Staying in for Halloween? Want a quick and easy Halloween dinner? Here’s an idea from our colleague Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet Blog. She made her own black pasta, and used canned pumpkin as the base for the sauce underneath. Her recipe is vegan, but we took an easier approach: We purchased the squid-ink pasta. Then, […]

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[1] A limited fall edition version of Weybridge from Vermont (photo © Jasper Hill Farm). [2] Mimolette, perhaps the spookiest-looking cheese (photo © Tout 1 Fromage). [3] Mimolette sliced. The rind is technically edible, though it’s quite tough and doesn’t have a particularly appealing taste (photo © Murray’s Cheese). [4] Saxonshire is a layered cheese […]

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Let the less sophisticated turophiles* make witches’ broomsticks out of string cheese. Here at The Nibble, we’re celebrating Halloween with sophisticated cheeses and…of course…pumpkin ales. If it’s fun you want, check out our article on Halloween fun with cheese. If it’s connoisseurship you want, keep reading. These cheeses belong on a cheese board, but they […]

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[1] Pumpkin manicotti: comfort food for fall and winter (photo © Taste of Home). [2] Pumpkin gnocchi with butter sage sauce. Here’s the recipe (photos #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 © DeLallo). [3] This spicy pumpkin carbonara recipe is made with buccatini—thich spaghetti with a hole in the center. But you can substitute […]

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Meet 7 Deadly Zins, an old vine Zinfandel from California’s Lodi Valley. The 7 Deadly brand released its first vine in 2002. The company says that the brand was born from the winemaker’s Catholic school upbringing and lust for making hedonistically seductive* wine. “Sinful indeed,” they say, “our 2018 Old Vine Zinfandel is full-bodied and […]

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[1] Mmmm, pumpkin waffles (photo and recipe © Colavita). [2] Mashed bananas are mixed with the pumpkin in the waffles. You can also slice bananas as a garnish (photo © Jonathan Cooper | Unsplash). [3] Pumpkin is a great source of the powerful antioxidant, beta-carotene (photo © Libby’s). [4] The mineral and nutrient contents of […]

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Is there a special wine for Halloween? Absolutely: It’s the wine with the best costume. While our friend Ruth sews little ghost bottle covers, the vintners at Sonoma County’s Windsor Vineyards have dressed the bottle for you, with a choice of 18 special Halloween labels. It’s easy to get spooky with these Halloween “spirits”—the wine(s) […]

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[1] Burdick Chocolate’s Coffin Assortment for Halloween (photos © Burdick Chocolate). [2] Enjoy them while you listen to the Monster Mash. [3] Ghostly mice.   Creak open the lid of L. A. Burdick’s Chocolate Coffin Assortment to discover a frightfully delicious array of chocolate bonbons from one of our favorite artisan chocolatiers. The 20 pieces […]

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You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy this recipe for Mummy Toast. There’s an over-easy egg hidden underneath the mummy’s wrappings. It sits on a bed of jam, but you can use ketchup if you prefer. This recipe is from Hello Fresh, which has three more fun and easy egg recipes for Halloween. […]

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[1] What you can do with a pot pie for Halloween (photo © D & D | London). [2] There’s no octopus in this beef pot pie; but the crust fits right in with Halloween. Here’s the recipe (photo © Cook’n).   D&D London is a collection of 43 diverse restaurants, bars and one hotel […]

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