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Go Nuts This Halloween

Posted by Natalie

Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween is just around the corner (one week from today!), which means that it’s time to get candy on our minds. Whether you’re going door to door with a young one, attending a Halloween party, or even trick-or-treating yourself (#foreveryoung), you must know that candy is the most important food group on the last day of October.

It’s easy to find candy anywhere this time of year– heck, we’ve been seeing it in grocery stores since summer! But store-bought isn’t the only way to stock the house for this spooky holiday. Why not make some treats of your own?

We spotted this homemade version of a popular confectionery in Dede Wilson’s A Baker’s Field Guide to Holiday Candy & Confections. Peanut butter and chocolate is a match made in heaven, and making your own peanut butter cups is a lot simpler than you would think– just four easy-to-find ingredients go into these! Will...

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Series-ous Snacks

Posted by Natalie

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hot Dog Bar

With the World Series upon us, it’s time for those of us in Boston to snuggle up on our couches and pick a team to root for. As bitter sad as we are that the Red Sox aren’t in it to win it this year, we can still have fun rooting for the San Francisco Giants or the Kansas City Royals, and here at HCP, we love to root for our teams with food!

When it comes to baseball, who doesn’t love a classic hot dog? We found these awesome regional hot dog recipes from Delish. If you’re rooting for Kansas City, dive into a Grilled Reuben Dog– the best-selling hot dog always found at Royals games. Topped with cheese, caraway, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing, you won’t know the difference between your couch and Kauffman Stadium!

If you’re a San Fran fan, go for a BLT Hot Dog with Caraway Remoulade. Bacon, on...

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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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