Everyday Meals

Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy Recipe

"I discovered this excellent Thanksgiving gravy recipe years ago! It is gravy that, unlike most, can be made AHEAD of time. The gravy will keep for 3 months when frozen in an airtight container." Ingredients Adjust US Metric 6 turkey wings 2 medium onions, peeled and quartered 1 cup water 2 quarts chicken broth, divided […]

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Sour Punch Trees Are Coming to Stuff Your Stocking

Christmas may still be more than a month away, but don’t let anyone selling snacks and candy know. Treats like mystery candy canes and Elf on the Shelf snack cakes are already available to purchase, and they’re gonna keep snowballing until December, which is truthfully the opposite of a problem.  But if you’d prefer a […]

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PSA: Don't Throw Out Your Giblets This Thanksgiving

It’s hard to get excited about giblets. The seemingly suspect bird parts—which often come in a paper bag tucked inside the body cavity of a raw chicken or turkey carcass—aren’t the kind of ingredients that home cooks are known to celebrate. Most people, I imagine, just throw them away, or simply forget to remove them […]

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Garlic-Butter Shrimp

Active Time: 15 MinsTotal Time15 Mins Yield: Serves 4 You’ve probably had garlic-butter shrimp, but you’ve never had it like this before. Although this recipe is easy to prepare, there are a few cooking techniques throughout that make a world of difference. Tossing the raw shrimp in a little sugar is a smart way to […]

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How to Make Your Best Green Bean Casserole Yet

While turkey may be the star of the Thanksgiving show, green bean casserole definitely deserves praise for its strength as a side dish. The hearty classic can make almost anyone want to eat their vegetables, especially once the iconic fried onion topping is added. Green bean casserole is also one of the easiest, and cheapest, […]

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7 Powerhouse Ingredients to Make Flavorful Vegetarian Food

In this day and age, we all have friends and family members who have chosen to reduce or forgo their intake of meat or animal products. Vegetarians, vegans, pescatarians, and flexitarians: Chances are pretty good that if you entertain, eventually someone is going to mention that they don’t eat meat.  For me, despite being an […]

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Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

Active Time: 15 Mins Total Time: 3 Hours 45 Mins Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: about 1 cup) If there’s two things we know about holiday entertaining it’s that sweet potato casserole is a must, and there’s just ever enough room in the oven. Which is exactly why you should break out your crockpot for […]

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Wild and Brown Rice Recipe

"A perfect side dish for game birds. May be prepared ahead of time and microwaved just prior to serving." Ingredients Adjust US Metric 1 1/2 cups uncooked wild rice 3 cups boiling water 1 cup uncooked brown rice 1 cup diced onion 1 cup diced carrots 3/4 cup diced celery 3 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken […]