more about: Thanksgiving

Save Oven Space with Slow-Cooker Dressing

It simply wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without this iconic gravy carrier, which is even better when it can be made in your trusty slow-cooker. You can bake, crumble, and freeze the cornbread up to 1 month ahead of time, but who are we kidding this late in the game – 1 week will do as well.

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It’s Not Thanksgiving Without Long-Boiled Green Beans

We asked some of our favorite scribes to riff on the part of their down-home Thanksgiving they simply couldn’t do without. Here’s what they said. (Stay tuned for more…) The beauty of those Blue Lakes or Scarlet Emperors took my Northern tummy a while to understand, but I have found my way.

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It’s Not Thanksgiving Without Mema’s China

We asked some of our favorite scribes to riff on the part of their down-home Thanksgiving they simply couldn’t do without. Here’s what they said. (Stay tuned for more…) I grew up in Atlanta in a tight-knit Jewish family. We had distinctly casual dinners—old photos show ketchup and cans of cola on the table. But my Mema strove to make […]

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Your Two-Week Timetable for Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is not a spur-of-the-moment meal thrown together, especially if you’re having the whole family over. You need to plan out a menu, check your grocery list twice, and have a very specific timetable if you want to the get the turkey and the rolls out at the same temperature. Luckily, we’ve done the hardest part for you!

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It’s Not Thanksgiving Without A Late-Night Run to Piggly-Wiggly

We asked some of our favorite scribes to riff on the part of their down-home Thanksgiving they simply couldn’t do without. Here’s what they said. (Stay tuned for more…) Thanksgiving Eve is the most underrated holiday of the year.

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It’s Not Thanksgiving Without A Moment of Thanks

We asked some of our favorite scribes to riff on the part of their down-home Thanksgiving they simply couldn’t do without. Here’s what they said. (Stay tuned for more…) Over the years, our Thanksgiving has become like a family reunion.

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Deep Fried Friday: Thanksgiving Dressing

Looking ahead to Thanksgiving, I’m plopping some dressing in the deep fryer to make a one-bite appetizer.

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How to Smoke A Delicious Turkey

After learning of our family’s plans to smoke a turkey for this Thanksgiving, literally thousands of you demanded that we show you how. So here’s how the Benders do it step-by-step. (Drama is already building. Can you feel it? Step 1.  Day Before Thanksgiving. Kill turkey. Remove all extraneous appendages. Obviously, this turkey was a gobbler. Step 2. Place dead […]

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Grumpy Gives Thanks

Well, it’s Thanksgiving week, the time that calls upon each of us to reflect on the many blessings we have received in our lives and give credit where credit is due. So without further ado, here are just a few of the things that Grumpy was thankful for in 2011. Having the chance to be the first to write about […]

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Happy Thanksgiving From Gaylord Opryland! (Tales From A Meal … )

It doesn’t get more Southern than Cheerwine glazed Tennesse Ham.
Part of the meal served at Cascades, Gaylord Opryland. Other items included spiced pumpkin soup, lowcountry crabcakes, sweet potato casserole and of course, turkey (free range) …

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