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Tortellini Reimagined: 9 Outside-the-Box Recipes

The thing about tortellini is, though we love them treated with Marcella Hazan-style simplicity and tradition, they also dress up in more contemporary ways. Here are 9 recipes that treat cheese tortellini as a pasta shape, ready for baking, tossing into soup, mixing into salad, and coating with tomato sauce. READ MORE

11 Different Ingredient Swaps to Make Healthier Lunches

According to a recent article published by CNN, American Food: the 50 greatest dishes, America’s most beloved food items consist primarily of “stuff that’s best described by words better suited to greasy, industrial output.” READ MORE

Spaetzle: 9 Recipes for This Delightful German Side Dish

Spaetzle (or spätzle) are little dumplings popular in southern germany, Switzerland, and Hungary. The German word means “little sparrows,” a reference to the shape. The dough is a simple one, a blending of eggs, milk, and flour, usually pushed through the holes of a colander into boiling salted water. If you make spaetzle often, you can invest in a spaetzle maker, or hopper. READ MORE

8 Butternut Squash Soups to Keep You Cozy Through the Fall

Butternut squash soup is one of the signature dishes that reminds everyone of fall. Almost too good to be true, it’s incredibly simple and requires little more than some patience and a large butternut squash that tastes even better if you roast it in the oven before pureeing. READ MORE

9 Delicious Takes on Apple Crisp

Apple crisp is one of the great joys of fall – and with so many variations it’s hard to find just the right recipe. READ MORE

7 Ridiculously Delicious Ways to Eat Pumpkin Bread

Come fall, you’re inundated with pumpkin baked goods. And that’s not a bad thing: We’ll happily eat pumpkin pie until spring. READ MORE

Tricks for Throwing the Ultimate Treat-Filled Halloween Party

As Halloween draws near, I’ve been pulling out the pumpkins and making my list of tricks and treats. So whether you’re looking for festive recipes, some healthy alternatives (that won’t get your house toiletpapered), or spooky party ideas, I’ve got all the ideas here to create the ultimate Halloween party, for kids as well as adults. READ MORE

Empanadas: 7 Irresistibly Flaky Recipes to Add to Your Repertoire

Empanadas inhabit the zone between snack and meal, one of our favorite zones of all. Make them a little bigger, fill with a rich meat stew, serve next to a green salsad, and you’ve got a delicious light meal. Make them a little smaller, and empanadas are a perfect thing to tide you over between mealtimes. READ MORE

The Basics: How to Make Mashed Potatoes

From the store to the kitchen to the table: We outline the steps that get you from raw ingredients to your dinner tonight, free of measurements and complicated techniques. It's a method you'll remember and whip out whenever you like. It is the most basic way to make the thing you're making—like perfect mashed potatoes. READ MORE

Our 9 Favorite Dinner-Worthy Quesadilla Recipes

It’s hard to go wrong with a warm, gooey cheese quesadilla. If you’re used to the classic recipe, here are a few simple ways to elevate your quesadilla making (and sneak some vegetables in there too!). READ MORE