Candy-Coated Caramel Apples

Candy-Coated Caramel Apples Is it just me, or was the first day of October yesterday? Halloween is just around the corner and I haven’t even bought a pumpkin yet. I live in an apartment complex and I’m not quite sure what the protocol is for trick-or-treating. Do kids go door to door for candy? Or do they forgo the apartment […]

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The Best Way To Roast Hazelnuts

Why should you roast hazelnuts? Three words: Chocolate Hazelnut Spread. Roasting nuts brings out their toasty, nutty flavors more than eating them raw. I tend to roast (or toast, depending on your point of view) both nuts and seeds for most recipes, even if the recipe doesn’t specifically suggest it. You can do this in a dry skillet, toaster oven, or […]

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The Mexican Sandwich You Need To Try

Seared Pork Tortas Mmm, tortas. If you know what I’m talking about, your mouth is probably watering already. The Mexican sandwich known as “torta” is a hearty stack of meat, beans, or eggs smashed between a crusty white roll. It can be eaten hot or cold, and traditional accompaniments include avocado, jalapeño, onion, and tomato. Sandwiches are the most practical form […]

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MyRecipes + MyFitnessPal = Calorie-Counting Bliss

The Editors of MyRecipes.com are beyond excited to announce that there’s now a new way to use our vast collection of recipes. Starting today, you can log any recipe on our site into your MyFitnessPal account, making it easy to reach your weight-loss goals and make healthy choices for your family. How does it work? It’s simple. Get started by […]

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Candy Corn: Yea or Nay?

Candy Corn Cake Wedges Certain foods seem to be a hit or a miss with most people. Take cilantro, for example. Some people can’t get enough of it, while others despise it. Candy corn is one of those strange, seasonal foods that you’re either pining for on Halloween or tossing every bag you get into the “giveaway” pile. So, what […]

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Cake of the Week: Graveyard Cake

Can you believe Halloween is almost here? The month of October is flying by, and it’s that time of the year again to break out all the decorations, think about costumes, and try not to eat all the Halloween candy before you actually need to use it! If you’re having a Halloween party, you’re definitely going to need a cake, […]

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Healthy Weekend Pizza

Growing up, my family always had pizza on Friday nights, and we still do that to this day. We used to order pizza for delivery, but a couple of years ago, we started making them ourselves. It’s so much easier to control the calories or how healthy your pizza is that way. It’s also really fun to experiment with any […]

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Where’s Waldorf?

Waldorf Chicken Salad I’m almost certain the first salad I ever ate was a Waldorf salad. The combination of apples, grapes, celery, and walnuts over a bed of lettuce doused in a mayo-based dressing could hardly be called a “healthy” salad, but it was a salad nonetheless. It was delicious, causing me to wonder, “Who was Waldorf? Where is he now?” After all, other salads have been […]

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How to Make Easy Cheesy Potato Soup

We’re finally beginning to see some cooler weather here in the South, and it’s kind of exciting. I’ve been holding out on some fall recipes because it just hasn’t felt like fall here. But now I need a jacket in the mornings and evenings, and I’ve dug my scarves and boots out of my closet. Thankfully, this means that it’s […]

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World Flavor Wednesday: Día de los Muertos

Sugar Skulls Halloween is one of America’s favorite holidays, but have you ever wondered how people in other parts of the world celebrate? Canada and Ireland uphold similar traditions to the United States, dressing in costumes and trick-or-treating for candy, but Latin America and Spain have some unique customs of their own. Día de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead”, […]

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