If you’re using homemade pie crusts, make the dough now and freeze it in freezer bags. Defrost the dough and bake your pies the day before Thanksgiving. Start making your Thanksgiving desserts with the help of these video tutorials. Browse more of Food Network’s Thanksgiving recipes and tips.
Move over chocolate, today is all about vanilla — vanilla cupcakes to be more specific. National Vanilla Cupcake Day may just be another food holiday, but we’ll take any excuse to start the day off with a vanilla cupcake smothered in frosting. Sure, you could visit your neighborhood bakery to celebrate this sweet treat, but takeRead more »
Plan on each guest drinking three drinks, and be sure to provide both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverage choices. To spike this family-friendly cocktail, substitute champagne for the sparkling water. Get the recipe: Non-Alcoholic Pomegranate Bellinis Browse more of Food Network’s Thanksgiving recipes and tips.
Quick breads freeze well; just wrap tightly in foil or freezer-wrap and freeze for up to three months. To thaw, let stand, wrapped, at room temperature for about 1½ hours. Serve on Thanksgiving, or the next morning for breakfast. Try making: Anne’s Cranberry Orange Quickbread (pictured above) Browse more of Food Network’s Thanksgiving recipes andRead more »
Try roasting a few pumpkins, then freezing the puree — that’s what Alton does. You can thaw it to make pie just before Thanksgiving, and the rest will store up to 6 months in the freezer. Try making: Michele Albano’s Maple Pumpkin Pie With Pecan Streusel Browse more of Food Network’s Thanksgiving recipes and tips.
The fourth season of The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs is in full swing with 10 new chefs fighting it out for a grand prize that so many would-be chefs covet: joining the ranks of Iron Chefs Marc Forgione, Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto, Cat Cora, Jose Garces and Michael Symon. Each chef will try toRead more »
When thickening a fruit pie filling, there are several options to consider. Very often flour or cornstarch is used, but in certain instances tapioca, arrowroot and potato starch can also help achieve the desired consistency. Find out which thickener won’t break down, preventing your pie from becoming a watery mess in Food Network Kitchens PieRead more »
To cut 100 calories off your Thanksgiving meal, watch out for the fried topping on green bean casseroles. This casserole wouldn’t live up to the hype if it wasn’t for the crispy French fried onions, but each quarter cup will set you back 100 calories (and most recipes call for five times that amount!). SlimRead more »
For crisper skin, unwrap the turkey the day before roasting and leave it uncovered in the refrigerator overnight. Need help tackling the big bird? Continue reading Food Network’s Top 10 Turkey Tips. Find the perfect turkey for your feast, starting with our most popular ever: Alton’s Good Eats Roast Turkey, an outstanding 5-star standby. BrowseRead more »
If you’re traveling for Thanksgiving and have been asked to bring a dish, keep food safety in mind. Here are some options: Dinner rolls: Freshly made bread, dinner rolls or a lightened version of cornbread are delicious and easy items to bring. Cookies: Fun to make and easy to carry, bake up some cookies. KeepRead more »