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Celebrate The Harvest! Here's Everything You Need To Get Ready For and Enjoy Thanksgiving


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Thanksgiving Turkey and Stuffing Blended Burger
Enjoy Thanksgiving all year long thanks to this delicious recipe for a turkey and stuffing blended burger. This is the ultimate Thanksgiving-inspired burger – a turkey and stuffing patty topped with sweet potato waffle fries, a tart and tangy cranberry barbecue sauce, and a buttery brioche bun! Let's all give thanks. read more
Turkey Dinner For Thanksgiving
Everything you need to know about how to make the ultimate turkey, smoked, grilled, or barbecued. We cover shopping, thawing, prep, injecting, cooking, gravy, carving, serving. We bust the myths about brining resting and other tales and explain how to spatchcock (butterfly). Learn how to make stuffing muffins! read more
Muffings: stuffing muffins
Step up your next holiday meal with this delicious recipe for sausage, sage and cranberry stuffing inspired by Chef David Rosengarten. Instead of serving an entire bowl of stuffing, this recipe calls for baking it in muffin pans to get them nice and crispy on all sides. Everyone gets a stuffing muffin, aka Muffing! read more
carved turkey
Carving a turkey or chicken needn't be a chore. Once you understand the bird's architecture, you can easily dismantle it. read more
Deep fried sweet potatoes with smoked honey and fried sage
If you’re a fan of sweet potato fries then you’ll do backflips over this grill fried recipe featuring perfectly deep fried sweet potato fries coated with smoked honey and garnished with deep fried sage. Even better, deep frying is done on the grill, doing away with the mess and lingering odor of deep frying indoors. read more
Sweet Potato Fries
Elevate ordinary fries with this delicious grilling recipe with sweet potatoes. The sweet potato fries are seasoned with a sweet and spicy blend of brown sugar, chipotle powder, herbs, and spices. The fries are then grilled until smoky and golden brown. read more
Grilled Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Maple Pecan Butter
If your side dishes seem a bit tired, try a new twist with grilled hasselback sweet potatoes. Sliced partially through, the sweet potatoes begin to open up like an accordion, making for a stunning presentation. A flavorful blend of butter, pecans, and maple syrup only amplify the dish for family and guests. read more
Smoked Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Maple and Sriracha
Sweet maple syrup and spicy sriracha make a fantastic combination in this recipe for smoked and mashed sweet potatoes. Grilled until smoky and tender, the mashed sweet potatoes are combined with butter for richness, maple syrup for sweetness, and just enough Sriracha to bring a touch of heat. It's sweet potato bliss! read more
Thanksgiving Dinner
This sweet and savory cranberry sauce recipe will have you kicking the canned stuff to the curb. Port and balsamic vinegar add an unexpected depth of flavor to this traditional Thanksgiving side dish. And most of the alcohol evaporates in the cooking, so you can serve it to the kids. read more
Lou's Apple Pie
Surprise the guests at your next BBQ cookout with this recipe for apple pie on a grill. What could be better after an All-American BBQ than all-American apple pie, cooked on the already warm grill. To make it easier to prepare, the recipe uses a crumble topping versus a second crust on top or a lattice topping. read more
Spatchcocked turkey
Turkey is probably the most difficult meat to cook because you need to cook it to a higher temp than almost any other meat to make it safe, and if you overshoot by as little as 5°F, you go from juicy and giving thanks, to cardboard. Here's how to set up your charcoal grill for smoking an amazing turkey. read more
smoked turkey gas grill
Turkey is probably the most difficult meat to cook because you need to cook it to a higher temp than almost any other meat to make it safe, and if you overshoot by as little as 5°F, you go from juicy and giving thanks, to cardboard. Here's how to set up your gas grill for smoking a turkey. read more
sous vide que BBQ turkey breasts
Sous Vide and the grill and smoke combine to make the best turkey you have ever tasted. This sous-vide-que turkey recipe results in superbly tender and and juicy meat from the low and slow sous vide method, highlighted by the delicate elegance of hardwood smoke and crispy skin that can only be achieved on the grill. read more
Turketta
This flavor rich and visually stunning smoked turketta recipe is a fun holiday twist on traditional Italian porchetta. Turkey breast makes it much easier and faster than boning out a whole pig or even just the belly and loin. Port soaked cranberries stuffing elevate the turkey breast to epic heights. read more
White Castle
You've heard of it whispered in back alleys and dark corners of bars. It works. Here's the recipe for the mythical White Castle stuffing, certain to not only be a hit with Harold and Kumar but with all of your holiday guests! And the best part? It's super simple to make with only a handful of ingredients. read more
disney smoked turkey leg
This tested recipe recipe reproduces the monster turkey legs you see if you visit any of the Disney parks where you will see folks stumbling around with delirious smiles. The secret to success is curing then smoking the giant turkey legs. This recipe also works fine with chicken legs, though they will cook faster. read more
beer cooler faux cambro
How do caterers hold cooked meats safely for so long? It's called a hotbox or Cambro and you can make a faux Cambro with a simple beer cooler. It's the secret to resting large cuts of BBQ like brisket, pork butts, and whole turkeys while keeping them warm and transporting them. Here's how to set up a faux Cambo. read more
spatchcocked chicken
Spatchcocking, or butterflying, a whole turkey, chicken or any other bird is a great way to make moist, delicious birds that are browned all over and evenly cooked in less time. It's a simple matter of cutting out the bird's backbone, a deboning process that is easy and painless with good kitchen or poultry shears. read more
Bobby Flay cooking in a kitchen
If you're a turkey breast fan then you're sure to fall in love with Bobby Flay's recipe for tandoori style grilled turkey breast. Turkey breast can be difficult to cook as it can easily overcook but Flay's flavorful marinade helps to keep it moist and tender while grilling. read more
Bobby Flay cooking in a kitchen
Leftover turkey has never tasted better than it does in this recipe for a grilled turkey Cuban sandwich from Food Network's Bobby Flay. Sliced turkey replaces traditional roast pork in this classic pressed sandwich, joining ham, mustard, pickle, Swiss cheese, and cranberry relish for an outstanding leftover sandwich. read more
pot pie
Make the most of your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers with this delicious recipe for turkey pot pie. A twist on traditional chicken pot pie, this recipe nestles turkey, vegetables, gravy and apple beneath a flaky golden brown crust. You can also customize the recipe, swapping turkey for short ribs, pulled pork and more! read more
Smoked Turkey Leftover Supper Salad
There is nothing better than leftover Thanksgiving turkey, that is except for this recipe for smoked turkey salad. The best thing about this recipe is that you can use it as a blank canvas, swapping out ingredients you don't like and adding new ones. read more
Bowl of Dutch Oven Apple Cranberry Crisp
This classic fruit crisp recipe cooks beautifully and get crunchy on top in a Dutch oven. In addition to being delicious, this Dutch oven apple cranberry crisp is also quite simple. Toss the fruit with sugar, pour into a Dutch oven, and add a crumb topping. Top the lid with charcoal briquets and cook to perfection. read more
Bobby Flay cooking in a kitchen
Mix up your traditional fajitas with this recipe from Bobby Flay that features leftover Thanksgiving turkey instead of beef or chicken. A Tex-Mex favorite, the fajita is a rolled up sandwich with a tortilla instead of leavened bread, and it is usually made with grilled skirt steak but Flay takes it to a new level. read more
tara allen's turkey
Every year we invite our readers to post pictures of their turkeys and compete for prizes, and every year we are thrilled to see their beautiful photos read more
Maverick LT-04 Infrared Laser Thermometer Review
Read our review of the Maverick LT-04 infrared thermometer which received a Silver Medal for its performance. read more
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