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    Cappuccino Snickerdoodles

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    Hearty Turkey Ragu

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    Slow Cooker Apricot-Almond Oatmeal

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    Trick or Treat Salted Nut Bars

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    Have a Scary Night in the Kitchen...

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    Peppercorn-Dusted Pot Roast

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  • 04.

    Cappuccino Snickerdoodles

    Elinor Klivans / Contributor

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  • 05.

    Hearty Turkey Ragu

    Michele Scicolone / Contributor

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  • 06.

    Slow Cooker Apricot-Almond Oatmeal

    Meredith Deeds / Contributor

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  • 01.

    Trick or Treat Salted Nut Bars

    Pegi Lee / Contributor

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  • 02.

    Have a Scary Night in the Kitchen...

    Kelli Billstein / Senior Editor

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  • 03.

    Peppercorn-Dusted Pot Roast

    Mary Evans / Contributor

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Crispy Potato Wings

Crispy Potato Wings

Crushed potato chips add salt and crunch to these hard-to-resist wings that provide fried chicken taste without the fuss. Make sure to cook them on a rack to retain their crispness. Experiment with your favorite flavored chips for different tastes.

Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

After you scoop the guts out of your soon-to-be Jack-O-Lantern, clean up the seeds and turn them into a crunchy, spicy snack. Here’s a variation that’s subtly sweet with a spicy kick. Enjoy them on their own or sprinkled over a hearty soup.

Close Your Eyes, Vegetarians

Close Your Eyes, Vegetarians

Your butcher called. He wants you to satisfy your primal hankering for meat. No cute chicken wings or delicate fish fillets here. We're talkin' thick and juicy porterhouse steak, tender pork chops topped with crispy bacon and slow-cooked beer-braised beef brisket. Sharpen your steak knife, meat lovers. Dinner is served.

Browned Pork Chops with Bacon and Bourbon

Browned Pork Chops with Bacon and Bourbon

A glossy glaze coats these sweet and smoky pork chops, which start in a skillet to get a nicely browned exterior and move to the oven to finish cooking.

Sweet and Crunchy Ghosts

Sweet and Crunchy Ghosts

Beneath their marshmallow coverings, these ghosts have a crunchy, salty surprise: pretzels! If the marshmallow starts to stick as you roll it out, just add more powdered sugar to the work surface.

Mustard-Spiked Roast with Onion and Mushrooms

Mustard-Spiked Roast with Onion and Mushrooms

This roast will remind you of beef stroganoff, but better! The mustard-and-spice coating on the beef gives it an outstanding flavor. The sauce, with meaty mushrooms, chunky onions and a touch of sour cream, adds the perfect rich finish.

Vampire Cupcakes

Vampire Cupcakes

You’ll have no problem enlisting volunteers to devour these red velvet cupcakes quickly before the vampire-faced treats come to life at nightfall!

Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onion Dip

Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onion Dip

Using a tangy cheese and sweet onions gives this onion dip up-to-date appeal. It's easy, delicious and a crowd pleaser.

Black Bean and Corn Tortilla Casserole

Black Bean and Corn Tortilla Casserole

The beauty of this vegetarian dish is that it uses ingredients that are probably already in your pantry. If you prefer a fresher chile bite, substitute 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeño for the chili powder.

On the Beet Beat

On the Beet Beat

Get your beets before they're out of season! Here's a fresh look at the humble beet. How do you select them? Store them? Prepare them? Read on to find out.

Maple Old Fashioned

Maple Old Fashioned

Maple syrup and Canadian whisky are a perfect pair and give a delicious twist to this classic. Lemon zest instead of the traditional orange adds brightness.

Garlic-Lime Chicken Drumettes with Chipotle

Garlic-Lime Chicken Drumettes with Chipotle

Drumettes, also called party wings, are the meatiest part of chicken wings. They look like miniature drumsticks. They’re just the right size to serve as appetizers for a party. The marinade gives these drumettes lots of flavor in a relatively short amount of time.