freeform apple tart A New Way to Cook Sally Schneider
photo: maria robledo

For the past couple of days, we’ve been getting calls from friends asking for recommendations for the Thanksgiving meal: the best way to cook the turkey, what side dishes, what to drink. So for all our readers who may still be at odds with what they are going to make tomorrow, here’s our round-up of favorite Thanksgiving recipes (which, taken together, make a perfect menu). And since we view recipes as rough formulas and idea generators, we encourage your to take them in whatever direction you want. 

Cocktails, Wines and a Swell Little Snack

smoky, bacon-infused spirits for holiday cocktails

6 thanksgiving wines to toast the turkey

an easy method for roasting chestnuts

The Bird: 

perfect roast turkey via ‘canal house cooks everyday’ (which we’re giving away!)

foolproof roast turkey recipe + brining strategies

Side Dishes

spiced winter squash puree with roasted garlic

celery root and apple puree….

chestnut puree with fennel seed and bayleaf

Sauces and Condiments

roasted pears for sweet or savory improvisations

cranberry walnut conserve (for turkey and midnight snack)


rosemary apple tart


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One thought on “‘improvised life’s’ favorite last-minute thanksgiving recipes

  1. Damn yummy tart .
    Darn good foto too ,
    thanks for the reminders…….

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