Butternut Squash Soup with Red Chile and Mint

Waste not, want not is the theme for this (healthy) rich winter squash recipe from the talented cookbook author Deborah Madison, published in Sunset Magazine. No parts of the squash go unused… The peels, seeds and pulp go into a pot of boiling water – along with some coriander seeds and peppercorns – to make the vegetable broth.

Winter Squash Soup with Red Chile and Mint
Winter Squash Soup with Red Chile and Mint

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Classic Thanksgiving Desserts – Apple Pie, Pumpkin Brûlée and More

One of our favorite things about Thanksgiving is dessert. Or desserts, to be more precise. How many other meals is it perfectly acceptable to have two or three different desserts at once? From apple pie to pumpkin creme brûlée, here are some of our favorite fall desserts.

Pumpkin Creme Brulee
Pumpkin Creme Brulee

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Mashed Potatoes with Celeriac

Celeriac root was new to me until recently. Its earthy flavor compliments the creamy mashed potatoes so nicely.

Mashed Potatoes with Celeriac
Mashed Potatoes with Celeriac

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Thanksgiving Turkey – Roasted or Grilled – And a Classic Gravy Recipe

Should you grill the Thanksgiving turkey? Roast the Thanksgiving turkey? Brine it? Baste it? There’s so many ways to go! Now that we have multiple Thanksgivings (and practice Thanksgivings) under our (surprisingly not that expanded) belts, we’ve started to build up a little bank of turkey experience, to share with you.

Turkey on the Grill
Turkey on the Grill

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Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving-a-palooza continues this week, as we count down to the FoodShed’s favorite day of the year. (Which is Thanksgiving.) One thing we love to think about is side dishes. There are too many fabulous side dishes for us to eat all in one remarkable evening, but we’ll share some of our favorites with you, to get you in the mood. You pick your favorites, and tell us about your family’s traditional dishes.

Squash, Mushrooms, Leeks, Eggs, Cheese
Squash, Mushrooms, Leeks, Eggs, Cheese

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Pomegranate-Mint Relish – A Perfect Thanksgiving Side Dish

You must have cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving. But there’s always room for more sweetly tangy relishes to cut through the richness. And for that, there’s this superbly simple pomegranate-mint relish. The brilliantly rich red colors are as festive as the brightly luxurious flavors – all from the jewels of pomegranate seeds.

Pomegranate-Mint Relish
Pomegranate-Mint Relish

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Turnip, Parsnip & Yukon Gold Potato Gratin

The trick to gratins is a mandolin. Slicing all your vegetables to the same size means they all cook at the same rate and your gratin turns out perfectly. The trick to eating this gratin is serving it to many friends. It’s rich, decadent and totally delicious. Perfect for Thanksgiving or a fall family dinner.

Parsnip Potato Gratin
Parsnip Potato Gratin

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