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The best way to store nearly any type of cheese, according to an expert

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If you ever cleaned out the depths of your fridge and found a rock-hard chunk of cheese, you probably wondered what you could have done to prolong its life. Sure, the first step is not forgetting it’s in there. But what else should be done to make sure your expensive fromage stays fresh? Most of […]

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Baked brie with cranberry jalapeño jam

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We’ve all been there. You ask your hostess what you can bring to the holiday party, and she says, “Don’t worry about it. We have everything we need.” Whether she’s just being nice or if she really does have everything covered, it doesn’t matter — everyone will be thrilled you showed up with this simply […]

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Broccoli Cheese Casserole

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I know people love their healthy, steamed broccoli, but holiday meals are no time to hold back. Broccoli smothered in cheese is really the most delicious way to eat the cruciferous vegetable. Even kids who usually run and hide from the dreaded broccoli side dish will be asking for seconds. Dare I say, this broccoli […]

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Easy cream free pumpkin curry bisque

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This pumpkin curry bisque is made with ingredients you likely already have at your house — Isn’t it great when that happens? No special stop at the grocery store required — just get right to cooking, and this soup will be ready in 20 minutes. This recipe is perfect for cool, crisp October and November […]

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Crock Pot stuffing saves space, time on Thanksgiving Day

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Between the sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and about a dozen other side dishes, something has to give. After all, you only have one set of hands and one oven. If you’re looking for ways to make Thanksgiving more manageable this year, look no further. Crock pot stuffing is a set-it-and-forget-it recipe that is easy, delicious […]

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Delightfully crispy apple cinnamon chips

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Apple cinnamon chips take such little effort, I’m not entirely sure why I haven’t tried to make them before. I guess because I usually try to stay away from dehydrating foods. The thought of leaving my oven on for eight hours makes me (irrationally) nervous, but these take just about two hours. I can deal with that. […]

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Keep potatoes from turning brown this holiday season

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When you’re preparing a big meal for the holidays, there are so many ingredients and different dishes to prep that you can easily get distracted. One minute you’re creaming corn, and the next, you’re cleaning up apple pie spillover in the oven. While you may be able to throw away a few forgotten burnt rolls, […]

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The truth behind 8 common food and drink urban legends

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It turns out, some of the food urban legends you heard on the playground as a kid are still around today. While some of them ended up to be true (like, the occasional alligator living in a sewer), most are far from it (like, “throwing a penny from a skyscraper will kill someone”). But in […]

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3 flavorful quick breads for fall

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GINGER PEAR BREAD This time of year pears are seemingly available everywhere, but it wasn’t always that way. Pears are native to Asia and Europe, so the first pear tree wasn’t planted in North America until 1620 in the Massachusetts Bay colony. Today, there are more than 3,000 varieties of pears grown around the world. […]

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Mummy Rice Krispie Treats make for haunted Halloween fun

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Whether you are age two or 92, Rice Krispie squares are sure to bring smiles. This season, create a little spooky fun with the classic treat and add a white chocolate drizzle to turn them into yummy mummies. These easy-to-make treats would be cute individually wrapped for Halloween parties at school or even just as a […]

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Tips for storing your Halloween candy so it will last longer

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The end of October typically means way too much candy — even for those with the most insatiable sweet tooth. Whether you have kids bringing home big bags of candy, or you overestimated how much you needed for trick-or-treating night, chances are, you’re going to need to store some sweets for later. If you want […]

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Pineapples are this year’s hottest carving trend: Here’s how you do it

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After a lifetime of carving pumpkins, maybe you just need to mix things up a bit this year. Pineapples might not scream Halloween, but the tropical fruit works really well as an alternative to traditional gourds. Just take a look on social media for dozens of fun examples. Pumpkins have the advantage of smooth exterior […]

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This is what a teal pumpkin means

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If your kid has food allergies, trick-or-treating can be a seriously scary evening out. Many kids are unable to eat items like milk, peanuts, eggs, and soy — ingredients found in many popular Halloween candies. But the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) group is raising awareness and making Halloween fun again for kids who […]

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The difference between apple cider and apple juice

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Apples are the star fruit of fall: Whether they’re baked in a pie or spiced in a sauce, it’s obvious we love celebrating the return of apple season. But there’s one way we can consume apples that causes confusion even among the most ardent apple connoisseurs — cider. More specifically, what’s the difference between the […]

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The sweet history of candy corn

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Every October, when the weather cools, we recognize that it’s time to start arguing about candy corn. But whether you think the little tricolored candies are delicious or disgusting, no other candy is more iconic of Halloween. The history of candy corn and its place as a part of Halloween dates back more than a […]

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Pumpkin Mac n Cheese

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Here’s an earthy mac and cheese that takes a risk and wins! Pumpkin and cheese are actually make a great flavor combination. If you’re skeptical, substitute for another squash such as butternut squash. This quick dish is yummy and totally fun for fall. Imagine the surprise when you tell everyone it has a touch of pumpkin! […]

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Produce: What’s in season in October?

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There’s nothing like the taste of fresh produce when it’s perfectly in season — an apple pulled straight from the tree or greens pulled right from the garden. Knowing what is at its peak during the month of October can help you make your shopping list and plan your meals accordingly. Thankfully, October is full […]

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Bobbing for apples is a tradition based on love

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All of the good holidays have traditions that we can look forward to. Whether it’s fireworks on the Fourth of July or turkey on Thanksgiving, every tradition has to start somewhere, and as it turns out, even Halloween’s bobbing for apples has a history. This year, as you plunge your head into a cold bucket […]

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25 Fun facts you never knew about apples

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Crisp, sweet, and delicious, bushels of apples are a true symbol that autumn has arrived. Whether you stroll through the apple orchard and pick some yourself, or scoop a few pecks up from the store, Americans just can’t get enough. By volume, we eat more apples than any other fruit. But for all the love […]

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3 slow cooker chicken recipes ready for fall

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Before we know it, colder temperatures will descend upon us. First chilly, windy fall. Then snow, ice, and slush. You can hardly wait, right? Well, if there is one thing to look forward to as the weather cools, it’s warm, delicious slow cooker recipes — the kind that give you the perfect excuse to cozy […]

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This is why a baker’s dozen is 13

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Ask for a dozen roses from a florist or a dozen eggs from a farmer, and you’ll expect to receive an even 12 items. But if you ask a baker for a dozen doughnuts, you could go home with 13, or a baker’s dozen. Not that we’re complaining, but why do bakers have their own […]

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12 Iconic All-American foods invented right here at home

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American cuisine takes a lot of flack for borrowing heavily from other cultures. Even the beloved hot dog and apple pie are imports (thanks Germany and England!). Over the decades, so many nationalities have influenced the food scene in the United States, it might be hard to point to any original inventions in your daily […]

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Autumn Quinoa Salad

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I’m convinced we grow sick of salads and dread them in our lunchbox because we stop taking the time to focus on the flavors — or lack-their-of — that we’re adding to the bowl. We fall in a rut, and start throw tomatoes over lettuce, grab the nearest salad dressing and call it a day. […]

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What’s the difference between grape and cherry tomatoes?

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The other day I began making one of my favorite stuffed pepper recipes, when I discovered that I had purchased grape tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes. Minor panic set in. There was probably a reason, I thought, I’ve always roasted cherry instead of grape tomatoes. Would I have to go all the way back to […]

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3 Restaurant-worthy panini recipes you can make at home

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There are sandwiches and then there are sandwiches that excite. Creative ingredients, fresh veggies and, most of all, a sizzling grill can take your sad sandwich and leave you with a picture perfect panini. Naturally, we all love toasty browned bread with warm, gooey cheese spilling out. We love them so much, panini even get […]

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What causes ‘brain freeze’?

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It all starts with an innocent spoonful of ice cream. Then another. Then another. But before you know it, your ice cream sundae — or perhaps morning smoothie — has stopped you cold in your tracks with an old fashioned case of sphenopalatine ganglion neuralgia — better known as brain freeze. It’s so common, you […]

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