3 recipes for busy families from Taste of Home

3 recipes for busy families from Taste of Home

Those of us who grew up in homes where folded-and-stapled “cookbooks” with cardstock covers spilled from an overstuffed cabinet will understand the compliment here. The new fourth edition “Taste of Home Cookbook: Busy Family Edition” imposes impressive order on what feels like the best recipes culled from church and grange cookbooks and potluck index cards, the comfort foods and the risky newcomers, the ooh-and-ahh party...

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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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