[1] How can you resist this fall-flavor pizza: butternut squash, pancetta and crispy sage atop provolone and mascarpone cheeses (photo #1, #2 and #3 © DeLallo)? [2] Pancetta, a form of unsmoked, spiced bacon. [3] The whole pie: yes, please! [4] Provolone cheese flavors vary by age. Provolone piccante (sharp, piquant) is, aged for a […]

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[1] Spicy beef dumplings with ginger scallion sauce (photos © City Dumpling). [2] Vegetable dumplings, resplendent in their bright green wrappers. [3] If you have extra fresh ginger, pop it into a glass of club soda (photo © Jan Schone | Stock Exchange).   Last night we ordered a dumpling sampler—30 Chinese dumplings!—from a new […]

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If you find yourself with a leftover croissant, don’t stick it in the freezer. Here’s a delicious way to use to use it, from Sun Basket. Bread pudding is a flexible dish. You can serve it at brunch, or as a dessert for lunch or dinner. For a snack, it hits the spot with a […]

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[1] A seasonal snack: Pumpkin Spice Latté ice pops (photo © Zoku). [2] Instant espresso powder has many uses. Check them out (photo © King Arthur Baking). [3] Look for instant espresso powder in your grocer’s coffee aisle (photo © Medaglia d’Oro).   This seasonal ice cream pop recipe comes to us from Zoku, the […]

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October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month. It’s also The Nibble’s unofficial holiday, Pumpkin Spice Month. We’re very fond of this Maple Pumpkin Spice Pecan Popcorn recipe. But here’s something simpler, Pumpkin Spice Popcorn that uses ingredients you already have in your kitchen. It’s a sweet treat, with the added benefit of lots of fiber from […]

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We love the creativity and fun of this apple cider cocktail, served in a fresh apple. The recipe was developed by Eastern Standard Provisions, which sells the soft pretzels in the photo as well as the French Toast Sugar used for the rim. (Here’s our review of their yummy line of soft pretzels in classic […]

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Try something new for National Pasta Month. It could be as simple as a shape of pasta you haven’t tried before, from wagon wheels (ruote) to strozzapreti (photo #4—the name means “priest stranglers—here’s why†). Perhaps it’s baked pasta, like manicotti, pastitsio or ziti. How about this fun approach to baked pasta: Spaghetti Pie, a recipe […]

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October 17th is National Pasta Day. Yesterday we published one special pasta recipe. Here’s another. Some people like to have an antipasto plate before the pasta course. But this recipe from DeLallo combines them together. It’s fun food, mixing antipasto ingredients into the pasta. Your plate of pasta is loaded up with pepperoni, olives, artichokes, […]

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