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Soup Season

Posted by August

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Classic New England Clam Chowder | The Cape Cod Table

I’ve finally traded in my sweatshirt for an actual jacket when I venture outside. Fall is here, and winter is not far behind.

I’m not bitter about the cold though. For me, the drop in temperature means the return of soup weather, and there is nothing like coming in from the cold to a hot bowl of soup. I’m lucky enough to have excellent cooks and soup fanatics for parents— they always make their soup from scratch. As a kid I thought this was fantastic, but now that I live across the country and must make my own food, it has become something of a problem. My parents keep their recipes in their heads; most of the soups they make are half a recipe that was long ago misplaced, and half their own invention of the moment. They don’t even have set measurements, but instead throw the ingredients in the pot by...

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Vote + Celebrate Election Day with American Favorites

Posted by Ashley

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

It’s Election Day again folks, and while it’s not a presidential election year,  it’s still important to get out there and to the polls! And after you drop off your ballot, in the spirit of the day, why not reward yourself to a dinner made up of American classics? It’s not always easy to describe traditional American food— with a country made up of so many different cultures, it should be hard to pinpoint exactly what American food is! But there are a few dishes that jump off the list immediately; here’s a sampling of  some quintessentially American dishes that the internet has to offer…

Nothing beats a crispy and juicy piece of fried chicken. It is the ultimate comfort food and screams American South. Now this recipe from Italian Chips takes a healthier spin on the classic; the chicken is not actually fried, but coated in olive oil and herbs, then baked. Glazed...

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Best of the Web: Halloween 2013

Posted by August

Thursday, October 31, 2013

As a kid, Halloween meant one thing to me: candy. Now that I’m older, the thought of spending an entire day eating as many peanut butter cups and candy bars as possible doesn’t sound quite so appealing anymore. Fortunately, there are a lot of other delicious options out there to munch on during today’s spooky festivities. I have been watching Halloween recipes flood the web for weeks, and compiled this list of some of the best ideas I’ve come across…

Start Halloween morning off right with Taste and Tell‘s Spiced Ghost Pancakes. I can’t think of a better thing to wake up to than a plate of hot pancakes, especially ones seasoned with fall spices. It’s a breakfast that’s both filling and easy to make, and the whipped cream “ghost” is the perfect finishing touch!

I know that Halloween is all about the sweets, but since everyone is guaranteed to get more...

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Mummy Cake Balls

Posted by Ashley

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

With Halloween fast approaching, my friends and I planned a trip to spooky and  historic Salem, Massachusetts. Any good day trip needs snacks (bonus points if they’re themed!), so I opened up Dede Wilson‘s Cake Balls to find us something for the train ride over. Browsing through Pinterest, I found this fun collection of Halloween-themed cakes balls on A To Zebra Celebrations, and decided to make my own mummy balls using Nancy’s decorating ideas, Dede’s base recipes, and a bit of my own experimentation.

For these scary sweets, I used a red velvet cake base and coating of melted white chocolate. To create the bandage wrappings for your mummy, all you have to do is drizzle chocolate onto your cake balls. These treats were a simple and sweet way to get into the holiday spirit!

Halloween Cake Balls Recipe

Recipe: Mummy Cake Balls


  • -1 batch Red Velvet Cake (see below), baked, cooled, and crumbled
  • -1/2 batch Cream Cheese Frosting (see...

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