From their kitchens to yours: South Sound readers unearthed favorite recipes that have been passed down for generations to help spice up your Thanksgiving tables. And for that we are eternally thankful.
Rick Rodgers is something of a traditionalist when it comes to cooking turkeys. Not that he hasn’t tried every method under the sun.
Perhaps more than any other holiday, Thanksgiving is associated with big family gatherings. But that doesn’t mean you need a house full of in-laws, uncles and cousins to celebrate in a meaningful way.
In the Northwest, outdoor cooking holidays aren’t limited to Memorial Day and Labor Day.
If turkey weren’t so bland, would we even need gravy at the Thanksgiving table? Cranberry sauce, too?
Dont want a turkey this Thanksgiving? Maybe youre vegetarian, or youre entertaining guests who are; or maybe you just dont like the traditional bird. Or maybe you like turkey, you just dont want to do a traditional presentation. Whatever the reason, there are some other tasty options thatll have your mouth watering.
Year after year, the glossy food magazines scream that you have to tart up your turkey and pimp out your pumpkin pie. But the truth is, when it comes to Thanksgiving, most of us dont want exciting, new-fangled dishes. We want classic, comforting food, the stuff of Norman Rockwell.
Readers mailed us scraps of paper with hand-scrawled recipes. They shared funny stories and photos of their Thanksgiving preparations. Here you’ll find the best of the family favorite recipes that readers shared with us.
Thanksgiving can be one of the most stressful meals of the year for the person charged with selecting wine. In fact, when faced with the daunting task of trying to pair wines with the myriad flavors and textures on the Thanksgiving table, it can be downright terrifying.
Sausage in the stuffing, cream in the potatoes, gravy on that big, rich bird. Face it, Thanksgiving is one heavy meal.
Sage is one of those herbs chefs love to love. With its earthy, peppery perfume and textured leaves that fry crisp like chips or saute soft like blankets, it offers a range of savory sensations that can help pull together an elegant Thanksgiving menu.
Entertaining may have become more casual over the last couple of decades, but it doesn’t mean that the fun has gone out of setting a beautiful table. Interior designers and party planners love to create “table-scapes” that set the mood for a dinner or party, however, it doesn’t take a design degree to create a beautiful table that will complement the food and celebrate the moment. And best of all, it doesn’t take a lot of money to do it, either.
Sugar and spice, and everything nice, that’s what Thanksgiving is made of.
A trip to the grocery store could blow your budget. Home cooks are feeling the pinch for keeping costs under control for this year’s Thanksgiving meal.
Ah, pecan pie! Maple syrup, chocolate bourbon sauce, anything with coconut... Thanksgiving tables just beg for rich desserts, but a whole lot of us don’t feel particularly rich in this economy. So bypass the expensive nuts and flavorings, and go for desserts that’ll fill your belly without emptying your wallet. The good news? They’ll delight your taste buds just the same. Here are some tips and recipes from local chefs to help you do budget desserts this Thanksgiving.
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