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Tips4

Turkey dinner 1016

No time to risk it -- from tender glazed turkey to perfect pan gravy and sides, here's a traditional Thanksgiving dinner done right.

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Carving Turkey

Pan gravy9

Sweet potato orange cups12

Apple-cornbread dressing13

Eggplant rollatini14

Who says meat is a must-have? This meatless marvel satisfies any appetite, even if you're not crazy about eggplant!

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Slicing Eggplant

Black bean cakes16

A total stunner... fantastic looks are overshadowed only by outstanding flavor.

Roasting New York Strip18

This isn't your typical roast -- this is steak in the oven! Cooked to perfection and served with a traditional gravy, what's not to love?

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Trimming Top Loin

Mushroom gravy22

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Trumpet Mushrooms

Stuffed baked potatoes23

Who doesn't like stuffed baked potatoes? Here are three recipes to choose from, ranging from the traditional to the sublime.

"Good" with butter and cream23

"Better" with bacon and Cheddar24

"Best" with Cajun-spiced seafood25

Food processors26

When it comes to buying a food processor, don't take chances. Read this article first!

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Food Processors

Cranberries28

Everything you ever wanted to know about these little crimson jewels, from how they are harvested to how to use them.

Cranberry relish30

Cooked cranberry sauce is good, but this fresh, uncooked relish with jicama, apples, and pecans really makes the berries pop!

Cranberry shortcake31

So many flavors, paired together perfectly. Ginger shortcakes, cranberry-pear compote, and orange cream. All I can say is, "WOW!"

Basic Techniques32

From opening oysters to melting chocolate, we can all use a little help in the kitchen. Here are four basic techniques to make cooking easier.

Pan-roasted oyster stew34

Asian pork tenderloin36

St. Louis fried ravioli38

Hors d'oeuvres40

Why make dinner when you can have these sensational starters? With just a little effort, these four appetizers are sure to impress!

Q&A44

Delectable cakes46

One look at these modern pound cakes makes it easy to see why Warren Brown is stirring things up in the dessert world.

Chocolate pound cake47

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Crunchy Feet

Chocolate Curls

Pumpkin-clove pound cake49

Italian meringue buttercream50

Ruby slippers52

Everyone needs a special holiday drink. These refreshing bubbles of red are just the thing to ring in the New Year.

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