HALLOWEEN: Bat Cookies

You need a bat cookie cutter to make these cute cookies, but they’re worth it. If you can’t find one locally, buy a bat cookie cutter online and make bat cookies an annual tradition. The recipe is courtesy California Raisins, whose delicious raisins are used in the cookies. There are many more recipes on the…
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FOOD FUN: Secret Forest Corn Muffins

Surprise: a little tree (OK, it’s a broccoli floret) is inside. Photo and recipe © Betty Crocker.   Even George H.W. Bush could be convinced to eat broccoli, when it’s tucked away as a surprise in a delicious corn muffin. Make them for brunch or lunch, with soup or a bowl of chili. And, you…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Guacamole Day

Dating back to Mayan times (pre-Aztec), guacamole sauce was made the avocado, onion, chiles, fresh tomato, and salt—a recipe that is still made today. The ingredients were mashed in a molcajete (mol-cah-HET-tay), a Mexican pestle carved from volcanic stone, although today granite is an easier-to-clean option. The name of the dish comes from the Aztec…
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FOOD FUN: A “Double” Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Denny’s Fried Cheese Melt. Photo courtesy Denny’s.   We love the way it looks: It’s fun food. It belongs on a list of grilled cheese sandwich ideas. But this sandwich is not so much fun, after all. It was a dubious winner of a 2011 Xtreme Eating Award, bestowed by the Center for Science in…
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