Salads are so last season, and now is the perfect time to cozy up to a bowl of pumpkin soup or, better yet, classic tomato. If those two don't cut it, does butternut squash, beet, or chicken noodle entice your palate? Whether you're looking for a light lunch or a warm way to start your dinner, spoon through our recipes to find a Fall favorite.
Just looking at GraceDickinson's soup makes the day feel a little warmer.
How to survive the Winter: soups and Winter squash.
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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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At least Woody Harrelson is honest. Woody and Owen Wilson sat down to talk about their new movie Free Birds but the subject of the long-awaited Zoolander 2 came up, and Woody didn't hold back his thoughts on the idea. Owen took the feedback like a champ. You can see more of these two wild boys when their new animated film Free Birds hit theaters on Nov. 1.
Truth: one of the most disappointing aspects of growing up to be an adult is missing out on Halloween trick-or-treating. While you're probably too old now to go a-knockin' door to door, we'd still love to see what'd be in your dream candy bag. So go ahead, indulge: combine your desert-island sweet fixes into one craveable GIF, then share it on our Google+ page starting today. Our favorite candy-themed GIF will be reshared from our POPSUGAR Food Google+ page on Halloween!
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High on my running mental list of must-try restaurants sits A.O.C., Suzanne Goin's oft-praised wine and small-plates spot. Until I score a reservation, I'll sate my appetite for her elegant fare by cooking my way through The A.O.C. Cookbook, out today. Flipping through the glossy pages, it was hard to pick a place to start, but it's safe to say I chose wisely with her meat-heavy salad of speck — a smoky cured meat — apples, and arugula. Rather than a green salad garnished with speck, this appetizer is more speck garnished with arugula, straddling the line between salad and charcuterie plate (it is, in fact, from the charcuterie section of the book), making it a great option for satisfying your inner carnivore. Hungry? Try the recipe for yourself.
Just in case you don't have enough Halloween-themed cocktail recipes, here's another! The trick-or-tini is a twist on the classic martini. With its fun name and Halloween hues, this candy corn lookalike is a dessert in itself. Heavy whipping cream, juice, and banana liqueur are carefully layered to make this festive cocktail.
To prevent mixing when layering liquors, be sure to pour superslowly with a steady hand over the back of a big spoon. Want to make this tonight? Get the recipe when you read more
Baked brie is getting a salty-sweet upgrade; that's right, these puff-pastry cups full of gooey melted brie are topped with not only crisp strips of bacon, but also a dollop of tangy raspberry compote. Inspired by Nicholas Sparks's Safe Haven, these are a surefire hit for a romantic dinner for two or for a festive dinner party. Watch the video to see how they're made, and then print out the recipe.