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Sandwich Board: Peanut-Butter-Chocolate-Pretzel-Pear

Recipes

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Dessert: Sweet Potato Pie With Marshmallow Meringue

<i>Sarah Patterson Scott, photo by Lisa Hubbard</i><p><b>SWEET POTATO PIE WITH MARSHMALLOW MERINGUE</b><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>CRUST:<p>1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (made from about 7 1/2 ounces graham crackers, finely ground in processor)<p>3 tablespoons sugar<p>6 to 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted<p>FILLING:<p>3 pounds medium …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Baking

The 9 Greatest Pumpkin Recipes

You spot a flash of orange out of the corner of your eye. There it is again! Either you really wanta Fanta, you're being followed by a rogue basketball team or...it's fall! You're finally allowed to buy the tiny, adorable day-glo-orange pumpkins from the grocery store and arrange them on your …

27 Awesome Easy Lunches To Bring To Work

Deep down, you know the truth: Any lunch you make yourself will taste 17 times better than the slimy chopped salad you'd end up buying. Also, save your money for booze.

26 Truly Thrilling Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to accessorize for soup season.

27 Quick And Cozy Fall Dinners

The Season of Roasted Food and Bottles of Red Wine has arrived. Rejoice and be glad.

Oreo Peanut Butter Is A Black Abyss We'd Like To Fall Into (PHOTO)

We love peanut butter around here. Whether natural, regular, creamy or chunky, we're pretty happy to indulge in it any time. We're also pretty big fans of cookie butter (aka Biscoff spread, aka Speculoos). We thought we'd encountered all the cookie butter possibilities that existed on earth. And …

25 Pumpkin Desserts To Eat This Fall

Too soon? Never.

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18 Food Mashups That'll Blow Your Mind

Go home, cronuts.

Easy Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

<i>Karly cracks us up on her blog Buns in My Oven, and quite regularly stuns with all kinds of recipes. You'll find her passion for baking, especially Bar Desserts, on Food Fanatic.</i><p>Turns out that there are three types of people in the world.<p>The first type are the true foodie people. They would not …

The Snackadium: Football Snacks At Their Best

There are a lot of great snacks when it comes to watching football. Some of the best, really. Between the guacamole, nachos, and chicken wings, watching football is any gourmand's dream come true. (Confession: This editor watches football for the food alone.) Some might say it even rivals …

Make This Now: Blueberry Cookies

The muffin top episode of <i>Seinfeld</i> has become pretty iconic, but it's worth revisiting Elaine's words of wisdom when describing why muffin tops are the superior part of the muffin: "It's crunchy. It's explosive. It's where the muffin breaks free of the pan and does its own thing."<p>Well, I take your …

Homemade Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches Recipe

<b>Note:</b> Just like the real thing, this fried chicken is quite salty. If you would like a less salty sandwich, reduce brining time to 1 hour and decrease salt in breading. I use Diamond Crystal kosher salt. If you are using Morton kosher salt, reduce by 25%. If using regular table salt, reduce by</b> …

4 Fruitsicles So Good You Might Forget Summer Is Almost Over

Fresh fruit and vegetables are always best, no doubt about that. But in the hot summer months it's refreshing to snack on a cold, frozen treat. Ever since I picked up this awesome popsicle mold, I've been having way too much fun experimenting with sweet and even savory ice pop recipes.<p>Since I never …

Recipe Of The Day: Nutella S'mores

S'mores are not complicated. A combination of marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker, they're probably one of the easiest desserts to make. While often these are eaten around the campfire, even that's not necessary to enjoy this summer-time treat. We love the classic combination, but we also …

25 Quick Vegetarian Recipes We Love

Gallery25 Quick Vegetarian Recipes We Love<p>We're in the height of summer's produce bounty, and you're faced with the ultimate quandary. You want to cook and eat everything, but the weather's so nice out that you also just want to relax on the deck with a cold beer and nothing on your mind. What's a …

Comfort Me With: Spinach Pesto Chicken

When I was a kid, I had a neighbor who I loved to visit in the early evenings. This sweet, little old Italian lady was a pesto master, and I'd go watch her pound basil and pine nuts in her mortar and pestle. Despite her slight frame, she pounded that pesto with everything she had, and within …

Recipe Of The Day: Banana Muffins

Banana lovers, today is your day (officially). And there's no better way to celebrate Banana Lover's Day than with a whole lot of banana. Sure, you could -- and probably should -- eat a bunch of bananas. But, even better would be to cook with your favorite fruit. Starting with a banana muffin …

S'mores Pop-Tarts S'mores

It was recently suggested to me that I try making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich using peanut butter and jelly Pop-Tarts in lieu of bread. It sounded like an awesome idea, so I headed to the grocery store to buy the ingredients that I needed to make it happen. I ran into a slight problem, …

Recipe Of The Day: Stuffed Tomatoes

If there's one thing you can count on in the summer, it's great tomatoes. And lots of them. Tomatoes, as much as we love them, come at an almost unmanageable speed. But that doesn't mean we want to stop eating them, we just need more ways to prepare them. While we have a number of great recipes for …

23 Best Boozy Lemonades

Lemonade is just one step away from world domination. That last step is alcohol.

16 Ways To Make A Better PB&J

Is it hard to improve on the classic sandwich? Yes. But not impossible.

Chicken Dinners: Spaghetti with Parmesan Chicken Meatballs

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Spaghetti and meatballs is a recipe that one just doesn't associate with chicken. Red meats dominate this simple Italian dish, with their hearty flavor and moist, fatty texture. I'd never thought swapping in chicken meat could provide an agreeable …