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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Fresh figs take a starring role in this fig cake

Fresh figs take a starring role in this fig cake

Figs are showy fruit.They canít help themselves. Even the plainest, drabbest fig will reveal a scarlet belly, flecked with shimmering seeds, once you take a bite. Whether theyíre sliced or halved, arranged in a tart shell, on a crostini or just on a ...
Published: 10/17/17
From the food editor: Five things Iím enjoying in the food world right now

From the food editor: Five things Iím enjoying in the food world right now

Sometimes your notebook is scribbled with little thoughts here and there, things you come across in the food world and want to share but arenít sure how or when. Well, folks, I need to get some of this off my chest. Here is a somewhat random collecti...
Published: 10/17/17

Taste test: Canned pumpkin

Two years ago, farmers were warning of a shortage of canned pumpkin. Those of us charged with preparing Thanksgiving meals rushed to stores to scoop up the offerings. The shortage, caused by too much rain falling on U.S. pumpkin patches, never really...
Published: 10/16/17
This recipe for Meatless Meatballs and Spaghetti Squash is perfect for Meatless Monday

This recipe for Meatless Meatballs and Spaghetti Squash is perfect for Meatless Monday

This meal is so healthy, I am not even sure how itís so delicious. Itís a perfect plate for Meatless Monday: filling yet fun, with "meatballs" made out of crushed nuts and strands of spaghetti squash. The whole thing freezes surprisingly well, too, j...
Published: 10/16/17
Five ideas for quick loaf breads to make this fall

Five ideas for quick loaf breads to make this fall

Ah, fall. That time of year when we start stocking our homes with candy and come to the slow and not altogether unwelcome realization that comfort foods are a staple for the remainder of the year. e_SBlt Weíre leaning all the way in with this col...
Published: 10/11/17
Updated: 10/14/17
Party like youíre a kid on Halloween with these kid-friendly books and recipes

Party like youíre a kid on Halloween with these kid-friendly books and recipes

Do your kids love Halloween candy and costumes, but quaver at creepy decorations and horror stories? If so, weíve got your back. Try reading these three Halloween books, which will make you laugh, warm your heart, occasionally make you groan in disgu...
Published: 10/11/17
Updated: 10/13/17

Recipe for Autumn Sweet Potato and Mushroom Soup

By The Culinary Institute of AmericaWhatís for dinner? It is the eternal question and, nationwide, the "Iím out of ideas" face can be spotted on folks wandering the grocery store in search of inspiration. While even chefs sometimes get "dinner block...
Published: 10/11/17
From the food editor: How to make your own marshmallows

From the food editor: How to make your own marshmallows

I am the kind of person who would rather figure out how to make a graham cracker with what I have in the pantry than get in my car, drive to Publix and pick up a box of Honey Maid. In fact, thatís what I did on a recent "cool-ish" evening at our hous...
Published: 10/10/17
Taste test: símores-flavored products

Taste test: símores-flavored products

Consumers love símores so much they apparently want to taste the combination of graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate in lots of foods they eat. Our panelists sampled 10 different products infused with símores flavors to see if any of them are ...
Published: 10/09/17
The magic behind handcrafted marshmallows, another artisanal food trend

The magic behind handcrafted marshmallows, another artisanal food trend

Nathan and Jenn Clark are wild for marshmallows. Not the perfectly shaped grocery store blobs that last a lifetime, but the real, handcrafted deal.Like doughnuts and macarons before them, marshmallows have been swept up in the artisanal food trend, m...
Published: 10/10/17