[1] Miso snapper with steamed Asian vegetable mix. The recipe is below (photo courtesy IMUSA). [2] The original inspiration, Nobu’s black cod with miso (photo courtesy Nobu Restaurants). [3] Miso paste can be used in many dishes (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [4] Steamed Asian vegetables. This recipe from Julia’s Album serves them with peanut dressing. […]

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You may be all set for Halloween, but think ahead to the Thanksgiving crush: hostess gifts, party favors, little extras for your colleagues or friends. We like this seasonal recipe by Kirstin Jackson of It’s Not You, It’s Brie. It was shared with us by Go Bold With Butter. In this recipe, shelled and salted […]

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[1] Making this pound cake in a bundt pan provides eye appeal (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [2] Always buy pure maple syrup. The “pancake syrup” sold in grocery stores is corn syrup with artificial maple flavoring. Here’s an explanation of the differences (photo Miguel Andrade | Wikipedia).   While maple-flavored foods can be served […]

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[1] A hearty dinner dish, this paella has a twist: potatoes (photo courtesy Black Gold Farms). [2] Red potatoes (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] It’s easy to make a vegan paella, since the recipe uses no dairy products. This version replaces meat with cauliflower florets (photo courtesy Blossom Restaurant | NYC).   There’s no saffron […]

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A chocolate-pumpkin parfait with whipped cream made from scratch (photo courtesy Hope Foods).   When we saw this photo from Hope Foods, we were inspired to create our own version. It couldn’t be easier. RECIPE: HARVEST PUDDING PARFAIT Ingredients For 4-6 Servings 1 can pumpkin pie filling (with sugar and spices) 1 package instant chocolate […]

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Make two tall smoothies or four short ones with this recipe from Chobani.   In just five minutes, you can whip up a couple of pumpkin pie `smoothies that deliver the flavors of fall. This recipe from Chobani, uses its vanilla yogurt. For a dessert smoothie, switch the yogurt to 3/4 cup frozen yogurt and […]

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For a weekend beer or game-watching, here’s an alternative to Buffalo Wings: Buffalo Wing Donuts! This food fun was created by Foodbeast and Dean’s Ranch Dip (photo #3). The recipe is even easier than chicken wings, because you don’t have to cook the wings. Instead, buy roasted chicken strips (we used Perdue Short Cuts). The […]

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[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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Every Halloween season we look forward to a crunchy-coated red candy apple and a chewy caramel apple. If you can’t have sugar, worry not: We have recipes for sugar-free/no sugar added candy and caramel apples. Sugar Free Candy Apples Recipe Sugar Free Caramel Apples Recipe   DECORATING THE APPLES We couldn’t find a sugar-free candy […]

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[1] Candy Corn Pudding (photo courtesy Good Housekeeping). [2] Candy corn (photo by Liz West | Wikipedia).   It doesn’t look like candy corn, but it tastes like it. If you have glass dessert dishes, this dessert or snack is food fun for the harvest season. It doesn’t taste like candy corn, but looks like […]

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