Easy, Elegant Brown Butter Pasta

[Editor's Note: Sometimes, pasta is best with a quick and simple sauce. This version features a nutty crunch from hazelnuts, a scattering of vegetables for color and nutrition, and the rich taste of browned butter, which is comforting, even though it doesn't take long from pan to table. In the time it takes to boil the pasta, you can have the sauce ready to toss with the noodles. Add a salad, and dinner is served. --Genie] Brown Butter Pasta ...more
this... and maybe toss some arugula on top. mmm thanks for this recipe!more

Bite-Sized Candy Corn Cookies

[Editor's Note: I'll admit it: Candy corn is a strange little kind of candy. (Same goes for those little pumpkins made the same way.) I happen to love them, but that's not true for everyone. Happily, this recipe provides all the adorableness of candy corn with a delicious cookie flavor, which means it's perfect for those who want all the festiveness, but not the actual confection! --Genie] ...more

Shrimp Fideos with Bell Pepper and Edamame

[Editor's Note: One of the hallmarks of making this Spanish pasta dish is toasting the noodles before adding other ingredients. It creates a different flavor and toothsomeness in the finished dish, one that stands up well to bright, bold, Meditteranean flavors. The toasted noodles can serve as a great backdrop for a variety of ingredients, but I really like the combination in this recipe. --Genie] ...more

Bake Up Some Ninja Cookies

[Editor's Note: Who says the kids are the only ones who get to wear costumes at Halloween? With this recipe, your cookies can dress up as ninjas for the holidays. Stay sharp...or you might find they come and go with nary a whisper. --Genie]...more
Love these! Will have to whip some up this week for the family.more

Spooky Specimen Jars

[Editor's Note: Every Halloween should include one really, really spooky food item, and these edible specimen jars more than fill the bill. They're creepy enough to please the kids in your life, and cute and inventive enough to wow all your fellow parents. Try them out for a particularly happy Halloween! --Genie] ...more

Seasonal Treat: Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

[Editor's Note: These seasonal individual pies would be perfect for an upscale or more adult Halloween event, but would be equally lovely at a Thanksgiving celebration. They're elegant, tasty, and can be packed with ripe, local fruit. What's not to love? --Genie] ...more
These remind me of my Mother & Sister In Lawmore

Halloween Treat: Poisoned Caramel Apple Bites

[Editor's Note: Who says all the Halloween treats have to be appropriate for kids? These boozy little numbers are perfect for all the costumed adults in your life...don't be scared...give them a try! --Genie] ...more
@Genie Gratto LOL! Sometimes even just a little naughty goes a long way.   :)more

Portable Fruit and Granola Wraps

[Editor's Note: Looking for a substantial, satisfying, yet quick and easy breakfast? Well, look no further than this portable recipe that can be made with homemade or storebought granola. Make it your own, because this recipe works with any range of nut butters, granolas, and fruits! --Genie] ...more

Shakshuka: Eggs Nested in Spicy Tomato Sauce

[Editor's Note: I'm always on the lookout for interesting breakfast ideas, and I'm a sucker for a spicy dish. This egg dish features plenty of heat from harissa, a Tunisian hot pepper sauce that adds a punch of taste along with its burn. It's a fiery way to wake up! --Genie] ...more
Looks delicious.  I make something similar called Eggs in Purgatory (mine don't have caraway, or ...more

Spinach and Artichoke-Stuffed Potato Skins

[Editor's Note: This dish takes the traditional spinach-artichoke dip, which is already one of my favorite party dishes, and combines them with potato skins for a hearty vegetarian appetizer or, even, main course. It's surprisingly easy and, as long as you factor in enough time to bake the potatoes, quick to pull together. --Genie] ...more
This is going on my list to try. Whenever I make spinach and artichoke dip I always have tons of ...more