The Game Plan: Big Score, Little Food

Happy Halloween my football-loving friends! What’s really scary is that we are already in week 10 of college football. With only a handful of regular season games left, it’s time to turn up the dial on game-day festivities and relish in what us southern folks believe is truly the best time of the year. This Saturday, ESPN College GameDay is […]

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How to Make Mummy Dogs

It’s the day before Halloween, so I’m sure you’ve worked out all of your Halloween plans and festivities. I’m sure you’re also preparing for tons of candy and hyper kids! So take some of the focus off the sugar, and enjoy a fun dinner with your family before all that trick-or-treating. These Mummy Dogs are the perfect things to get […]

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How to Make Classic Pumpkin Pie

Yesterday we talked about homemade pumpkin puree–straight from the pumpkin itself–as opposed to the canned version that’s available year round. We also talked about all the various, delicious things you can make with pumpkin puree, but today we’re going to talk about the classic: pumpkin pie. This Classic Pumpkin Pie is so easy to make, it’s no surprise that it’s a […]

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World Flavor Wednesday: Recipes from the Deep South

Ben Mims’ Perfect Cornbread Growing up in the American South has had its ups and downs. It’s brutally hot, for one thing. NASCAR is a thing that people like, and I’ll never understand it. College football is not just a hobby, but a way of life for some. There’s never a shortage of biscuits, corn, or beer. It’s easy to […]

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Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Now that pumpkin season is in full swing, everyone is stocking up on cans of pumpkin puree from the grocery store. These cans are actually available year round, so you can curb your pumpkin craving if you happen to get one in the spring or summer. Pumpkin puree can be used in all kinds of recipes. There’s pumpkin pie, obviously, […]

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How to Cook Spicy Tortilla Soup with Shrimp and Avocado

Let’s pretend like it’s the middle of the week, and you just got home from a stressful day of work and have a lot to get done this evening. It’s chilly outside and all you want to do is sit down at the dinner table with your family and a nice, hot bowl of soup. You don’t want the canned stuff, […]

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Cake of the Week: Pumpkin Cheesecake

Happy Halloween week! Do you have your costume ready? Your route through the neighborhood planned out? Candy purchased and hidden away so you or your family won’t eat it all before Friday? If you’re throwing a Halloween party and are looking for a dessert to wow our guests, or you’re just a really big fan of pumpkin and cheesecake, you […]

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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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