Scott Peacock's Thanksgiving Recipes
A James Beard award-winning chef creates a complete Thanksgiving menu just for Better Homes and Gardens. Bonus: It's a snap to make!
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Simple & Pure Feast
Learn how Southern chef Scott Peacock makes his Thanksgiving feast sing. You can prepare Peacock's entire menu for your holiday meal, or just a side dish or two. Either way, you and your guests are sure to be dazzled.
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Roasted Squash Soup
Start off your holiday feast with this velvety soup. Slow-roasting brings out the squash's rich flavor with ease, while freshly grated nutmeg adds a touch of spice. To save time, make this soup the night before and reheat it before the meal.
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Peacock uses an easy cooking method (see recipe) to achieve egg yolks that are slightly creamy in the center. Thinly sliced chives and fresh tarragon dress up this side.
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Lemon-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
It's hard to believe these deliciously caramelized sweet potatoes require only 15 minutes of prep time; the light lemon syrup adds a surprising -- and sublime -- finishing touch.
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Scott's Holiday Salad
This gelatin mold salad is vibrantly fresh and crunchy good -- a celebration of all things deliciously sweet and sour.
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To save time, bake these fluffy biscuits in the morning and reheat them just before dinner. For extra fluffiness, make them with homemade baking power. (Sift 1/4 cup cream of tartar with 2 tablespoons baking soda 3 times. Store 6 to 8 weeks in tightly sealed jar at room temperature, away from sunlight.)
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Brown Sugar-Pecan Shortbreads
These buttery, mildly sweet shortbreads are a beautiful accompaniment to Peacock's Buttermilk Pudding (previous slide), or cinnamon ice cream topped with warm caramel sauce.
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More from Scott Peacock
Scott Peacock is executive chef at Watershed restaurant in Decatur, Georgia. An expert on Southern food, Scott is also coauthor of The Gift of Southern Cooking: Recipes and Revelations from Two Great American Cooks (Knopf, $29.95). He wrote the book with friend and mentor Edna Lewis, a noted authority on traditional Southern cooking.
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