A guide to take the pain out of Thanksgiving math

Ready for the annual Thanksgiving math quiz?

A 101 on great turkey stuffing

For many Americans, the true star of the Thanksgiving table is not the big bird, but the stuffing (usually moistened with gravy). Given that ...

Short on time? Start with a stuffing mix

Start with a 12-ounce bag of stuffing mix, flavor of your choice. Prepare according to package directions, but add one of the following comb ...

Planit 10: Things to do Nov. 20 to Nov. 27

Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions.

10 ideas for homemade cranberry sauce

We get it. The allure of canned cranberry sauce goes well beyond convenience.

No faux meat harmed in the making of this veggie dish: Thanksgiving Eggplant Strata

If you really want the vegetarians at your Thanksgiving table to give thanks, start by not serving them a roasted faux meat. We admit, there ...

Holiday Guide for McHenry County

Use our Holiday Guide to plan next week's festivities and beyond.

Big, bold creamy spinach that won't keep you busy: Garlic Creamed Spinach

For such a simple dish, creamed spinach can be a pain to make. Most recipes call for some sort of roux-based sauce, such as bechamel. As tho ...

Roasting vegetables to be both fresh and familiar: Roasted Grape Succotash

Tired of the same old sides at Thanksgiving? We decided to come up with something both fresh and familiar.

Leave seasoning to the end for a better butternut: Fennel-Cumin Roasted Butternut Squash

We tend to associate vinaigrettes with salad, but they actually are an easy — and speedy — way to add tons of flavor to all manner of dishes ...

Elevate green beans from Thanksgiving afterthought: Green Beans With Tarragon, Mustard and Sunflower Seeds

Admit it, when it comes to preparing Thanksgiving dinner, the greens are an afterthought. You give all your focus to the bird, the stuffing, ...

Beets can brighten up any holiday table: Roasted Beets With Orange Vinaigrette, Pecans and Goat Cheese

Beets are the perfect addition to bountiful fall feasts. They are satisfying without being heavy, and their rich ruby and golden tones add v ...


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