I love gravy. What’s not to like? Gooey, fatty flavor added to something wonderful like mashed potatoes or roast chicken, yes please. Gravy is just a type of sauce and at its heart, it’s very basic, so let's walk through how to make foolproof gravy. Make a rouxThis is flour … [Read more...] about Recipe: How to Make Foolproof Gravy plus What to Do if Your Gravy Goes Wrong
Every year I polish up my Thanksgiving recipes as part of this extensive guide that I have been building for the past decade. I've tried to cover everything - from a primer on turkeys to what to do with leftovers. If you have any thoughts or anything questions, let me know! I'll … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving Recipes & Beyond: A Complete Guide to Shopping, Menus, Leftovers and Tips to Stay Sane
For years, my father-in-law's second wife served boxed stuffing at her holiday gatherings, spiced up with cut-up precooked turkey sausage. When I offered to make some homemade stuffing one year, she waved me off. “No one can the tell the difference, anyway.” But I can tell, I … [Read more...] about Can You Pass Off Processed Thanksgiving Side Dishes for the Real Thing?
That's me, age four, stuffing a Thanksgiving 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 common questions from reliable sources. Please note this page includes … [Read more...] about Kat’s Thanksgiving Turkey FAQ
Here's a key reason you want to learn how to make homemade flavoredbutter. Walking in a fancy upscale supermarket recently, I ran across a 3 oz tub of herb-infused butter was $5.99. That means you're paying $31 for butter with some herbs in it. Save money and do it … [Read more...] about Recipe: How to Make Homemade Flavored Butter