How to Spatchcock a Turkey for Thanksgiving
For juicy, evenly-cooked turkey with a crisp, golden brown skin, spatchcocking is the answer. In a little more than an hour, you can have a perfectly roasted 12-pound turkey. Here's a step-by-step guide, plus roasting tips, and advice on how to carve a spatchcocked bird. For more on this simple trick and other Thanksgiving tips, check out our latest and complete turkey guide, download here.
Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes
Among appetizers, an array of sides, and an assortment of pies to prepare—not to mention the great big bird (find the best turkey tips via our downloadable guide) at the center of the table —creating Thanksgiving dinner can be overwhelming to even the most seasoned cooks. Take back time with our make-ahead recipes.
Upgrade Your Turkey with the Help of These Eight Easy Thanksgiving Gravy Recipes
Choose from these easy gravy recipes flavored with white wine, bourbon, mushrooms, or delicious pan drippings—all perfect complements to any of the turkey recipes from our downloaded turkey guide!
A cross between pie and a fruit crisp, this dramatic dessert is made with just six common ingredients.
Ruffled Pumpkin Milk Pie
This ode to a classic Greek galatopita, or milk pie, will knock the socks off your friends who order pumpkin-spice everything. It's also the ideal project to start with if you're new to baking with phyllo: you simply brush sheets of it with clarified butter, scrunch them into accordion-like shapes, and arrange them in a spiral in the pan. This recipe comes from Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts: 100+ Ways to Savor the Best of Every Season ($24.49, amazon.com).