RECIPE: Fall Stuffed Potato

One of our favorite comfort foods is a baked potato with standard garnish: a pat of butter, a dollop of sour cream, sliced scallions and a few grinds of pepper. Always welcome: crumbled bacon. Although that’s our favorite combination, our baked potato bar—which is popular at parties—has some 20 additional toppings. But we never thought…
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RECIPE: Pumpkin Tacos

What kind of tacos are right for the season? Pumpkin tacos! Or at least, butternut squash tacos. PUMPKIN: AN ALL-AMERICAN Pumpkins and all other squash species originated in Central America more than 7,500 years ago. The oldest domesticated pumpkin seeds found to date are from the Oaxaca Highlands in southwest Mexico. The original pumpkins bore…
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COCKTAIL RECIPE: Pumpkin Martini

[1] Pumpkin Pie-tini. Photo courtesy SandAndSisal, which uses a different recipe from ours, with whipped cream vodka, pumpkin eggnog and a rim of brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice. [2] Pinnacle is one of the brands of pumpkin-flavored vodka on the market. Pumpkin is a seasonal offering.   Today is National Vodka Day, and it’s…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pumpkin Beer Cocktails (Beertails)

Pumpkin beer cocktails have sprouted at watering holes all over town. We’ve got two great recipes that use pumpkin beer or ale, plus tips on how to dress up a regular brew in seasonal flavors. Even people who aren’t beer lovers can enjoy a beertail. As long as you like pumpkin pie, you’ll like these.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Seasonal Sangria

Celebrate fall with Apple Cider Sangria. Photo courtesy Zulka.com.   Sangria is a popular party drink, and you can moderate the amount of alcohol or use none at all. Here’s the version we’re serving at Thanksgiving, compliments of Zulka Sugar. Fall is apple cider season, so Instead of fruit juice, this recipe uses apple cider…
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