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  • How-To

    How to Brine a Turkey In a Cooler

    Got a cramped fridge around the holidays? Learn how to brine your turkey in a cooler to save space.

  • How-To

    How to Make Bacon-Wrapped Smoked Turkey

    Watch barbecue champion Lee Ann Whippen’s method for smoking the best Thanksgiving turkey you’ll ever have.

  • How-To

    How to Make DIY Bacon

    You’ll be amazed at how simple and satisfying it is to brine and smoke this breakfast staple at home.

  • How-To

    21 Turkey Tips Every Cook Needs to Know

    Our editors' top tips on how to prep, brine, stuff, and roast the turkey so it cooks evenly and comes out moist and flavorful for Thanksgiving dinner.

  • How-To

    How to Dry-Brine a Turkey

    A brine can make your Thanksgiving turkey juicy and full of flavor, but it can also prevent the skin from getting crispy. In this video, you'll learn how to work with a dry brine of kosher salt and herbs that draw out the turkey's juices—which are then reabsorbed—producing succulent, tender meat and gloriously crisp skin.

  • Article

    Can I Brine My Turkey Ahead?

    Q: How long should I brine my turkey? Can I brine it ahead and just refrigerate it until I am ready to cook it? What happens if it’s in the brine…

  • How-To

    How to Brine a Turkey

    Making the brine for your Thanksgiving turkey is the simple part—it's finding the fridge space that's a challenge. Senior Food Editor and Test Kitchen Manager Jennifer Armentrout demonstrates two space-saving solutions, using…

  • Recipe

    Corned Beef

    For a classic St. Patrick's Day dinner, serve the corned beef with mashed potatoes and buttered cabbage. The thickness of your cut of beef will determine how long it needs…

  • How-To

    How To Cook a Juicy Turkey with Crisp Brown Skin

    You don't have to choose between moist and juicy turkey meat or crisp brown skin. Follow our advice, and this Thanksgiving, you'll have both.

  • Article

    Space-Saving Brining Tips

    The hardest thing about brining a turkey is finding the space to store it in its brine. For her Thanksgiving menu, author Ris Lacoste likes to brine her turkey in…