[1] Ready for Halloween drinking or gifting. This is the traditional bottle shape for all Proseccos (photos #1 and #2 courtesy Mionetto). [2] If you want the smaller size for gifts or party favors, visit your retailer sooner rather than later. They may have to be ordered from the distributor. [3] Toast to Halloween (photo […]

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Sashimi lovers: This one’s for you. Low in calories, high in protein, nice to look at: Why not make sashimi bites. We spotted these on the Facebook page of Chef Eric Ripert. While known worldwide for Le Bernardin in New York City, these are at his restaurant Blue, at the Ritz Carlton in Grand Cayman. […]

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[1] The best-known use of boiled cider is apple cider donuts. Here’s the recipe. (all photos courtesy King Arthur Flour). [2] Used boiled cider to make these cranberry-raisin oatmeal cookies taste even better. Here’s the recipe. [3] These apple dumpling slices are a cross between dumplings and sticky buns, pie and cobbler. Here’s the recipe. […]

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[1] Delicious brioche can be eaten plain or with a spread, here Nutella (all photos courtesy St Pierre Bakery). [2] A more elegant breakfast pastry: a chocolate chip brioche roll. [3] Individually-wrapped waffles in butter or cinnamon-sugar flavors can be grab-and-go snacks, warmed for breakfast, topped for dessert, or turned into sandwiches like this ham […]

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[1] Pecan pie with whipped cream and caramel corn (photo courtesy Edwards Desserts). [2] Chocolate tart à la mode with chocolate sauce and a salted peanut counterpoint (at Le Colonial | New York City). Pumpkin pie with an easy garnish: caramel sauce and walnuts (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [4] Pumpkin pie with a bit […]

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[1] Pineapple pound cake recipe (photos #1 and #2 plus recipe courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] If you don’t use a glaze, serve it à la mode. [3] (photo courtesy Produce Marketing Guide).   Since the pineapple first reached Europe in the 15th century, it has been considered a symbol of hospitality. Pineapple […]

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Americans love melted cheese: on burgers, nachos, pizza, sandwiches, in fondue and queso dips. On the elegant end of the melted cheese menu is a gratin (grah-TAH, although Americans say GRAH-tin), a casserole that is topped with seasoned breadcrumbs and cheese, which is browned. Potatoes au gratin is a popular rendition, but your favorite vegetables […]

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[1] Mushroom toast. Serve it any time of the day, including with a leisurely glass of wine or beer (photo courtesy Edwards Dessert Kitchen). [2] A wealth of mushrooms from which to choose (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Lobster mushrooms. If you can find them, they add color to the plate (photo courtesy Baldor Food). […]

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[1] A cup of chai, garnished with star anise. You can re-use one of the stars used to brew the concentrate (photo courtesy The Prairie Homestead). [2] A hearty masala chai spice blend (photo courtesy Spice Station). [3] Enjoy your Indian tea in an elephant tea pot (alas, this one from Houzz is no longer […]

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