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Whether you’re looking for a casual Thanksgiving meal or an elegant holiday dinner, there is a Utah restaurant ready to serve you and your family on Thursday, Nov. 27. Utah Dining: Where to go on Thanksgiving
    Whether you’re looking for a casual Thanksgiving meal or an elegant holiday dinner, there is a Utah restaurant ready to serve you and your family on T...
    Updated Nov 20 2014 04:29 pm   |     |   Share
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Apple pie, photographed in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Class lets you bake your Thanksgiving pies at the Salt Lake Culinary Center
    Don’t dirty the kitchen making pies for Thanksgiving. Do all the mixing, rolling and baking on Wednesday, Nov. 26 during “Pie Day” at The Salt Lake C...
    Updated Nov 21 2014 11:24 am   |     |   Share
  • Dish of the Week: Pupusas from Rincon Salvadoreño in Taylorsville
    $1.75 • If you’re looking for authentic pupusas, Rincon Salvadoreño in Taylorsville delivers. Pupusas are handmade in the kitchen with either corn (ma...
    Updated Nov 20 2014 04:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Oct. 27, 2014 photo shows make ahead mashed potato casserole in Concord, N.H. Restaurant chefs are masters at prepping in advance and firing a dish right before it hits the table. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Here’s what can and can’t be prepped ahead for Thanksgiving
    When it comes to wrangling the Thanksgiving meal onto the table, one motto gets it right: Be prepared. Let’s face it, our national day of feasting fea...
    Updated Nov 21 2014 05:07 pm   |     |   Share

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Rachel Wilkerson of Wilkerson Organic Farm in Orem packs potatoes for Winder Farms, which orders 180 pounds every week. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Wilkerson Farm still has a lot of apples for pies and potatoes for mashed spuds. Here are 33 ways to put Utah flavors on your Thanksgiving table
    Let’s be honest — it would be nearly impossible to have a “traditional” Thanksgiving dinner made only with foods grown or produced in Utah. You’d have...
    Updated Nov 21 2014 05:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Oct. 27, 2014, photo shows you-won't-miss-the-meat vegetarian gravy in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Vegetarian gravy for Thanksgiving that won’t leave you missing meat
    In case there is any doubt, let’s clear this up: You don’t have to eat meat to crave gravy at Thanksgiving. But unfortunately for vegetarians, much of...
    Updated Nov 18 2014 08:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Oct. 20, 2014 photo shows fluffy sweet potato-bourbon pie with gingered whipped cream and toasted pecans in Concord, N.H. The key to a great sweet potato pie is using fresh sweet potatoes. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Shortcut produces fluffiest, best sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving
    Much as I love a classic pumpkin pie, I have to be honest: My heart belongs to sweet potato pie. Both are rich and warmly spiced. Both go wonderfully ...
    Updated Nov 19 2014 10:03 am   |     |   Share
  • This Oct. 27, 2014 photo shows Thanksgiving eggplant strata in Concord, N.H. The deliciously creamy strata marries layers of roasted eggplant, delicata squash and red cabbage with a rich bechamel sauce. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: No faux meat harmed in the making of this vegetarian Thanksgiving dish
    If you really want the vegetarians at your Thanksgiving table to give thanks, start by not serving them a roasted faux meat. We admit, there can be a ...
    Updated Nov 19 2014 09:59 am   |     |   Share
  • This Oct. 27, 2014 photo shows creamy mashed potatoes in Concord, N.H. A ricer makes a great tool to mash potatoes, because the quickness with which a ricer forces the cooked potato through its holes keeps the agitation of the starch to a minimum. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Making better mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving with a small change
    I’ve made mountains of mashed potatoes in my little life, faithfully adhering to the method I was taught in cooking school. And I’ve always been reaso...
    Updated Nov 19 2014 10:01 am   |     |   Share
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The $8 combination plate includes pupusa, chicken tamale, pork pie, empanada and fried plantains, at Rincon Salvadoreno, in Taylorsville. Latin American tastes thriving in Taylorsville at Rincon Salvadoreno: Review
    Taylorsville • The Salt Lake Valley has been rich with ethnic dining options for years, but it often takes a dedicated effort to seek out the true gem...
    Updated Nov 21 2014 05:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Thanksgiving math just got easier — with this thorough guide
    Ready for the annual Thanksgiving math quiz? (Just remember, because this is Thanksgiving, all serving estimates are generous to allow for plenty of s...
    Updated Nov 19 2014 09:57 am   |     |   Share
  • This Oct. 27, 2014 photo shows from left to right, Grown Right jellied cranberry sauce and Grown Right whole cranberry sauce  in Concord, N.H. The classic technique of making  homemade cranberry sauce involves nothing more than simmering the whole berries on the stovetop with a whole mess of sugar. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Here are 10 ideas for homemade cranberry sauce
    We get it. The allure of canned cranberry sauce goes well beyond convenience. There’s something about the ridges on the side, about the way it jiggles...
    Updated Nov 18 2014 08:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Oct. 27, 2014, photo shows barbecue spiced turkey in Concord, N.H. Looking for sides that play up everything going on with this bird? Consider a cornbread-based stuffing, roasted sweet potatoes and roasted squash drizzled with cumin-spiked butter. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Spice up Thanksgiving with barbecue-rubbed turkey
    It occurred to us recently that many of the same flavors we crave on grilled meats during the summer also would be superb on roasted turkey at Thanksg...
    Updated Nov 18 2014 08:23 pm   |     |   Share
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Gnocchi Bolognese (gnocchi with tomato sauce and ground veal) at Sole Mio, a new Italian restaurant serving traditional Italian food in Sandy. Dish of the Week: Gnocchi Bolognese from Sole Mio in Sandy
    $11.95 • It might be clichéd to say this dense, hearty gnocchi topped in a hefty and meaty bolognese sauce is a perfect fall dish — but it is. Made wi...
    Updated Nov 14 2014 09:10 am   |     |   Share
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Sole Mio in Sandy serves hearty, home-cooked Italian dishes, such Bruschetta Siciliana  and Gnocchi Bolognese, that should be familiar to many, served by a charming family. Restaurant review: Utah family back with homey Italian fare at Sole Mio
    Having eaten my way through more plates and decades of calories than is medically wise, it’s natural people pick my brain about food. One of the most ...
    Updated Nov 12 2014 03:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Co-owner Cody McKendrick poses for a portrait at Salt City Brew Supply, 723 E. Fort Union Blvd., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Here’s the buzz on homebrewing beer in Utah
    Some south-valley residents must have wondered if Ross Metzer and Cody McKendrick had consumed a few too many homebrewed beers in 2011 when they decid...
    Updated Nov 12 2014 03:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Sept. 29, 2014 photo shows corned beef hash stuffing in Concord, N.H. When making stuffing, it’s always better to slice and dry your own bread cubes. In the chaos of getting the many components of Thanksgiving dinner on the table in a timely manner, many of us won’t have the time to make that happen. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Here are 10 fresh ways to doctor stuffing mix for Thanksgiving
    Let’s be clear about something... When making stuffing, it’s always better to slice and dry your own bread cubes. Hands down, the taste and texture ar...
    Updated Nov 18 2014 09:33 am   |     |   Share
  • This Oct. 27, 2014 photo shows spiced pumpkin cannoli in Concord, N.H. Instead of having to fuss with a pie crust, with this dessert simply purchase prepared cannoli shells, which are easily filled with the pumpkin filling. (AP Photo/MatthewMead) Recipe: Pumpkin pie reconfigured as Thanksgiving cannoli
    Who says the Thanksgiving pumpkin dessert has to be a pie? We decided to tinker with tradition just a bit by turning the usual pumpkin pie filling int...
    Updated Nov 18 2014 08:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Oct. 27, 2014 photo shows turkey with Napa cabbage salad with lime ginger vinaigrette in Concord, N.H. It is easy to turn leftover Thanksgiving turkey into a dinner-worthy salad that will have everyone craving more greens. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Turn Thanksgiving turkey leftovers into a healthy dinner salad
    When I was a child, my grandmother used to roast up two enormous turkeys at the holidays. And of course that was on top of all the usual gravies and s...
    Updated Nov 12 2014 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Oct. 27, 2014 photo shows ultra rich mashed potatoes in Concord, N.H. Use olive oil instead of cream or milk for a result that is richly savory and just a bit peppery. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Eggs make all the difference in mashed potatoes
    Much as I’d like to take credit for this rich version of mashed potatoes, that honor goes to Stanley Tucci. Or rather, to Stanley Tucci’s wife. That’s...
    Updated Nov 12 2014 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Food briefs: Caputo’s chocolate festival, Junior League fall cookbook party and more
    Urban farming event Officials with Salt Lake County’s Urban Farming Initiative will hold an open house for anyone interested in learning more about...
    Updated Nov 12 2014 08:42 am   |     |   Share