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We've put together a Fall dinner-party menu, from drinks to dessert, that isn't just about pumpkin. From gooey mac and cheese (with leeks) to a sweet and tangy kale salad — this menu is loaded with seasonal flavor, easy to prepare, and more importantly delicious. Your guests will leave wanting more.
Pumpkin Spice CocktailYou're bound to stock up on a few cans of pumpkin puree this time of year. Why not mix things up (no pun intended) with a pumpkin spice cocktail your guests will love? Ginger vodka, lime juice, and honey thin out the dense, thick pumpkin, creating a concoction that is light with slightly sweet pumpkin undertones. With its wonderful orange color and nice refreshing quality, it's a great way to kick off your dinner party.
Stuffed mushrooms filled with artichoke and spinach dip make for the perfect-size appetizers. These tiny little poppers are best served warm, but are just as satisfying well into your party, even at room temperature. Top these Fall earthy mushrooms with crunchy panko crumbs for the perfect bite.
To see the rest of the menu, read more.
If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
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- Learn how to make an Auntie Anne's pretzel at home.
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- Expand your wine knowledge with a varietal and region taste test.
- With a little practice and these photos, you can master basic knife skills like a pro.
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Oktoberfest is in full force for the 179th year in a row, and while it may not be feasible to fly to Munich right now, you can still bring a bit of Germany to your dinner plate. As I discovered on my recent trip to Deutschland with the German Wine Institute, the country is full of rich culinary traditions, many of which have made their way to the rest of the world. Take a look at some of Germany's most iconic food and drink specialties.
Somehow, I missed the memo on North Coast Brewing Co.'s Scrimshaw Pilsner ($10 for a six-pack) until recently, despite it being an apparent favorite around Sugar HQ.When I busted out a few bottles for a taste test, collective oohs and aahs were heard, with comments like, "This is my go-to beer at most bars!" and even a proclamation from one colleague that it is her favorite pilsner, hands down. So I cracked open a bottle, poured it into a glass, and marveled at its generous foamy head, golden-wheat hue, and hop-forward aroma. Sure enough, the frothy brew wasn't overhyped. Sip by crisp and refreshing sip I quickly drained my glass, and despite the early afternoon hours, I craved more. A perfect transitional beverage, this light-bodied brew is thirst-quenching enough to satisfy on a scorching Indian Summer afternoon but would be at home paired with meat-centric Fall stews, too.
- Everything you've heard about English food is wrong — HuffPost Taste
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- Take pesto to a new level with broccoli and cream — Smitten Kitchen
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Throughout my childhood, most mornings spent at my dad’s house started off with filling my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bowl to the brim (at least once) with some saccharine-sweet goodness. Like any cereal addict, I had certain rituals for eating my favorite, Lucky Charms:
- Eat all the cereal pieces.
- Group the marshmallows together by shape.
- Eat each group one by one, in jingle order (“hearts, stars, horseshoes, clovers and blue moons, pots of gold and rainbows, and red balloons”).
- Repeat ad nauseum (literally).
What were your morning gustatory rituals as a child? Were you allowed to eat sugary cereal, and if so, which types are you most nostalgic for?
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We get it: bread baking can seem a bit intimidating. Truth be told, it's a project that bakers of any level of experience can enjoy, but in hopes of avoiding frustrating ventures, we've broken down 10 of our favorite bread recipes into categories appropriate for bread bakers of all ilk, from beginner to expert.
Have a leftover loaf from your labor or love? Try these tips for putting leftover challah to good use, most of which apply to all varieties of bread.