Thanksgiving Planner

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For Thanksgiving this year, celebrated home cook, author and award-winning blogger Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen put together a crowd-pleasing collection of dishes that are as easy as they are delicious. Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or just a few special guests, Deb’s recipes and entertaining tips will help you have the best Thanksgiving yet. Find A Smitten Kitchen Thanksgiving at Williams Sonoma here: https://bit.ly/3Q7sJCa
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Wild Mushroom Shepherd's Pie
Award-winning blogger and cookbook author Deb Perelman says she always wanted to make a shepherd’s pie with a wild-mushroom stew underneath. Amping up the flavor with rehydrated porcini, a dark broth, dry sherry, a tiny bit of tomato paste and sherry vinegar takes a simple mushroom sauté and makes it so sublime, she’s not sure they ever want to go back to the original. This casserole is the perfect meatless main for vegetarians at your Thanksgiving table.
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Kathleen’s Make Ahead Potatoes
This recipe, simple but packed with great flavor, is inspired by Williams Sonoma Senior Vice President and Creative Director Kathleen Korb’s family recipe. She notes that the cream cheese adds both tanginess and creaminess to the potatoes, and if you want to be super midwestern, you can add paprika to garnish. You can prepare this dish a day ahead and bake it in the oven just before serving.
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Spatchcocked Turkey
It may not look exactly like the turkey your mother made, but this beautifully bronzed bird is even better, since spatchcocking it, or removing the backbone and flattening it, results in a more evenly cooked turkey with evenly crisp skin all around. Best of all, it cooks in about half the time as most roast turkeys and is easier to carve and serve.
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Dry-brined Turkey with Roasted Onions and Gravy
For years, Deb Perelman never had a turkey recipe on her website, Smitten Kitchen. Among other reasons, another family member usually hosted Thanksgiving dinner. But then Deb started hosting Friendsgivings and a few turkeys later, she has a lot of opinions about the bird, including how to treat it in a way that it won’t dry out in all the hours it takes to safely cook through. She has wet-brined and dry-brined, and the latter is the clear winner.
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Dry-brined Turkey with Roasted Onions and Gravy
For years, Deb Perelman never had a turkey recipe on her website, Smitten Kitchen. Among other reasons, another family member usually hosted Thanksgiving dinner. But then Deb started hosting Friendsgivings and a few turkeys later, she has a lot of opinions about the bird, including how to treat it in a way that it won’t dry out in all the hours it takes to safely cook through. She has wet-brined and dry-brined, and the latter is the clear winner.
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Ina Garten's Thanksgiving Menu
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Easy Thanksgiving Gravy
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Thanksgiving Simmer Pot
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the diagram shows how to set a table with formal and formal settings for dinner guests
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