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Get Your Treat On with These 11 Halloween Candies You Can Make at Home

Yes, we all love an excuse to buy bags of miniature candy. But this year, why not put your kitchen skills to the test and remake some old favorites? READ MORE

13 Ridiculously Tasty Excuses to Save Your Leftover Pumpkin Seeds

The month of October is basically one long build up to Halloween. And somewhere in the middle of it, between picking out a costume and stocking up on enough candy for both yourself and your trick or treaters, you’ll find yourself lugging home a portly, orange pumpkin, disemboweling it, and carving into it a picture perfect jack-o’-lantern / black cat / replica of the Mona Lisa. READ MORE

What’s the difference between the most common types of apples?

They say that an apple a day can keep the doctor away. But what type of apple? Granny-smith? Red Delicious? Golden Delicious? READ MORE

7 Tequila Cocktails That Go Beyond the Margarita

Tequila has a reputation as a party alcohol: It’s the one you reach for on vacation or for a weekend margarita. But these cocktail recipes show tequila in a different, more sophisticated light. READ MORE

7 Easy Dinners You Can Make with Basic Pantry Staples

Some weeks you don’t make it to the store (or the farmers’ market). Don’t panic: You can still make a fantastic homemade meal with pantry staples, and it doesn’t need to be dull. READ MORE

11 Budget-Friendly Slow Cooker Meals to Serve a Crowd

If you’re trying to throw a dinner party, a slow cooker may become your new best friend. If you make a few key decisions ahead of time, you can have a meal ready to go as soon as you walk in the door. READ MORE

9 Bourbon-Based Cocktails to Warm Up Chilly Nights

After the end of summery beach cocktails and rose on the terrace, it's nice to start fall off right with a bourbon-based cocktail. Bourbon is a versatile (and potent) liquor that is made in America and must be distilled from a grain mix composed of at least 51% corn. READ MORE

9 Easy Recipes, Ranging from Appetizers to Dessert, Made with 5 Ingredients or Less

On a leisurely Sunday, it’s nice to break out the complicated recipes. During the week however, we’re all about the straightforward and simple meals. READ MORE

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