From Scratch: Give Swedes a chance (mashed rutabaga recipe)

From Scratch: Give Swedes a chance (mashed rutabaga recipe)

From Scratch is a regular guest column by Julie Falsetti My Thanksgiving dinner is fairly traditional: turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and broccoli or cauliflower. I like it to be a dinner that celebrates the vegetables of fall, so I skip the green bean casserole. One dish my family loves is a creamy, golden puree that at first might be mistaken for mashed potatoes. One bite, though, will tell you this is tastier than any...

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From Scratch: Rich, spicy gingerbread tastes like autumn

From Scratch: Rich, spicy gingerbread tastes like autumn

From Scratch is a regular guest column by Julie Falsetti I like to eat with the seasons. When the weather turns cool, it’s time for foods that remind me of autumn. Lately I’ve been craving gingerbread. It’s been a while since I’ve made one, because the full-bodied flavor just doesn’t seem right for summertime eating. If you’re a gingerbread fan like me, this is one cake you won’t want to make from a box...

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Stretch your skills with deep-fried mini apple pies

Stretch your skills with deep-fried mini apple pies

I recently came home from Brown’s Orchards pick-your-own loaded with ripe apples. The McIntoshes went into homemade applesauce, but the Honeycrisps I saved for eating and trying out a few recipes. One of those recipes is for Deep-Fried Apple Pies posted on Food 52. The original called for 10 ounces of puff pastry, and if you’re in a hurry or don’t enjoy making homemade dough, that’s a good choice. I immediately turned to...

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Seasonal treats for peanut butter addicts

Seasonal treats for peanut butter addicts

Unless you have a peanut allergy, you probably grew up eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. A lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. My house is a Jif house, so I jumped at the chance to try Jif’s new line of seasonal flavors. The company sent over samples of the summery Jif Whipped Peanut Butter & S’mores and the autumnal Jif Whipped Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Pie Spice, both of which are available at grocery stores...

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