Weekly Wrap-Up: 11/18-11/24


Weekly Wrap-Up: 11/18-11/24

In case you missed them, here’s a wrap up of our favorite blog posts of the week. Read, get inspired, and start cooking!


Cauliflower Gratin with Two CheesesCauliflower Gratin with Two Cheeses
Gratins, with their crunchy toppings and oozy interiors, make wonderful fall comfort food. For a simple meal, serve with a green salad and crusty bread; this recipe also makes a welcome accompaniment to roasted meats.
Ingredient Spotlight: NutsIngredient Spotlight: Nuts
After the autumn harvest of fresh nuts, we’re looking for ways to work them into every meal. Here’s everything you need to know about nuts, plus some of our favorite recipes to use them in this season.
Inside Our Test Kitchen: Preparing Fall VegetablesInside Our Test Kitchen: Preparing Fall Vegetables
We checked in with the Williams-Sonoma Test Kitchen to discover the cooks’ favorite ways to prepare fall vegetables. Here, they share some tips and delicious recipes for everyday meals as well as for Thanksgiving entertaining.
Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Marshmallow MeringueSweet Potato Cheesecake with Marshmallow Meringue
Vibrant orange sweet potatoes create a beautiful contrast to the dramatic marshmallow meringue topping in this unique cheesecake, which is perfect for a Thanksgiving feast.
A Healthy Thanksgiving MenuA Healthy Thanksgiving Menu
Create a satisfying Thanksgiving feast with all of the foods you love and none of the guilt. Here, we’ve gathered our favorite healthy dishes for every course of the holiday meal — low in fat, high in nutrients and fall flavor, and sure to please the people you share them with.
Q&A with Shannon Walker, Preservationist & Beekeeper at Blackberry FarmQ&A with Shannon Walker, Preservationist & Beekeeper at Blackberry Farm
As Blackberry Farm’s preservationist and beekeeper, Shannon Walker works in the Larder, preserving the farm’s seasonal bounty in a range of jams, jellies, preserves and pickles. Get to know him in our exclusive interview.
Recipe Roundup: Thanksgiving SaladsRecipe Roundup: Thanksgiving Salads
We love a cheesy, creamy gratin as much as anyone else, but a splash of fall greens on your Thanksgiving buffet is still a welcome sight. Here are some of our favorite salads to add to your menu, featuring fresh lettuces and tangy vinaigrettes, with seasonal vegetables, crumbly cheeses and crunchy nuts to top them off.
How to Make Lump-Free GravyHow to Make Lump-Free Gravy
Nothing accompanies turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing quite like savory, creamy gravy — it’s as eagerly anticipated as the bird itself! Here’s how to get the best results every time.
Blackberry Farm EntertainsBlackberry Farm Entertains
There’s more to a memorable Thanksgiving feast than the food on the table. Here, we talk to Blackberry Farm founder Kreis Beall to learn how to bring the resort’s Southern hospitality to your home.
Weekend Project: Pistachio BrittleWeekend Project: Pistachio Brittle
This old-fashioned confection is a tradition around the holiday season. It’s also great for hostess gifts, party favors and holiday presents! Here’s our twist on the classic.
Recipe Roundup: Thanksgiving AppetizersRecipe Roundup: Thanksgiving Appetizers
Start your Thanksgiving feast off on a delicious note with small bites that feature the season’s best ingredients and flavors. Here are some of our favorite no-fuss nibbles — they’ll keep friends and family happy while they wait for the feast to begin.
Warm Marinated OlivesWarm Marinated Olives
A homemade marinade personalizes cured olives, heightening their appeal. The olives are delicious on their own, but they’re also a welcome addition to a cheese platter for meals and parties.
Thanksgiving Wine Picks from Williams-Sonoma WineThanksgiving Wine Picks from Williams-Sonoma Wine
Looking for the right wine for your Thanksgiving dinner? See these top picks from our wine team for every course of the meal.
Party Planner: Vodka & Latke PartyParty Planner: Vodka & Latke Party
This year we’re celebrating Hanukkah with a creative twist on tradition. Our casual gathering features inventive latkes paired with vodka cocktails for a festive feast that’s simple to prepare — read on for recipes and tips to show you how.


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