Why we want you to fry your Brussels sprouts
Why we want you to fry your Brussels sprouts

These crispy -- but not greasy -- mini cabbages get brightened up with lemon and a balsamic dressing.

How to make the most of mashed sweet potatoes
How to make the most of mashed sweet potatoes

Maple syrup and cinnamon give these mashed yams a rich depth.

How to reclaim green bean casserole for the modern age
How to reclaim green bean casserole for the modern age

Fresh ingredients and homemade fried onions for the win

The perfect bird: How to roast the best turkey
The perfect bird: How to roast the best turkey

This fail-proof roasting method produces the tastiest, juiciest Thanksgiving turkey.

Homemade for the holidays: Edible gifts
Homemade for the holidays: Edible gifts

Check out this gallery of recipes that work beautifully as holiday presents or hostess gifts, from savory pickles and spice blends to candied fruit and sweet liqueurs.

Houston, we have turkey
Houston, we have turkey

An astrophysicist engineers the perfect bird, cooked in under an hour.

Gluten-free classic Christmas cookies
Gluten-free classic Christmas cookies

Nothing beats the taste of warm, buttery cookies just plucked from the oven.

December 5th, 3:17 pm
State of grace: A Midwestern Thanksgiving
State of grace: A Midwestern Thanksgiving

Midwestern classics and a chef's sensibility come together on the holiday table.

November 21st, 4:29 pm
Sweet on sweet potatoes
Sweet on sweet potatoes

Whatever varieties you like, and however you prepare them, now is the time to take full advantage of the sweet potato's full range.

November 15th, 5:04 pm
Home slice: Pumpkin pie
Home slice: Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin pie is an American original.

November 8th, 1:46 pm
Your 4-day prep plan for a stress-free Thanksgiving
Your 4-day prep plan for a stress-free Thanksgiving

To cut the stress out of Thanksgiving Day, streamline your meal planning.

A thoroughly modern latke
A thoroughly modern latke

It may not be traditional, but if you like a crispy, golden-brown exterior and a soft, fluffy interior, this latke is for you.

Change your mind about fruitcake
Change your mind about fruitcake

This sophisticated take on the classic Christmas fruitcake  is far from a punchline. Sweet, spiced, and dense, with a bright rum glaze, it's a perfect holiday treat for giving as a gift — or for keeping to yourself.

December 20th, 2:58 pm
Learning to love eggnog
Learning to love eggnog

You need to start this recipe the day before you plan on serving it, but it's well worth the wait.

December 6th, 12:37 pm
A bountiful shore: Celebrating Thanksgiving on the Chesapeake Bay
A bountiful shore: Celebrating Thanksgiving on the Chesapeake Bay

Thanksgiving is a coming together of one cook's favorite Eastern Shore traditions, and a celebration of the local foods that have fed the people of this peninsula for generations.

November 15th, 4:12 pm
True harvest: A vegetarian Thanksgiving
True harvest: A vegetarian Thanksgiving

A vegetarian chef explores the history of the meat-free Thanksgiving.

November 22nd, 4:54 pm
Turkey breast roulade with chestnut stuffing
Turkey breast roulade with chestnut stuffing

This delicately-flavored chestnut stuffing keeps the turkey's white meat moist.

November 17th, 3:57 pm
The care and cooking of your Thanksgiving turkey
The care and cooking of your Thanksgiving turkey

When it comes to preparing your Thanksgiving turkey, take the time to follow these guidelines to protect your family from some common foodborne ailments.

November 7th, 3:53 pm
Turkey 101: A basic roasting guide
Turkey 101: A basic roasting guide

What's Cooking Now serves Thanksgiving dinner, including a guide to a perfectly roasted turkey and recipes for the rest of your holiday menu.

November 7th, 4:05 pm
S is for Sweet: Dutch holiday cookies
S is for Sweet: Dutch holiday cookies

At an Iowa bakery, it's Christmas every day with these Dutch treats.

December 15th, 2:24 pm
Festive Holiday Beverages
Festive Holiday Beverages

The holidays are here and with them brings a chill to the air. These beverages are sure to keep you warm as you celebrate this holiday season.

October 30th, 9:14 pm