Chef Kelly Liken's Thanksgiving Recipes
Her go-to holiday hors d'oeuvre: "My mascarpone-filled dates are a quick and easy starterjust throw them on a toothpick."
Her preferred way to eat leftovers: "Turkey Devonshiretoasted sourdough with turkey, bacon and tomato smothered in a beer-cheddar sauce. Delicious!"
The dish she makes too much of: "We always have too much gravy. I love making sauces, and I think I go overboard sometimes."
Her fantasy Thanksgiving meal: "Rack of lamb. That's my favorite food, hands down. I would serve it every single night of the week if I could."
Chef Lulzim Rexhepi's Thanksgiving Recipes
Recipe: Massaman-Curry Turkey Osso Buco
What he feeds vegetarians: "I serve sweet potato puree, brussels sprouts, grilled tofu in curry and vegetable stuffing."
On tasting while he cooks the big meal: "I taste food all day while I cook, so I don't really eatmaybe a little turkey and cranberry sauce."
The dish he makes too little of: "I never make enough of my cinnamon-coconut sweet potato puree."
His fantasy Thanksgiving meal: "Cheeseburgers and disco friesfries covered in cheese. Just joking!"
Chef Nate Appleman's Thanksgiving Recipes
His preferred way to eat leftovers: "I love a sandwich of turkey, stuffing, gravy, crispy onions and canned cranberry."
His biggest holiday pet peeve: "Why do people even try to make their own cranberry sauce? You just can't make it as good as the canned kind!"
The dish he makes too much of: "I always cook too much stuffing. On purpose. It's my favorite thing to eat at the holiday meal."
His ideal Thanksgiving meal: "Roast chicken. Turkey, on its best day, is never as good as roast chicken."