Halloween hot chocolate (think: liquid candy) is a great way to use up Halloween treats.
Top a basic shortbread dough with cinnamon-sugar nuts. Almonds, walnuts, and pecans all work. Then sprinkle powdered sugar over the top of each piece for an extra-special touch.
Use real apple cider, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to flavor this pound cake. Serve it as-is, or top it with a glaze of your choice for a homey dessert or gift.
Roast calabaza, or another pumpkin or squash, for this simple autumn soup. Use sour cream cut with milk to make the spooky spider-web effect, and add a raisin for the spider.
Order this dish at a Chinese take-out place and it may be a greasy, battered mess. But with a nice butt or shoulder cut of pork, simple ingredients, and a light sauce, sweet-and-sour pork gets a homemade makeover.
Trying to cut down on sweets or maintain a healthier lifestyle? It may not be traditional fudge, but give this almond butter banana fudge a try and your sweet tooth won't know the difference.
Open a few cans and toss a few ingredients. Voila, you have a sandwich alternative for lunch.
What's a 'crownie?' A cookie combined with a brownie of course! With a Rolo candy in the middle this treat is a chewy, fudgy, cakey delight.
A book club with bite and delicious debate. November's pick: 'White Truffles in Winter' by N.M. Kelby.
Oreos combined with a block of cream cheese and then rolled in chocolate? Surprisingly good!
These delicious, flavorful, light beets work great as a side dish. Serve them with cucumber yogurt sauce, grilled lamb sausage, and couscous for an easy and delicious dinner idea.
Warm up on a chilly evening with this cheesy, meaty, pumpkin-y manicotti. The prep work can all be done ahead of time so the dish is ready to pop in the oven after school or work, or even after trick-or-treating.
Food Day, celebrated Oct. 24, is a nationwide focus on healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.
Ginger, garlic, and chili paste flavor pork stir-fried with chestnuts and kale and served over gently fried soba noodles.
Foreign policy and tax cuts aside, would you rather grab a hamburger with Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? New survey results tell all.
Pippa Middleton book: The younger sister to the Duchess of Windsor, Pippa Middleton has stirred up her own recipe book of simple recipes and party ideas. The result? A book that reflects who she is – a young, single, urban woman with a background in party planning.
Clean out the veggie drawer with this easy dish. Cheesy eggs served with wilted kale and roasted squash make an easy week-day dinner, or an inventive brunch idea for the weekend.
Chop and sauté glossy purple eggplant, then toss it with a bright, spicy tomato-red pepper sauce. The dish is versatile; serve it over rice or stir the sauce into potato salad for a meat-free dinner.
Food blogger Luisa Weiss, also known as The Wednesday Chef, has published her first book, 'My Berlin Kitchen.' Here she answers a few questions from fellow blogger, Caroline Lubbers.
Plump raisins in a pumpkin muffin with just a hint of toasted nuts.