RECIPE: Pumpkin-Apple French Toast

For seasonal brunching, we like this Pumpkin-Apple French Toast by Serena Wolf of the blog Domesticate-Me, sent to us by grocery delivery service Peapod.com. Prep time is 10 minutes, cook time is 15 minutes. This recipe works best with slightly stale (day-old) bread.For a richer French toast, replace half of the milk with half-and-half. If…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pumpkin Beer Cocktails (Beertails)

Pumpkin beer cocktails have sprouted at watering holes all over town. We’ve got two great recipes that use pumpkin beer or ale, plus tips on how to dress up a regular brew in seasonal flavors. Even people who aren’t beer lovers can enjoy a beertail. As long as you like pumpkin pie, you’ll like these.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Seasonal Sangria

Celebrate fall with Apple Cider Sangria. Photo courtesy Zulka.com.   Sangria is a popular party drink, and you can moderate the amount of alcohol or use none at all. Here’s the version we’re serving at Thanksgiving, compliments of Zulka Sugar. Fall is apple cider season, so Instead of fruit juice, this recipe uses apple cider…
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RECIPE: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin whoopie pies. Photo courtesy Kraft.   As a Halloween- and Thanksgiving-season treat, bake a batch of these whoopie pies. The recipe below, from Kraft, consists of a pumpkin cake “sandwich? filled with ginger-cinnamon cream. The glamor comes from rolling the cream edges in seasonally themed sprinkles like these (or for an edgy whoopie pie,…
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HALLOWEEN: Vampire Drink

Whether your guests want a glass of white wine, sparkling wine or other clear drink, add a bloody effect with crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) or any red fruit liqueur. For the mocktail set, use raspberry syrup instead of cassis and add it to club soda, ginger ale or lemon-lime soda. If you can’t find…
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