Thanksgiving Countdown: Favorite Sides

This is the part of the Thanksgiving menu that does it for me. Steamy whipped mashed potatoes with flecks of caramelized garlic- my absolute favorite, especially with a side of Honey Grilled Acorn Squash. Don't get me wrong, I won't pass up on the sweet potatoes and cranberry dressing. But if my plate is too full, then I might wait on the Wild Rice Stuffing until my next serving, then pair it with some Savory Herb Gravy.

George Hirsch Lifestyle Mousseline Potatoes
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Thanksgiving Countdown: Pies, Biscuits & Breads

If there is a part of Thanksgiving that evokes comfort, it’s got to be the dessert course. Choose from steamy biscuits, a sweet crumbly-n-nutty cornbread, and a perfectly tender pie crust. I've given you many secret baking tips to make your pies a success this holiday. You'll be sure to bake your pies with a properly baked bottom crust, with my 3, 2, 1 Pate Brisee Recipe.

Since today is only Monday, I suggest you to make a practice pie. I have given you plenty of how-to tips and chef secrets... the smallest adjustments can make a big difference with a delicious outcome. 

George’s as Easy as 3, 2, 1 Pate Brisee Recipe

Apple Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Warm Apple Cobbler

Pecan Cornbread

George's Biscuits

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What's Coming Up on Tuesday: Thanksgiving Countdown Continues with Cakes & Cookies

Thanksgiving Countdown: Brined or Grilled & Gravy

Hi Friends. Here's my best of taking the turkey to the grill! Hands down- my Apple Brined Roasted Turkey Recipe is an all time winner for a moist and flavorful turkey. I've prepared this recipe on my TV show, on Live with Regis & Kelly, and for my toughest audience, my family. Sure, emails for requests and success stories pour in, but my toughest test was still before me with my family; a group with more food issues and conditions than should ever be under one roof. Somehow, I don't remember my Nana having such a tough group. She cooked. We ate and were happy. 

Need more kitchen? If your oven is all jammed up- take it outdoors and grill-it. Or, make a Thanksgiving turkey challenge. Cook 1 turkey in the oven and 1 on the grill. Yep. Been there, done that. 

Apple Brined Roasted Turkey Recipe

Turkey on The Grill

Savory Herb Gravy

Turkey Carving Tips

What Coming UP Tomorrow: Thanksgiving Turkey Countdown Continue with Sides: Veggies