Q: Why is my gravy always lumpy? A: This Q is so popular, it’s been a part of our Most Common Cooking Mistakes column for quite some time. Learn why your gravy is lumpy and what you can do about it. While you’re there, explore our other common cooking mistakes Q&As to the holidays’ most common cooking questions. More Holiday Helpful […]
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Q: Can I cook the Thanksgiving turkey the day before and just reheat it? A: Technically speaking, you can cook the turkey ahead and reheat, but quality will suffer, and reheating lean meat is a tricky business. The bird is at its best when it’s fresh out of the oven and fully rested. If you want to get a jump-start […]
Holiday Helper: What Thanksgiving Dishes Can Be Made Ahead? And What Should Be Cooked Thanksgiving Day?
As a Southerner all my life, I’ve always loved boiled peanuts—a fall seasonal treat that shows up at tailgate gatherings and bonfires, or that you just, you know, pull over on the side of the road to purchase from a roadside stand. If you’ve never had them, boiled peanuts are usually simmering in salted water and scooped out “to order,” […]