As an impressive quantity of hot, steaming blood poured over my bare hands, I wondered how I, a vegetarian for most of my life, had ended up here.
Chefs from around the state shared the recipes that will be on their own tables this holiday season.
Last November, an explosion at the beloved smoked turkey company destroyed 87,000 turkeys. Just in time for this year’s holiday season, the Greenbergs are back in business.
Preorder your favorite Turkey Day dessert and let these bakeries and pie joints take a slice out of your holiday stress.
Flavored with nutty einkorn flour and anise, nutmeg, and cardamom, this versatile cake works as a weekday snack or a festive table centerpiece.
Mouthwatering to-go menus from restaurants around the state offer a hearty excuse to keep your oven off this Turkey Day.
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The smoky, citrusy soup is the perfect way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey, and it includes a stock recipe you’ll be using all year long.
Celebrate this holiday season with the one thing that brings all communities together—food. From the history of tamales at Christmas, to the perfect wine to pair with each dish, to a bevy of Instant Pot recipes and a Christmas tree made of best wurst, this holiday collection from Texas Monthly
The state's vintners offer some solid and delightful choices to pair with your Thanksgiving feast.
Which wine complements both gravy and Brussels sprouts? What can you serve alongside pumpkin pie? We've got you covered.
We asked five of the state's top chefs to create festive meals to serve this season. What we got was a cornucopia of global flavors. Follow these recipes and your Texas table will never be the same again.
Need a glass of something to make it through that one loud uncle’s political opinions after Thanksgiving dinner? We’ve got you covered.
The holidays are stressful. Two words that offer an oasis? ”LuAnn Platter.”
We went back through our archive of recipes to find some of our favorite Turkey Day dishes. Yes, some of them are fried.
Pairings that play nice with all the flavors on your plate.
Shoplifting is wrong, but this kid still breaks our heart.
In North Texas, Walmart employees are threatening to strike. In South Texas, people are almost two weeks in to camping out in front of Best Buy. It's just another celebration of holiday season bargain-hunting.
Thanksgiving is just four days away, so most of us have already charted a plan for getting a turkey on the table, but in case you haven’t, here are a few helpful ideas.Smoke Your Own – If you want a simple recipe for a whole smoked bird, then Aaron Franklin’s
The Falliday Leftover Throwdown, held in Houston, will challenge local chefs to take Turkey Day leftovers and create new dishes from them.
What would the holidays be without this nutty side dish?
Feast on this: Turkeys and the three Texas presidents who pardoned them. Meantime, we hope you'll pardon us for taking a break from the TMDP. See you Monday with more great posts.
A few things to know before you drop a big bird into a bubbling vat of oil.
The bird on your Thanksgiving table this year should be pheasant—specifically, the savory roast pheasant with garlicky sausage jambalaya dressing from Cheryl and Bill Jamison’s new cookbook, Texas Home Cooking (Harvard Common Press). When Thanksgiving is over, try other recipes—both traditional and modern—from the Jamisons’ eminently readable text, which has
Turkey 1 fresh turkey, approximately 12 pounds 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamonGlaze 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons molasses 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or strong red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon TabascoCut wings off turkey at middle joint. Cut legs off and separate
You’ll be stuffed, too, after you eat this Thanksgiving dinner.
2 tablespoons olive oil 2 each turkey thighs, drumsticks, and wings 8 cups water 6 ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded 1 white onion, peeled and roughly chopped 4 garlic cloves, peeled 2 large tomatoes (or 6 plum tomatoes), quartered 1 1/2 cups walnuts (8 ounces) 16-ounce can whole-cranberry sauce or
4 pounds sweet potatoes 4 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons flour 3 cups milk 1½ teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger 4 jalapeños, stemmed and cut into 1/8-inch-thick rings 1 cup chopped pecans 2 to 4 tablespoons brown sugarRoast sweet potatoes on rack in 325-degree
20 ounces fresh or frozen leaf spinach 1 tablespoon butter 1 white onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped (1 teaspoon) 1 to 2 jalapeños, stemmed and chopped (remove seeds if milder flavor is desired) 2 1/2 tablespoons flour 1 cup chicken or turkey stock 1 cup whipping
1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup water ½ cup white wine 1 orange, quartered and seeded 1 stick cinnamon or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 cups fresh whole cranberries (1 pound) 2 tablespoons lime juice 1/4 cup finely chopped white onion 1 finely chopped jalapeño 2 tablespoons sherry wine vinegarIn
Cornbread 2 cups cornmeal 2 cups all-purpose flour 4 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups milk 2 eggs 4 tablespoons butter, meltedPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine dry ingredients and mix well. Add milk, eggs, and melted butter; blend to form a smooth batter.Pour
Dough (for 1 pie shell)2 cups all-purpose flour 2 sticks cold butter, cut into small pieces 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons cold waterOn cutting board, combine flour, butter, sugar, and salt by quickly working mixture with hands or pastry cutter until it forms pea-size pieces. Add water
Turkey Day is upon us, and an abundance of families will be cooking fall-centric dishes at home tomorrow. In case you’re looking to scrounge up some last-minute Thanksgiving recipes, here are a few offerings from a handful of talented Texas chefs. Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Absinthe Crème Fraîche from Jason Dodge of Péché
In the years since the first Thanksgiving, families throughout the U.S. have created their own culinary traditions, separate from the archetypal choices. Some opt to forego turkey for Cornish game hens, beef tenderloin, or honey spiraled ham. Some would rather buy cheap, canned jellied cranberries than create their
Next week, we celebrate my absolute favorite food day of the year. The turkey’s nice, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve always been a bigger fan of that particular bird the day after Thanksgiving, served between thick slices of white bread slathered with a healthy dose of mayonnaise and
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Poor Snoopy. He concocted the best Thanksgiving dinner he could, but Peppermint Patty flew into a rage when she saw the spread: buttered toast, pretzel sticks, popcorn, ice cream sundaes, and jelly beans. I’ve never understood why Patty got so angry at Charlie Brown about that assortment of carbs and