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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Sandwiches have always offered a familiar platform for creative signaturization, says Flavor & The Menu, a restaurant trend magazine for chefs. Good chefs play with each layer to create tempting flavor combinations. What meat, cheese, and/or vegetables; what type of bread; what condiments; what raw vegetables (lettuce vs. arugula, tomatoes vs. roasted red peppers, for […]

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October 21st is National Mezcal Day. If you’ve heard of mezcal, you know it’s related to tequila. You may even have had some. But how does it differ from tequila, and why should you buy it (or order a glass at your favorite watering hole)?   THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TEQUILA & MEZCAL Like the different […]

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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] Champagne pairs well with any fish or seafood, including sushi and sashimi (photo courtesy Latte Luxury News). [2] Enjoy your favorite cheeses with Champagne (photo courtesy Champagne Bureau). [3] Drink Champagne with poultry or pork (photo courtesy Champagne Bureau).   Why wait for New Year’s Eve to crack open the bubbly? October 19th is […]

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Bring the flavor of fall to your mustard: gingerbread-spiced mustard. You can buy it or make it. French brands such as Pommery make it, and you can find it on Amazon. Its French name is Moutarde au Pain d’Epices: moutarde (moo-TARD) is mustard and pain d’epices (pan day PEACE) is gingerbread. Gingerbread is one of […]

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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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