20 Thanksgiving horror stories from Twitter to stress you out before the big day

Thanksgiving dinner is high-stakes. It’s labor-intensive. And people have a lot of opinions about it. Basically, it’s a recipe for disaster. As home cooks across the country prepare their fridges for this year’s feast, stories of Thanksgiving dinners gone wrong are also popping up on Twitter. Take them as funny anecdotes or serious warnings, but please take that Pyrex off the stove and don’t forget to defrost the turkey this year. Thought I’d somehow forgotten to order most of the ingredients I needed for thanksgiving cooking. Turns out my husband just forgot to get any of them out of his trunk 7 hours ago. Botulism here we come! — Toulouse and Tonic (@toulouseNtonic) November 21, 2018 Read more… More about …

Mint Chocolate Cookies

Mint Chocolate Cookies are sweet, chewy, and chocolatey, with just the right amount of mint from the melted Andes mints on top! These cookies are easy to make for a holiday cookie exchange and are always a hit with anyone who loves mint and chocolate together. INTRO (more…) The post Mint Chocolate Cookies appeared first on My Baking Addiction.          CommentsAlly, this recipe calls for 2 eggs. Sorry the formatting was a … by JamieI LOVE the idea of these cookies…. but how many eggs do I … by Ally VJocelyn- Thank you so much! Your substitutions sound great! … by JamieThese are terrific! I made a couple minor changes. Instead of … by JocelynThese are delicious and so easy …

Christmas Cookie Exchange Party with Recipes

Don’t plan just any old Christmas Cookie Exchange Party, energize it with the help of the Creamer Nation! That’s right, I tried the newest goody added to the winter selection: International Delight Frosted Sugar Cookie Creamer and I KNEW I had to use it to make my cookie exchange party perfect and perfectly delicious! Christmas Cookie Exchange Party Read through and get all the scrumptious details of the traditional cookie sharing party, plus grab the exclusive cookie recipe and mock-tail drink recipe below! Trust me, they are as easy as they are yummy! If you’ve been paying attention over the past few months, you will have noticed that charcuterie boards are all the rage. I can see why! They are so versatile …

Charleston Is One of the Best Cities in America to Drink Right Now

Viewed from afar, there’s an assumption that the American South is homogenous when it comes to food and drink culture. Many visitors expect Mint Juleps, biscuits, fried chicken, and brisket wherever they go, heedless of the specialties of their actual destinations. Adding insult to injury, many wineries and importers seem to ignore the region, making outdated and sweeping generalizations about a rapidly changing and dynamic wine scene. That and more are the topics of conversation on this week’s VinePair podcast, as Adam and Zach are live in Charleston, S.C., where beverage professional Kellie Holmes joins them to talk about how the Holy City has become one of America’s great cocktail destinations, and how Grand Marnier has a special spot in …

Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread

Learn how to make this healthy chocolate banana bread from scratch! It’s really easy. No mixer required! This quick bread is really moist with a delicious balance of sweet fruit and rich chocolate flavors. With three types of chocolate, it doesn’t taste healthy at all — yet each slice is 115 calories!     When my mom, my brother, and I met up with our aunt and cousins for our Disneyland vacation this past spring, we all stayed at the same hotel, almost directly across the street from Target. On the evening before our first day at the theme park, we headed across the street and stocked up on snacks.   Read more: amyshealthybaking.com

Thanksgiving Cocktails

Wine is a must for holiday entertaining, but cocktails have their place at the table too. Here are six Thanksgiving cocktails we’re eyeing for our Turkey Day imbibing. Bollicine Spritz A bold, bitter sparkler for holiday celebrations. Brass Elephant Nocino steps in for sweet vermouth in this inspired Manhattan riff. Charleston Brown Water Society Punch This punch combines bourbon, dark rum and a sweet citrusy mix to tame the burn. Conqiustador Punch A tequila and sherry holiday punch from Washington, DC. French 75 An early 20th-century sparkling gem. Fort Point Punch This holiday punch recipe from Drink in Boston is fit for the whiskey-drinking crowd. The Invitation A make-ahead martini for effortless hosting. New Pal An update on the Old Pal …

Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

I’d like to introduce you to my new favorite cookies. This peanut butter oatmeal cookie recipe yields cookies that are tender on the inside, chewy around the middle, and lightly crisp around the edges. These cookies are loaded with pure peanut butter flavor. They’re sweet, but not cloyingly so. I can vouch that they’ll be a hit with your family, friends, kids and coworkers. Oats make these cookies more hearty than most. In fact, oats are the only structure this flourless cookie recipe needs. As long as your oats are certified gluten free, these cookies will be, too. These cookies are easy to make, too. You don’t need to soften your butter first (just melt it). You don’t need to …

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for braised hispi cabbage with chorizo and chickpeas | The Simple Fix

A garlicky braised cabbage infused with chorizo and topped with creme fraiche that’s as good on its own as it is with rice Healthy eating is big news, but we are simultaneously being told that the nutrition in food is plummeting as soil is overworked from intensive farming. My response is to cook with as many whole ingredients as possible – organic, where I can – since we now know that essential nutrients come from good soil. The brassica family is a good place to start: naturally full of vitamins, minerals and fibre – that discreet, understated element that keeps our guts in such good check. These leafy greens are also great-value, so you can feed many for a lot …

Classic Pecan Pie

Classic Pecan Pie is a must for any Thanksgiving table. Packed with toasty pecans and a silky smooth, sweet filling, this is a recipe you’ll return to year after year. This post is sponsored by Karo® Corn Syrup. Thank you for continuing to support the brands that make My Baking Addiction possible. I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Our family usually vacations to Florida in November. We thought we might not go this year and then decided to head down after all, sort of at the last minute. We’ll be getting home only a handful of days before Thanksgiving, so my meal-planning window is going to be way shorter than normal. Since things are going to …

Realme 5s unveiled with 48MP main camera, more base storage and new paint job

The Realme 5s upgrades the original recipe with a new sensor for the main camera on the back – the 48MP Samsung GM1. That’s quite a step up from the smallish 12MP sensor of the Realme 5. The other cameras are the same – 8MP 119° ultra wide, 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensor. This is essentially the same camera department as on the Realme 5 Pro. The phone also gets a new paint job – Crystal Red – joining the Purple and Blue versions. Also, the base memory option has been dropped, meaning that the 5s starts at 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage (with a 128GB option). The rest of the specs on… Read more: gsmarena.com

Christmas Fruit Mince Piecaken

This recipe is brought to you by Woolworths! What is a Piecaken you might ask! A Piecaken is a Pie, cooked IN A CAKE and it is EPIC! Yes, you read that correctly!  Today we will show you how to make a Christmas Fruit Mince Piecaken – we use the delicious Woolworths Fruit Mince Pies to make a Christmas Dessert that Aunty Susan will tell all her Bridge friends about for years to come! Now you may see some really complicated Piecaken recipes on Pinterest and think – there is NO WAY I can do that… well, we have made this so simple that anyone can do it. Our Christmas Piecaken is best made on the day you eat it, …

Thanksgiving Stuffing

I enjoy green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and creamed spinach, but without question, my favorite Thanksgiving side dish is the stuffing. I’ve always loved my mom’s stuffing recipe. She never makes it from a box, but uses fresh bread, lots of butter, onions, and celery. It’s richly flavorful, soft in the middle, and crisp on top, and it’s always the first dish I reach for at Thanksgiving dinner. Her Thanksgiving stuffing recipe inspired this one. I keep the traditional celery, onions, stock, and crusty bread, but I use a generous amount of olive oil instead of butter, which adds robust […] The post Thanksgiving Stuffing appeared first on Love and Lemons. Read more: loveandlemons.com

Vegan Creamed Spinach with Biscuit Topping

Vegan Creamed Spinach. Simple Creamy Delicious Spinach baked with non dairy cream and topped with herbed cheesy biscuit topping. Vegan Recipe. Can be Soy-free, Nut-free, Gluten-free.  Jump to Recipe Creamed Spinach makes for a delicious side in the holiday season. Spinach, kale or other greens cooked with herebs, garlic and cheesy cream and served as is or with cheesy biscuit topping! Lets raise that bar on Vegan Creamed Spinach. This Creamy Spinach Gratin comes together really quickly with just 7 ingredients. Once the mixture is slightly thickened, top with the quick cheesy biscuit topping and bake! Continue reading: Vegan Creamed Spinach with Biscuit Topping The post Vegan Creamed Spinach with Biscuit Topping appeared first on Vegan Richa. Read more: veganricha.com

Cryptic crosswords for beginners: playing cards

Continuing our series for those tempted or daunted by the cryptic crossword: jacks and aces, east and west In the example clues below, I explain the two parts of each: the definition of the answer, given in bold type, and the wordplay – the recipe for assembling its letters. In a genuine puzzle environment, of course, you also have the crossing letters, which will greatly alleviate your solving load if you have them. The explanations contain links to previous entries in this series on such matters as spelling one word backwards to reveal another. And setters’ names tend to link to interviews, in case you feel like getting to know these people better. If you see a word in a …

Claudia Fleming’s Stout Gingerbread

I could probably name about a dozen people who could be called baking legends. One of them is Claudia Fleming, who was the pastry chef at Gramercy Tavern, and whose book, The Last Course, became a cookbook classic. Claudia was known for desserts that managed to balance seasonal fruits, as well as chocolate, spices, herbs, grains, and even vegetables, not by using fancy techniques, but by presenting them with contrasting or complementary ingredients. The Last Course is a compilation of some of her best desserts, which came out in 2001. (My copy, above, is a first edition and I’m proud to say I was one of the first people to buy it.) As books do, this one eventually sailed out …

Seriously Good Vegetable Soup

You know how most vegetable soups are pretty tired and “blah”? Not this one! This hearty homemade vegetable soup is full of fresh, wholesome flavors. I’m excited to share this vegetable soup recipe with you. It’s honestly the best I’ve ever had, and I hope you’ll agree. You just might have all the ingredients you’ll need to make this easy soup on hand already. I can think of so many reasons to make this soup. Warm up with a big bowl of veggie soup on a cold day. Make it for someone who’s under the weather. My husband has a cold and it’s snowing outside as I type, so this soup is just what we need right now. Prepare a …