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Three Wintry Holiday Cocktails That Aren't Eggnog

While everyone drinks eggnog, spiked or not, at the holidays, there are a lot of other festive beverages out there. Try recipes for three unique options: a coffee-flavored one, a tropical drink, and a nutty, minty Christmas shot. 
Mary Berry's Christmas Trifle

A Christmas Trifle from Mary Berry

"Christmas is all about showing off," says Mary Berry. While this Christmas trifle isn't quite as elaborate as some of the things she and Paul Hollywood make in their Great British Baking Show Christmas Masterclass, it's still impressive, and delicious. 
Two latke recipes for Hanukkah

Two Latke Recipes for Hanukkah

Because Hanukkah commemorates a miracle in which a single day's supply of lamp oil lasted for eight days, fried foods are traditional for the holiday. And what's more ubiquitous than latkes? Try both a cheese version (the original), and a classic potato one.
Thanksgiving Leftovers Shepherd's Pie. Photo: Courtesy PBS Food

Thanksgiving Leftovers Shepherd's Pie

You survived making a delicious Thanksgiving meal, but what do you do now with the heaps of leftovers? Try repurposing your extra turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy in this homey, single skillet shepherd's pie. 
Thanksgiving Quiz: Turkey, Tofurky, Turducken, Pumpkin Pie, Cranberry Sauce

Turkeys, Tofurkys, and Turduckens: How Well Do You Know Thanksgiving Food?

How much do you know about turkeys, tofurkys, turduckens, and all the other dishes you only eat at Thanksgiving? 
Pan Dripping Turkey Gravy. Photo: Courtesy PBS Food

Thanksgiving Gravy from Your Turkey's Pan Drippings

If you're making an outstanding turkey, you don't want to waste any of that fantastic flavor that drips off into the pan. Instead, turn those rich drippings into gravy, using a broth made from the giblets and neck bone of your bird.
Citrus Dry-Brined Turkey. Photos: Courtesy PBS Food

Citrus Dry-Brined Turkey for Thanksgiving

Turkey is arguably the most difficult part of a Thanksgiving meal to make, especially if you brine it in a liquid salt mixture. Try this dry-brine recipe, which is easier to manage, less messy, and more effective. 
Milk Street's Burmese Chicken

Milk Street's Burmese Chicken

Need a quick and easy but flavorful dinner? Try this recipe for Burmese Chicken from Christopher Kimball's Milk Street, in which you're saved the time of marinating by using an aromatic paste of lemongrass, garlic, ginger, and shallots.
Check, Please!

How Well Do You Know Chicago's Restaurant Scene?

Check, Please! always finds some of the best restaurants in Chicago, both well-known and off-the-beaten-path. Can you guess some of the unique places that will be on the show in fall of 2017? The 17th season premieres Friday, October 13.
Christopher Kimball. Photo: Courtesy Milk Street

Christopher Kimball Looks Beyond America (and 'America's Test Kitchen')

Following his bitter split from America's Test Kitchen, Christopher Kimball wants to modernize home cooking by looking to techniques from around the world. He's also expanding into radio and exploring the cultures behind the cuisines. 
Curry Braised Eggs. Photo: Courtesy Milk Street

Milk Street's Curry Braised Eggs

Now that we have cool autumn nights, why not try some spiced, warming curry braised eggs with a recipe courtesy of Christopher Kimball's Milk Street, the newest venture from the former America's Test Kitchen host and founder.
Pumpkin Tart. Photo: Courtesy Milk Street

Milk Street's Pumpkin Tart Recipe

Celebrate the first day of fall on September 22 with a recipe for an airy pumpkin tart from Milk Street, the new global project from Christopher Kimball, formerly of America's Test KitchenMilk Street includes a TV and radio show, cooking school, and magazine.
Half Acre Beer Company's Balmoral Taproom. Photo: Courtesy Half Acre

New Acreage: Half Acre Beer Company's Growth

In its first year of production, around a decade ago, Half Acre Beer Company produced 600 barrels of beer. Last year, they hit 40,000, thanks to their expansion into a second brewery in 2014. Now, they've opened a taproom at that second space. Take a look inside.
Fried Peach Pies from Cook's Country. Photo: Joe Keller

Happy National Peach Pie Day

August 24 is National Peach Pie Day, one of a whopping five national pie days in August. If there's that many, you have to celebrate at least one. Try a recipe for fried peach hand pies from our friends at Cook's Country.
Skillet Pizza and Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie from Cook's Country. Photos: Joe Keller (left); Daniel J. Van Ackere

'Cook's Country' Skillet Recipes

Try two recipes from Cook's Country that take beloved dishes and make them in a skillet: Pizza Margherita, and a giant Chocolate Chip Cookie.
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