‘Tis the season for more cocktail parties, gift exchanges and family gatherings than you could possibly imagine! Whether you’re hosting family through the week or friends who have stopped over last-minute, these five weeknight dinners are quick enough to pull together in a snap but impressive enough for any family member or guest. Plus, they’re big enough to feed a crowd!
If you’re looking for some post-Black Friday fuel but can’t imagine fitting one more thing in your fridge, we’ve got a solution for you: Transform your Turkey Day leftovers into something extraordinary! From sweet potato casserole, to leftover turkey and green beans–to even the pumpkin pie!– there’s always a solution to remaking Thanksgiving dinner without repeating it. Try out some of these delicious recipes this weekend!
For a late breakfast or brunch: Sweet Potato Waffles with Turkey and Spicy Maple Syrup
Happy Thanksgiving! Tonight, come to dinner armed with these fun facts–your secret weapon for breaking up family tiffs, curbing chatty Cathys and rousing snoring uncles.
If you haven’t had time to plan your Thanksgiving dinner yet, drop the catering menu. We’ve got 5 easy and delicious recipes that can be on your table in just two hours, thanks to the help of the turkey breast and the microwave. Don’t believe us? Here’s a real-life testimony that proves it’s never too late for a home-cooked turkey dinner.
You’ve got one chance to roast your Thanksgiving turkey to golden, crispy perfection, so you better believe we insist on splurging on a hefty roasting rack.
Calling all foodies and history buffs! All weekend long, the National Geographic Channel is making their foray into celebrating what we here at EDWRR celebrate every day: FOOD. Starting tonight at 9/8 central, their six-part miniseries, “EAT: The Story of Food” will be make its debut, with two episodes airing each night. Get the history behind all of your favorite dishes, with tips and commentary from culinary experts like our very own Rachael Ray! So cozy up on the couch, because it’s too cold to go outside anyway.
We couldn’t imagine a Thanksgiving day without a few tunes to help get us through the hours of prep, the overwhelming amounts of family members and the incredulous food coma. Whether it’s The Beatles blasting while you baste the turkey, or some low-key Nora Jones to help ease your indigestion, music is as essential to the holiday as the turkey. This year, music app Spotify is making our lives even easier with their Time for Turkey playlist creator.
Photo courtesy of Spotify
On the morning of, simply head over to the Spotify website, select the weight of the bird you’re cooking, choose whether or not you’re stuffing it and your favorite music genre. Spotify will create a custom playlist that is guaranteed to keep you motivated and last throughout the day and . It’s as easy as (pumpkin) pie!
We wanna know: What’s your favorite music to cook to? Tell us in the comments below!
If you thought Shandies were just for summer and tailgating, think again: we’ve got a recipe perfect for cold, snowy nights by the fire. A Winter Shandy is just what your holiday party or night in needs. It’s light enough to casually sip among friends, but the warm and spicy hints of orange and pumpkin will make you feel as cozier than a cashmere sweater. Wanna know the best part? Each serving is less than 150 calories!
5 ounces pumpkin-spiced or amber beer
2 ounces lemonade
1/4 ounce warm orange marmalade
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, stir first 3 ingredients until cold. Strain into a chilled highball or pint glass. Garnish with an orange slice. Makes 1.
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Freezer aisle finger foods are the key to no-sweat holiday parties. With these quick, from-scratch upgrades, no one will guess you’re serving store-bought!
The 10-day countdown to Thanksgiving starts today, and between buying your bird, making your pie crust and picking out that perfect wine, you’re bound to have some questions. That’s why we’ve gathered our test kitchen pros to host a Twitter chat and share their Turkey Day expertise!
Join us on Twitter on Thursday, November 20th at 3 pm EST for an hour-long session of turkey talk. Be sure to include the hashtag #RRTgiving on your tweets and one of our test kitchen pros will be sure to answer your question.
One hour. All the Thanksgiving knowledge you could ever need. And you don’t even need to bring a hostess gift. We’d say this is going to be the best party ever!
Looking for even more tips? You can download our booklet filled with 96 ways to ensure Thanksgiving success here.