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Colorful Candy Corn Sugar Cookie Stacks

Candy corn sugar cookie stacks are a sweet and simple Halloween treat.  Sugar cookie dough that has been colored yellow and orange and layered on top of one another.  Once baked, the cookie bars are topped with white frosting to complete the candy corn trio.

Classic Stew Recipes from Around the World

Along with the change of colors that fall brings, I love the warm and comforting dishes that are befitting of this time of year. Feijoada, a Portuguese bean and meat stew, is easy to make and so satisfying when served over fluffy white rice.

5 Create Your Own Popular Spice Blends

Homemade spice blends are fresher, have more flavor and less salt than anything store bought.  To make the best spice blends, start with whole spices.  You can grind the spices using a mortar and pestle or a coffee grinder (designate one for coffee and another for spices).

6 Perfectly Delicous Popcorn Treats

Popcorn is so much more than a microwave-able snack. It can be coated and mixed with dozens of flavorings, everything from savory to sweet. Not to mention the mix ins.

Tantalizing Toasted Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Hazelnuts

Toasted sweet potato gnocchi with vegetables and hazelnuts is a tantalizing fall meal.  Gnocchi is an Italian potato dumpling that's light as air and, in this case, coated in a glistening layer of butter.

Spooky Halloween Treats That Will Make You Scream

A little bit spooky and a little bit sweet, these treats are all perfect for celebrating the holiday and still make satisfying snacks. We love how creative these cooks have gotten with some pretty simple ingredients. Three cheers for the candy season! 

Big and Green Frankenstein Monster Cake

Halloween desserts are supposed to be festive and fun.  If you don't have the patience to labor over a detailed dessert, this Frankenstein monster cake is for you.  You can pick up the boxed cake mix and most of the decorating materials at your local grocery store.

Sunday Suppers: Quick Baked Gnocchi with Chicken

Ideally, Sunday's are the perfect time to spend all day in the kitchen crafting the perfect supper.  However, more often than not, you are spending your Sunday getting ready for the week ahead by doing laundry, going grocery shopping, and making school lunch for the next day.

Super Easy Halloween Brownies

Spooky brownies are a simple and straightforward Halloween dessert.  Brownies made from a box are topped with marshmallows decorated to look like iconic Halloween characters like Frankenstein's monster, a ghost, and a spider.

Chorizo and Egg Hasselback Potatoes and Other Hasselback Potato Recipes

Hasselback potatoes are making a comeback.  This unique cooking technique allow the potato slices to be crispy and golden brown on the outside and soft and tender on the inside.

Kitchen Secrets Video: How to Hone Your Knife

Honing a knife keeps your blades in tip-top shape. In between sharpening you will want to know how properly hone your knife. In this episode of Foodista's Kitchen Secrets follow Tom Black, of Gourmondo Catering, as he shows you how to hone a knife with a steel. 

Rockin' Rainbow Pizza and other Rainbow Inspired Recipes

Rainbows and pizzas just don't seem to belong in the same sentence, until you check out the first of our series with foods that are all rainbow colors! What's neat about some of these is that htey are created using on ly natural colored foods, making them both healthy and truly rainbow!

4 Cozy Autumn Cocktails

Crisp fall evenings call for some serious cozy time with loved ones. We wanted to share some of the most interesting and delicious autumn cocktails that have peaked our interest so far this season. All of them are cocktails worth checking out.

Perfect Hasselback Potatoes Every Time

Hasselback potatoes are the ultimate side dish.  They are tender, crispy and absolutely delicious.  No matter the potato, the technique remains the same.

Retro Recipes: Classic Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes

After a hard day, all you need is a comforting meal, like meatloaf with mashed potatoes, to set you straight again.  This simple and straightforward recipe is a classic and echoes the days of diners.

Bat Velvet Cookies and More Festive Halloween Cookies

Halloween is the perfect excuse to get creative in the kitchen.  These cookie recipes are easy, fun and festive for kids and adults alike.  Some recipes like the witches hats, don't require any baking, while spider cookies or twisted sugar cookies are simple and straightforward.

Food Recall: Buddy's Kitchen Meat and Poultry Products

Buddy's Kitchen, of Burnsville, Minn., has recalled over 62,000 pounds of meat and poultry due to the possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. From the FDA Recall site:

Quick and Easy GF Pancake in a Mug

Making recipes in the microwave is genius. Pure genius. Gluten Free Pancake in a mug is quick and easy to whip up, with all the tender, fluffy love that you get from ordinary pancakes.

Create Your Own Spooky Halloween Bento

A traditional Japanese bento box is a packed meal usually containing rice, some form of meat or fish, and vegetables.  Decorated bentos, like this spooky Halloween one, are targeted towards kids.

Irresistible Hot Honey Chicken Tenders

Chicken tenders are a classic comfort food that are made even better when drizzled with a homemade hot honey garlic sauce.  Every piece of this recipe is seasoned from the chicken, to the flour and even the egg mixture.

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