Recipes

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Harvest Salad

Chef John's hearty salad is a delicious combination of crisp greens, sweet apples and salty cheese. Top this salad off with his tangy Apple Vinaigrette or any salad dressing you have at home.

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Acorn Squash with Root Vegetable Risotto

Acorn squash is a unique fall vegetable that can offer a bit of sweetness to savory dishes. It pairs nicely as the base for this flavorful Root Vegetable Risotto

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Baked Chicken Thigh with Bourbon-Maple Drizzle

This bourbon-maple reduction tops off lightly seasoned chicken thighs for a tasty dinner entree.

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Squash Medley

This colorful medley of fresh vegetables makes for an easy, flavorful side dish.

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Classic Fall Pumpkin Cake

A must try for those who love pumpkin desserts! Top this cake with Chef Kate's Cream Cheese Frosting.

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

UClub Pumpkin Pie

Traditional pumpkin pie - warm spices, smooth, and delicious.

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

UClub Pecan Pie

Chef Katie's pecan pie is buttery, sweet, and chock-full of nuts.

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

UClub Cranberry Relish

Cranberries need a surprising amount of sugar to make relish tasty and still tart.

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Roast Turkey

Chef John advises to cook your turkey a day or two ahead of time. What are the advantages? Opens up oven time on Thanksgiving day, precision cooking of both white and dark meat, delicious turkey stock.

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Turkey Gravy

Homemade turkey stock takes the flavor up a notch. But homemade gravy is divine regardless.

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Mashed Potatoes

The secret to perfect mashed potatoes: add the butter before the liquid!

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Sweet Potato, Nut, & Cherry Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

All the tastes of Thanksgiving served on a bed of greens. Delightful!

Recipe For Health

Stuffed Pumpkin

The carrots, shallots, and other vegetables in this recipe add a hearty flavor that compliments the sweetness of the pumpkin. You can even add jalapeƱo seeds for heat!

Recipe For Health

Cranberry Glaze

This deliciously sweet glaze pairs perfectly with any meat, poultry, or wild game.

Articles

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Holiday Cooking: How to Stress Less and Enjoy More

Chef John Findley and Chef Katie Cowsert shared their expertise--and recipes--on cooking for a crowd. While you're not likely to have 800 guests (like the UClub), their advice will help you manage your small crowd.

Food Facts

Turkey

Everything you need to know to buy and prepare your holiday bird! This is an update from an article originally posted in November 2016.

Kitchen Skills

Thanksgiving Turkey (and Sides) Tips

(It seems timely to re-post this article from November 2018) Be kind to your guests and to yourself. Make sure to handle and cook your turkey and the sides properly.

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Emotional Wellness

Be Grateful and Be Healthy

As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, take a moment to learn about why expressing gratitude can make you healthier!

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