[1] Butternut squash (photo © Good Eggs). [2] Sweet potatoes (photo © North Carolina Sweet Potatoes). [3] You can mash either butternut squash or sweet potatoes. The choice is yours (photo © Chef Ingrid Hoffmann)   It’s the time of year where lots sweet potatoes and winter squash are served up. They’re both orange, a […]

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Rum Raisin ice cream is typically a holiday special in American grocery stores, although it’s delicious year-round. Raisins are plumped up with rum and mixed into vanilla ice cream. But if you buy a commercial brand, you’re more likely to get raisins plumped in rum flavor instead of alcohol. And that doesn’t produce much rum […]

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Newby Tea is a British brand that puts fine tea in bags, just right for tea lovers who don’t like to deal with loose tea. Newby is one of the newer tea companies, founded in London at the turn of the millennium with a clear mission: to revive the world’s love for quality tea. Newby’s […]

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[1] Butternut squash risotto: creamy and toothsome with crunchy pine nuts and notes of sage (photo © DeLallo). [2] Asiago cheese. Serve extra Asiago on a cheese or charcuterie plate, or on a sandwich (photo © Wisconsin Cheese). [3] Fresh sage is a favorite fall herb (photo © Good Eggs). [4] Arborio rice gives risotto […]

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Because Thanksgiving is the American holiday, we always serve American wines. If you pour just one white wine and one red wine at Thanksgiving, that’s O.K. But for those who want to up their wine-pairing game, here’s a Thanksgiving food and wine pairing guide. Of course, you don’t need to serve a different wine with […]

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[1] Oven-baked nuggets served Buffalo Wing style. Here’s the recipe from Every Last Bite (photos #1 and #2 © Every Last Bite). [2] Don’t like blue cheese? Serve chicken nuggets with your favorite dips. [3] Vegan nuggets: Alpha Foods used its Chikn-Nuggets to make a Buffalo Chickn hero/sub, with all the fixings: blue cheese dressing, […]

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Sometimes the food adventure takes you to countries and new cuisines. You may discover new must-have favorites. That’s what happened to us with bureks (BOO-rek, also spelled börek and other variations), when we discovered Balkan Bites, a New York-based family business that bakes bureks from generations-old recipes handed down from great-great grandmothers in Albania. (More […]

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[1] Moroccan-spiced baked fries (photos #1 and #4 © Idaho Potato Commission) [2] Ras el hanout, the famed Moroccan spice blend (photo © Silk Road Spices). [3] The ras el hanout spices are blended, then ground. This mix includes allspice, black peppercorns, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, crushed red pepper flakes, cumin, hibiscus, lavender, mustard seed […]

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Popovers have always been a special food to us. Light and airy, they can be part of the bread basket for almost any meal. Bread lover that we are, we can make a meal just of popovers and a pot of tea. Eat them plain, with butter, with jam—with any type of sweet or savory […]

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