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The Best (And Worst) Store-Bought Pie Crusts

By Elise Bauer Do you love pie?
I do. I love to make pie. I love to eat pie. I especially love a good homemade pie crust. In fact, I’ve spent years encouraging people to make their own pie crust from scratch (and even have the world’s most fool-proof pie crust recipe with video right here on the site).
That said, I’ve learned over the years that most home cooks will use a store-bought frozen or refrigerated crust to make their pies. I get it. We are busy people. We want pie. We would rather make a pie in one hour than in two.
With that …read more

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Giveaway: Luxury Pork Pie, Cheese & Wine Hamper

By Karen Burns-Booth Giveaway: Luxury Pork Pie, Cheese & Wine Hamper: Win a Dickinson & Morris Luxury Hamper filled with Pork Pies, Regional Cheese, Fruit Cake, Sausages, Crackers, Relish & Wine! RRP: £99:00

Dickinson and Morris Luxury Hamper RRP: £99

Today I am in hamper heaven! I was recently sent a wonderful Dickinson and Morris Luxury Hamper to review, and I also have the very same hamper to offer all Lavender and Lovage readers for a special Giveaway prize! This what I call a “Proper Hamper” – filled with all of my favourite things such as wine, cheese, cake and pork pies!
Dickinson & …read more

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Devilishly Tasty Mini Toad-in-the-Holes

By Karen Burns-Booth Devilishly Tasty Mini Toad-in-the-Holes, these mini “Toads” are perfect for Halloween or Bonfire parties, and are served with spicy tomato & chilli relish

Seasonal Recipe using
Shaws 1889 Devilish Tomato & Chilli Relish

It’s that time of year again, the nights are drawing in and there’s a definite nip in the air early mornings and in the evenings too, it’s woolly jumper and wellies kind of weather, and with the donning of extra clothing comes the desire for comfort food. The end of October is well-known for Halloween……it has always been observed in the UK*, but in a different way, with Mischief …read more

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Mummy Ritz Crackers – Fun & Easy Halloween Food

By Grace Hall Want to make some fun Halloween food but short on time? I’ve got the perfect recipe for you today – these super easy Mummy Ritz Crackers have just 3 easy to find ingredients and take just a few minutes to make a big batch of them. They’re so easy to make I can’t really call…
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The post Mummy Ritz Crackers – Fun & Easy Halloween Food appeared first on Eats Amazing. …read more

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe with Pumpkin Spice Streusel

By Irvin This pumpkin chocolate chip cookies recipe has the additional bonus of a chocolate pumpkin spice streusel that adds crunchy texture and flavor! (Jump directly to the recipe.)

We are in the middle of October 2017 and I am still in disbelief. 2017 has been a whirlwind of surreal moments, which came right after 2016, a year of equally surreal experiences. And though I see photos of friends in other parts of the country walking down sidewalks lined with trees and their changing leaves, putting on their adorable sweaters and scarves, and drinking their pumpkin spice lattes, San Francisco is in its …read more

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Veggie Haggis & Apple Bedfordshire Clangers

By Jacqueline Meldrum Bedfordshire ClangersHave you heard of them ? No? I’d never heard of them before last week. I’ve been following the Great British Bake Off (did you see my roast vegetable, pasta and cream cheese pizza for Italian week and my dark chocolate magic pudding for pudding week?) and they tie in with this week’s theme.At the end of each week the next week’s challenge is previewed. This week the theme is forgotten bakes or shall we say old fashioned bakes. like these Bedfordshire clangers.What are Bedfordshire Clangers?Bedfordshire clangers are a pastry from the English county Bedfordshire and they date …read more

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Sweet Potato Pasta with Walnut-Sage Sauce

By Erin Alderson I think in a different life, I’d be an herb farmer. There’s something so dreamy about being surrounded by herbs and I’ve found that it’s about the only thing I can easily grow in our small patio garden. If I’m having a stressful day, I walk outside and pick a bit of marjoram to rub in my hands and smell. I swirl rosemary twigs in my water and add thyme to as much as I can.
Sage is one of the herbs that does well in our potted garden. It’s also an herb I’m always experimenting with in different recipes. This …read more

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Stuffed Hasselback Turkey Breast – A Little Thanksgiving

By foodwishes@yahoo.com (Chef John) Everyone loves a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings, but because of the time and work involved, we usually only get to enjoy it once a year on Thanksgiving. So, what if we create a second holiday, called “Little Thanksgiving,” and feature this smaller, and much easier, Hasselback turkey? By the way, when I say easier, that assumes we’ve figured out how to carve it significantly better than I demonstrated in the video. A thinner, more flexible knife would have been much better, as well as just slicing off one section at a time. I may try another …read more

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Cheesy sweetcorn pudding

By Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK, but if we did, I imagine this cheesy sweetcorn pudding is the kind of thing I’d serve. It was definitely inspired by some of the Thanksgiving-style dishes I’ve seen online (you Americans are so good / weird with the sweet-and-savoury thing). Plenty of sweetcorn, plenty of cheese, all encased in a soft, puddingy mixture – delish.

I’ve actually made a sweetcorn pudding / casserole in the past, years and years ago, and it’s one of the more popular recipes on my site (to quote from my favourite film, it’s bizarre what some people find …read more

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Angry.

By makemendgrow Today, I am angry.
If you’ve been following any social media platform over the past few days, you’ve seen the hashtag, #metoo. This tag is to give awareness to how often women have been sexually harassed or assaulted. Post after post, message after message from my friends read, “Me too”. Some meekly acknowledged it, still holding on to the shame; others finding their voice. So many women, and some men have posted.
I remembered this post, my “me too” sitting in a draft that I have been writing for multiple years. It’s embarrassing, it’s awful. It’s one of many situations, some worse, …read more

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A Recommended Bread Lover’s Guide to NYC & Beyond

By Liza de Guia “Bakers are fighting to keep really good bread alive.”
-Max Blachman-Gentile
If carbo-loading is your favorite past-time, then pay close attention. This week, I’ve rounded up bread recommendations for you to try around New York City and beyond. First, Max the Head Baker from our recent Torst documentary shares his top bread picks around the world, selecting loaves that have informed and inspired his own in-house bread program. Next, a local list for people in the New York City area. These are bread selections that I return to again and again, not all of them are …read more

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Turkey Meatloaf

By Sally Vargas Ah, meatloaf…the American classic supper!
Despite her desperate five o’clock scramble, my mom – an artist and mother of four — always managed to pull off a mean meatloaf.
I remember her frantically pulling apart a slice or two of bread to make crumbs, and then throwing them into a bowl with an egg, some ketchup, grated onion, and ground beef. And then there was the grated carrot, which qualified as a vegetable (along with the ketchup).
She shaped it into a mound, threw it in the pan, drizzled the top with more ketchup and tossed it into the oven. Phew! Let’s just …read more

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Meal Plan for October Week 3

By Summer Miller Welcome to our new series of weekly meal plans! This month, Summer Miller will be sharing with us what meal planning looks like in her house. Summer is a mom, a full-time food writer, and also helps test the fabulous recipes we bring you every week at Simply Recipes.
Life is busy. Leftovers are nice.
Eating leftovers wasn’t at the top of my “to do” list when I was a single 20-something. Now that I’m feeding a family of four, and doing so three times a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, I welcome the opportunity to double up …read more

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21 Vegetarian Sweet Potato Recipes

By Erin Alderson It’s always hard to choose favorite produce during each season because I love experimenting with all the different flavors and textures. However, during the fall, sweet potatoes become the staple for a solid amount of meals. Sweet potatoes are affordable and can be turned into almost any type of meal or snack you might be craving.
I use sweet potatoes as filling for tacos/enchiladas, as salad mix-ins, in place of baked potatoes, and even pureed and added to morning porridges. It’s really hard to go wrong with sweet potatoes. I have over 80 sweet potato recipes on the site (but I’ve …read more

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5 Cookbooks for People Who Always Need More Ideas for Dinner

By Carrie Havranek Dinner. It’s an inescapable occurrence, 365 days of the year.
Many of us have our go-to moves when all else fails — template meals that are easy and easily adaptable. Tacos. Egg scrambles. Pasta. Soup. And then there are the nights when it’s more about desperate calls for take-out. (It’s ok. You’re among friends. We understand.)
Yes, dinner. If we don’t plan it properly, it sneaks up on us at 4pm — or, yikes, later! — and we are faced with the perennial question: “What are we eating?”
Because we all get tired of the same-old same-old, I thought I’d share five favorite …read more

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Rice Crispy Wings – No Breakfast Cereal was Harmed in the Making of this Video

By foodwishes@yahoo.com (Chef John) As promised, here is the rice-flour coated chicken wings recipe I teased in the mumbo sauce video. It’s hard to believe that this is the first fried wings video we’ve ever done, but that was the case, which is why I’m so glad these turned out as well as they did. Besides being gluten-free, which is probably a big deal to a small, but enthusiastic part of my audience, this rice flour coating ended up being light, crispy, and extremely sauce friendly. The original buffalo style chicken wings are fried without any type of coating, and while I do …read more

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