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Brining and Smoking a Turkey Breast

Looking for the best way to have a flavorful Thanksgiving but don’t want to cook a whole bird? A turkey breast is perfect for smaller gatherings (Friendsgiving!) and can easily feed four to six people. The first step to getting a great turkey breast is brining it in a simple […]

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Everything You Need for the Best Thanksgiving Yet

The biggest cooking day of the year: It’s almost here. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving Day, you’re probably looking for ways to make it go smoothly so you don’t spend the run-up and the day feeling stressed and harried. We have your back! Before we dive into all things turkey and […]

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Shopping List for Thanksgiving 2023

When you’re hosting Thanksgiving, planning is the name of the game. Cooking a feast for a big group of people is never easy, but with enough up-front planning, strategic delegating, and scheduling of tasks, the whole thing can go down pretty smoothly. You just need to become friends with your […]

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A Plan and Timeline for Hosting Thanksgiving

Here’s the thing about hosting Thanksgiving dinner: It’s a marathon AND a sprint. And just like running either one of those races, preparation is critical. To keep yourself sane and make space to enjoy the process and the day itself, you need to start early, delegate often, and work off […]

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Butcherbox Thanksgiving Menu 2023

To make Thanksgiving easier for our readers, we wanted to share this sample menu, filled with a bunch of old standards and new recipes. With your recipes all in one place, you’ll have a head start before you even start cooking. The main event If you’re looking to try something […]

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Roasted Carrots with Pesto & Breadcrumbs

Most root vegetables respond well to high-heat roasting and carrots are no exception. In this simple side dish, they’re roasted until their sweetness intensifies and they become lightly caramelized. Then they’re topped with a verdant parsley pesto and crunchy, garlicky breadcrumbs, bringing some real zip to the party.

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Easy Mashed Potatoes

You simply cannot serve turkey on Thanksgiving without a steaming hot dish of classic mashed potatoes beside on the side. These garlic-infused mashed potatoes taste even better drowned in a generous helping of turkey gravy. This is the one side dish you need to master to complement your holiday bird.

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Roasted Turkey Stock

One way to get the most out of your Thanksgiving spread is by making turkey stock after enjoying a turkey-filled meal. The resulting broth can be frozen and used as an amazing base for soups, sauces, gravy, and even braising. To make a small amount of stock, you can use […]

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Fried Shallots

If any of your holiday guests still haven’t come around to Brussels sprouts, this dish might convince them otherwise. The sprouts turn crisp and mellow when roasted under high heat, the pomegranate molasses adds a sweet-and-sour note, and the fried shallots add another savory, crunchy layer of deliciousness.