Are you in full-on Thanksgiving mode yet?!
I feel like it always has a way of sneaking up on me. But here we are, only 3 days away.
ZK has been bustling with all-new Thanksgiving recipes. So if you’re still planning your menu or looking to switch things up, I’ve got you covered!
What I’m listening to:
Podcast: Proof by America’s Test
Ooooeee, you know how much I love America’s Test Kitchen. But this new podcast is somewhat of a departure for them. Instead of focusing on the inner workings of a perfectly designed recipe, Bridget Lancaster speaks with journalists, enthusiasts and experts on a range of different food-related topics.
Their debut episode focuses on the long (and to my surprise, very interesting) history of celery. Yes—I know—it sounds bizarre, but it’s so interesting. They’ve also chatted about cravings and most recently the culture of tiki cocktails.
What I’m watching:
Salt Fat Acid Heat from Netflix
Based off of the award winning cookbook from Samin Nosrat, this new Netflix Original series (4 episodes) is nothing short of entertaining and inspiring.
Nosrat’s joyful personality is absolutely contagious as she takes you on a journey throughout the world to discover the four basic keys to wonderful cooking. Not only will you learn tips and tricks for better cooking, but you’ll also find an appreciation for different cultures and cooking practices.
What I’m Snacking on:
I’ve been snacking on my Whole-Wheat Stollen Biscotti which I recently developed for the holidays and will be coming to ZK in early December.
If you haven’t heard of this classic holiday bread, it’s a yeasted bread that’s chock full of dried and candied fruits and features a long log of almond paste or marzipan running through the center of the loaf. It’s glorious.
My sister and I took inspiration from this festive bread to create a biscotti recipe that’s perfect for gifting and enjoying during the holidays. I can’t wait to share this crunchy treat with you!
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A very ZK Thanksgiving
Check out some recipes (new and old) that are holiday favorites around here!
Brined and glazed, this juicy, flavorful roast turkey is perfect for the holidays.
Flavored with fresh thyme and pumpkin, these creamy mashed potatoes are lighter than most, which means you can feel good about going back for seconds!
Tender and light, these pumpkin rolls are a festive upgrade to the classic dinner roll.
This cranberry curd is one of my favorite ZK recipes. It’s wonderful for sweet or savory applications, is stunning in color and so delicious.
I love serving this elegant relish instead of cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving.
So easy to make and incredibly flavorful, these Brussels Sprouts are the perfect side dish for any holiday menu.
I can’t even begin to explain how flavorful these sweet potatoes are. They’re bound to be a new favorite.
I recently developed this Cake for Cooks’ Emporium, and it’s one hell of a show-stopper. This chocolate cake is decadent, rich with flavor and just perfect for the holidays.
I may not be the Butterball Hotline, but I respond quickly and am happy to help with any cooking question you may have.
Have a great holiday, cheers!