[1] A skull with your cider (photo courtesy The Pampered Chef). [2] Granny Smith apples (photo courtesy Good Eggs).   Looking for Halloween fun? This cider recipe, from The Pampered Chef, will take you there. Carved apples become shrunken skulls as they cook in the cider. You can serve the cider straight, or augmented with […]

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[1] Classic apple crisp (photo courtesy Urban Accents). [2] Gala apples (photo courtesy Good Eggs).   Looking for a weekend baking project? This easy dessert is as popular as apple pie, and easier to make. It is called a crisp because the topping, which contains oats (oatmeal), gets crispy when baked. In the U.K., the […]

Diets To Lose Weight

[1] A classic apple dumpling, decorated with pastry scraps to look like an apple. Here’s the recipe from Martha Stewart. [2] Add some ice cream, pan sauce or caramel sauce, and maybe some toasted pecans. Here’s the recipe from Jo Cooks). [3] Apple dumplings as rugelach. Rugelach was rolled with a filling, but not apple. […]

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There are two turnover holidays in the U.S.: National Apple Turnover Day on July 5th and National Cherry Turnover Day on August 28th. You can head to the nearest grocer’s freezer case and pick up some trusty Pepperidge Farm turnovers. Or, you can bake a batch or two of homemade turnovers with the recipe below […]

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If you’re considering what to bake for Mother’s Day, how about these pretty mini pies? We received the recipe from My Baking Addiction, a site with such tempting recipes that you’ll want to make them all. Currently featured on the home page are Banana Oatmeal Cookies, Marshmallow Treat Cupcakes, Rosé Cheesecake and Rumchata Cheesecake Pudding […]

Diet Tips