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Letter from the EDITOR
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN • Here are a few tips from our ATK Kids editors for making holiday cooking a family affair.
QUICK BITES: • TEST KITCHEN TIPS, RECS, AND OTHER TIDBITS TO CHEW ON
THE BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE MIX
GIVE THANKS • Our hearts feel a little fuller this holiday season; our smiles, a little brighter. Here’s a supercharged Thanksgiving menu to share with the ones you love most.
Turkey’s Time to Shine
Holiday Smoked Turkey • Savory smoke—plus a top-notch rub and mop—puts a delicious twist on your celebration centerpiece.
The Pride of the Pit
Browned Butter Mashed Potatoes • We dress up classic mashed potatoes for the holidays.
Sautéed Broccolini • “Little broccoli” deserves a moment in the limelight.
Butternut Squash Salad • This stunning make-ahead dinner salad is fit for a feast.
Tarte Tatin • This classic French showstopper features apples in rich caramel atop flaky, buttery pastry. It’s baked upside down and flipped out of the skillet before serving—but don’t worry, our technique makes it easy.
Cheddar-Crusted Grilled Cheese • Here’s a simple hack to transform one of America’s favorite sandwiches.
Woodman’s-Style Clam Chowder • Excellent clam chowder—no shucking necessary.
Life’s a Clam; Dig It
Salmon Peperonata • This simple, satisfying weeknight dish will wow you with its balance and depth.
POTATOES • Potatoes are one of the few vegetables that can’t be eaten raw—so it pays to have a little know-how when selecting and cooking them.
Jamaican Oxtail • My grandmother’s oxtail is more than a meal; it’s the connection between us and to our history.
Jamaican Rice and Peas • No Jamaican feast is complete without the “coat of arms.”
Chicken Stroganoff • What do you get when you make the traditional beef dish with chicken? A weeknight-friendly dinner that boasts all the richness and tang of the original.
Garlic-Herb-Butter Rolls • These fluffy, savory rolls are destined to become a new holiday favorite.
Hot Crab Dip • This creamy, Cajun-inspired dip is a crowd-pleaser.
Fried Artichokes • These crunchy, savory fried morsels are easier to prepare than you might think.
“Easy Like Sunday Morning” Coffee Cake • This pantry-friendly breakfast treat is a snap to make and perfect for a cozy weekend morning.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
THE AMERICAN TABLE
Peanut Butter • Take charge and make your peanut butter just the way you like it—with no added sugar, oil, or emulsifiers—with our easy technique.
Hearty White Bean and Tomato Soup • This rib-sticking, ultraflavorful soup is just what the doctor ordered. (Grilled cheese sold separately.)
Cacio e Pepe • A little technique transforms simple ingredients into an extraordinary pasta dish.
Pork and Cabbage Stew with Cheddar Dumplings • The comforting flavors you crave, all with the convenience of one pot.
Finding the Best Grill Pan • Bring the sizzle of the grill inside, but choose wisely—some pans sear and clean up better than others.
Cooking with Canned Tomatoes • Canned tomatoes are the ultimate in home-cooking convenience. In this guide, we explain when to use...