[1] Pears poached in port and red wine, with a “cloak” of pistachios (photo © Santauri Restaurant | Los Angeles). [2] Make the recipe with Bartlett (above) or Bosc pears (photo © Good Eggs). [3] Bosc pears (photo © Good Eggs). [4] Add some pomegranate arils to the plate for holiday color (photo © Good […]

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Pomegranate Mezcal Punch [1] Persephone Punch, made with mulled pomegranate juice (photo © Gem & Bolt). [2] Star anise pods, available from Silk Road Spices (photo © Silk Road Spices. [3] Pomegranate and its arils. The juice is squeezed from the arils (photo © Kelly Cline | iStock Photo). [4] Juniper berries, available from Silk […]

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[1] Pumpkin spice hummus (both photos © Hatherleigh Press). [2] Love hummus? Beyond a dip and spread, there are many recipes in this hummus cookbook. Get your copy here.   As a frequent purchaser or flavored hummus, we often look at the eight-ounce containers as one serving, possibly 1.5. In terms of the “serving size” […]

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This sweet potato dip has asian ingredients: rice wine vinegar and white miso. We like the fusion feature that welcomes people from beyond European cultures to Thanksgiving. The recipe was created for the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission by Domino Ireland of Raleigh. You can also thin it with oil and serve it as a […]

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[1] Popcorn with fall flavors: maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice (photo © Popcorn Board). [2] Pumpkin pie spice (photo © Silk Road Spices).   Here’s some seasonal fun: popcorn with seasonal ingredients. Thanks to The Popcorn Board for the recipe.   RECIPE #1: MAPLE PUMPKIN SPICE POPCORN Ingredients 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons […]

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[1] Turn snack mix into party bars, with this recipe from Hannah Kaminsky’s new book, Sweet Vegan Treats (photo © Hannah Kaminsky). [2] Turn a party mix into the party bars above (photo © Chex). [3] A book for anyone interested in vegan desserts. including kosher and lactose-intolerant eaters),   We love this recipe from […]

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