The eye-catching nature of red flannel hash belies its sturdily economical roots as the way to use up vegetables leftover from a New England boiled dinner. Beets are the key ingredient, and we added pastrami to give smoke and savor to the sweet root vegetables.
When it comes to radiating warmth at the dinner table, nothing beats a meal-in-one casserole. What's more, this dish can be assembled a day ahead, goes straight from the oven to the table, and offers help-yourself allure in abundance.
This vegetarian stew shows off some of the season's freshest vegetables, including
asparagus, carrots, and artichokes -- all afloat in a light vegetable broth.
Sweet-potato dumplings make hefty fixings to dig into.
Familiar pie spices -- cinnamon, nutmeg, and fresh ginger -- give the pureed filling unmistakable autumnal flavor. Reroll the pastry scraps and cut out leaf shapes, baking them on their own and scattering them across the top for an effect mimicking nature's seasonal shift.
Potatoes and sweet potatoes are integral to Thanksgiving dinner, and with these easy recipes, you can add both to the menu without much fuss. Choose from mashed potatoes with garlic, herbs, or caramelized onions, as well as rich gratins and crisp roasted potatoes. Enjoy your sweet potatoes whipped with maple syrup, in a traditional marshmallow-topped casserole, or glazed with bourbon and brown sugar.