[1] Make pumpkin cannoli for harvest season (photo © Piccione Pastry). [2] Fresh ricotta draining in a strainer (photo © Jsix | SD). [3] Buy pumpkin purée, not pumpkin pie filling (photo © Libby’s).   Cannoli are one of our favorite desserts. The marriage of the crunchy shell and the sweetened ricotta is all that […]

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Now there’s another reason to head to Costco: the “Upside Down Pumpkin Cream Pie” ramekins* from Pots & Co (photos #1 and #2). Portioned in small, reusable glass pots, this elegant dessert has seasoned graham cracker crumbs on top of creamy pumpkin custard. While pumpkin pie is itself a baked custard in a crust and […]

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One of our favorite snacks, popcorn with add-ins from Cookie Pop & Candy Pop, has released a Halloween edition of its Cookie Pop with Oreos. Fluffy premium popcorn is mixed with Oreo pieces and topped with an orange-colored white chocolate drizzle. While we’re not rationalizing the chocolate drizzle and the Oreos, the popcorn is a […]

Diet Tips

[1] Mezzi Rigatoni with burrata, cherry tomatoes, and burrata. The recipe is below (photos #1 through #5 © Barilla). [2] The new Al Bronzo line. [3] Penne rigate, “striped quills” in Italian. The “stripes” are actually ridges that help the sauce grip the pasta. [4] Penne rigate tosed with extra virgin olive oil and Parmigiano […]

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Not a conventional cheeseburger, this Mediterranean Cheeseburger recipe from Butterball Turkey was made with a turkey burger, but you can substitute beef, lamb (yes!), salmon, or a veggieburger. It makes a cheeseburger with halloumi cheese and tzatziki, Greek yogurt cucumber sauce, plus a side of tabbouleh or parsley salad. Records date halloumi to Cyprus circa […]

Diets To Lose Weight