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Halloween with natural food coloring

Halloween With Natural Food Coloring

Picture this: A Halloween feast with natural food coloring. That’s right – as in, treats with colors found in nature, not in shocking food coloring. Even though we’re used to all sorts of wild colors in our Halloween treats, an all-natural Halloween is not as far-fetched as you’d think. Of course you can always stick […]

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butternut squash donuts

Butternut Squash Donuts – Fast and Easy

Butternut squash donuts? Oh, yes we did! We are celebrating fall with a decadent treat that has no food coloring – and no one is complaining. Today’s treat, butternut squash donuts (well, technically butternut squash zeppole), are light and fluffy with a nice autumnal flavor. When you take a bite, they’re a cheery pale orange […]

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sandos

Strawberry Sandos (Japanese Milk Bread Sandwiches)

Sandos? Yes, sandos – it’s Japanese slang for sandwich, and it’s going to be your new favorite mini-snack. You might be more familiar with a sando with katsu sandos (breaded pork cutlets), known for their neat and even cuts displaying a perfect cross-section. But fruit sandos are extremely popular in their own right. You can […]

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shrek watermelon

Summer Watermelon Carving

Watermelon carving is a time-honored summer tradition at our house, made even more fun when the kids get involved. It’s almost at the point where we can’t bear to see a plain round watermelon; we have an irresistible urge to carve it into something. We’ve got more ideas than we can count so we’re just […]

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Grilled Korean corn cheese

Next-Level Grilled Korean Corn Cheese

Every now and then you run into a recipe that hits all the right spots: It’s intriguing, seemingly easy to make, and looks delicious. That’s what drew us to this Grilled Korean Corn Cheese recipe from Ben Mims at the L.A. Times. The upshot of this recipe is that it’s a riff on the corn […]

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rosewater ice cream

Rosewater Ice Cream from the 1600s

What was it like to cook – and eat – in the 1600s? Thanks to a new generation of culinary historians, we are discovering more about centuries-old cooking techniques and trends. We got deep into the topic at a recent “Antique Ice Cream Social” presented by Dr. Marissa Nicosia at the William Andrews Clark Memorial […]

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