[1] Andouille sausage pizza on a handmade rectangular crust. The recipe is below (photo © Wisconsin Cheese). [2] Sliced andouille sausage. This andouille went atop a pizza with red bell pepper and scallions. Here’s the recipe from Bell Of The Kitchen (photo © Belle Of The Kitchen). [3] Onion confit (photo © The Vanilla Queen). […]

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[1] Pasta with broccoli rabe and pistachio pesto. The recipe is below (photo © DeLallo). [2] Homemade casarecce (photo © The Pasta Project). [3] Pistachio nuts (photo © The Guilded Nut, a specialist in pistachios, with numerous seasonings). [4] Broccoli rabe (photo © Imraw). [5] Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (photo © Murray’s Cheese). [6] Toasted (roasted) […]

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October is Italian Heritage Month, previously called Italian-American Heritage Month. It’s time to celebrate the accomplishments of Italian Americans, which in our case means the food. Beginning some 200 years ago, Italian immigrants in the U.S. with wonderful Mediterranean flavors and their home cuisine. Some of those recipes got enhanced with American ingredients, including lots […]

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[1] One-sheet Pierogies Primavera. The recipe is below. [2] Mini Classic Cheddar Pierogies. [3] Mini Pierogi Skewers. Here’s the recipe. [4] Classic pierogies with butter and onions—and a bowl of sour cream. Here’s the recipe (photos 1-4 © Mrs. T’s). [5] Pierogi “Shepherd’s Pie.” Here’s the recipe from Cleverly Simple (photo © Cleverly Simple)..   […]

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Fall means apple cider, a drink that’s refreshing served cold or hot (mulled cider). Here’s a festive drink that adds wine, to make it a sangria. Here’s how to set up an apple cider bar for a party. If you need a pitcher, take a look at Pampered Chef’s Quick-Stir Pitcher. It has a plunger […]

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[1] The inviting package design © Jamie Stark | Stark Designs). [2] Here’s the recipe from Here’s a most delicious French bread pizza recipe from Nicole of Cooking For Keeps (photo © Cooking For Keeps). [3] Caprese Chicken Skillet. Here’s the recipe from Rachel’s Healthy Plate (photo © Rachel’s Healthy Plate). [4] Gourmet grilled cheese […]

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[1] Chicken liver, pancetta and shallot jam pizza at Barbuto in New York City (photo © Barbuto). [2] Steak tartare pizza with chopped onions and other tartare fixings, at Due Forni in Las Vegas (photo © Due Forni). [3] Crab pizza with Old Bay seasoning at Oath Pizza (locations nationwide – photo © Oath Pizza) […]

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While we’re having protracted summer weather this year, soon the temperatures will be cooling, the leaves will be swirling, and it will be time to enjoy the flavors of Fall. At Woodhouse Chocolate, a family enterprise and a Napa Valley destination, that means beautiful bonbons in seasonal flavors: Candy Corn: A white chocolate ganache with […]

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[1] Cranberry, pumpkin seeds, spices and a chocolate drizzle (recipe and photo © The Popcorn Board). [2] Dried cranberries (photo © King Arthur Flour). [3] Toasted pumpkin seeds (photo © Simply Recipes).   October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, and The Popcorn Board has created a new recipe to mark the occasion. Loaded with chocolate, […]

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