Pumpkin Pie Garnishes: Cookies & Other Pumpkin Pie Garnishes

[1] Decorate with mini cookies and you’ve got a two-in-one dessert—plus a pretty pie garnish (photos # 1, #2, #3 and #7 © Williams Sonoma). [2] These “punches” produce mini cookies from conventional pie or cookie dough. They are available seasonally at Williams Sonoma and elsewhere. [3] Here, the cutouts are used to decorate the…
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FOOD FUN: Halloween Pasta With Pumpkin Sauce

Staying in for Halloween? Want a quick and easy Halloween dinner? Here’s an idea from our colleague Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet Blog. She made her own black pasta, and used canned pumpkin as the base for the sauce underneath. Her recipe is vegan, but we took an easier approach: We purchased the squid-ink pasta. Then,…
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Halloween Cheeses For Lovers Of Fine Cheese, Part 2

[1] A limited fall edition version of Weybridge from Vermont (photo © Jasper Hill Farm). [2] Mimolette, perhaps the spookiest-looking cheese (photo © Tout 1 Fromage). [3] Mimolette sliced. The rind is technically edible, though it’s quite tough and doesn’t have a particularly appealing taste (photo © Murray’s Cheese). [4] Saxonshire is a layered cheese…
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Halloween Cheeses For Lovers Of Fine Cheese: Part 1

Let the less sophisticated turophiles* make witches’ broomsticks out of string cheese. Here at The Nibble, we’re celebrating Halloween with sophisticated cheeses and…of course…pumpkin ales. If it’s fun you want, check out our article on Halloween fun with cheese. If it’s connoisseurship you want, keep reading. These cheeses belong on a cheese board, but they…
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Pumpkin Manicotti Recipe For Fall, Halloween & Thanksgiving

[1] Pumpkin manicotti: comfort food for fall and winter (photo © Taste of Home). [2] Pumpkin gnocchi with butter sage sauce. Here’s the recipe (photos #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 © DeLallo). [3] This spicy pumpkin carbonara recipe is made with buccatini—thich spaghetti with a hole in the center. But you can substitute…
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