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14 Turkey Recipes for a Crisper, Juicier Thanksgiving Roast

14 Turkey Recipes for a Crisper, Juicier Thanksgiving Roast

[Photographs: J. Kenji López-Alt] Thanksgiving may have become so synonymous with turkey that it goes by the name “Turkey Day,” but the hard truth is that the bird is rarely the highlight of the dinner. A traditional whole roast turkey is prone to turning out […]

Slice-and-Bake Shortbread Cookies Get a Makeover With Brown Butter

Slice-and-Bake Shortbread Cookies Get a Makeover With Brown Butter

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Vanilla shortbread is a cookie-jar classic, with an ingredient list so simple it’s hard to improve upon—the straightforward combination of butter, sugar, and flour doesn’t leave much wiggle room, except for an obligatory dose of vanilla and salt. That doesn’t mean our […]

Brown Butter Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Brown Butter Shortbread Cookies Recipe

3. Make the Dough: When the brown butter is creamy and thick, add the cooled toasted sugar, malted milk powder, vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix on low until combined, then increase speed […]

11 Thanksgiving Green Bean Recipes, No Cans Required

11 Thanksgiving Green Bean Recipes, No Cans Required

[Photographs: J. Kenji López-Alt] When I think of must-have Thanksgiving recipes, green bean casserole—the kind made almost entirely with canned ingredients—is one of the first that comes to mind. The thing is, I love it mostly for the gloopy cream of mushroom soup and the […]

Pressure Cooker Beef Stock Recipe

Pressure Cooker Beef Stock Recipe

[Photographs: Liz Clayman] Classic beef stock takes ages to make—often the simmering stage alone lasts 12 hours. That’s made it an unlikely project for most home cooks. But thanks to the pressure cooker, beef stock can be made in a fraction of the time, without […]

For Easy Homemade Beef Stock, Grab Your Pressure Cooker

For Easy Homemade Beef Stock, Grab Your Pressure Cooker

[Photographs: Liz Clayman] I’ve always discouraged people from making beef stock at home. It takes an extraordinary amount of time—simmering alone can run for 12 hours—and yields a more robust stock than most recipes call for. Until recently, if I was going to load my […]

12 Brussels Sprout Recipes for Thanksgiving

12 Brussels Sprout Recipes for Thanksgiving

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt, Vicky Wasik] Few foods have experienced as dramatic an image transformation as Brussels sprouts. For decades, they were maligned as invariably mushy, smelly, and unappealing; these days, you can barely find a hip restaurant that doesn’t serve them. It’s easy to […]

15 Sweet Potato Recipes for Thanksgiving That Are Just Sweet Enough

15 Sweet Potato Recipes for Thanksgiving That Are Just Sweet Enough

[Photograph: Emily and Matt Clifton, Vicky Wasik, Jennifer Olvera] Forget the turkey—the centerpiece of my childhood Thanksgivings was always the sweet potato casserole made by a family friend. It was light, fluffy, and just sweet enough, with nary a mini marshmallow in sight. (In fact, […]

Special Sauce: Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook on True Partnership

Special Sauce: Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook on True Partnership

[Photograph: Michael Persico. Hummus photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt.] When we booked multiple James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Solomonov and his business partner Steven Cook on Special Sauce to talk about their new book Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious and their restaurants (Zahav, Dizengoff, Federal Doughnuts, […]

Rethinking American Buttercream: Still Quick and Easy, Just Better

Rethinking American Buttercream: Still Quick and Easy, Just Better

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] If you’ve ever had a supermarket sheet cake, you’ve tasted American buttercream: a simple frosting made with little more than butter* and powdered sugar. For some, its simple sweetness and one-note vanilla flavor taste like pure nostalgia, recalling the pleasure of scoring […]