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 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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Halloween Wine? 7 Deadly Zin Zinfandel From California

Meet 7 Deadly Zins, an old vine Zinfandel from California’s Lodi Valley. The 7 Deadly brand released its first vine in 2002. The company says that the brand was born from the winemaker’s Catholic school upbringing and lust for making hedonistically seductive* wine. “Sinful indeed,” they say, “our 2018 Old Vine Zinfandel is full-bodied and…
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Pumpkin Waffles Recipe For Fall, Halloween & Thanksgiving

[1] Mmmm, pumpkin waffles (photo and recipe © Colavita). [2] Mashed bananas are mixed with the pumpkin in the waffles. You can also slice bananas as a garnish (photo © Jonathan Cooper | Unsplash). [3] Pumpkin is a great source of the powerful antioxidant, beta-carotene (photo © Libby’s). [4] The mineral and nutrient contents of…
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