RECIPE: Harvest Pudding Parfait

A chocolate-pumpkin parfait with whipped cream made from scratch (photo courtesy Hope Foods).   When we saw this photo from Hope Foods, we were inspired to create our own version. It couldn’t be easier. RECIPE: HARVEST PUDDING PARFAIT Ingredients For 4-6 Servings 1 can pumpkin pie filling (with sugar and spices) 1 package instant chocolate…
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FOOD FUN: Candy Corn Pudding Recipe

[1] Candy Corn Pudding (photo courtesy Good Housekeeping). [2] Candy corn (photo by Liz West | Wikipedia).   It doesn’t look like candy corn, but it tastes like it. If you have glass dessert dishes, this dessert or snack is food fun for the harvest season. It doesn’t taste like candy corn, but looks like…
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FOOD FUN: Brownie Eyeballs For Halloween

In prior Halloweens we’ve suggested Eyeball Jell-O, Eyeball Ice Cream, radish eyeballs for crudites and garnish, deviled egg eyeballs. If your specialty produce purveyor has imported them from Australia, where they’re now in season, fresh lychees (photo #2) make the best eyeball food: nothing to do but peel and eat them. RECIPE: BROWNIE EYEBALLS You…
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FOOD FUN: Strawberry Ghosts, A Better Halloween Snack

Better for you Halloween treats. Photo courtesy Driscoll’s.   BOO! These white chocolate covered strawberry ghosts are a fun treat, and a better-for-you alternative to traditional candy. The prep time is 30 minutes, but half of that is making the broomsticks. If you don’t have the time or the interest in the crafts portion, just…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pumpkin Custard With Maple Pecan Crunch

As an alternative to pumpkin pie—or perhaps in addition to it—how about some pumpkin custard? It’s eggier and richer than conventional pumpkin pie filling, and because there’s no crust, it’s gluten free. This lovely recipe, from Nielsen Massey, is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. If you don’t have ramekins or custard cups, use 6-ounce tea cups.…
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