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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

7 Delicious Ways to Use Up Your Apple Haul

You’ve spent a crisp fall afternoon apple picking, and now you need ideas for using up all that fruit (there’s only so many apple pies a person can bake). READ MORE

10 Light and Healthy Ingredients to Cook with This Fall

It might not be bikini season any longer, but that's not a reason to forget about healthy recipes. Luckily, there are plenty of fruits and vegetables in the fall to tantalize our taste buds without sacrificing our waistlines. READ MORE

7 Dinner Recipes that Are Perfect for Packing Tomorrow’s Lunch

We’re all for recipes that stretch into two meals. Each of these dishes will make enough for leftovers to pack for lunch, and they’re the kind of meals that taste even better the next day.


The Basics: How to Make Baked Breaded Salmon

From the store to the kitchen to the table: We outline the steps that get you from something raw to something cooked using simple ingredients, free of measurements and complicated techniques. A method that you can have in your back pocket and whip out whenever you like, a recipe-free method for the stuff you'll make again and again—like this delicious baked salmon. READ MORE

10 Essential Apple Recipes for Fall

There are so many things to love about autumn rolling round again, especially apple season. One of these 10 apple recipes is usually on our table or pantry over the long, cool months of fall and winter, and they’re among our favorite things to cook for parties. Head to the farmers' market for delicious heirloom fruit and get cooking! READ MORE