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Delicious Soup Perfect For The Season

Cooler weather arrives just as prime entertaining season heats up. Those who will be hosting gatherings soon can expand their recipe repertoire to feed guests and keep them satisfied. Borrowing some flavors from the season can make entertaining festive and even more flavorful. Pumpkins and
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A Magical Dessert For Halloween Gatherings

Sweet treats are on display come Halloween. People hosting Halloween parties or bringing items over to others’ homes for the holiday may need to scare up some new ideas for dessert. Chocolate never goes out of style and is right at home on Halloween. This recipe for “Black Magic Cake,” courtesy of The Food Network, […]
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Meatless Chili Helps Chase Away The Chill

Autumn is almost here, and warming up on chilly days can soon be a challenge! This recipe for “Kidney Bean Double Chili” courtesy of John La Puma, M.D., ChefMD, is a healthy take on this beloved, hearty dish. Kidney Bean Double Chili Servings: 4 2  large poblano chili peppers, seeded, chopped* 4  cloves garlic, minced […]
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An Appetizing Starter Perfect For Game Day

Food can very well be as much a part of game days as the game itself! This recipe for “Beer-Braised Meatballs” from Cooking With Beer by the editors at Publications International, Ltd. makes 20 meatballs, making it ideal no matter the size of your gathering. Beer-Braised Meatballs Makes 20 meatballs 1 pound ground beef 1⁄2 […]
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Transform Salads For Fall Dining

Who says salads are just for summertime? Now that hot and humid days have given way to the crisp evenings of fall, it’s time to tweak lunch and dinner menus accordingly. Even though soups and stews are the norm this time of year, salads can have their menu moments as well. What better way to […]
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The Best Pumpkins For Pie (And Other Desserts)!

Beginning in early fall, pumpkins begin to arrive at farmer’s markets, supermarkets, nurseries, and fall harvest festivals. Pumpkins are versatile in that they make colorful fall home decorations, but also can be utilized in all sorts of recipes. In fact, pumpkins are a type of winter squash. While some people may be quick to think […]
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Spicy Chicken Fires Up Dinner Time

Chicken is a versatile protein that can take center stage on any table. There are scores of ways to prepare chicken, and this recipe for “Pollo Harissa” is seasoned with a fiery, spicy mix that is truly aromatic. Enjoy it, courtesy of “España: Exploring the Flavors of Spain” (Gibbs Smith) by James Campbell Caruso. Pollo […]
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Slow-Cooked Salmon Makes A Perfect Entrée

Fish typically does not require a lengthy cooking time, which makes it both tricky and ideal to serve when hosting friends and family at home. The short cooking time of fish makes it great for hosts who want to spend more time with their guests and less time cooking. However, that same short cooking time […]
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A Favorite Chocolate Flavor Shines Through

So many people love to indulge in rich chocolate every once in a while. It’s certainly possible to tempt that sweet tooth by visiting a neighborhood candy shop. But it’s just as easy to experiment in the kitchen with homemade confections. This recipe for “Force Noire Ganache” from “Chocolate Obsession: Confections and Treats to Create […]
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A Simple Salad Makes A Light Meal For All

Despite fall officially arriving in September, summer weather often lingers well into the month. On those days when steamy temperatures persist, it’s ideal to have a recipe that is easy to throw together in a matter of minutes. While one may not expect “rice” and “salad” to be in the same sentence, that’s just what’s […]