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Best Bites: Milano Pumpkin Spice Cookies

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We all know that Milano has perfected the grocery store cookie, with its two shortbreads sandwiching a layer of chocolate. Well, now Milano has perfected the pumpkin cookie, too, which isn’t an easy task. The flavor is subtle, not like some pumpkin flavorings, light on the pumpkin and the spices, but perfectly paired with that layer of ...Read more

Mac and cheese meets the pumpkin spice moment

Recipes / Variety Menu /

Now that the nights are cooler, many of us move from the light dishes of summer to the heartier comfort foods of fall. Autumn is when root vegetables and winter squashes take center stage, adding a nutritional kick to stews, soups, grain bowls and casseroles.

Two of my favorites are butternut squash and pumpkin. Both turn ultra-creamy and sweet...Read more

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The 30 best (and worst) pumpkin-flavored foods at Trader Joe's, ranked

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We’re pumpkin people now.

Me, my family — for us, it’s all pumpkin, all season. We shall take sustenance from the great pumpkin lord, today, tomorrow. Every meal will center around nature’s sacred orange gourd. I explained this to my 5-year-old: From here on, or at least through the Super Bowl, we will eat pumpkin products from Trader ...Read more

Casa Marrone's Appassimento Rosso pairs perfectly with Italian dishes

Recipes / Variety Menu /

Italy's Puglia wine region, located on the heel of the boot, tends to be be overshadowed by some of the country's more notable wine regions like Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello. Casa Marrone's Appassimento Rosso is a wine that could certainly help change that perception.

I picked up a $14.99 bottle and a stromboli from Angie's Pizza in ...Read more

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Gretchen's table: An award-winning apple crumb pie

Recipes / Variety Menu /

PITTSBURGH — Travis Harhai is pretty proud of his deep-dish apple pie. Piled high with fall's favorite fruit under a sugary blanket of crispy crumb topping, it's exactly what you picture when you think of the classic all-American dessert — sweet and fruity, with a wonderfully flaky crust you can't wait to dig into.

The fact that the recipe...Read more

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Daniel Neman: Tony's pastry chef does it her way in new cook(ie)book

Recipes / Variety Menu /

To the baking world, it’s an unthinkable suggestion bordering on blasphemy: When making certain desserts, it’s just fine to use imitation vanilla extract.

So says Helen S. Fletcher, the author of “Craving Cookies: The Quintessential American Cookie Book.” It may be the best cookie cookbook you will ever see.

Fletcher is the pastry chef...Read more

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Heinz launches Tomato Blood Ketchup for Halloween

Recipes / Variety Menu /

This Halloween season, you’ll likely be dousing yourself in ketchup to get that extra bloody effect.

Stop. Set that regular catsup down, and pick up a bottle of Heinz Tomato Blood Ketchup.

This year, Heinz is leaning into its popularity as a sticky substitute for regular old costume blood by giving select 20-ounce bottles ($2.99) a sanguine ...Read more

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Quick Fix: Easy-to-make enchiladas topped with spicy sauce

Recipes / Quick Fix /

These Tex-Mex style enchiladas take less than five minutes to make using a microwave oven. They’re filled with chicken and refried beans and topped with a spicy tomato sauce. Corn tortillas are the typical tortilla used for enchiladas. I like to use whole wheat flour tortillas for their nutty flavor and ease in rolling up the enchiladas.

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Sugar and spice make this pumpkin bread <em>extra</em> nice

Recipes / America's Test Kitchen /

Quick breads should be moist but not soggy, so we often need to get rid of extra liquid in the batter. In some recipes, like zucchini bread, we squeeze all the excess water out of the shredded zucchini to avoid a soggy loaf. We can’t squeeze our pumpkin puree (that would be messy!), but cooking has the same effect.

With heat, some of the ...Read more

EatingWell: When you don’t have time to cook, reach for this chili recipe

Recipes / Variety Menu /

This rich and creamy chili comes together in a flash thanks to quick-cooking chicken thighs and canned white beans. Mashing some of the beans acts as a fast thickener when your soups don’t have a long time to simmer. Cream cheese adds the final bit of richness and a hint of sweet tang.

Creamy White Chili with Cream Cheese

Serves 6

Active ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: EN on Food: IncomPEARable!

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A favorite fall and winter fruit, pears are a beautiful hallmark of the changing season, bell-shaped and stunning in hues of red, yellow-gold, green, and brown.

The folklore

Enjoyed and coveted for thousands of years, pears were one of the gifts to the gods in Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. The most common varieties of pears were developed ...Read more

The Kitchn: Crispy, buttery potato roses are the impressive side you need

Recipes / Variety Menu /

Potato roses are thinly sliced potatoes that are soaked, seasoned, and formed into roses in a muffin tin. They’re a sweet way to show someone (or yourself) that you care, to demonstrate your artistic prowess, or to just have a little fun with your food. Serve them with just about anything you’re cooking — I keep fantasizing about a ...Read more

The Kitchn: Treat your family to a batch of cozy apple muffins

Recipes / Variety Menu /

These warm apple muffins, kissed with cinnamon-sugar, are the coziest breakfast to wake up to in the morning. Unlike dense, super-sweet muffins that taste more like dessert, these muffins are fluffy and just lightly sweetened, with chunks of tart apples that help balance everything out. Sit down to one with your morning coffee, or pack one up ...Read more

Seriously Simple: French pot roast warms you up on a chilly night

Recipes / Variety Menu /

Did you notice? Yes, the days are getting shorter, the nights longer and the temperature is dipping. Just in time comes a simple recipe for classic French pot roast to enjoy on a chilly night. Like our American pot roast, this dish differs in a specific way.

What’s the difference? Usually, water or broth is used instead of wine to slowly ...Read more

No Kary Osmond recipe

Recipes / Variety Menu /

Kary Osmond will not file a recipe for the 10/11/21 Entree package.

Pumpkin Spiced Pecans

Recipes / Recipes by Zola /

Many of you already know I am Irish. My “23 and Me Report” says I’m 92.6 percent Irish. Now, THAT is a LOT of Irish.

As an adult my favorite holiday became Halloween. My husband and I used to have huge Halloween parties. There’d be 70 to 100 people in attendance. We’d have a DJ and dance all night long. During the evening I served up ...Read more

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Grey Poupon uncorks its very own wine -- with mustard seeds

Recipes / All About Wine /

One of the condiment world’s “finest pleasures” has upped the ante with a brand extension into the booze business.

Grey Poupon has introduced new white wine, La Moutarde Vin, which is now on sale.

The name translated from French to English means mustard wine.

Last week, Kraft Heinz announced the limited-edition alcoholic beverage as a �...Read more

Ribs 101: Four methods for cooking

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"Ribs" should never be a four-letter word.

They represent everything that is great about meat: They have an amazing, instantly recognizable flavor that is hearty yet mild at the same time. They are tender, but also have just the right amount of chew. They taste wonderful on their own, but they also pair spectacularly well with any number of ...Read more

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Best Bites: Fudge Brownie M&Ms

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It is often said that you can’t improve perfection, but less considered is the idea that you can match it. M&Ms, both plain and peanut, are at the apex of candies. And now the folks at M&M have equaled their previous efforts by placing miniature fudge brownies inside an M&M candy shell. And yeah, it’s as good as it sounds.

Size: 9.05 ounces...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Cajun Chicken and Caramelized Onion Rice

Recipes / Variety Menu /

Cajun cooking is considered the country cousin to Creole cuisine. Creole is described as city food, while Cajun is often referred to as country food. It’s hot and spicy. If you like your food really hot, serve hot pepper sauce on the side.

Helpful Hints:

— You can use any type of onion.

— Spread seasonings over chicken and let stand ...Read more