In case you missed them, here’s a wrap up of our favorite blog posts of the week. Read, get inspired, and start cooking!
|Ingredient Spotlight: Persimmons
Vibrant, orange persimmons are special treats at the autumn farmers’ market. Here, learn about the different varieties and find our best tips for choosing and working with these gems — plus a few favorite recipes to use them in.
|Wheat Berries with Roasted Parsnips, Butternut Squash & Dried Cranberries
Healthy whole grains star in this colorful recipe, which pairs wheat berries — whole wheat kernels — and roasted root vegetables. Enjoy as a side dish for roasted meats or as a light meal on its own.
|Our Expert Thanksgiving Timeline
To pull off the perfect Thanksgiving feast, you need a plan. Here, a Williams-Sonoma culinary expert shares her foolproof turkey day timeline and tips.
|Secrets to Perfect Pies
Pies don’t always turn out how you expect them to, but you can handle any last-minute Thanksgiving dessert surprises with our tips. From a crumbly crust to a runny filling, learn how to fix some of the most common pie issues — and how to avoid them next time around.
|Q&A with Sam Beall, Proprietor of Blackberry Farm
This year we partnered with Tennessee’s Blackberry Farm to create a Thanksgiving menu inspired by new recipes and old rituals. Here, we talk to Proprietor Sam Beall about his holiday traditions and the inspiration behind the recipes he created for our menu.
|A Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu
Turkey is Thanksgiving tradition, but let’s face it: the stars of the holiday menu are the vegetable sides, whether you eat meat or not. Here, we’ve pulled together a meatless menu everyone will love, with seasonal dishes for every course of your meal.
|Crostini with Black-Eyed Pea Puree
This recipe has been a staple at Blackberry Farm, the source of our new Thanksgiving menu, for years. With fresh shell beans, roasted garlic and herbs, it makes a beautiful starter for a fall feast.
|Recipe Roundup: Thanksgiving Stuffing
This savory casserole of hearty bread baked with seasonal vegetables and rich stock is homey and comforting, whether it’s cooked inside the bird or out. Here are some of our best renditions of the side dish we look forward to year after year.
|Weekend Project: Cranberry-Pear Chutney
A seasonal fruit chutney can be your secret weapon all throughout autumn. Serve it in place of traditional cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving dinner, or use it to add brightness to everyday sandwiches or a seasonal cheese platter.
|A Gluten-Free Thanksgiving
Sharing is the spirit of Thanksgiving, and that means making delicious dishes everyone can enjoy. Luckily, it’s never been easier to prepare gluten-free recipes for every course of your feast– with hearty fall flavors in the spotlight, these favorites are sure to please everyone at the table.
|Beef, Basil & Goat Cheese Lasagna Roll-Ups
Tidy bundles of pasta and filling are easy to dish out to family and friends. A big green salad, garlic bread and a dry red wine complete this cool-weather dinner.
|Party Planner: Thanksgiving Made Easy
This Thanksgiving, ensure your feast is simple and spectacular with a menu that makes use of smart shortcuts. From a pumpkin bisque soup starter to pecan pie filling in a jar, we’ve got everything you need to prepare an easy—and delicious—holiday feast.