If you’re not committed to handing out (and eating) Halloween candy and would prefer a sophisticated adult Halloween experience, check out these different types of Halloween cheese. We don’t mean cheeses that look like pumpkins. Rather, these are year-round fine cheeses that happen to have bright Halloween colors or shapes. Take a look, and pair […]

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[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 […]

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October 10th is National Banh Mi Day, celebrating the French-influenced bánh mì sandwich of Vietnam, served on a baguette. Here’s the story of banh mi and a recipe for a classic sandwich. We’ve also featured a banh mi burger recipe. So today, we’re giving the hot dog equal time, with this Bánh Mì Dog recipe […]

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