[1] The juicy, crisp, refreshing Rave apple (all photos © Stemilt). [2] So many apples look alike. You’ll find a label that identifies Rave. [3] Rave apples growing on a tree in Washington State. [4] From the tree and into the box. [5] A flat of Rave apples at the grocery. [6] One of Rave’s […]

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One of the most popular ways of cooking rice in Italy, risotto is a Northern Italian rice dish cooked with stock or broth*, stirring regularly until it reaches a creamy consistency. Risotto can be embellished in many ways, from saffron to mushrooms to lobster and beyond. While we love risotto, we don’t have patience to […]

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September 23rd is National Great American Pot Pie Day—a day to celebrate a classic comfort food.. You’ll like this recipe so much, that you’ll plan to make it again with Thanksgiving turkey leftovers. It’s a complete dish on its own, but caterer Lesley Stowe, who created it for Thanksgiving leftovers, says to “feel free to […]

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It’s the first day of fall, so we’re mixing up a pitcher of fall punch. This one combines fall flavors—apple cider, cinnamon, ginger—with vodka, Prosecco and cinnamon liqueur. These days, we’re not having too many guests; so we cut the recipe in half. The half-recipe fits into a 64-ounce pitcher (or a 32-ounce jar). You […]

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[1] One way to eat more local food is to join a CSA (photo © With Love LA). [2] Another way to buy local produce, baked goods, cheeses, jams, meats and more is to shop at farmers markets. Here’s how to find a farmers market near you (photo © Prince William County | Virginia). [3] […]

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To many of us, it’s a decision between ordering the lasagna, eggplant parm or chicken parm. DeLallo has made the decision easy with this Eggplant Parm Lasagna recipe. If you want to make it a triple-play with chicken parm, add shredded chicken between the layers. The difference between Parmigiano-Reggiano and parmesan: “Parmesan” cheeses are made […]

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[1] Combine kale or spinach with squash (there are two types here), grilled onions and a large dice of root vegetables (photo © Good Eggs). [2] Fall salad with apple, squash, manchego cheese and toasted hazelnuts, at Kindred Restaurant in Davidson, North Carolina (photo © M. Blake Pope | Kindred). [3] Pear and endive salad […]

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[1] An Oktoberfest pretzel pack gift set from Eastern Standard Provisions (photo © Eastern Standard Provisions). [2] A perfect balance of German malt & hops, our Oktoberfest lager is a beautiful burnt orange and in color (photos #2 and #3 © Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.). [3] Straight from the tap at Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.’s Brewpub. Märzen […]

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The recipe is below. But first, a brief history of salad dressing. SALAD DRESSING HISTORY Salad greens were picked and eaten by man, likely from the furthest days of prehistory. But salad dressing came much later. We know from the written record that the Babylonians used oil and vinegar for dressing greens nearly 2,000 years […]

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[1] Pimento cheese on a cheeseburger is a special treat (photo © Gardenia Restaurant | NYC [now closed]). [2] Switch out the bun for a different bread: baguette, brioche, English muffin, focaccia or pita, for example (photo © Thomas Breads). [3] A bacon cheeseburger with blue cheese (photo © Cheesecake Factory).   September 18th is […]

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