My Dad makes these latkes every Hanukkah, and now that I’m on Martha’s Vineyard away from my family, it’s up to me to recreate them myself.

Noah Asimow

Before the holiday roast or as part of a seafood feast, these are perfect for special occasions.

Susie Middleton

This easy cookie dough yields plenty of cut-out cookies so that everyone in the family can decorate some.

Susie Middleton

This toasted pecan-laden butter cookie hits all the right notes for any occasion, every day of the year.

Abigail Johnson Dodge

This rustic tomato soup has just the right amount of ginger to make it merry and bright.

Susie Middleton

The best homemade croutons start with artisan bread. Herbs and cheese optional!

Susie Middleton

A buttery crust, a tangy cranberry layer, a smattering of almonds, chocolate chips, and a crumb topping: what's not to like?

Chrissy Kinsman

This pretty salad packs in the colorful nutrition with kale, sweet potatoes, and dark berries.

Susie Middleton


Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes with Horseradish

The slightly tangy horseradish flavor of these potatoes pairs well with the Apple Cider Gravy in Michael Brisson's Thanksgiving Feast Menu.

Roasted Turkey with Apple Cider Thyme Gravy

Here's a step-by-step guide (with make-ahead tips) to a moist and delicious turkey with Apple Cider Gravy and optional Wild Rice, Spiced Pecan, Apple & Sourdough Bread Stuffing.

Buttercup Squash and Leek Soup with Herb Butter

Serve this simply flavored and silky textured winter squash soup with a shallot and herb butter.

Warm Salad of Autumn Greens with Beach Plum Vinaigrette

Toasted hazelnuts and a beach plum dressing turn lightly sautéed greens into a delicious warm salad or side dish.

Bay Scallops with Butternut and Basil Sauce

Bold colors and clean flavors make this dish a star showcase for fresh bay scallops.

Pear Crisp with Dried Cherries and Dried Apricots

This delicious fall fruit crisp can serve 12 people for Thanksgiving. Make it in individual ramekins or one big pan.

Cranberry Citrus Compote

Cooking the compote in the oven, rather than the stovetop, keeps some of the cranberries whole.

Five-Minute Polenta

Cheater's polenta is so handy for weeknight cooking, perfect under sausages, scallops, or roasted vegetables.

Simple Sautéed Bay Scallops with Lemon-Orange Pan Sauce

Just a couple minutes in a hot pan plus a quick citrus butter sauce = delicious Vineyard dinner. Oh, and pick something — polenta, mashed potatoes, sauteed spinach — for the scallops to nestle in.

Walk-Away Beets and Shallots with Citrus Dressing

Roast beets with aromatics in a foil pouch, then dress with citrus juice and zest to serve warm or cold.