass cutting board.