Sweet Endings with Thanksgiving Pies

Have your chosen your Thanksgiving pie lineup yet? In my estimation, you should have at least a pie per person. Well, maybe that’s going a bit overboard. But when you have so many glorious flavors — from pumpkin and pecan to apple and buttermilk (my family always has cherry) — why pick just one?

Getting Started: The Crust

Pie crust can be daunting even for otherwise experienced bakers. Check out our video tutorial, then get the recipe for Classic Pie Crust:

Kitchen Basics: Whipped Cream

Susan writes the blog Cardamom Kitchen to share her culinary experiences as an Indian-American rooted in the Midwest. Luckily she's also sharing her experiences with Whole Story readers by demystifing essential cooking skills with step-by-step instructions and her own handsome photos.

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Dish Up Something Delicious with Thanksgiving Leftovers

When it comes to Thanksgiving, my family’s creed is “The more the merrier!” We’re not just talking about guests here – we mean the food! Turkey Day leftovers, from a classic turkey sandwich to mashed potato fritters, are a big part of our holiday enjoyment.

Do you love reliving the Thanksgiving meal just as much as we do? Or are you dreading the stacks of reusable containers filling your fridge on Thursday night? Either way, there are plenty of ways to enjoy those leftovers without making your plate look like another pass at the buffet table.

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12 Side Dishes to Steal the Show

The turkey might get all the attention for Thanksgiving, but I’d much rather fill my plate with a variety of amazing sides. After all, isn’t part of the point of a Thanksgiving banquet to taste as many dishes as possible, from Grandma Ruth’s cherished sweet potatoes to your foodie cousin’s new twist on stuffing?

If you’re looking for some stunning sides to round out your holiday table, we’ve got lots of options. Here’s a few of my favorites:

Kitchen Basics: Whipped Egg Whites

Susan Pachikara of Cardamom Kitchen demystifies essential cooking skills with step-by-step instructions and her own handsome photos.

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A Bounty of Brussels Sprouts

It’s peak season for Brussels sprouts. Make sure you don’t overcook them! Try some of our favorite recipes featuring Brussels sprouts.
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The Great Cranberry Crave

Fresh, frozen or dried, cranberries are one of our season favorites. Try them in these recipes for quick breads, desserts, stuffings, salads and more.

Creamy Sesame Greens

Creamy Sesame GreensHave you eaten your leafy greens today?

Twelve Healthier Seasonal Favorites

Lighten up! These healthier dishes make welcome additions to your feast and help to balance out some of the richer flavors of the season.

Delicious Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers

There’s lots of talk about turkey leftovers but what about that leftover stuffing or cranberry sauce? Here are some easy ways to use them up. In fact, I suggest buying extras of these Thanksgiving pantry staples because these recipes are delicious any time of year.

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