Fall is the perfect time of year to enjoy a nice, warm bowl of soup, given the wide availability of seasonal vegetables and the end-of-summer heat. Unfortunately, making a really good soup often requires a lot of time and effort, while pre-made soups tend to lack flavor, and defeat the point of using freshly harvested ingredients. But have no fear, here are some easy fall soup recipes that should leave you more than satisfied in 45 minutes or less!
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In some circles, Concords are touted as the ultimate grape. These three cocktails showcase Concords with a fresh puree and an easy Concord grape syrup. They're worth whipping up for the color alone, but the flavors would impress even if your guests were blindfolded.
A little sliver of this tart, with its delightful combination of tart apples and cranberries with sweet and mellow frangipane, will satisfy your sweet tooth without overdoing it.
Around the world we're celebrating root vegetables, grains, thick-fleshed fruits, and hearty greens (to say nothing of robust meats and cheeses). Here are some of the best spices to make the most of them.
I've noticed quite a few Talk threads recently asking for ideas for autumnal entertaining. It got me itching to make a fall menu, but one that wasn't based on my go-to pumpkin ravioli or butternut squash lasagna. I sat for a minute and thought about what flavor profiles make me think of fall. Earthy, nutty, warm, and sweet.
Feel that change in the weather? This is the time when all candymakers rejoice, because our days of toiling away in the confection-ruining heat and humidity are over for the year. To celebrate the official start of fall this week, here are five season-appropriate ways to enjoy chocolate.
By substituting rye for some of the barley in the mash, brewmasters give these beers a hint of spicy warmth and a touch of rye-bread flavor.
As crunchy, autumn pears make a star appearance at the markets, what better way to celebrate their arrival than with a sophisticated French-style quiche?
When summer temperatures cool off and fall begins to settle, pumpkin desserts shoot to the top of my agenda. Whether it appears in cookies, cheesecakes, pudding, gelato, or pie, pumpkin is one of the finest of the fall flavors. Below,...
Now that the nights are cooler and the leaves are starting to change, I'm looking at aged spirits with renewed enthusiasm, and one style of spirit in particular: Calvados.
[Photograph: Robyn Lee] Sure, it's sad to pack up the grill tongs and charcoal but it's pretty exciting to know that fat pumpkins are just around the corner. Autumn is a season of hearty stews, butternut squash, cider jugs, roasted meats, apple pie, and pumpkin everything. What foods are you most excited for? Here's a smattering to get you started. Perfectly Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette Arugula, Pear and Goat Cheese Salad Chestnut, Pumpkin, and Farro Soup Habanero Turkey Chili Butternut Squash Soup with Sweet Italian Sausage Curried Squash and Apple Soup Pumpkin Orzo with Sage Spaghetti Squash with Ricotta, Sage, and Pine Nuts Acorn Squash with Asiago and Sage Honey-Glazed Turnips Wedges...
Not only are autumn leaves falling all over the sidewalks and our lawns this time of year, they're also popping up on pies, cookies, and chocolates. Autumn leaf cookie cutters are a savior when you don't have the patience to trace a leaf shape for 20 cookies or 50 tiny leaves on an apple pie. Take a peek at these savory and sweet Autumn leaf pies by Megan Reardon from Not Martha, perfectly shaped with a cookie cutter to reflect the outdoors and filled with market ingredients. Though Megan based her creations on recipes, I'm convinced the sky's the limit for this variation on a hand pie. For a sweet pie, I'd stuff mine with sautéed pears, honey, and...
Photograph from AndWat on Flickr I hope this little girl always remembers how beautiful cranberries swirling in a bog can be. Last weekend, she and others celebrated the National Cranberry Festival at Edaville USA, home to a 1300-acre cranberry plantation in Carver, Massachusetts. Activities included: train rides through bogs and staring wistfully at berries....
The Supreme is a cocktail that shows off the spirit's abilities: crisp with citrus and with the ethereal nuttiness of orgeat, a French almond syrup usually laced with orange flower water. The Supreme promotes the rich and fruity flavor of apple brandy to a well-deserved starring role.
I skipped this week's Green City Market in Chicago in favor of the much closer, and much smaller, farmers' market in nearby Wicker Park. I was a little worried about the findings, and whether it would be as inexpensive...