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Planning Your Thanksgiving Menu? Add These Recipes to Your List for Something Different

Meredith Francis

Thanksgiving is upon us, so it’s the perfect time to revisit some recipes that will add something a little different to your holiday table.

Don't Even Think About Putting Marshmallows on This Savory Sweet Potato Gratin

Daniel Hautzinger

There are no marshmallows in sight in this savory sweet potato gratin from Milk Street. Instead the excitement comes from the complement of miso, soy, and ginger against the warm sweetness of the potatoes.

A Different Kind of Green Bean Casserole

Daniel Hautzinger

Green bean casserole may be a classic Thanksgiving side dish, but in case you want to switch it up from the cream of mushroom kind, Milk Street has a hearty Italian casserole filled out with potatoes and fresh mushrooms.

Tips for a Scaled-Down Thanksgiving with 'America's Test Kitchen'

Daniel Hautzinger

For your scaled-down Thanksgiving meal, try a one-pan dish that lets you cook both turkey breast and your stuffing without drying it out too much, courtesy of Cook's Country and America's Test Kitchen.

The Charlie Brown Holiday Specials Are Coming to WTTW

Daniel Hautzinger

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving airs Sunday, November 22 at 6:30 pm. A Charlie Brown Christmas airs Sunday, December 13 at 6:30 pm.

Pumpkin Seed Rolls for Thanksgiving from 'Milk Street'

Daniel Hautzinger

Instead of serving bland rolls that are simply vehicles for butter or sopping up gravy this Thanksgiving, try something that is seasonally appropriate and has its own flavor, in this recipe for Pumpkin Seed Rolls from Christopher Kimball's Milk Street.

Spice Up Your Mashed Potatoes with This Recipe from 'Milk Street'

Daniel Hautzinger

Not that mashed potatoes aren't delicious on their own, but sometimes you want to spice them up a bit for something a bit more special. Try this version from Christopher Kimball's Milk Street​ that incorporates a technique learned from Indian cooking. 

Thanksgiving Leftovers Shepherd's Pie

Daniel Hautzinger

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. 

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

Daniel Hautzinger

How much do you know about turkeys, tofurkys, turduckens, and all the other dishes you only eat at Thanksgiving? 

Thanksgiving Gravy from Your Turkey's Pan Drippings

Daniel Hautzinger

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 for Thanksgiving

Daniel Hautzinger

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 Pumpkin Tart Recipe

Daniel Hautzinger

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.
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