National Cappuccino Day is November 8th. We’ve already had two cups of it, and wish we’d already made this no-bake cappuccino cheesecake. The recipe is by Heather Baird of Sprinkle Bakes, developed by Go Bold With Butter, a great recipe website where everything is tested and dee-licious. This cheesecake is light, creamy, and not overly […]

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[1] You can use both green and purple figs in this recipe. A combination is more alluring (all photos © California Figs). [2] Kadota figs keep their color when pickled. [3] Mission figs, combined with Kadota figs, give the jar of pickled figs more eye appeal. [4] All figs, be they fresh, dried or picked, […]

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[1] Spaghetti with fig soffrito. The recipe is below (photo © California Figs). [2] Dried Black Mission figs (photos #2 and #4 © Good Eggs). [3] Dried Golden figs. [4] Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Parmesan is the generic form, of more modest quality (photo © Murray’s Cheese). [5] Garnish with a pinch of crushed red chile flakes […]

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Pizza is no longer a lunch and dinner mainstay; it’s also for breakfast dinner dessert. This sweet pizza celebrates National Caramel Apple Day: It’s topped with both caramel and sliced apples. Instead of ricotta, there’s creamy mascarpone, and a garnish of toasted with crispy pecans. There are more recipes below, for both caramel apples and […]

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Here’s our last pumpkin pasta recipe of the season. October is National Pasta Month and National Pumpkin Month. National Pasta Day is October 17th; October 25th is World Pasta Day. October 26th is National Pumpkin Day. We’ve been partying with pasta: celebrating the harvest season and shortly, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Pumpkin recipes shouldn’t stop when […]

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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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[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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