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Huntin’ for Punkin’

Posted by Natalie

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Best-Ever Pumpkin Recipes

It’s hard to avoid (resist?) all of the pumpkin recipes that crop up around this time of year. Because it may seem completely overwhelming to navigate the overflowing list of Pinterest pumpkin pins (where do you even start?!), we’ve compiled this roundup of our favorite pumpkins treats from across the web to help guide you in some unique and some familiar directions…!

Let’s start with breakfast. Bet you didn’t picture pumpkin for breakfast, did ya? Well, Pumpkin Waffles (spotted in Mom’s Big Book of Baking) are nothing to scoff at. Moist pumpkin waffles drizzled with a touch of another favorite fall flavor, maple syrup, create a breakfast that’s sure to wow everyone in the house. But we also found these Baked Pumpkin Nutella French Toast over at Handle the Heat. Oh. My. Could there have been more things we love mixed into that recipe? Nutella and pumpkin sounds like a match made in...

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Columbus Day Weekend: Fall & Football

Posted by Natalie

Friday, October 10, 2014

The second Monday in October is upon us, which means that Columbus Day Weekend has just about arrived! This excellently timed holiday allows for everyone–or,  ok, at least us New England folk–to indulge in some favorite fall activities before the season gets too cold. Apple picking, pumpkin patch scouting, and fall-leaf-stomping are all great activities to enjoy during the day… but as afternoon falls on Sunday, it’s time for us to relish in the fact that we’re also in the midst of football/tailgating season. No tickets? Who says you can’t tailgate in front of your TV?

If you have been lucky enough to get your hands on some game-day tickets this year, then you go right on and enjoy yourself outside the stadium! But for those of you tailgating inside, you’re in even better luck– snacks hot out of the oven and fresh out of the kitchen, and no noisy parking lot...

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Red Velvet Revolution

Posted by Emily

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Red Velvet Lover's Cookbook

Did someone say red velvet cupcakes?

Red velvet whoopie pies?

Red velvet donuts with cream cheese frosting…?

Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook has landed! With all of these recipes and 50 more— we promise there is not a treat in this book that will fail to satisfy your red velvet craving.

Red Velvet Churros; Hot Chocolate

With 50 creative interpretations of the red velvet craze, we are thrilled to present the first and only cookbook dedicated entirely to this decadent dessert. In addition to recipes ranging from red velvet cannoli to crepes, author Deborah Harroun also shares her insight on natural substitutes to food coloring, information regarding the different types of cocoa and frostings used for red velvet, and tips on achieving that perfect velvety texture.

Red Velvet for Breakfast

Red Velvet Oreos

red velvet dessert trend

Red Velvet Ice Cream

Best red velvet recipes

What red velvet concoction are you most excited to try? Let us know and you might just see it here!

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Fall Fare… Minus the Apples and the Pumpkin

Posted by Natalie

Monday, October 6, 2014

As we leave the heat of summer behind us and embrace the chillier fall breezes, our desire for all-things-autumn can’t help but escalate. The craze surrounding everything apple and pumpkin has reached an all-time high, with most recipes for fall including at least one of those two ingredients. But that is not all that fall has to offer us!

Fall is just as great of a season for lentils and wild mushrooms. These two ingredients, which may not necessarily jump to the front of your mind when you think “fall,” have a lot of potential to help create some really delicious, soul-warming meals as the days get colder and we break out the scarves and gloves.

After digging through a few of our cookbooks in an effort to find some non-traditional fall fare, I came across Spanish Lentil and Mushroom Stew from the wonderful Herbivoracious. As Michael Natkin describes, it is an “earthy”...

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