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Forget all that pumpkin spice crap, apples will forever be the queen of fall flavors. We've compiled the best apple recipes that are small on time and effort, but huge on deliciousness. So get your chop/cook/simmer on!  1.) Applesauce Applesauce is glorious on its own, but I suggest you make a huge batch and use it in all of your fall cooking! As a glaze, a dip, a batter--I'm not kidding, applesauce is the Master of Disguise of the food world.  There's also this great slow-cooker version! 2. Read More
Of all the glorious corn-based creations on Earth, tamales—steamed cornmeal cakes filled with protein or vegetables—are my fave to eat. Though they take forever to make, you can whip up a few dozen of these at once, freeze them, then reheat as you want to eat them. Makes: 3 dozen tamales Total Time: 7 hours for pork, 3 hours for vegetarian You’ll need a slew of cornhusks, a steamer, and plenty of time. Buy the dry husks from a Mexican grocery store and soak them in warm water for at least an hour. (You can cut thin strips from them to use as ties later on. Read More
I always thought homemade pretzels were time-consuming, impossible to master, and a headache. No thank you, I can’t be bothered. But this homemade pretzel recipe will take you less time than getting a fancy manicure. It’s so simple, you’ll wonder why pretzel-making seemed hard before. There’s no mixer required and all the ingredients are probably sitting in your pantry right now.  So go ahead-- twist it, sister!Total Time: 30 minsMakes: 8 to 10 pretzelsYou’ll Need 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water 1 packet (2 1/4 tsp.) active yeast 1 tsp. salt 1 Tbsp. Read More
  The Food Film Fest is one of the oddest and most fun movie events in the game. The conceit is (fairly) simple: the audience watches a series of short films on some element of food culture, and as each dish is introduced on screen, servers distribute tasting plates of the same dish to all the viewers. And after each screening, a party is held where the theme food is served (along with a whole lot of relevant-themed beer and cocktails, of course). The events, which are held in NYC, Chicago, and Charleston SC, benefit local food-related charities, and they are seriously not to be missed. Read More
  Since today is World Vegetarian Day, and since I LOVE being a vegetarian, I thought I’d celebrate by sharing links to some of my fave go-to veg recipes. Some have been seen here on before because they were too delicious to keep to myself. And some are appearing here for the first time even though I eat ‘em up every chance I get. Read More
Last year, when the farmer's market was looking sad with nothing but kale and onions and potatoes, I bought a sugar pumpkin, just 'cause it looked so cute. When I got it home I wasn't quite sure what I'd do with it. Unlike Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins, which really aren't the most delicious for cooking and eating, sugar pumpkins are much smaller, more round than squat, and they have flesh that is firmer, and less stringy and watery, than their larger sisters. That makes them perfect for cooking and baking. Read More
It’s autumn: people are pulling out sweaters, drugstores are breaking out the Halloween candy, and food blogs are teeming with pumpkin recipes. While it’s completely reasonable to eat these tasty gourds year round, there’s something about fall that makes pumpkin dishes twice as nice. Here are ten easy (& delicious!) recipes that will leave your taste buds feeling nice and cozy. Read More
It’s Friday. Clearly, I'm very focused on my work, and am not at all daydreaming about the upcoming weekend and the gorgeous fall weather that has shown its face the past week. To me, Autumn means warm sweaters and comfort food; I’m already planning my menu for the next week; so many soups & stews to be had! But it’s dessert that gets me the most excited. Without air conditioning (help me, I’m poor), it was very difficult to find inspiration to bake this summer. I’ve got a raging sweet tooth, but even I have to draw the line somewhere. Read More
It may seem absurd to call a bread accessory badass, but I stand by it when it comes to Better off Spread. This Brooklyn-based company promises to "blow your ants straight off their log," and they don't bluff. To start, their branding is the best. Their logo features a knife applying spread on toast that miraculously looks like an electric guitar, and their spreads have been named with prize-worthy metal-inspired puns. A sampling: Every Rosemary Has Its Thorn and The Ace of Spice. Yup. Even better? The ingredients. Read More
The recipe for a satisfying purchase calls for quality products, unique details, and an inspiring company mission. The best friends and pro foodies Jessica Quon and Sabrina Valle behind The Jam Stand have it down pat. Hailed as Brooklyn's "happiest food company", Quon and Valle began their journey in an apartment kitchen in Williamsburg, where they vowed to stay true to their mission: create a food company that’s a true reflection of themselves and their community.  Since then, their world has grown immensely. Read More