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Thanksgiving Wild Rice Stuffing with Pine Nuts, Dried Apricots, and Fresh Herbs

“Our garden herbs are still fresh, right?” I asked. “Yes,” Suzen said. “And you love pine nuts, right?” “What do you want, Brian.” She was now on alert. “Well, I found this stuffing recipe that uses them and I just thought …” “Let me see,” she asked and extended her hand for the cookbook I…

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Turkey Stock from the Leftover Carcass: A Thanksgiving Treasure

Your Thanksgiving meal is done. The football games are over. Guests are gone. Cleanup, sadly, is necessary. Here is what NOT to do. Don’t throw away that leftover turkey carcass. Even if most of the meat is devoured, save the carcass. You are about to make quarts and quarts of turkey stock for soup, sauces,…

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Turkey Stock for Gravy

Gravy. After blood, the most precious liquid known to man. And that turkey gravy recipe you have may well call for using turkey stock. Here is a fast, easy, but delicious stock recipe from The New Thanksgiving Table by Diane Morgan. This recipe uses those “extra turkey parts” or giblets stuffed inside your turkey. Or…

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Pumpkin Chiffon Cake for Thanksgiving

  Here is a Thanksgiving dessert that is classic yet different. The pumpkin flavor is here, but it’s a cake, a glorious chiffon cake, and not a pie. [Okay, make the pie, too, and serve it on Friday to avoid tears]. I led my Cooking by the Book team as the official test kitchen for…

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