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This is a perfect mashed potato recipe for when you've got a lot of things going

  • 12 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced chives, optional
  • 2 tablespoons milk
4.5/5 (15 Votes)

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Delicious, creamy, make ahead mashed potatoes adapted from Pioneer Woman

  • 5 pounds russet, or yukon gold potatoes
  • 3/4 cups butter
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon black pepper
4.3/5 (34 Votes)

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Sautéed cremini mushrooms and blanched green beans are combined with a luscious sauce of chicken stock and cream

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
  • 2 cups canola oil, plus 1 tablespoon, divided
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • 6 large shallots, peeled and sliced into thin rings
  • 5 cups cremini mushrooms, sliced, about 1-pound
  • 1/4 cup shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2-pounds green beans, trimmed, halved and blanched
4.4/5 (24 Votes)

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This Beef Brisket is great with mashed potatoes with the juice spooned over the top and your favorite roasted veget...

  • 2 (10.5-ounce) cans beef consommé
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 1 (10-pound) beef brisket
3.9/5 (68 Votes)

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This breakfast casserole can be made the day before and refrigerated until ready to bake

  • 6 ounces hearty whole grain bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 ounces uncooked bulk chicken breakfast sausage
  • 3 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese (about 3/4 cup), divided
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 large eggs
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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Easy, creamy, cheesy eggs, and best of all, you make them the night before! Double or triple the recipe and you’v

  • 12 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cups half-and-half, or heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoons white pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 pound bacon, about 6 slices, cooked & chopped
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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This caramel corn gets a delightful fall twist from pumpkin pie spice to create a truly satisfying snack that is pe...

  • 12 cups 12 cups popped plain popcorn
  • 1/2 pound 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 cups walnut halves
  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 cups raw shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
4.5/5 (13 Votes)

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Red Wine-Braised Brisket is a rich and hearty main dish that can be served at any special occasion, dinner party, o...

  • 1 (5-pound) untrimmed flat-cut brisket
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 celery stalks with leaves
  • 5 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 6 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle full-bodied red wine
  • 8 small whole carrots
4.5/5 (16 Votes)

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Before you get stressed out about making dishes for Thanksgiving, make this gravy ahead of time

  • 4 turkey wings
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 8 ribs celery, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 12 cups water
  • Freshly ground black pepper
4.5/5 (17 Votes)

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This is the perfect recipe for gifting to a friend or enjoying with your loved ones at a holiday event

  • 1 (12-ounce) bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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This cornbread dressing is straight out of Grandma's own personal recipe collection and is guaranteed to be a hit o...

  • 1 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of butter, plus more to taste
  • 5 cups white bread, crumbled
  • 5 cups corn bread, crumbled
  • 2 cups chicken broth, plus extra
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sage seasoning, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of poultry seasoning, plus more to taste
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon of salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, plus more to taste
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
4.5/5 (14 Votes)

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With so much to do on Thanksgiving day it's best if possible to make your Turkey Gravy ahead of time, this make ahe...

  • 4 turkey wings (about 3 to 4 pounds)
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 3 carrots cut in chunks
  • 3 stalks celery with leaves, cut in chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4.5/5 (14 Votes)

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