Category Archives: Tempting Treats

Poll: Favorite Trick or Treat Candy

You can answer this one of two ways – what candy you choose to distribute to deserving trick-or-treaters…or what candy you selfishly hoard and eat all by yourself. Because we both know the ANSWER IS THE SAME. Thanks for taking … Continue reading

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A Better-for-You Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back! That’s the good news. More good news: coffee is really good for you (even decaf) in moderation. It has antioxidants and increases your cognitive ability. People who drink coffee are far less likely to suffer … Continue reading

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Pumpkin spice and everything nice – new fall foods

For some, fall begins on September 21st. For others, it feels like fall after the Labor Day holiday. For others, back to school means fall. Heck, we started seeing Halloween decorations in July. Who knows when fall is these days. … Continue reading

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Sauteed Apples

I found this recipe online and served this with roast pork.  It was easy to make and fast to make!  I will probably also make it for Thanksgiving or Christmas.  I recommend the Oxo peeler for peeling apples. Sauteed Apples … Continue reading

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Cheese Fondue

Aren’t the apples amazing this year?  Have you ever dunked Gala apple wedges into cheese fondue?  The combination is fantastic. Here’s an easy recipe for cheese fondue that I’ve made successfully and really enjoyed.  I found it in Martha Stewart’s … Continue reading

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This Halloween, consider slavery-free chocolate

I have recently learned, sadly, that most of the cocoa exported for the manufacture of chocolate candy comes from farms in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, Africa, where child slavery is rampant.  One estimate is that of the 200,000 children working … Continue reading

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Pumpkin flavors this fall at the grocery store

Pumpkin has become a food trend! Check out this blog post by DeAnn Baxter about all the new pumpkin-flavored grocery items coming your way this fall, including pumpkin pie PopTarts, Little Debbie Pumpkin muffins, pumpkin flavored coffee creamer, and more. … Continue reading

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Do you like to cook? A collection of easy fall recipes to try

I was looking over this list and thought — butternut squash. I need some butternut squash recipes! The other day, I had butternut squash ravioli (the Giant Brand, $4.99 package) and served it as recommended, with sage leaves fried in … Continue reading

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: Recipe

Don’t toss out the pumpkin seeds when you carve your jack o’lantern. They are rich in zinc, and yummy.  Here’s how to roast them (from Relish Magazine). Dry 2 cups of pumpkin seeds in 300 degree oven for 30 minutes.  … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Beignets (via Tickled Red)

I haven’t made these yet, but they have pumpkin in them and I love beignets, so they are on my short list. This is a delightful post to read — make sure you check out all her photos! Welcome to … Continue reading

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