RECIPE: Pumpkin Soup With Bacon, Sage & Gnocchi

[1] You can serve either gnocchi or tortellini in his rich pumpkin soup (photos #1 and #2 © DeLallo). [2] If you like, substitute tortellini for the gnocchi in the photo. [3] Flash-fried sage leaves. Here’s the recipe (photo © Saveur Magazine).   This bowl of soup is hearty enough to be the main course…
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FALL RECIPE: Pumpkin Dessert Waffles

Here’s a fun seasonal dessert: Pumpkin Dessert Waffles. The waffle batter is made with pumpkin pie spices, topped with ice cream and regular or spiced whipped cream. You can mix and match: choose plain or spiced whipped cream, vanilla, maple walnut, pumpkin (photo #4) or salted caramel ice cream, etc. Don’t want waffles? Cut a…
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FOOD FUN: Hot Chocolate With A Donut Topper

[1] It’s easy to make: hot chocolate topped with a donut, plus garnish (photo © Adrianna Calvo | Pexels). [2] Pirouette cookies. These are the Pirouline brand; Pepperidge Farm sells Pirouettes, which are similar (photo © Pirouline | Facebook).   Is it breakfast? Dessert? A snack? This cup of hot chocolate is topped with a…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Cheddies Cheddar Cheese Crackers

Forget the chips, forget the pretzels: Our favorite crunchy snack is Cheddies cheddar cheese crackers. Cheddies were a serendipitous food find. Last summer, we were at an enormous trade show—think the Disneyland of food, occupying an entire convention center. After tasting samples of every type of food for four hours straight, we could not eat…
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