Apples are a quintessential ingredient at this time of year, thus a stimulating concoction made with apple cider and dark rum seems seasonally appropriate. Although the recipe is very easy, the resulting drink is complex, refreshing, and delicious. I recommend using a dark, rich rum like Jamaica's Appleton; it adds a welcoming depth of flavor. To embrace Fall, mix this cocktail!
Posts for October 2nd 2009
If using maple syrup, line the baking sheet with parchment so that the sugar won't burn and stick to the pan.
1 butternut squash, peeled and roughly cubed
Extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly cracked black pepper
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh herbs, like thyme, rosemary, or sage (optional)
Honey or maple syrup, to taste (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Toss the butternut squash cubes with a generous drizzling of olive oil, a large pinch of salt, pepper, herbs, and maple syrup (if using) on a baking sheet. Spread out in a single even layer, and roast for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the squash is fork-tender and lightly browned.
- Side Dishes, Vegetables
- 2-3 cups
To kick things off, I made this savory and somewhat classic macaroni and three cheeses. Parmesan, white cheddar, and Gorgonzola are combined with a onion-infused béchamel. The addition of Worcestershire sauce may seem odd, but I assure you, it gives a subtle tang to the sauce and mellows out the pungency of the blue cheese.
There's only one problem with this mac and cheese. It's incredibly delicious and if you aren't careful, you may end up eating too much of it at once! Yes, I'm speaking from experience. To check out the recipe, read more
Pack a folding table and tablecloth in your trunk and ask a guest to bring a bouquet of flowers. To ensure that they don't get crushed, store the oatmeal cookies in tupperware. Don't forget a knife and cutting board so you can slice the sandwiches and quesadillas.
What do you bring when tailgating?
This recipe is for mushroom lovers. It tops the dough with caramelized onions and tons of sauteed mushrooms. To start your weekend by chowing down on this pizza, check out the recipe and read more
- Must make: frozen peanut butter pie with candied bacon.
- Must make: frozen peanut butter pie with candied bacon. — Gourmet
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- Who knew Tom Colicchio had so many lookalikes? — Eater
- Madonna is "not a cheese person." — Grub Street
- Alton Brown disses his fellow Food Network chefs. — Food Network Humor