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Faves for the Feast
YOUR HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS • We asked Taste of Home readers to share the kitchen tool they just can’t live without during the holidays. Here are a few of their trusty favorites:
Birdy Bonbons • Spread your wings for this year’s dessert display with a viral chocolate-dipped confection the kids will gobble up.
Chocolate Chips • Let our experts’ favorite melty morsels fall where they may.
How to Make Turkey Treats
CAN’T-MISS CRISPS • Whether you enjoy them as an after-school snack or a simple party starter, these three takes on the traditional pan-fried Italian specialty will have everybody cheesin’.
THE SOCIAL PLATTER
TAKE ROOT • Unearth the healthy benefits of beets. These vibrant veggies are packed with nitrates, fiber and antioxidants.
CUPS FOR PUPS • TRICKED YA! THESE FIDO-FRIENDLY TREATS LOOK JUST LIKE YOUR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CANDY, BUT THEY’RE MADE WITH CRITTER-SAFE CAROB.
SCARY-GOOD SAFETY TIPS • CANDY ISN’T THE ONLY THING THAT CAN CAUSE YOUR ANIMAL UNDUE HARM ON HALLOWEEN. PRIORITIZE YOUR PET’S WELL-BEING WITH THIS PRO ADVICE THAT STILL ALLOWS YOU TO EMBRACE THE SPOOKY SEASON.
Use Your Noodle • Shop your pantry’s stash of pasta and canned goods to start these weeknight dinners that come together in a flash.
ON THE BALL • Get ahead of this week’s dinners (yes, even Meatless Monday!) with nifty meatball recipes that multiply into nine easy options.
Mountain Majesty • Inspired by fresh and foraged ingredients, baker Lauren May crafts traditional Appalachian recipes—but with her own modern twist.
AW, NUTS! • These seasoned snacks are the perfect nosh during prep time, while parade-watching or as pre-feast fuel before the turkey hits the table.
The GREAT AMERICAN FEAST • Find your family’s new favorite with the very best recipes for your Thanksgiving table, courtesy of our Community Cooks!
HOT POTATOES • Any way you slice (or mash) ’em, spectacular spud recipes take your tubers to the next level.
Tater Explainer • One potato, two potato, three potato, four! With our handy guide, wonder which tot to use in each type of recipe no more.
The Sioux Chef • Raised on a reservation in South Dakota, Sean Sherman, a James Beard Award winner, is uplifting Indigenous cuisine and revitalizing a vibrant culinary culture.
Taste of Home’s Holiday Essentials • Our staffers are no strangers to hosting the season’s biggest celebrations. These go-to, tried-and-true tools and tips make their gatherings go off without a glitch.
How to Make Pecan Pie • This Thanksgiving classic gets all the sweeter with real maple syrup, vanilla and a whisper of whiskey.
Next-Level Pie • This recipe will take a little longer than the one on the back of a syrup bottle, but the extra steps yield mouthwatering results.
A CUT ABOVE: OUR TEST KITCHEN’S TOP CHEF’S KNIVES
Copy That! • Just what we ordered: These eight knockout knockoffs are as saucy, crispy and creamy as the menu items that inspired them.
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BLAME GAMES • Murder mystery games are the ultimate way to kill time with your crew. These kits include all the pieces you’ll need to decipher who among you is the mastermind behind a make-believe homicide. In the end, though, everyone will be guilty of having a good time.