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Carmel-Pecan Sticky Buns are #cookclub recipe no. 29. They are an easy brunch offering for the holidays.JANET KEELER | TIMES

#CookClub Recipe No. 29: Caramel-Pecan Sticky Buns (w/ video)


  1. Which apple should you use when baking? It depends on the recipe


    Pink Lady. McIntosh. Sweetango. Ambrosia. Honeycrisp.

    Caramel and apples go hand in hand. (Behold this Salted Caramel Apple Pie.) Firm tart and firm sweet apples work well in pies. This recipe calls for five large apples.
  2. Taste test: Which chicken broth should you buy?


    Nearly every Thanksgiving dish, from the turkey to the sides, requires the addition of broth. Because most of us likely are not roasting chicken meat and bones for homemade broth and stock, we can expect to buy several cartons of chicken broth this month. Our judges wanted to know if the various brands offer any …

  3. Start Thanksgiving Day with pumpkin oatmeal, sweet potato hash


    When I'm looking for recipe inspiration, one of the first places I turn to is Pinterest. I like how easy it is to stumble upon new food ideas and search for popular ones, the ability to "pin" recipes to my board and save them for later, and the fact that the options are endless. (Seriously, the thing is a vortex.)

    Breakfast Sweet Potato Hash is a fitting Thanksgiving Day starter.
  4. Help for first-time Thanksgiving hosts


    The potatoes are wrong. The football game's too loud. The kids aren't dressed right. Thanksgiving can, of course, be a great joy, but with so many beloved traditions on the line it can also be prime ground for sniping and griping the first time the torch has been passed. • Your mother, mother-in-law, father or …

  5. Easy weeknight meals: Turkey Hash With Country Gravy and more


    Special Thanksgiving Edition

    Mon | Meatless meal

    This week will be all about pumpkin and sage and marshmallows, so start it off with completely different tastes. Get a few orders of takeout Wonton Soup and Egg Rolls. Or make your own soup with vegetable broth, frozen wontons and …

  6. Recipe ideas for hearty squash Thanksgiving sides


    Thanksgiving as a holiday is a bit of a white carb bonanza. There are the rolls, the pies, the mashed potatoes. We like to make sure some fruits and vegetables find their way onto the table. Winter squash is a solid option that should appeal to vegetarian family members and the ones who turn their noses up at anything …

    Roasted Butternut Squash With Green Apples and Candied Walnuts.
  7. You Asked For It: an Omelette aux Fines Herbes recipe


    After seeing the movie The Hundred-Foot Journey, I'd love the omelet recipe featured in it. I've always wanted to make a really good omelet. Thank you.

    Omelette aux Fines Herbes calls for blanched herbs and clarified butter.
  8. Thanksgiving taste test: turkey four ways

    Taste Test

    Can Thanksgiving Day be fun — or at least less stressful for the cook?

    CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times
There are a number of ways to cook the Thanksgiving Day centerpiece. Just don't forget to let the bird rest for at least 20 minutes after you've removed it from the oven so that the juices will redistribute into the meat and it will stay moist. If you want to leave the cooking to someone else, you may want to consider buying and trying a smoked or deep-fried turkey from a restaurant.

  9. In Our Kitchen: Baked Camembert cheese is a luxurious and simple treat


    Something had to be done about this stinky cheese. Amid the generous mix of fancy cheeses, chorizo and chocolate that Danny's aunt sent us in a spectacular Mazzaro's gift basket to celebrate his new job was a wheel of Camembert. I guess I'd never actually tasted Camembert before because now I realize that once you meet …

    Camembert resembles Brie, but its aroma is stronger, and its rind has more character.
  10. Easy weeknight meals: Roasted Butternut Squash and Cannellini Bean Chili and more


    Mon | Meatless meal

    This might be a two-night chore, but if you prepare the squash Sunday night, tonight's Roasted Butternut Squash and Cannellini Bean Chili (recipe below) will come together in a snap. Serve with brown bread and butter. Divine.

    Tues | Simply …