thanksgiving picks
the real stuffing

Chef Meredith's

The Real Stuffing
Our manager of culinary content shares her top picks and tips for an easy Thanksgiving—while still pulling out all the stops.

TURKEY & GRAVY

ALL-CLAD STAINLESS STEEL ROASTING PAN WITH RACK
ALL-CLAD ROASTING
PAN WITH RACK
Super sturdy, and I can put it directly on the stovetop to make my turkey gravy.
OXO ANGLED TURKEY BASTER
OXO ANGLED
TURKEY BASTER
The angle makes it easy to get juices from beneath the turkey, and I love that it’s dishwasher safe.
WUSTHOF CLASSIC 2-PIECE CARVING SET
WUSTHOF CLASSIC
2-PIECE CARVING SET
I use this set year-round, but it really shines with turkey. The knife is the perfect blend of length and maneuverability.
JOHN BOOS & CO. REVERSIBLE WALNUT CUTTING BOARD
JOHN BOOS & CO. REVERSIBLE
WALNUT CUTTING BOARD
Love the groove that catches juices. It’s heavy enough that it doesn’t slide on my counter, and it doubles as a beautiful serving platter.
CHEF'S CHOICE TRIZOR XV KNIFE SHARPENER
CHEF'S CHOICE TRIZOR
XV KNIFE SHARPENER
Sharpens my knives to the ideal angle, and it’s faster than sharpening by hand with my tri-stone.
OXO GOOD GRIPS GOOD GRAVY 4 CUP FAT SEPARATOR
OXO GOOD GRIPS GOOD GRAVY
4 CUP FAT SEPARATOR
I love the large capacity, and the strainer catches the solids that I don’t want in my gravy.
SUR LA TABLE FLAT WHISK
SUR LA TABLE
FLAT WHISK
My go-to whisk for pan sauces. The shape helps release the fond and I can get it into all of the corners of the pan.
ALL TURKEY
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Chef Tip
A Better Way to Brine
While brining is a great way to ensure moist, flavorful results, a dry brine works just as well.
Salt and season turkey liberally, then cover and refrigerate for at least 24 hours and up to three days.

THE SIDES

OXO GOOD GRIPS potato ricer
OXO GOOD GRIPS
ADJUSTABLE POTATO RICER
Adjusts from coarse to super-fine, and I really like that I can rest it on the lip of the bowl.
LE CREUSET SIGNATURE DEEP ROUND DUTCH OVEN
LE CREUSET SIGNATURE
DEEP ROUND DUTCH OVEN
The taller sides let me cook the larger batches that Thanksgiving requires without taking up more burner space.
KITCHENAID 7-CUP FOOD PROCESSOR PLUS
KITCHENAID 7-CUP
FOOD PROCESSOR PLUS
I love that the lid is hinged and that everything stores inside when not in use. Great for blitzing sauces and marinades.
CUISINART CORDLESS SMARTSTICK HAND BLENDER
CUISINART CORDLESS
SMARTSTICK HAND BLENDER
Small and mighty! Great for finishing soups right in the pot, and I use the whisk to whip egg whites for my baking projects.
ZAVOR LUX LCD 8-QT MULTICOOKER
ZAVOR LUX LCD
8-QT MULTICOOKER
A staple in my cooking repertoire that pulls extra duty on Thanksgiving Day. I use it to make stock out of leftover turkey bones, trimmings and vegetable scraps.
BREVILLE SMART OVEN AIR
BREVILLE
SMART OVEN AIR
Hands down the best countertop oven I’ve ever used. As good as a commercial oven, without taking up too much space.
SUR LA TABLE RATCHET MILL
SUR LA TABLE
RATCHET MILL
My favorite part is the easy loading and flipping from coarse to fine, and it doesn’t tire out my wrists like twisting mills can.
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Chef Tip
Miraculous Mashed Potatoes
For the fluffiest mashed potatoes, briefly heat the boiled potatoes in a dry pan to remove
excess water, then rice or mash before mixing with butter and heated cream.

COFFEE & DESSERTS

NESPRESSO VERTUOPLUS DELUXE BY DE'LONGHI WITH AEROCCINO 3
NESPRESSO VERTUOPLUS DELUXE
BY DE'LONGHI WITH AEROCCINO 3
Coffee goes great with dessert, and this makes it easy to give everyone what they want—just drop in a capsule and brew.
NESPRESSO ESSENZA PLUS BY BREVILLE WITH AEROCCINO 3 F
NESPRESSO ESSENZA PLUS BY
BREVILLE WITH AEROCCINO 3 F
I love how portable this little guy is—it’s great for when space is at a premium, and it keeps the drinks coming.
JURA GIGA 6 AUTOMATIC COFFEE MACHINE
JURA GIGA 6 AUTOMATIC
COFFEE MACHINE
If you’re serious about coffee and you want everyone to know it, you need a JURA. Hands-down the easiest, coolest and most delicious way to make café-style drinks at home.
ROSLE KITCHEN TORCH
RÖSLE
KITCHEN TORCH
My favorite! I use it to finish browning cheese on pizza, get that perfect crust on creme brûlées, toast marshmallows and so much more.
SUR LA TABLE MARBLE PASTRY BOARD
SUR LA TABLE
MARBLE PASTRY BOARD
Great for working with dough—it keeps everything cold while mixing and shaping—looks pretty, too.
SUR LA TABLE PLATINUM PROFESSIONAL PIE DISH
SUR LA TABLE PLATINUM
PROFESSIONAL PIE DISH
Great all-purpose pie dish for both sweet and savory pies, with even heating for golden-brown crusts.
HARVEST PIE PLUNGERS
HARVEST PIE PLUNGERS
SET OF 4
Easy way to add flair to pies and other desserts. I make shortbread cookies with them for fun snacks.
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Chef Tip
EASY AS PIE
For nearly effortless, perfectly flaky pie crusts, keep the butter chilled—but not frozen!
Too cold, and the dough won’t come together. Too warm, and it will be rubbery and tough.

WINE & COCKTAILS

CORAVIN MODEL 1 WINE SYSTEM
CORAVIN
MODEL 1 WINE SYSTEM
Great for dinner parties—you can pour just what people want and easily save the rest.
MOSCOW MULE COPPER MUG SET OF 4
MOSCOW MULE COPPER
MUG SET OF 4
For cooling cocktails, these things can’t be beat—there’s just something refreshing about the way they get all chilled on the outside.
4 PIECE CORKSCREW SET
4-PIECE
CORKSCREW SET
You don’t want to skimp on the corkscrew. This is a quality set that’s not going to give up on you in the middle of opening an expensive bottle.
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WINE & COCKTAILS
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Chef Tip
Cozy Cocktails
Warm up chilled guests with an easy mulled apple cider cocktail—simply simmer
cider with your favorite fall spices and add a splash of whiskey or rum to each mug.

SETTING THE TABLE

ROYAL STAFFORD COLLECTION
ROYAL STAFFORD
COLLECTION
It doesn’t get more Thanksgiving than this, and pulling this collection out every fall is a great way to celebrate the season.
PEARL COLLECTION
PEARL
COLLECTION
Our most popular dinnerware is easy to dress up or down, and the vintage-inspired distressing adds a lived-in, cozy touch to any meal.
FORTESSA GRAND CITY FLATWARE
FORTESSA GRAND CITY
FLATWARE
You need flatware no matter what, so you might as well get a set you love. This classic design looks great on any table and has a pleasant heft.
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DINING
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Chef Tip
All About the Accents
You don’t need to go all-in to create a seasonal spread. One or two carefully chosen accent
pieces— like a rustic cheese board or fall-themed napkin rings—really help set the scene.

LEFTOVERS

SUR LA TABLE 20 PIECE GLASS STORAGE SET WITH PEN
SUR LA TABLE 20-PC GLASS
STORAGE SET WITH PEN
I love an organized refrigerator, and the erasable pen lets me know when it went into the fridge. Love the stacking and That they’re dishwasher safe.
SUR LA TABLE FLEX CORE SILICONE JAR SCRAPER
SUR LA TABLE
FLEX-CORE SILICONE JAR SCRAPER
So handy for getting that last bit out of the jar. I didn’t know I needed it in my life, but it’s true!
STONEWARE CASSEROLE WITH LID
STONEWARE CASSEROLE
WITH LID
Great for oven-to-table serving, and the lid makes it easy to transport to Thanksgiving gatherings.
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FOOD STORAGE
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chef-tip-image
Calm and Collected
To keep Thanksgiving from getting overwhelming, make everything you can in advance.
Store with the name and time needed to reheat on everything, and finish right before serving.

RECIPES

ROOT VEGETABLE GRATIN
ROOT VEGETABLE GRATIN

SOURDOUGH STUFFING
SOURDOUGH STUFFING

GREEN BEANS WITH LEMON & THYME
GREEN BEANS WITH LEMON & THYME

HERB ROASTED TURKEY
HERB ROASTED TURKEY

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