Food & Drink

Rice Krispies treats get Halloween makeover for kids or adults

To be honest, I had no idea about Rice Krispies Treats. That is, I certainly knew of them, but I’d never made them. And I never knew just how delicious they could be.


Halloween treats don’t have to rot your kids’ teeth

Despite what the kids think, not all Halloween treats need to rot your teeth on contact.


Mini pumpkins good for risotto and decorating

If you’ve never made risotto before, you’re missing out on a great candidate for a weeknight meal. With no more at hand than the right rice, an onion, some broth and a wedge of Parmesan, you have dinner.


Cutting the sugar? Up the zest so you won’t notice

When it comes to sweets, I have a surprising trick up my sleeve. And the best part about it? It probably won’t cost you a penny because most likely you already have it, but throw it in the trash.


Hummus's unlikely pairing with chocolate makes nutritional holiday dip

Admittedly, it sounds like a Halloween trick. Chocolate hummus.


Sunday Supper: Slow Cooker Beef Stew

This beef stew with chickpeas is an earthy ode to fall – beef cubes briefly sautéed golden brown with turmeric, then simmered in red wine, beef stock, lemon zest and prunes (which add richness and just enough sweetness) in a relationship that can only be described as symbiotic.


Pumpkin has a place beyond Thanksgiving pie

Let’s talk about one of the season’s most iconic vegetables – canned pumpkin.


Why make your own chicken stock? Because it rocks!

Why bother making chicken stock at home when there are so many respectable versions at the supermarket? Because the stock you pour out of a can or a box just can’t touch the homemade variety.


Tomato rice soup is comfort in a bowl

When I was a kid, creamy tomato and rice soup was one of my go-to comfort foods.


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