I understand the lure of instant mashed potatoes. You want comfort and you want it now. According to Wisegeek.com, a Canadian scientist developed instant mashed back in 1962. Nutritionally … Continue reading » about Real Mashed Potatoes vs. Instant
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With so many people opting for smaller holiday meals this year, I wanted to share my foolproof method of roasting a turkey breast. I rarely roast a whole turkey. I usually break my turkeys down … Continue reading » about Roast Turkey Breast with No-Fuss Gravy
Q. I normally fly home for Thanksgiving for a big dinner. This year, I am staying put, so it will just be me and two close friends in my “pod.” I love the traditional dinner, but a whole turkey with … Continue reading » about How to host a small Thanksgiving
That's me, age four, stuffing a turkey. I've been doing this holiday dinner thing a long time. So much information exists on the humble turkey, a curiously popular bird. Here are simple answers to … Continue reading » about Kat’s Turkey FAQ
Kentucky Hot Browns: a masterful use of holiday leftovers Personally, I think leftovers are the best part of any holiday dinner. When I go shopping for the main meal, I think ahead to what I'll do … Continue reading » about 19 Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers
Every year I polish up my Thanksgiving guide with all the usual fare, from a primer on turkeys to what to do with leftovers. Bu this is not a usual year. How do you celebrate and be thankful in the … Continue reading » about Thanksgiving Guide Pandemic Style
Such a simple thing -- throw some potatoes into a pot, then mash them up, but there's more to creamy mashed potatoes than that. I tend to make mashed potatoes a day ahead of a big family dinner and … Continue reading » about Recipe: Perfect Mashed Potatoes