RECIPE: Fluffy Sweet Potato Bourbon Pie

Some people don’t like pumpkin pie, some people want a change after a season of it. Try a sweet potato pie instead! This recipe was developed by Elizabeth Karmel for the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission. It makes 10 servings. Find more sweet potato recipes from the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission. RECIPE: FLUFFY SWEET…
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GIFT: Le Creuset Dutch Oven Ornament & Candle

A tree ornament for the serious cook. Photo courtesy Le Creuset.   Here are two special gift items for a serious cook: new ways to enjoy the classic Le Creuset French ovens. Designed to look like a trio of French ovens, this tree ornament announces that a cook is in the house. The artisan-blown and…
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RECIPE: Moroccan Turkey Rub

Moroccan spices add zing to a turkey or chicken. Photo courtesy Spice Islands.   Perhaps you’re not up for brining a turkey. Instead of garlic powder and pepper, expand your seasoning palette. This recipe from Spice Islands dishes up a Moroccan flair. The recipe is given for a 5-6 pound turkey breast; for a whole…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Flavored Turkey Brine

You may be wedded to your preparation of the Thanksgiving turkey. But if you’d like to try something new this year, try brining with a flavored turkey brine. Brining is a culinary technique that is regaining popularity because it produces a more moist, juicy, tender and flavorful turkey. Brining locks in the natural moisture of…
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THANKSGIVING: Indian Corn Cupcakes

“Amaize” your crowd with these Indian corn cupcakes, which can serve as a table centerpiece inspired by the dried harvest corn decorations that grace doorways each fall. The kernels are gourmet jelly beans in beautiful autumn shades. Sheets of toasted phyllo dough form the tawny corn husks. The recipe courtesy of What’s New Cupcake? by…
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