Sept. 28 - Taste of Home October/November 2010 Issue

Our biggest issue ever! — Give thanks! — Make it your best Thanksgiving ever with Taste of Home magazine

Sept. 28 - Taste of Home October/November 2010 Issue

Sept. 28 - Taste of Home October/November 2010 Issue

Contact: Rebecca Silver | Taste of Home | [email protected] | 212-886-6705

Our biggest issue ever!

From appetizers, turkey, stuffing, sides, and luscious pies to meals before, leftovers after, and Black Friday grab-and-go breakfasts, the #1 cooking magazine in the world makes the holiday festive and fantastic 

On newsstands September 28, 2010—Greendale, WI: "Real food from real home cooks" and "Cooking, Caring, Sharing" — those words that appear on the cover of every Taste of Home. And no holiday embodies the spirit of those words more than Thanksgiving; the holiday at the heart of our Taste of Home family and everyone who loves to cook and cooks to love. The October/November 2010 issue of Taste of Home is Thanksgiving central. The biggest Taste of Home issue ever — 128 pages, 149 recipes and tips, and lots of stunning color photos — it can help anyone make the best Thanksgiving ever.

The October/November 2010 issue of Taste of Home is your one-stop Thanksgiving shop for recipes, ideas, and inspiration. Whether you crave traditional recipes or hunger for new preparations, whether you're looking for help on the big day itself or for the days after, the issue is packed with the cozy comfort and expert advice you need.

"A Thanksgiving to Remember" (page 81)
Family and friends gathered together, laughing, talking, and eating an unforgettable feast (and hopefully sticking around to help clean up!). That's what Thanksgiving is all about, and our issue's fourteen-page feature presents a grand spread to create or complement your magnificent meal. In fact, our cover model Champagne Basted Turkey was so good, our food editor Diane Werner rushed from the test kitchen to have everyone in the office try it! The rest of the meal is just as tasty with Everything Bread, Honey-Thyme Butternut Squash, Green Beans in Yellow Pepper Butter, Cranberry Pecan Stuffing, Gorgonzola-Pear Mesclun Salad, Upside-Down Apple Pie, Foolproof Gravy, and more. There's even a complete plan for organizing the prep from weeks before through the inevitable craziness of the big day and a "Dressed for the Occasion" (page 45) a garnish guide for any style (contemporary, simple, themed, or fancy).

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Weeknight Solutions that are "Leftover-Licious" (page 56 and 59)
Cook smart and let the feast continue with this five-day menu plan for leftovers to ease your way back into the workweek, including Cranburgers with Sweet Potato Fries (using leftover cranberry sauce and stuffing), Sloppy José Supper (for that extra package of cornbread mix and leftover cornbread), and Turkey White Bean Soup. Plus, Taste of Home Cooking School star Jamie Dunn shows how she uses leftover turkey, pasta, and veggies for a light and rich Mushroom Turkey Tetrazzini.

"Daybreak Delights" for Black Friday (page 63)
Don't drop when you shop (or while waiting for the doors to open) because of hunger. There's no need to choose between breakfast and bargains: You can have both with these healthy grab-and-go treats perfect for Black Friday. Try Sammie's Breakfast Burritos, sweet and fruity Granola-to-Go Bar, and Mini Sweet Potato Muffins (light in texture with a spicy streusel topping).

And there's so much more to suit all tables and tastes...

  • Love turkey but tired of the same old bird? Try a Maui-Inspired Turkey Roll (page 54) with macadamia nuts and pineapple — a neat presentation that's easier than you think.
  • "Pull a Few Fast Ones" (page 47) with some quick starters your guests will think you fussed over such as Spicy Garlic Shrimp and Cherry Brandy Baked Brie.
  • How about some "Pop Stars" — popcorn treats (page 42) perfect for football (and awesome for future movie nights). Taste-bud tingling treats include flavors such as Rosemary-Parmesan, Buffalo-Ranch, and Gingerbread Carmel Crunch.
  • Get "Pumped for Pumpkin" (page 98) with recipes for more than pie, such as Creamy Pumpkin Polenta, Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie, and morning-after Pumpkin Pancakes.

And these are just some of the ways to dazzle and delight your family this Thanksgiving from the October/November 2010 issue of Taste of Home. We could go on with our prizewinning "Cookie Jar Stars" (page 71) — 12 holiday cookie gems like German Chocolate Thumbprints, Molasses Cookies with a Kick, and the grand prize winning Extra-Special Cashew Crescents from Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, PA, all of which scream, "Bakers start your ovens!" And there's scary colorful and fun monster cupcakes and cranberries for more than turkey day and apple nachos and... Gobble up!

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