Satisfy all tastes with these time-tested traditional dishes and their contemporary counterparts.
A large beef roast is a holiday mainstay, and this recipe flavors the meat very simply―with only salt, pepper, thyme, and
garlic―so its natural flavor can shine.
View Recipe: Garlic and Herb Standing Rib Roast
This roast is seasoned with many more flavors than the Garlic and Herb Standing Rib Roast, including honey and Dijon mustard, but the real difference is the coriander, whose exotic but subtle sweet-and-spicy taste
makes this roast stand out.
View Recipe: Coriander and Black Pepper-Crusted Rib Roast with Roasted Onions
Rare is the Thanksgiving table that doesn't hold something very similar to this dish. The enduring combination of sweet potatoes
mashed with butter and brown sugar and topped with toasted marshmallows is a taste everybody loves.
View Recipe:Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole
Though its flavors are very similar to Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole, this dish offers a completely different experience by leaving the sweet potatoes in large pieces. A subtle spice from nutmeg,
ginger, and cinnamon also sets it apart.
View Recipe: Brown Sugar-Glazed Sweet Potato Wedges
These light and airy, poppy seed–topped sweet yeast rolls are an iconic part of the old-fashioned American supper table. They're
simple and delicate, and will complement any hearty meal, especially if it involves roast chicken.
View Recipe: Pennsylvania Dutch Tea Rolls
Where the Pennsylvania Dutch Tea Rolls are soft and subtly flavored, these bring a robust crust and strong Mediterranean seasonings. The piquant kalamata olives
and salty cheese can stand up to full-bodied dishes; try the rolls with a zesty vegetable soup, saucy pasta dish, or even
View Recipe: Olive and Asiago Rolls
This elegant and impressive dessert ends any dinner party with class. All the accent marks in its name might be intimidating,
but the recipe itself is quite simple―it has only six ingredients. And you get to wield a blowtorch (though if you don't have
one, we include another method) to give the dish its signature crackly topping.
View Recipe: Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée
To the original's creamy custard, this dish adds the deep, complex flavor of dark-roast coffee. Steeping coffee beans in the
milk barely changes the color of the final product, but it most definitely changes the taste. Keep the flavor a secret, and
watch the joy spread over your guests' faces when they try this new version of the old favorite.
View Recipe: Espresso Crème Brûlée
This recipe is all about the fresh fall taste of pear. The cooking liquid contains no extraneous spices or flavorings to distract
from the soft and tender stars of the dish, and the sauce it is later cooked down to adds only pear liqueur for even more
View Recipe: Simple Poached Pears
Instead of poaching, these pears are baked with wine, honey, and warm winter spices, leaving them similarly tender but with
complex, multifaceted flavor. They're then topped with a creamy sauce that adds another layer of texture and taste. Where
Simple Poached Pears were all about purity of flavor, this dish is all about harmony.
View Recipe: Warm Caramelized Pears with Clove Zabaglione