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Your New Go-to Recipe: Sweet Potatoes Au Gratin

Post by The Stir Bloggers. While regular russet potatoes are great, sweet potatoes add a new texture and flavor that can make any standard potato dish pop. Just think about sweet potato fries. My kids can't get enough of them! And it's no different with this recipe for sweet potato au gratin. Show More Summary

Wilton Bone Cookie Pan, reviewed

There are a lot of elaborate Halloween cookie pans on the market these days. There are pans with elaborate monster, witch and pumpkin designs that promise you can simply press your dough in and let the pan do the work in the oven. These pans look and sound great, but the finished cookies sometimes have...

10 Crazy Cakes That Don't Look Like 'Cake' at All (PHOTOS)

Post by Adriana Velez. There are cakes. And then there are incredibly realistic-looking custom sculpted cakes that actually look like the thing they are supposed to be. Shoes? Check. Hot wings? Check. A backpack? She's got you covered. Show More Summary

Snack O Lanterns

Carving pumpkins is one of the most fun activities you can do around Halloween and I carve a lot of pumpkins every year. Some years, I get creative and carve non-traditional pumpkin designs, like my pie pumpkins, but I always have a soft spot for classic jack o’ lantern faces because they are so expressive!...

Microwaving Leftover Pasta Does Something Magical Every Mom Needs

Post by Adriana Velez. I have good news for pasta lovers who are trying to be thin. Supposedly, when you reheat your leftover pasta, it magically transforms into more diet-friendly carbs. I am not making this up. And no, I haven't found out if this works for cupcakes, too. Show More Summary

One Bowl Pumpkin Bread

The smell of pumpkin bread baking in the oven is one of the best fall smells out there. Pumpkin pie is close, but pumpkin breads tend to be even more aromatic, and their long baking time means that there will be plenty of time for the smell of pumpkin, cinnamon and other spices to fill...

Bites from other Blogs

Halloween is just around the corner, so there is no shortage of seasonal sweets on the blogs this week. As a big Halloween fan, I saw lots of great ideas and found myself bookmarking post after post! Hopefully some of these ideas will get you inspired, too! My Friend’s Bakery featured some Black Licorice Whoopie...

Could Google Glass Be the Best Way to Train Fast-Food Employees?

According to a pilot program at KFC: Maybe. Yum Brands' fried-chicken emporium KFC was one of a handful of businesses to take part in a Google Glass "pilot program" to determine how the oft-maligned device might help with employee training. Show More Summary

L.A. Restaurant Serves Hello Kitty Burger With Pink Cheese

Pink cheese is the new black cheese. As Halloween nears and the international burger game becomes overrun with goths, grey ghosts, bloody messes, and monsters, LA restaurant Plan Check decided to go a more wholesome (though equally unsettling)...Show More Summary

Vidal Fleury Crozes Hermitage 2012

Regulars here will probably know that the northern Rhône is one of my favourite regions, and that I am crazy about cool-climate Syrah. It would be fair to say that negociant Vidal Fleury is not one of the northern Rhône’s elite producers, but they seem to be getting better, and this is a very smart [...]

Even on a good day

My mother has been in town since early this month. We don’t often get this kind of extended time in the same place, and I’d forgotten what a good cooking collaborator she is. She makes sure our wine glasses are never empty. She cleans up as she goes. Show More Summary

WD-50’s Closing Days

Special menus in the final two weeks will commemorate the greatest hits at Wylie Dufresne’s restaurant.

Family of Toddler Burned by Denny's Coffee Wins $500,000 Settlement

The little girl suffered first- and second-degree burns. The family of a young girl who was burned by coffee at a Denny's in upstate New York has won a $500,000 settlement. According to the Buffalo News, the family had sued the owners...Show More Summary

FBI searches Chinatown restaurants, at least 2 owned by famed chef Tony Hu

FBI agents executed search warrants at several restaurants in the Chinatown neighborhood Friday as part of an ongoing investigation, including at least two owned by prominent chef Tony Hu, officials said.

It's World Tripe Day! Where would Jonathan Gold celebrate?

The first question you may have about World Tripe Day is whether the occasion in fact exists. It has not, as far as I know, been sanctioned by Congress or any other official sanctioning body, and unlike Melon Day in Turkmenistan (Aug. 9), or National Pigs in a Blanket day in the United States...

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

This week, we made loads of Halloween-themed food, gazed jealously at Vicky's travel pics from Rome, and welcomed a new pooch to the office. See it all in the slideshow!

Fogo de Chão Wins Case to Bring Chefs Over From Brazil

Court rules slicing steak is a special skill. Being able to slice steak really well might just get someone a visa to the United States. According to Businessweek, the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals found 2-1 that Brazilian...Show More Summary

Why Outbreaks Breed Hysteria

What a 2009 psychology study on the swine flu pandemic can teach us about today's Ebola-induced panic

Win at Halloween With These Vampire Mouth Sandwich Cookies

These fun and easy vampire mouth cookie sandwiches take their inspiration from s'mores, with a chocolate-graham-cracker mouth, red-dyed frosting gums, mini-marshmallow teeth, and almond-sliver fangs.

Fried Chicken Skin With Hot Sauce and Honey From 'Heritage'

Most would agree, the best part of fried chicken is the skin. Evil-genius chef Sean Brock decided to skip the middle man—er, chicken—and go right for the good stuff. He serves these deep-fried strips of chicken skin as a bar snack at Husk, and was benevolent enough to share the recipe for them in his new cookbook, Heritage.

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