We love winter squash. A pre-cut package of butternut squash cubes makes a quick steamed side at dinner (and the leftovers go into tomorrow’s green salad). But for Sunday night dinner, we have the time to do something more creative, like this beautiful tart from California Olive Ranch (photo #1), made with whole wheat flour […]

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[1] Autumn mac and cheese, with whole wheat pasta, sweet potatoes and kale (photos #1 and #2 © North Carolina Sweet Potatoes). [2] Beautiful sweet potatoes, grown in North Carolina. [3] This variety of kale is variously called black Tuscan, dinosaur or lacinato (photo © Good Eggs).   Macaroni and cheese is a favorite in […]

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[1] Soup with a fall popcorn garnish (both photos © Popcorn Board). [2] Add the garnish to chili and more.   Here’s a fun garnish for fall: for soups, vegetables, grains, proteins, even plain yogurt. Combine seasoned popcorn (recipe below) with dried cranberries and pepitas, and top with fried sage leaves (here’s the recipe—it’s worth […]

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[1] Andouille sausage pizza on a handmade rectangular crust. The recipe is below (photo © Wisconsin Cheese). [2] Sliced andouille sausage. This andouille went atop a pizza with red bell pepper and scallions. Here’s the recipe from Bell Of The Kitchen (photo © Belle Of The Kitchen). [3] Onion confit (photo © The Vanilla Queen). […]

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[1] One-sheet Pierogies Primavera. The recipe is below. [2] Mini Classic Cheddar Pierogies. [3] Mini Pierogi Skewers. Here’s the recipe. [4] Classic pierogies with butter and onions—and a bowl of sour cream. Here’s the recipe (photos 1-4 © Mrs. T’s). [5] Pierogi “Shepherd’s Pie.” Here’s the recipe from Cleverly Simple (photo © Cleverly Simple)..   […]

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[1] Cranberry, pumpkin seeds, spices and a chocolate drizzle (recipe and photo © The Popcorn Board). [2] Dried cranberries (photo © King Arthur Flour). [3] Toasted pumpkin seeds (photo © Simply Recipes).   October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, and The Popcorn Board has created a new recipe to mark the occasion. Loaded with chocolate, […]

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Gnocchi for breakfast? It’s a pasta lover’s delight. Eggs, tomatoes, pesto and cheese create an Italian breakfast bake‚—so good and versatile that you can serve it for lunch and dinner, too (photo #1). Thanks to DeLallo for the recipe. You can purchase authentic Italian ingredients on the DeLallo website, including a kit to make your […]

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[1] Nepalese potato salad uses a yogurt binder and a number of South Asian spices (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [2] Fingerling potatoes (photo © The Roasted Root, which used them to make these delicious Rosemary Roasted Fingerlings).   Nepalese potato salad? What’s that? Potatoes, like chicken, provide a neutral canvas that can showcase the […]

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August 10th is National S’mores Day, a cookie sandwich first popularized in the 1920s by the Girl Scouts. The love of the gooey treat has led to many other recipes combining the three ingredients: chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallow. Today we present a S’mores Ice Cream Cake, with more luscious recipes below. The recipe was […]

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