Monthly Archives: October 2015

Roast Two Pumpkins & Make These 5 Recipes to Eat All Week Long — Meal Plans from The Kitchn

By Nealey Dozier

‘Tis the season for pumpkin! From jack-o’-lanterns on neighbors’ doorsteps to sugar pumpkins at your local grocery store, it’s easy to embrace this ubiquitous orange squash.

This week we celebrate the pumpkin with five recipes designed to make the most of them. You start by roasting a couple of pumpkins. Stuff and eat one for Sunday supper, then use the creamy innards of the other all week long for stew, cookies, and one-pot pumpkin pasta.

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8 Ways to Use Roasted Squash Any Time of Day — Tips from The Kitchn

By Kelli Dunn Foster

Winter squashes, like butternut, kabocha, acorn, and delicata, fall into the category of foods that are super versatile and always handy to have around. Sure, they’ll keep for a while sitting in a dark corner on your countertop, but there’s a much better way to put them to use — even when you don’t have any specific recipes in mind.

Roast a batch (or two) of your favorite kind of squash over the weekend, and you’ll be amazed at all the ways you can use it in meals, from breakfast through dinner, all week long.

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Baking School Graduation: Here’s Your Final Project! — The Kitchn’s Baking School

By Tessa Huff

The Kitchn Baking School: Final Project

The Kitchn’s Baking School Graduation: Your final project!
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Congratulations! You have completed The Kitchn’s Baking School! What an exhilarating, sugar-filled month it has been. Surely your fridge and freezer are packed with sweet goodies, or you’ve made some awesome new friends and are now the best neighbor ever after having shared all your amazing creations over the weeks. Most of all — you should be so proud of yourselves (insert happy dance around your kitchen)! We did it!

Before you officially graduate, here is your final project: We’re putting together many of the things you learned along the way in the creation of one spectacular layer cake. Are you ready for your final trophy?

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What to Read This Weekend — Food News: October 26 – November 1

By Kristin Appenbrink

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That Wild Salmon You Order Might Not Actually Be Wild — Food News

By Kelli Dunn Foster

You might want to think twice about ordering the salmon special next time you’re out to dinner. Following their report released earlier this year about the mislabeling of Maryland crab cakes, the nonprofit conservation group Oceana released new findings about the mislabeling of another popular seafood item: wild salmon.

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7 of the Easiest Ways to Make Your Cake a Work of Art — Pinterest Roundup

By Kelli Dunn Foster

If you joined The Kitchn’s Baking School, then you’re deep into our last few lessons on layer cakes and decorating basics. If you’ve got your cake and some basic buttercream, what’s next? What takes a cake from good to great? Decoration!

Creating an Instagram-ready cake doesn’t mean you have to be a pro with the pastry bag. Here are seven ways to make your cake look over-the-top dramatic — but don’t require decorating genius to achieve.

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5 Fascinating Food & Death Traditions from Around the World — Halloween

By Anjali Prasertong

Day of the Dead sugar skull

The cooking and sharing of food is not only used to celebrate life; since early human history, it has also played an important part in marking the death of a loved one, and these rituals continue in many different forms today. From Mormon funeral potatoes to bread shaped liked bones, here are five food-related death traditions from around the world.

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Baking School Day 20: Cake Decorating — The Kitchn’s Baking School

By Tessa Huff

The Kitchn Baking School Day 20: Cake Decorating

The Kitchn’s Baking School Day 20: All about cake decorating.
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Dream of sky-high bakery-style cakes, cupcakes, and other decorative treats? You know, cakes with super-smooth buttercream, cupcakes with intricate frosting, and cookies with delicately piped details and sugar garnishes? Or even those treats with a rustic, “homemade” finish and handfuls of colorful sprinkles? Learning to decorate cakes does not have to be as daunting as it may seem.

Hopefully by the end of today’s lesson, gorgeous layer cakes and swirly cupcakes will be flying out of your kitchens left and right. What better way to celebrate the last days of Baking School?

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