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CONTENTS NOVEMBER 2017
DEPARTMENTS 4 FROM THE EDITOR 8 RECIPE INDEX 11 MIXER
Good grazing, new nuts, mad metal, cool wine tools, and more.
The most-saved breakfast recipes across Allrecipes.com.
47 DINNER SPINNER
Take a break from the oven with this stovetop supper-saver.
Cooler days call for soups, and we’ve got five to warm you up.
EAT IT NOW Pears are far more than just bit players, as these star-power recipes show.
Make dinner more special— or just make it a party.
PICK PERFECT PRODUCE What to look for when choosing five fall essentials.
crackers that save you dough
74 4 KIDS
Kids will gobble up this crunchy turkey snack.
76 COOK 2 FOLLOW
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ON THE COVER NOVEMBER 2017 ®
29 NEW CLASSICS
SIDES STUFFING SALADS DESSERTS
graze-worthy appetizers p.69
Reveal the best ingredient for perfectly moist turkey and savory stuffing.
NO-STRESS NOVEMBER 2017
PHOTOGRAPHER: Blaine Moats FOOD STYLIST: Jill Lust PROP STYLIST: Sue Mitchell
MAIN EVENT Perfect Turkey guarantees… well, perfect turkey.
80 GOOD 4 YOU
Stealthy ways to make your Thanksgiving healthier.
82 DIY CRACKERS A simple recipe with variations for making your own crackers.
112 LAST CALL
A sangria with the best flavors of fall.
84 pies with pizzazz
SECRETS OF PIE SUCCESS If pretty pie has eluded you in the past, we’ll make sure this is your year to shine.
90 FIND YOUR
BALANCE Healthy recipes to help even out the high-calorie holidays.
MIXED, MARBLED, AND MARVELOUS Get your swirl on with these desserts that combine different flavors and colors.
100 SIDES HAVE IT
100 so many sides 2
Turkey typically steals the show, but this Thanksgiving, we’re celebrating the side dishes.
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RECIPE INDEX All the recipes in this magazine* and on our website come from cooks just like you—and since Allrecipes is the biggest recipe site in the world, there are lots to choose from! Here’s what you’ll find in this issue:
APPETIZERS 82 72 70 69 72 70
Casey’s Crunchy Crackers Chef John’s Party Cheese Puffs Mary’s Roasted Red Pepper Dip Mushroom and Ricotta Bruschetta Raspberry-Walnut Baked Brie Spiced Nuts II
BREAKFAST 34 38 39 36 43
Chef John’s Dutch Babies Jiffy Cinnamon Rolls Polish Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Quick Quiche Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole
99 Buttermilk Pie with Spiced Pomegranate Syrup 98 Chunky Cheesecake Brownies 97 Cranberry Swirl Coffee Cake 64 Easy Pear Clafoutis 86 Flaky Food Processor Pie Crust 97 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Pear-Almond Tart 86 Gluten-Free Flaky Food Processor Pie Crust 95 Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake 99 Spiced Pomegranate Syrup
DRINKS 112 Cranberry Sangria 92 Pumpkin Smoothie
BEEF & PORK 91 Asian Steak and Vegetable Stir-Fry 48 Pork Chop and Feta Skillet 61 Sweetly Spiced Pork CHICKEN & TURKEY 92 Braised Balsamic Chicken 54 Lemon Turkey Soup 78 Perfect Turkey VEGETARIAN 59 Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza 93 Power Salad Bowls
SALADS 106 Maple-Dijon Brussels Leaf Salad 60 Pear Vinaigrette 93 Power Salad Bowls 106 Wheat Berry Waldorf Salad
SIDES 107 Cauliflower “Couscous” 107 Cider-Maple Roasted Roots 108 Creamy Butternut Squash Casserole 106 Fall-Infused Mashed Potatoes 108 Farro with Wild Mushrooms 108 Gluten-Free Bomb-Diggity Stuffing 108 Green Beans with Caramelized Onions 49 Green Pepper Rice 48 Lemon-Honey Glazed Carrots 90 Roasted Garlic-Lemon Broccoli 107 Southern Butter Rolls 106 Spiced Quince and Cranberry Chutney 106 Veggie Rose Tart
SOUPS 54 Black-Eyed Pea Chili 57 Creamy Vegan Sweet Potato and Corn Chowder 54 Lemon Turkey Soup 56 Moroccan Lentil Soup 55 Roasted Cauliflower, Garlic, and Leek Soup 66 Spicy Butternut Squash, Pear, and Bacon Soup PLUS: A snack-size gobbler you can make with your kids, page 74
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MIXER parties / trends / tools / decor
get your GRAZE ON Before the big meal, keep guestsâ€™ spirits high with easy nibble-and-sip entertaining.
PHOTO: KIM CORNELISON; FOOD STYLING: JILL LUST; PROP STYLING: SUE MITCHELL
Appetizer recipes begin on page 69.
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GET THE LOOK
Kate Spade Wickford Salad Set White-on-white texture adds interest to this porcelain bowl, which comes with wooden serving utensils. $125 at macys.com
Puebla Salad Plates are hand-painted, hand-glazed, and handy for a party. $38 for four at potterybarn.com
Rope Salad Plates are made of melamine, a smart choice for kids and clumsy uncles. $20.50 for four at potterybarn.com
Stainless-Steel Bamboo Flatware $12 for four pieces at worldmarket.com
Carter Salt Cellar The ceramic lid keeps the salt clean and the spoon in place when not in use. $13 at crateandbarrel.com DIY DECOR
CYANOTYPE TABLE RUNNER 1. In a room with the shades drawn, trim cyanotype cotton fabric ($28 for 36x90inch piece at cyanotypestore.com) to 18x90-inch rectangle or desired shape.
2. Arrange flowers, leaves, or other objects on fabric. Open shades, exposing fabric to sunlight until uncovered areas turn desired shade of blue, 5 to 20 minutes. 3. Remove objects. Rinse fabric until water runs clear. Dry. Hem and edge as desired.
PHOTOS: (PRODUCTS & DIY) JACOB FOX. (PEOPLE) ADOBE STOCK. DIY CRAFT: JENI WRIGHT
Warm wood, mixed styles, and unexpected washes of indigo give the table a welcoming vibe.
FEEL IT WORK IT SHOW IT Experience the natural, enamel-safe whitening power of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda. Feel it working every time you brush with ARM & HAMMER™ Advance White™.
If ever there was a wine-drinking season, that season is upon us. (You have to wash down all that food with something, right?) We chose some neat products to help you make the most of your reds and whites, and we asked some Allrecipes community members to test them out.
“It didn’t keep my wine cold for very long, but I loved the removable cork cap and aerating spout!”
“Amazing! It’s small, portable, and lightweight. However, it required a couple of cycles to aerate as much as I wanted it to.”
– CHEF ROY
“These are great for sipping wine in a warm environment. They take up some space but freeze quickly.” – BUCKWHEAT QUEEN
1. Corkcicle Air PHOTOS: JACOB FOX
Once frozen, this gadget fits into a bottle of wine to chill, then aerates as you pour. $25 at corkcicle.com
2. Eparé Pocket Wine Aerator
This battery-operated device blows air bubbles into a glass of wine for maximum flavor. $20 at uncommongoods.com
3. Freeze Cooling Wine Glasses
Pop these babies in the fridge or freezer, and the gel layer inside keeps wine cold for hours. $25 for two at frontgate.com
Vacu Vin Swirling Carafe Let your wine breathe in a glass carafe while it securely tilts and spins on a cork base. $70 at totalwine.com “The swirling of the carafe creates a nice bloom of the wine. It’s the ultimate fidget spinner for adults!” – HOWARD
RBT Electric Corkscrew This sleek-looking metallic corkscrew is rechargeable and totally automatic, with no buttons necessary. $100 at madebyrbt.com
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mixed-metal madness Gold, nickel, copper, brass— who can choose? Luckily, you don’t have to. Combining a little of this and a little of that can make a kitchen feel a whole lotta special.
Copper Subway Tile
Lucy Gold Counter Stools A galvanized iron base makes them sturdy, and gold plating gives them that Midas touch. $560, also in copper, at bendgoods.com
Classic 2x6-inch wall tiles feel shiny and new when they’re made of stainless steel with a copper metallic finish. $3 each at tilebar.com
Globe Pendant Light A brushed brass dome and frosted glass bottom bring style and a soft, warm glow to a kitchen island or breakfast nook. $249 at cb2.com
Pinky Up Piper Rose Gold French Press Do mornings seem rosier with coffee from this pretty pot? Quite possibly! $26 at themine.com
Chevron Brass Drawer Pull This snazzy shape also comes in copper or nickel. $7 at cb2.com
Soleil Small Wire Bowl Copper electroplating makes this both fine art and fruit bowl. $30 at cb2.com
Add interest to cabinets by replacing glass or wooden door panels with metal mesh inserts.
PHOTOS: (LIGHT) CB2. (OTHER PRODUCTS) JACOB FOX
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HOW ’BOUT For a healthy glow, detox with every delicious bite. Le Couvent Des Minimes Apple & Pear Lip Balm $9 at amazon.com
Desert Essence Organics Green Apple & Ginger Shampoo $6.29 at desertessence.com
Eminence Organic Skin Care Pear & Green Apple Sugar Scrub $48 at dermstore.com Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer $48 at juicebeauty.com
n apple a day keeps skin breakouts at bay. OK, so that’s not how the saying traditionally goes, but apples really are detox darlings. They contain high amounts of soluble and insoluble fiber (pectin especially) that can lower your LDL cholesterol and usher out toxins and excess fats as you digest. That’s a major pro for your skin, since sluggish waste removal in your body can manifest as skin rashes, itching, and acne. Just be sure to eat the apple peels, too, which hold more than half the fruit’s total fiber content. Sweet though they may be, apples also help regulate blood sugar levels because their natural sugars are slow to absorb. Over time, greater blood sugar balance can mean better appetite control and fewer sugar cravings—as well as fewer breakouts. While many prefer sweeter apple varieties like Honeycrisp and Fuji, tart apples like Granny Smith, Winesap, and McIntosh can be higher in malic acid, a compound that aids in digestion and metabolism. Choose firm, unbruised apples with vibrantly colored skin. Red-skin apples have the highest concentration of the phytochemical quercetin, a beauty powerhouse that can help reduce inflammation, slow aging, and minimize allergy symptoms. Apples stay fresh for an extended time if stored away from heat and light, so you can pick them fresh now and enjoy their beauty and health beneﬁts for weeks to come. And there’s no need to juice or purée them ﬁrst. Just toss one in your bag to chomp on later and cross that fall juice cleanse off your to-do list. —Jolene Hart Jolene Hart is a certified health coach, a former beauty editor, and author of the Eat Pretty books. You can find more of her insights on nourishing beauty from the inside out at jolenehart.com.
PHOTOS: (APPLE PRODUCTS) KIM CORNELISON; FOOD STYLING: JILL LUST. (GOBS) BLAINE MOATS. (COOKBOOKS) COUNTRYMAN PRESS, ROOST BOOKS, AND CLARKSON POTTER
OFF THE SHELF
When you’re in the western part of the state, you’ve gotta get a gob.
If chilly November has you hungry for comfort food, here are three cookbooks you’ll want to cozy up to.
o a western Pennsylvanian, a gob by any other name just wouldn’t taste as sweet. Though the rest of the world calls this cakey confection a whoopie pie, residents of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and neighboring towns in the hills east of Pittsburgh have been gobbling up gobs for more than a century.
Why the unusual moniker? Some say the whoopie pie got its name when Amish farmers, overjoyed to ﬁnd the sweet treats in their lunch pails, exclaimed “whoopie!” And one version of the gobs’ origin story has a similar refrain: Pennsylvania coal miners were equally excited at ﬁnding this ﬁne dessert in their lunches. However, to them, the frosting-ﬁlled chocolate snack cakes looked an awful lot like coal waste lumps known as “gobs” at mining sites. Thus, the regional nickname took hold.
YOST’S DUTCH MAID BAKERY Johnstown (which accepts mail orders at email@example.com or 814-269-3931)
SHEETZ AND GIANT EAGLE STORES Select locations in western Pennsylvania
CLARK’S CORNER STORE Johnstown
Dana DeVolk’s scaled-down recipes serve up craveworthy food—and a welcome break from the leftovers parade—for singles, couples, empty nesters, or any small household.
This clever baking and preserving combo includes not just recipes for breads, crackers, cakes, biscuits, and scones, but also sweet, savory, and wonderful things (like gingered sweet potato butter) to slather them with.
The Cozy Table by Dana DeVolk (Countryman Press $25)
Toast & Jam by Sarah Owens (Roost Books, $30)
Though gobs at many bakeries and bake sales in the area seem indistinguishable from whoopie pies, the gobs made by one western Pennsylvania bakery are distinct.
THE ORIGINAL PIE SHOPPE
Since 1980, Tim Yost of Yost’s Dutch Maid Bakery has made Johnstown’s signature gobs, based on an early 20th-century recipe acquired from the neighboring Harris Boyer Bakery after it shut its doors. Whoopie pies are soft and sticky, Tim says, but a gob has a denser, drier crumb. “Not a cake and not a cookie, it’s somewhere in between.” Laughlintown
Neither big nor bite-size, with a hint of cinnamon in the devil’s food-esque batter, an almost crunchy yellow frosting, and a cellophane package with a cartoon sailor, Yost’s trademarked Dutch Maid Gobs are unique. And for many western Pennsylvanians, they have a taste that can’t be replicated. One bite and, as the Dutch Maid packaging notes, “They eat ’em up!” —Casey Barber
In her first cookbook, Half Baked Harvest blogger Tieghan Gerard offers clever, strangely comforting combinations: Sweet potato fries in a salad? Why not! Pasta baked into a frittata? Don’t mind if I do! She dreamed it all up in a kitchen in a barn in the Colorado mountains. Half Baked Harvest Cookbook by Tieghan Gerard (Clarkson Potter, $30)
A D V E R T I S E ME N T
NOURISHING THE ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES Feeding our kids’ potential each and every day is just one of the many ways we show them love. Inspired by Jif®, the peanut butter that feeds body and spirit, mom inﬂuencer Ilana Wiles shares her most loved snack-tivity idea that fuels her kids’ imaginations and appetites.
Creative Snacking Baking peanut butter cookies from scratch with my daughters is my favorite, just like it was with me and my mom. It’s easy, there’s total room for error, and making the fork prints is the best part! Harlow makes fork prints on the edges and calls it a lion because it resembles a mane. Mazzy likes to make stripes and polka dots on her cookies. There is no such thing as the right way to decorate a peanut butter cookie.
ILANA WILES @MOMMYSHORTS 2017 “MOM 2.0” BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
Celebrating the Passion
I want my girls to know that they are loved and that their ideas and creations are valued—whether it be a drawing, a dance move, a song they made up, or a funny looking batch of peanut butter cookies they baked with their mom.
It’s amazing what their imaginations can uncover when you support and listen to all their ideas.
TIME TO IMAGINE IF, WITH JIF
I encourage their independence in whatever they do. The conﬁdence they build by saying they made a creation of their own is well worth the mess.
Jif® believes that when you nourish kids’ potential, they can be anything they set their minds to. Find out more at jif.com/imagine-if ©/® THE J. M . SMUCKER COMPAN Y
EVERY DAY IS FULL OF POSSIBILITIES Fresh roasted peanut taste, creamy texture, and so much more.
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THE NEW NUTS
It’s nuts to think that peanuts, walnuts, and pecans were the only nuts most Americans ate routinely. That was before almonds and their entourage muscled in, cashews crushed it at the bulk bins, and pistachios got crackin’ with celeb endorsements. These days, macadamias and hazelnuts are finding their way into nut butters, Brazil nuts are samba-ing out of the mixed-nut bowl and into the spotlight, and peanuts are making a comeback with new flavor twists. Here are a few new, nutty things worth trying. Jem Raw Sprouted Nut Butters The nuts used in these butters are sprouted before they’re dehydrated and ground, making them easier to digest and more flavorful than your typical raw nut butter. And they come in interesting blends like Cashew Cardamom, Chocolate Hazelnut, or Superberry Almond Butter. $13 for 6 ounces at jemorganics.com
Pizootz Infused Peanuts These Virginia peanuts are marinated before roasting, so the flavor and seasonings get inside the nuts and don’t rub off on your fingers. Fun flavors include Bay Spice, Baja Taco, and New York Dill Pickle. $3 for 1.45 ounces at pizootz.com
Trader Joe’s Mixed Nut Butter This is the can’t-make-up-your-mind nut butter, made from everything in the mixed-nut bowl: roasted and salted almonds, cashews, walnuts, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, and pecans. $6 for 12 ounces at Trader Joe’s
Roasted Sacha Inchi
Milkadamia Macadamia Milk This cleverly named nut milk, made from sustainably farmed Australian macadamia nuts, has a pleasant flavor and creamy mouthfeel. The new, even thicker Latte Da version froths nicely and won’t separate in your latte. $5 for 32 ounces at select grocers and amazon.com
MIXED NUT BUTTER PHOTO: SCOTT MORGAN
Also known as Inca peanuts, these seeds from Peru are not technically nuts. But they do have a nutty flavor and texture. And because they’re loaded with protein, fiber, and antioxidants, they’re emerging as a modern superfood. $20 per pound at nuts.com
Make Sargento jalapeno mac and cheese
REAL CHEESE PEOPLE
BELIEVE A SHRED OF FRESHNESS LEADS TO
A BITE OF DELIGHT.
That’s what Sargento® Shreds do to food. Always shredded fresh off blocks of real, natural cheese, they make every meal something to be delighted by. © 2017 Sargento Foods Inc.
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Cinnamon Apple Pie INGREDIENTS: Crust: • 1 refrigerated Pie Crust • 1 Tbsp. butter, melted • 2 tsp. cinnamon Filling: • 2 cans Lucky Leaf Premium Apple Fruit Filling • 1 stick butter, softened (8 Tbsp.) • 1 cup ﬂour • 1 cup light brown sugar Icing: • ½ cup powdered sugar • ¼ tsp. vanilla • ¼ tsp. cinnamon • 2 tsp. milk
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 400°F • Unroll pie crust on lightly ﬂoured surface • Brush with butter and sprinkle evenly with cinnamon • Roll up tightly and slice into 1/2-inch rounds, like miniature cinnamon rolls • Press evenly into bottom and sides of 9-inch pie plate, making sure there are no spaces between the rolls • Pour 2 cans of Lucky Leaf Premium Apple Fruit Filling on top of the crust • Combine butter, ﬂour and brown sugar in a large bowl and form into crumbles using a pastry blender • Sprinkle crumbles over apple ﬁlling • Bake until top and crust are golden brown and ﬁlling is bubbling, about 40-45 minutes (cover top/crust with foil if necessary) • Remove from oven and cool • Whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and milk in small bowl to form icing (add more sugar or milk to reach desired consistency) • Drizzle over cooled pie
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This issue’s featured pet is Timber, who lives in Mesquite, Nevada, with his loving mama, Mari Haslam.
The Ellie Sanitizer is a portable, digital, lunch box-size device that sanitizes everything from baby bottles and binkies to cell phones, toothbrushes, watches, and water bottles (and even the water in them!) with UV LED rays. Just put the item in the box and zap it for 60 seconds to eliminate 99.9 percent of harmful germs and bacteria. Take that, cold season! PHOTOS: (TIMBER) MARI HASLAM. (ELLIE) RAYVIO. (CHILD) GETTY IMAGES
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“It was a cold, rainy fall evening in 2009 when I noticed this little blond puppy running alongside a busy road. We already had three dogs at home, but I told my husband that we had to pick up this border collie-golden retriever mix. My husband agreed on one condition: that we find someone to adopt him. Months later, we did. But the day we were supposed to hand Timber over, after a night of crying, we decided to keep him. I have never felt a closer bond with any pet. He is loving, loyal, friendly, and unbelievably smart. He fetches the paper in the morning, gets my husband’s slippers at night, and loves to go for long walks with me.” —Mari Haslam (aka Timber on Allrecipes.com)
big meals with little guests So, you and the family are invited to a fancy, special-occasion meal. Lucky you! But now, how do you make sure your child doesn’t lob a meatball across the table? A little planning will help everyone enjoy the day.
PROBLEM: The meal will be long, and your kids can hardly sit still for 10 minutes. SOLUTION: Be realistic. Sitting down, eating, and chatting all day may sound like heaven to a grown-up, but antsy kids who have already fed themselves will be ready to move on. Let them excuse themselves when they’ve had enough, or consider letting them run off steam between courses. If there’s nowhere for them to go, bring paper and colored pencils that they can use to occupy themselves during the lulls.
PROBLEM: Your kids will encounter fancy new foods that they may not want to eat. SOLUTION: Don’t force kids to try food they don’t want to eat. (Experts say this tends to backfire anyway, inhibiting kids’ desire to try new things or even inspiring gagging.) Instead, teach children to be polite about food and thankful to hosts: no making faces or snide remarks about what’s served. Tell them to fill up on foods they like and keep to themselves about anything that grosses them out. —Lesley Porcelli november 2017 27
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Merry Meow-Ments The holiday season is all about creating special times with the family-including your cat! Check out these tips for making holiday moments worth meowing about.
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IF A BROTH’S FIRST INGREDIENT IS WATER, YOU’RE NOT MAKING SOUP, YOU’RE BOILING VEGETABLES. Some “other” brands start with water. We use rich, golden chicken stock. So when you’re making soup, make it with 100% natural Swanson.®
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PICKING PERFECT PRODUCE Great meals start with great ingredients. Here’s what to look for when choosing five fall essentials. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES
Better Brussels If you buy them by the bag or loose from the bin, avoid those with yellowed leaves or black spots. Smaller Brussels sprouts tend to be sweeter; larger ones taste more like cabbage. You
don’t have to buy them on the stalk, but if you do, leave them attached until ready to use. They’ll stay fresher longer because they’ll keep drawing moisture from the stalk.
Crisper Cranberries Cranberries start out white, turn deep red when ripe, and don’t ripen after harvest. So the redder they are when you buy them, the better. Choose fresh berries that are shiny, plump, and free of shriveled or brown spots. Fun fact: Ripe fresh cranberries actually bounce when dropped. They’ll keep in a plastic bag up to a month in the fridge or up to a year in the freezer.
Good Green Beans You probably already know to
choose brightly colored beans that are free of brown spots. But the best indicator of green bean freshness is the snap test: If the beans snap easily and audibly when bent, they’re fresh. Bigger and overly mature beans tend to have tougher and more rubbery pods. Older beans tend to dry out, especially at the ends.
Perkier Pears Pears don’t ripen until after they’re removed from the tree. So there’s nothing wrong with buying an underripe pear. Unless you need a ripe pear right this minute, choose pears that are firm and free of cuts, cracks, or bruises. Keep them in a cool place, and let them ripen in a brown paper bag at room temperature for one to two days before using. Pears
bruise easily, especially as they ripen, so handle them gently and wait to wash them and remove those pesky produce stickers until just before using.
Super Squash Choose winter squash that feel heavy for their size and have dry stems. Avoid those with cuts, cracks, or soft spots, which invite mold and may indicate spoilage. (A pale spot on the bottom, caused by resting on the ground, is normal.) And hard matte skin is a good sign for most varieties. Shiny skin may indicate the squash was picked too early.
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“This came out looking amazing, even though it deflated in about three minutes. The flavor is super good. I will be making this again and again. Next time I am going to try a savory one.” – FOXY_GIRL04
“I make these often! I sometimes serve them with sautéed apples and raisins. Some people enjoy maple syrup. It is my go-to breakfast when I have company.”
“My husband and I loved this! I added some cinnamon and doubled the vanilla. We also used lots of lemon.”
– SAMI HALL
Chef John’s Dutch Babies 301 REVIEWS hands-on 10 min total 35 min serves 6
armagazine.com/chef-johns-dutch-babies 3 ⅔ ½ ¼ ¼ 3 1 ½ 1
eggs, room temperature cup milk, room temperature cup flour teaspoon salt teaspoon vanilla extract tablespoons butter tablespoon butter, melted Meyer lemon, juiced (1 tablespoon) tablespoon powdered sugar, or to taste 3 cups mixed berries
1. Preheat oven to 425°F. 2. Blend together eggs, milk, flour, salt, and vanilla in a blender until batter is smooth. Melt butter in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet in oven until bubbling, about 5 minutes. Pour batter into center of skillet. 3. Bake until puffed and golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Brush with melted butter, drizzle lemon juice over top, and dust with powdered sugar. Cut into 6 wedges and serve with berries. PER SERVING (1 WEDGE PLUS ½ CUP BERRIES): 199 CAL; 11.1g FAT (6.2g SAT); 5.7g PRO; 19.4g CARB; 2.8g FIBER; 205mg SODIUM; 2.8g SUGARS
A Y D I S WHEN L O H E H T Everyone got scarves
Everyone wanted to hold the baby
The snowball fight broke out The red tricycle was under the tree
Grandpa had his laughing ﬁt
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Quick Quiche 1,057 REVIEWS hands-on 15 min total 1 hr, 5 min serves 6
armagazine.com/quick-quiche 8 slices bacon 4 ounces shredded Swiss cheese (1 cup) 1½ cups milk ½ cup flour 4 eggs, lightly beaten ¼ cup finely chopped onion 2 tablespoons butter, melted ½ teaspoon salt 1. Cook bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned. Drain on paper towels, crumble, and set aside. 2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9-inch pie plate. 3. Line bottom of plate with cheese and crumbled bacon. Whisk together milk and flour in a large bowl, then whisk in eggs, onion, butter, and salt until smooth; pour into plate. 4. Bake until set, 35 to 40 minutes. Cut into 6 slices and serve hot or cold. PER SLICE: 380 CAL; 24.9g FAT (12.4g SAT); 18.8g PRO; 12.7g CARB; 0.4g FIBER; 635mg SODIUM; 4g SUGARS
“Whatever ingredients you use, I think the key is broiling the quiche for a few minutes after cooking. It gives it a great crispy top.”
“This quiche is amazing! I used Colby Jack instead of Swiss and cut the milk by ¼ cup. Perfect! Nice and crispy with a great bacon-y flavor.” – KATE BLUHM
veg out We added ⅔ cup broccoli florets, blanched and cut small. Mix up the flavors of this quiche by substituting the same amount of any veggies you’d like.
SPICED MAPLE-WALNUT CHEESECAKE Prep Time: 30 min. | Total Time: 6 hours 40 min. | Makes: 16 servings (incl. refrigerating)
W HAT YO U NE E D 8 graham crackers 1 cup chopped PLANTERS Walnuts, toasted, divided 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar, divided 2 Tbsp. butter, melted 4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream 1 cup maple syrup, divided 4 eggs 1/2 cup whipping cream
MAKE IT HEAT oven to 325°F. USE pulsing action of food processor to pulse graham crackers, 3/4 cup nuts and 2 Tbsp. sugar until mixture forms ﬁne crumbs. Add butter; mix well. Press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 min. BEAT cream cheese, pumpkin pie spice and remaining sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add sour cream and 1/2 cup maple syrup; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust. BAKE 1 hour or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours. BRING cream and remaining maple syrup to boil in medium saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly. Simmer on medium-low heat 10 to 12 min. or until reduced to about 2/3 cup, stirring frequently. Cool completely. DRIZZLE maple-ﬂavored sauce over cheesecake just before serving; sprinkle with remaining nuts. Substitute: Combine 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ground ginger, and dash each of ground allspice and ground cloves; use instead of the pumpkin pie spice.
Jiffy Cinnamon Rolls armagazine.com/jiffy-cinnamon-rolls
⅓ cup butter, softened, plus ¼ cup butter, chilled 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon 2 cups flour 2 tablespoons white sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup cold milk, plus 1 tablespoon for glaze (use 1 to 2 teaspoons for a more visible glaze) ⅓ cup currants ½ cup sifted powdered sugar
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1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease bottoms and sides of a 12-cup muffin tin. 2. Beat together ⅓ cup softened butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined, about 1 minute. Set aside. 3. Whisk together flour, white sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in ¼ cup cold butter until crumbly. Make a well in center, then pour in 1 cup cold milk. Stir with a fork to form a soft dough. 4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 8 to 10 times. Roll dough into an 8x12-inch rectangle (about ⅓ inch thick). Crumble brown sugar mixture evenly over dough. Sprinkle currants over top. Starting from a long side, roll dough up like a jelly roll into a log. Cut into twelve 1-inch-thick slices. Put each slice, cut side down, in a prepared muffin cup. 5. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Immediately turn rolls out onto a serving tray and flip so top sides are facing up. 6. For glaze, stir together remaining tablespoon milk and powdered sugar. Drizzle over rolls and serve. PER ROLL: 254 CAL; 9.8g FAT (6.1g SAT); 3.1g PRO; 40g CARB; 1.1g FIBER; 440mg SODIUM; 22.5g SUGARS
“Absolutely perfect for those times when you’ve just gotta have a cinnamon roll. These do get hard after a few hours, so make sure you eat them up while they’re fresh!” – EMMA_JANE
“Next time I think I will chill the dough in the fridge for a little bit to make cutting easier and to help maintain its shape.” – RUBYC0101
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Reduce the calories in these recipes for cinnamon rolls and coffee cake by replacing half the sugar with an equal amount of Stevia In The Raw®.
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Polish Cream Cheese Coffee Cake armagazine.com/ polish-cream-cheese-coffee-cake For Cake 1 cup sugar ½ cup butter, softened 1 egg 1 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda For Filling 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
½ cup sugar 1 egg For Topping ½ cup chopped pecans ½ cup packed brown sugar ⅓ cup flour ⅓ cup butter, softened Make Cake: 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. 2. Beat together sugar, butter, and egg in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder, and baking soda until mixture comes together in a sticky dough. Spread half the dough evenly into prepared baking dish.
Make Filling: 3. Beat together cream cheese, sugar, and egg in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spoon filling over dough. Drop remaining half of dough by spoonfuls over cream cheese filling. Make Topping: 4. Mix together pecans, brown sugar, flour, and butter in a bowl until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; sprinkle over dough. 5. Bake until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. PER 2¼X3¼-INCH SERVING: 426 CAL; 24.9g FAT (13.4 SAT); 5.9g PRO; 46g CARB; 1g FIBER; 289mg SODIUM; 25g SUGARS
“I doubled the topping and added cinnamon to it. (I’m a sugar fiend.) Wonderful for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.” – JANNA
“I sprayed my hands with cooking spray to help me pat the dough into the pan. This coffee cake would be great with some fruit preserves added to the middle.” – CHRISTINA
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FRESH FROM THE OVEN Impress everyone at the table with delicious, easy-to-make, homemade
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5. Roll dough into a 15 x 10-inch rectangle using a rolling pin. Spread 3 tablespoons butter over dough, stopping at least 1/2-inch from the edges on the long sides. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Beginning at long end of each rectangle, roll up tightly. Pinch seams to seal. Cut into 12 equal pieces. 6. 7SHJLJ\[ZPKLZKV^UPUNYLHZLK_ PUJOIHRPUNWHU*V]LY^P[O[V^LS" let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour. 7. Bake in preheated 350ºF oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Cool on wire rack for at least 20 minutes. 8. Combine all frosting ingredients (start with 2 tablespoons milk and add more if needed) in a large bowl and beat until creamy. Spread over rolls.
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½ cup water, or more as needed 1 (8-ounce) package frozen vegetarian sausage links (such as Morningstar Farms) 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded (4 cups) ¼ cup butter, melted (you could reduce this to 2 tablespoons) 8 eggs, lightly beaten 1 (16-ounce) container low-fat, small-curd cottage cheese 8 to 12 ounces cheddar or mozzarella cheese, shredded 1 cup slivered fresh spinach leaves (about 1 ounce) ½ cup finely chopped onion 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. 2. Bring water with sausage to a boil in a large skillet. Reduce heat to mediumhigh and cook, turning occasionally, until water evaporates and sausage is evenly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Crumble sausage and set aside. 3. Stir together sweet potatoes and butter in a bowl; press evenly into bottom of prepared baking dish. 4. Stir together eggs, cottage cheese, shredded cheese, spinach, onion, and crumbled sausage in a large bowl; spread evenly over sweet potato layer. 5. Bake until top is golden brown and eggs are set, about 40 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before slicing.
48 REVIEWS hands-on 25 min total 1 hr, 15 min serves 8
swap meat You can sub in a 6.4-ounce package of frozen, fully cooked sausage links. We garnished ours with some crushed red pepper flakes, too.
“Next time, I’ll first sauté the onions with butter and garlic, and bake and mash the potatoes rather than shredding them. This way the bake time is only 30 minutes.”
“I doubled the spinach, and next time I’ll use fatfree Greek yogurt to make this even healthier.” – FELECIA WILLIAMS LEBUS
– SUZANNE FERREE TURNER
PER 3¼X4½-INCH SERVING: 371 CAL; 23.1g FAT (11.6g SAT); 24.2g PRO; 14.8g CARB; 2.7g FIBER; 682mg SODIUM; 4.9g SUGARS
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1. Prepare waffle cut fries according to package directions. Cool slightly for 5 minutes. 2. To assemble sliders, place pulled pork on 16 waffle cut fries. Top with coleslaw and pepper rings. Place remaining waffle cut fries on top of coleslaw. Serve warm.
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We love Thanksgiving. We really do. But when November turns into a veritable parade of oven-roasted foods, even the biggest turkey fans need a break. Enter the stovetop: Itâ€™s all you need to make this meal in less than an hour. Plus, check out seven more menus with recipes from this issue.
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Pork Chop and Feta Skillet 221 REVIEWS
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1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed Pinch black pepper 1 lemon, juiced (3 tablespoons) 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 (12-ounce) bone-in pork chops or (8-ounce) boneless pork chops 1 (4-ounce) container crumbled feta cheese with basil and sundried tomatoes (¾ cup)
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“I used fresh rosemary and additional minced garlic. I also marinated the chops a couple of hours in the herb mix, oil, and lemon juice.” – RAQUEL TEIXEIRA
1. Stir together garlic, basil, rosemary, and pepper in a small bowl. Put lemon juice in another bowl. 2. Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Dip both sides of pork chops in lemon juice, then sprinkle both sides with herb mixture. Add chops to skillet and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest parts registers 145°F, about 6 minutes per side. 3. Reduce heat to low, sprinkle chops with feta, and cook, covered, 1 minute. Remove from heat and let stand 3 minutes. Serve drizzled with drippings.
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“I threw a clove of fresh minced garlic in with the butter and sautéed it before adding the honey, lemon juice, and ginger. The carrots were out of this world!”
Lemon-Honey Glazed Carrots armagazine.com/ lemon-honey-glazed-carrots 1 ¼ 2 1 ⅛
pound baby carrots (3 cups) cup butter tablespoons honey tablespoon fresh lemon juice teaspoon ground ginger
1. Bring carrots and enough water to cover to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-high and simmer, stirring occasionally, until carrots are tender, about 10 minutes. Drain. 2. Melt butter in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat; stir in honey, lemon juice, and ginger. Increase heat to mediumhigh, then stir in carrots until well coated. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes. PER SERVING: 175 CAL; 11.7g FAT (7.3g SAT); 0.9g PRO; 18.3g CARB; 3.3g FIBER; 180mg SODIUM; 14.1g SUGARS
– SARAH JO
PER SERVING (1 PORK CHOP AND 1 TABLESPOON DRIPPINGS): 204 CAL; 14.3g FAT (5g SAT); 18.1g PRO; 2.4g CARB; 0.8g FIBER; 370mg SODIUM; 0.3g SUGARS
Feta was ﬁrst made in Greece centuries ago, but the rest of the world quickly caught on. Other countries like Israel and Denmark started churning out the salty, crumbly cheese—until 2015, when the European Union decreed that authentic feta can come only from Greece.
U.S. manufacturers don’t have to follow those rules, so it’s tough to know if you’re buying the best variety. Our advice: Check the ingredients. True feta is made purely from sheep’s milk (although up to 30 percent goat’s milk is allowed). And even though the precrumbled stuff is convenient, go for feta packed in brine, which keeps it moist (read: fresh) longer.
Do More with Your Meals! “I exchanged the bell pepper for a green chile pepper, and the kick was perfect!” – SALVIDAR GABRIELA
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Green Pepper Rice 5 REVIEWS hands-on 10 min total 35 min serves 4
“I used both green and red bell peppers, and sautéed them with the onion and garlic.” – NAPLES34102
THE GAME PLAN To make this meal, start the rice first, then the carrots. Make the chops while the carrots cook. Make the glaze for the carrots in another skillet while the chops rest.
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tablespoon butter cup chopped onion clove garlic, minced cup diced green bell pepper cups water cup long grain rice bay leaf teaspoon salt teaspoon black pepper tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley
1. Melt butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook just until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add bell pepper and cook until it just begins to sweat, 1 to 2 minutes. 2. Stir in water, rice, bay leaf, salt, and black pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until liquid is fully absorbed and rice is tender, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in parsley, then let sit 5 minutes. Discard bay leaf and fluff rice with a fork.
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PER ⅔-CUP SERVING: 165 CAL; 3.2g FAT (1.9g SAT); 3g PRO; 31g CARB; 1.2g FIBER; 320mg SODIUM; 1.4g SUGARS
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Pear Vinaigrette over leafy greens
Easy Pear Clafoutis
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“Dang, this was outstanding! I added a dollop of sour cream and sprinkled with fresh tomatoes and hot sauce in each bowl.” – PATTI WEISS
souper heroes It’s soup season, and this year we’re going beyond the basics. We’ve sifted through thousands of soup recipes on Allrecipes.com to serve up five flavorful gems that are anything but ordinary.
“This is a delicious soup! I typically double the recipe and add 2 cups cooked brown rice and a little bit of extra broth. I love the light, fresh taste from the lemon.” – KATE
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Black-Eyed Pea Chili 55 REVIEWS hands-on 15 min total 55 min serves 8
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“I added some venison sausage to the meat, cooked it all day in the slow cooker, and added some honey to calm down the heat for the faint of heart. This will definitely be made many times this year.” – DCPRINCIPAL
1 1 4 1 ¾ ½ ¼ ¼
pound ground pork sausage pound ground beef large onion, diced (2 cups) (32-ounce) carton low-sodium beef broth (15-ounce) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes (with juice) (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (with juice) (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles teaspoons molasses teaspoon Worcestershire sauce teaspoon garlic salt teaspoon salt teaspoon black pepper teaspoon cumin
1. Cook pork, beef, and onion in a heavy 6-quart pot over medium heat, stirring and breaking up lumps, until meat is no longer pink, 10 to 12 minutes. Pour off grease. Add broth; stir in peas, diced tomatoes, tomatoes with green chiles, chopped green chiles, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, salt, black pepper, and cumin until thoroughly mixed. 2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, 30 minutes. PER 2-CUP SERVING: 377 CAL; 15.3g FAT (5.3g SAT); 25.8g PRO; 32g CARB; 6.4g FIBER; 1,181mg SODIUM; 12.3g SUGARS
Lemon Turkey Soup 14 REVIEWS
hands-on 10 min total 35 min serves 4
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3 4 ⅛
tablespoon olive oil red onion, chopped (1 cup) cloves garlic, minced cups thinly sliced carrots (about 4 carrots) stalks celery, chopped (1 cup) cup diced red bell pepper cups turkey stock cups diced cooked turkey teaspoons lemon zest (from 2 lemons) tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice cups fresh baby spinach teaspoon sea salt Black pepper to taste
1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add carrots, celery, and bell pepper. Cook, stirring, until carrots begin to soften, about 2 minutes. Stir in stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, 20 minutes. 2. Stir in turkey, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Simmer, covered, until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in spinach, salt, and pepper before serving. PER 1¾-CUP SERVING: 210 CAL; 5.1g FAT (1g SAT); 27.4g PRO; 14.9g CARB; 3.6g FIBER; 851mg SODIUM; 6.6g SUGARS
“I used warmed (liquefied) coconut oil instead of olive oil on the cauliflower, and gluten-free baking flour. It turned out great!” – ZTAMAJORETTE99
“I substituted a couple of Yukon gold potatoes for half of the cauliflower. Roasting the cauliflower gives a whole new depth of flavor.” – KRISC
ROAMS YOUR COFFEE TABLE FOR AGES.
19 REVIEWS hands-on 20 min total 1 hr, 5 min serves 6
smooth move Chef V’s recipe called for puréeing the soup with an immersion blender before serving, so give it a try if you have one.
Roasted Cauliflower, Garlic, and Leek Soup armagazine.com/roastedcauliflower-leek-soup 1 head cauliflower, cut into bite-size florets (about 6 cups) 3 tablespoons olive oil ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper ¼ cup butter 1 leek, split, cleaned, and minced (about 1 cup) ⅔ cup chopped celery (about 2 stalks) 4 cloves garlic, sliced ¼ cup flour 1 (32-ounce) carton low-sodium chicken broth 1 teaspoon dried marjoram or ½ teaspoon dried oregano 1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. 2. Spread cauliflower evenly on prepared baking sheet, drizzle with oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss gently to coat, then spread cauliflower evenly again. 3. Roast 15 minutes. Turn cauliflower over once and continue roasting until golden brown, about 10 minutes more. 4. Melt butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add leek, celery, and garlic; cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour; cook and stir until flour is heated, about 2 minutes. 5. Gradually add broth, stirring constantly. Add cauliflower and marjoram. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, 10 minutes.
EXTINCT BY SNACK TIME.
Rice Krispies Treats.
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PER 1⅔-CUP SERVING: 192 CAL; 14.8g FAT (5.9g SAT); 4.2g PRO; 12.8g CARB; 2.7g FIBER; 341mg SODIUM; 2.7g SUGARS
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“This is a great winter soup that’s even better the next day. I added two bay leaves for flavor.” – ALIKI
ONCE A YEAR.
lovin’ lentils Grace and Mae’s original recipe called for red lentils, but since we cook them so long, we (and many reviewers) found that any type of lentils will do just fine.
hands-on 20 min total 1 hr, 25 min serves 6
grace and mae
Rice Krispies Treats.
Moroccan Lentil Soup armagazine.com/moroccan-lentil-soup 1 2 3 1 6 1 1 1 3 1
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1 1½ 1 ½
tablespoon olive oil onions, chopped (2 cups) cloves garlic, minced teaspoon grated fresh ginger cups water (19-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes (with juice) stalks celery, chopped (1 cup) cup diced carrots (about 3 carrots) cup lentils teaspoons ground cardamom teaspoon garam masala teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
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½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon cumin 6 lemon wedges, for garnish 1. Heat oil in a 5- or 6-quart pot over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, and ginger; sauté, uncovered, 5 minutes. 2. Add water, beans, chickpeas, tomatoes, celery, carrots, lentils, cardamom, garam masala, salt, cayenne, and cumin. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until lentils are soft, about 1 hour. 3. Mash with a potato masher to reach desired consistency. Season to taste with additional salt, if desired. Serve with lemon wedges. PER 1¾-CUP SERVING: 297 CAL; 4.4g FAT (0.6g SAT); 16.1g PRO; 52g CARB; 12g FIBER; 658mg SODIUM; 8.6g SUGARS
Creamy Vegan Sweet Potato and Corn Chowder armagazine.com/sweet-potatocorn-chowder 2 3 ½ 2 3 1 2½ 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
tablespoons olive oil stalks celery, chopped (1 cup) cup chopped sweet onion cloves garlic, minced small sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped (about 3 cups) Yukon gold potato, peeled and chopped (about 1 cup) cups water cups soy milk cup vegetable broth cups fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels tablespoon chopped fresh parsley teaspoon sea salt teaspoon black pepper bay leaf teaspoon dried rosemary (optional) teaspoon grated fresh ginger (optional) teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) cup flour
1. Heat oil in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add celery, onion, and garlic; cook, stirring, until onion begins to brown, about 10 minutes. 2. Add sweet potatoes, Yukon gold potato, water, soy milk, and ¾ cup broth. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Mash about one-third of vegetables with a potato masher a few times, leaving some pieces whole. 3. Add corn, parsley, salt, black pepper, and bay leaf. Stir in rosemary, ginger, and cayenne (if using). Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 5 minutes to heat through. 4. Whisk together remaining ¼ cup broth and flour, then whisk into soup; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. PER 1-CUP SERVING: 187 CAL; 4.9g FAT (0.7g SAT); 5.1g PRO; 33g CARB; 4.1g FIBER; 336mg SODIUM; 7.1g SUGARS
ONE IS A PAPERWEIGHT.
8 REVIEWS hands-on 15 min total 45 min serves 8
“I replaced the Yukon gold potato with finely diced carrot and the soy milk with coconut milk (added at the end). It made a very nice lunch!”
– MARCIA GREER
Rice Krispies Treats.
“I added more cayenne to give it some kick. I also used cow’s milk instead of soy milk and added a tablespoon of butter. It turned out well!” – MIRANZZA
SNAP, CRACKLE, POP?
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Baked Sweet Potatoes with YIELD: Approx. 12 servings INGREDIENTS 12 medium sweet potatoes 1/2 c. melted butter 1 tsp. salt 1/2 c. pure maple syrup 1/2 c. minced fresh parsley 2 lemons, zested 2 cloves minced garlic 3/8 c. minced pecans 3/8 c. ﬁnely chopped dried cranberries 2 minced scallions 4 oz. Salemville® Gorgonzola, crumbled
DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 450° F.
butter mixture occasionally. Lightly smash the potatoes until there is an even consistency. Hold over low heat. In a small bowl, toss together parsley, lemon zest, garlic, pecans, cranberries and scallions. Gently fold in the Salemville® Gorgonzola. Move sweet potatoes to a serving dish and sprinkle with the cranberry blue cheese gremolata. Serve hot. Visit salemville.com for more recipes.
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pear flair Pumpkin may be the perennial produce star in November, but pears and butternut squash are far more than just bit players. They take center stage in these five recipes.
151 REVIEWS hands-on 15 min total 30 min serves 8
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Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza armagazine.com/
PHOTOS: KIM CORNELISON; FOOD STYLING: JILL LUST; PROP STYLING: SUE MITCHELL
pear-and-gorgonzola-pizza 1 (16-ounce) package refrigerated pizza dough 4 ounces sliced provolone cheese (about 5 slices) 2 Bosc pears, thinly sliced ½ cup chopped walnuts ⅓ cup crumbled Gorgonzola or other blue cheese 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives ¼ teaspoon salt Preheat oven to 450°F. Lightly coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Press dough into a 12-inch round on baking sheet, then evenly layer on provolone, pears, walnuts, and Gorgonzola. Bake until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown, 13 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with chives and salt.
“I used refrigerated crescent roll dough as the crust. For color and some sweetness, I sprinkled ½ cup dried cranberries over the provolone.” – TERESSA DEJONG DRENTH
PER SLICE: 296 CAL; 12.6g FAT (4.6g SAT); 11.3g PRO; 35g CARB; 2.8g FIBER; 598mg SODIUM; 4.9g SUGARS
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all dressed up This dressing is perfect on a mixed-greens salad with chopped pecans and slices of pears and red onion.
Pear Vinaigrette 34 REVIEWS hands-on 10 min total 10 min serves 16
armagazine.com/pear-vinaigrette 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored, and chopped (3 cups) ½ cup white wine or pear nectar ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon black pepper ¼ teaspoon sea salt
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon honey or sugar to taste (optional) Purée pears, wine, vinegar, mustard, garlic, pepper, and salt in a blender until smooth. Gradually blend in oil and honey (if using) until smooth.
“I substituted ½ cup raw cranberries for the 1 cup dried to reduce the sugar, and I used cranberry juice instead of pear nectar. It smelled amazing while cooking and tasted just as good!” – KGRACEFF
PER 2-TABLESPOON SERVING: 90 CAL; 7g FAT (1g SAT); 0.1g PRO; 6.3g CARB; 0.7g FIBER; 33mg SODIUM; 4.9g SUGARS
16 REVIEWS hands-on 40 min total 40 min serves 4
Sweetly Spiced Pork armagazine.com/sweetly-spiced-pork 1 ½ ½ ¼ 1 ¼ 1 2 1 1 ½ ½ 2
pound pork tenderloin teaspoon salt teaspoon black pepper teaspoon cinnamon tablespoon olive oil cup water cup (½-inch) cubed butternut squash ripe pears, peeled, cored, and cut into pieces onion, cut into thin wedges cup dried cranberries cup pear nectar or apple juice cup chopped walnuts, toasted tablespoons packed brown sugar teaspoon ground cloves Fresh sage, for garnish
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a shallow baking pan with foil. 2. Sprinkle pork all over with ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and cinnamon. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown pork on all sides, about 2 minutes total, then transfer to prepared baking pan. Roast pork until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center registers 145°F, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven, cover with foil, and let stand 5 minutes. 3. Meanwhile, bring water with squash to a boil in skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, 10 minutes. Increase heat to mediumhigh; add pears and onion and cook, stirring, 8 minutes. Stir in cranberries, pear nectar, walnuts, brown sugar, cloves, and remaining ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper; cook to heat through, 1 to 2 minutes. 4. Slice pork and serve with squash mixture. Garnish with sage. (Pork keeps up to 2 days, chilled in an airtight container. Reheat in a microwave at 50 percent power, 3 to 4 minutes.) PER SERVING (3 OUNCES PORK AND 1 CUP VEGETABLES): 446 CAL; 13.5g FAT (1.5g SAT); 27.6g PRO; 57g CARB; 7.2g FIBER; 345mg SODIUM; 42g SUGARS
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Serves 4 Rating
MINT CRUSTED RACK OF LAMB
32 Reviews Recipe by Chef John
INGREDIENTS 1 2 2 ½ 1 1½ ¼ 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 1
cup fresh mint leaves cloves garlic, sliced tablespoons Pompeian Smooth Extra Virgin Olive Oil cup plain bread crumbs salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste tablespoons finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese cup Dijon mustard teaspoons honey tablespoons Pompeian Robust Extra Virgin Olive Oil teaspoons rice vinegar teaspoons honey teaspoon Dijon mustard pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste (1 ¼ pound) racks of lamb, trimmed teaspoon Pompeian Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil salt and pepper to taste
DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 400˚F (200˚C). 2. Line a baking sheet with foil. 3. Cook mint leaves in a pot of boiling water for about 10 seconds. 4. Transfer mint leaves to a bowl of ice water; soak for 30 seconds, drain and squeeze dry. 5. Combine blanched mint with garlic, Pompeian Smooth Extra Virgin Olive Oil, bread crumbs, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a food processor or blender. Blend for 20 to 30 seconds until fine and crumbly. 6. Transfer mint mixture to a large bowl; stir in Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, set aside. 7. Combine ¼ cup Dijon mustard and 2 teaspoons honey in a small bowl, set aside. 8. Combine Pompeian Robust Extra Virgin Olive Oil, rice vinegar, 2 teaspoons honey, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, salt, and black pepper in a jar with a lid. Shake vinaigrette vigorously until combined, about 30 seconds. Set vinaigrette aside. 9. Slice ½ to 1-inch slits between each bone of the lamb racks to assure the meat roasts evenly. 10. Season each rack with salt and black pepper on all sides.
11. Heat Pompeian Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil in skillet over high heat. Brown each lamb rack for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. 12. Transfer lamb racks to the foil-lined baking sheet. 13. Brush each rack with mustard and honey mixture. Sprinkle mint mixture over the top and sides of each rack. 14. Bake in the preheated oven until browned on top and medium rare in the center, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 125 to 130˚F (52 to 54˚C). Remove from oven and allow lamb to rest for 10 minutes before serving, drizzled with honey mustard vinaigrette.
“Delicious. Lamb came out juicy, tender and super flavorful. Would definitely make again!” —MissMessyKitchen
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has a high smoke point of 390-410°F, which makes it ideal for high-heat sautéing and stir-frying. Pompeian Classic Pure Olive Oil with a 370-390°F smoke point can be used for lower heat sautéing, while Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil at 310-340°F is better suited for basting and sauces. All can be used in baking, based on your taste preferences.
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perfectly peared Clafoutis often use dark berries, but this pear version has a gorgeous look all its own. Serve it with cream or ice cream.
hands-on 15 min total 1 hr serves 6 submitted by:
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Easy Pear Clafoutis armagazine.com/easy-pear-clafoutis 4 ½ 2 ⅛ 1 ½ 2
eggs cup white sugar teaspoons vanilla extract teaspoon salt cup whipping cream cup flour pears, peeled, cored, and chopped 2 tablespoons coarse sugar, such as turbinado
1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Generously grease six ¾-cup soufflé dishes or six 6-ounce custard cups. 2. Beat together eggs, white sugar, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and frothy, about 5 minutes. Add whipping cream, then flour; beat until mixture is smooth. 3. Divide half of batter among prepared dishes, then spread twothirds of pears over batter. Pour in remaining batter and top with remaining pears. 4. Bake 30 minutes, then rotate pan and sprinkle each clafouti with 1 teaspoon coarse sugar. Continue baking until puffy and lightly browned and a knife inserted off-center comes out clean, about 10 minutes more. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. (Clafoutis will fall as they cool.) PER SERVING: 342 CAL; 17.8g FAT (10.3g SAT); 6.6g PRO; 40g CARB; 2g FIBER; 108mg SODIUM; 29g SUGARS
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“I doubled the chipotle powder to ½ teaspoon and upped the broth to almost 4 cups because it was so thick. This has incredible spices. Hands down the best butternut squash soup I’ve ever made.”
“I used yellow pears and changed the chipotle to cumin and paprika. I topped the soup with pumpkin seeds.” – KRIS
7 REVIEWS hands-on 35 min total 1 hr serves 8 (makes 2 quarts)
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“I used turkey bacon so I didn’t have the bacon drippings. I sautéed the onions in olive oil instead. I added a little hickory-smoked barbecue sauce— a great flavor addition that my husband loved.”
armagazine.com/butternut-pearand-bacon-soup 8 slices maple-flavored bacon, chopped 2 pears, peeled, cored, and chopped (3 cups) 1 large onion, chopped (2 cups) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 (3-pound) butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into ½-inch pieces (8 cups) 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon chipotle chile powder ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon black pepper 3 tablespoons sour cream, thinned with 1 tablespoon milk (optional) 1. Cook bacon in a heavy 6-quart pot over medium heat until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Discard all but 2 tablespoons drippings. 2. Add pears, onion, garlic, rosemary, and thyme to pot with reserved drippings; cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until onion and pears are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in squash, broth, cinnamon, chipotle powder, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, until squash is tender, about 15 minutes. Let cool about 10 minutes. 3. Transfer half of soup to a blender or food processor; purée, covered, until smooth. Repeat with remaining soup. 4. Ladle soup into bowls and top with bacon and sour cream (if using). (Soup keeps up to 5 days, chilled in an airtight container.) PER 1-CUP SERVING: 176 CAL; 6.8g FAT (2.7g SAT); 4.4g PRO; 28.4g CARB; 5.1g FIBER; 210mg SODIUM; 9.5g SUGARS
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great grazing Make your Thanksgiving dinner even more special with these appetizers. Or let them stand in as the meal at a party or casual get-together.
“I added fresh crushed garlic to sauté with the mushrooms. This was a big hit.” – VONALIS PINA
PHOTOS: KIM CORNELISON; FOOD STYLING: JILL LUST; PROP STYLING: SUE MITCHELL
hands-on 45 min total 45 min serves 8
Mushroom and Ricotta Bruschetta armagazine.com/ mushroom-and-ricotta-bruschetta 1 1 ½ ½ ⅛
room for ’shrooms We used a skinny baguette, bias-cut, and subbed some beech and cremini mushrooms for button mushrooms.
8 2 2 1 ¼ ¼ ½ 1 2
egg, lightly beaten cup ricotta cheese teaspoon lemon zest teaspoon salt, plus more to taste teaspoon black pepper, plus more to taste Pinch crushed red pepper (½-inch-thick) slices French bread tablespoons olive oil tablespoons butter pound button mushrooms, sliced cup green onions, chopped cup Marsala wine cup reduced-sodium chicken broth teaspoon lemon juice tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
1. Preheat oven to 425°F. 2. Mix together egg, ricotta, lemon zest, ½ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon black
pepper, and red pepper in a bowl until smooth. 3. Arrange bread slices on a baking sheet. Brush with 1 tablespoon oil, then toast in oven 3 to 4 minutes. 4. Remove from oven and let cool slightly, about 2 minutes. Spread cheese mixture evenly over bread slices. Bake until cheese is browned, about 15 minutes. 5. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon butter and remaining tablespoon oil in a very large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 10 minutes. Add green onions; cook and stir until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in wine. 6. Reduce heat to medium-low and return skillet to heat. Stir in broth, lemon juice, and remaining tablespoon butter. Cook until liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Stir in parsley. Season with additional salt and black pepper to taste. 7. Spoon mushroom mixture over bread slices. Serve warm. PER 1-SLICE SERVING: 154 CAL; 9.7g FAT (4.1g SAT); 7.3g PRO; 8.8g CARB; 0.9g FIBER; 302mg SODIUM; 1.8g SUGARS
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appetizers 281 REVIEWS hands-on 10 min total 50 min makes 4 cups
“Delicious! I added a dash of vanilla extract to the egg white.”
– STEPHANIE S. PAYNE
“I use sour cream or plain yogurt instead of mayo. Wonderful!” – BRANDYLOGAN
Mary’s Roasted Red Pepper Dip armagazine.com/ marys-roasted-red-pepper-dip 1 (12-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained and diced 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (8 ounces) 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened ¾ cup mayonnaise ¼ cup finely chopped onion 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 2. Stir together all ingredients in a 1½-quart baking dish. 3. Bake until bubbly and lightly browned, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes. (This can be made up to 5 days ahead and chilled, covered. Reheat in microwave until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.) PER 1-OUNCE SERVING: 88 CAL; 8.5g FAT (3.4g SAT); 2.3g PRO; 0.8g CARB; 0.1g FIBER; 124mg SODIUM; 0.6g SUGARS
Spiced Nuts II armagazine.com/spiced-nuts
10 REVIEWS hands-on 10 min total 1 hr makes 4 cups
beyond raisins You can use dried sweetened cranberries or any other kind of dried fruit instead of (or in addition to!) the raisins.
1 2 ⅓ 1 ⅛ ⅛ 1 ½
egg white cups mixed nuts cup sugar tablespoon cinnamon teaspoon ground cloves teaspoon nutmeg cup raisins teaspoon salt (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. Beat egg white using a whisk or electric mixer until frothy. Stir in nuts. Mix together sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg in a small bowl; stir into nut mixture. Spread evenly over prepared baking sheet. 3. Bake 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and stir in raisins and salt, if using. Let cool before serving. (These keep up to 2 days in an airtight container at room temperature.) PER ¼-CUP SERVING: 153 CAL; 9.6g FAT (1.6g SAT); 4.1g PRO; 15.5g CARB; 1.8g FIBER; 78mg SODIUM; 10.3g SUGARS
“This is a solid hit! I added a few chopped jalapeños. It was easy, fast, and delicious on bagel chips from the deli section.” – DWIEBERG
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appetizers Raspberry-Walnut Baked Brie armagazine.com/
92 REVIEWS hands-on 10 min total 45 min serves 10
raspberry-walnut-baked-brie 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed ⅓ cup seedless raspberry jam 2 tablespoons toasted chopped walnuts 1 (8-ounce) round Brie cheese 1 egg for wash (optional) 1 tablespoon water for wash (optional)
“If they deflate, it means they were taken out of the oven a little too soon. Turn the oven off, turn them over, and leave for five minutes.”
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with foil; lightly coat with cooking spray. 2. Lay pastry onto prepared baking sheet and spread jam evenly over center. Sprinkle with walnuts, then center Brie over walnuts. Fold sides of pastry over Brie. Turn over, sealed side down, and seal any open edges. [From our kitchen: Instead of turning it over, we cut the edges of the pastry into strips and folded them over each other to create this look.] If using egg wash, whisk together egg and water, then brush over pastry. 3. Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes.
– JENNY J
PER 2-OUNCE SERVING: 163 CAL; 9.5g FAT (4.6g SAT); 6g PRO; 13.5g CARB; 0.3g FIBER; 167mg SODIUM; 8g SUGARS
14 REVIEWS hands-on 30 min total 50 min makes 25 puffs
“I made this ahead of time and refrigerated it for a few hours before baking. I also cut off the rind and the cheese was just fine.” – ERIN ANDERSEN
“I used chives and Gruyère cheese. I appreciated learning the technique. Be sure to make a double batch because they disappear fast.” – STJCHURCHCOOK
Chef John’s Party Cheese Puffs armagazine.com/ chef-johns-party-cheese-puffs
½ cup water ¼ cup butter Pinch salt ½ cup flour 2 eggs 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 1 teaspoon black pepper ½ cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese (2 ounces) 1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray. 2. Stir together water, butter, and salt in a saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; whisk in flour and stir vigorously until a pastelike dough forms, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl to cool until warm, 5 to 10 minutes. 3. Beat in 1 egg, thyme, and pepper into cooled dough with a wooden spoon until egg is completely incorporated. Add remaining egg and beat until completely incorporated. Set aside 2 tablespoons cheese. Stir remaining cheese into dough until combined. 4. Scoop 1-inch balls (2 teaspoons) of dough and set 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheet. Top balls with reserved cheese. 5. Bake until dough is puffed, lightly golden, and appears dry, about 15 minutes. (These can be made up to 3 days ahead and chilled in an airtight container, or up to 6 months ahead and frozen.) PER PUFF: 41 CAL; 3.1g FAT (1.8g SAT); 1.3g PRO; 2g CARB; 0.1g FIBER; 41mg SODIUM; 0.1g SUGARS
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* Heart-Check food certiﬁcation does not apply to recipes unless expressly stated. See heartcheckmark.org/guidelines. Supportive but not conclusive research shows that eating 1.5 ounces of walnuts per day, as part of a low saturated fat and low cholesterol diet and not resulting in increased caloric intake, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. (FDA) One ounce of walnuts provides 18g of total fat, 2.5g of monounsaturated fat, 13g of polyunsaturated fat including 2.5g of alpha-linolenic acid – the plant-based omega-3.
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No birds were harmed in the making of this cracker turkey! Let your kids assemble this crunchy treat, and they’ll gobble up their masterpiece. let’s get crackin’
Put half of a thin sandwich roll on a plate or napkin. Spread about 2 tablespoons peanut butter over the top three-quarters of the roll.
Cut 2 slices from a black olive and 3 small strips of carrot. Use peanut butter to attach the olives for the eyes and one strip of carrot for the beak.
For feathers, starting from the outside and working your way in, arrange about ⅓ cup multicolor Goldfish crackers, tails down, in the peanut butter.
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For legs, use peanut butter to attach the last 2 strips of carrot beneath the head.
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For the turkey’s head, attach 1 round butter cracker to the roll with peanut butter near the unbuttered bottom quarter.
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ALSO KNOWN AS: Angie Fuller, 38, Waterloo, Iowa
ALLRECIPES MEMBER SINCE: February 2002 DAY JOBS & SIDE HUSTLES: Gym co-owner and manager, kickboxing and strength-training instructor, and private scuba-diving instructor. I’m also an Allrecipes Allstar. WHO I COOK FOR: My husband, Joe, and myself—plus friends, family, and coworkers.
PETS: Two dogs and one big tank of tropical fish. and a little bit of mountain dulcimer (an old-time stringed instrument that my dad made me). I’m part of a local belly-dancing troupe. I love gardening, reading, volunteering, and of course, cooking. Although I have three jobs (yup, I’m crazy!), I honestly cook more now than I have in years. When I work mornings, I have time in the afternoon to prepare really good dinners. When I work afternoons, I prep something in the morning that Joe can throw in the oven when he gets home.
FOOD DISCOVERY THAT CHANGED MY LIFE: Farro. Best grain ever! I love it with tomatoes, homemade pesto, and pine nuts. It is nutty, with a good mouthfeel, and it’s really healthy.
IN MY FRIDGE RIGHT NOW: Greek yogurt, cheese sticks, fruit, veggies, 25 bottles of various hot sauces, almond milk, quinoa, homemade beer, and one bottle of our homegrown grape wine. IF CALORIES DIDN’T EXIST: I would eat cheesy casseroles every day.
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WHAT I DO IN MY SPARE TIME: I play piano
cook 2 follow We tried scuba diving in Aruba 10 years ago and got hooked. Now we teach wet- and dry-suit classes in a quarry near our home and we travel to dive, mostly in the Caribbean.
MY COOKING SUPERHERO/ALTER EGO: The Dancing Chef! I love music. If music is on, I’m either singing with it or dancing around or bopping my head. Truly, I like it all: country, top 20s, older stuff, ’70s, you name it.
DIY OR BUY? I’m a DIYer, for sure. I make jewelry. I garden, and anything we grow, we can or freeze. I don’t ever buy spaghetti sauce or salsa. We make our own beer and wine. We have one grapevine, and that makes about 10 gallons of wine a year. We have no idea what we are doing, but we make it.
Joe and I love to travel. That’s us, above, visiting the Taj Mahal and, below, hiking near the Matterhorn.
MY KITCHEN IS: Big and cluttered.
“My motto? Don’t take anything too seriously! Be honest, have fun, and it will all work out in the end.” MY SIGNATURE RECIPE Dilly Casserole Bread (armagazine.com/dilly-casserole-bread)
This is Delilah, our Walker Coonhound. She’s named after our favorite coral reef in Cozumel. We also have a Weimaranerblack Lab mix named Callie.
There’s a funny family story behind this bread. My dad remembers his mother making it when he was a kid. After he got married, he discovered that my mom made the exact same bread. As it turns out, my dad’s mom actually got the recipe from my mom’s grandmother! I make it often. It’s baked in a casserole dish. And it’s really delicious warm or toasted, with butter.
I have a ton of appliances— KitchenAid mixer, toaster oven, Keurig, regular coffeepot, blender, electric teakettle, bread machine— and I don’t like to store them, so they sit on the counter. Thankfully I have lots of counter space!
FOR MY LAST MEAL ON EARTH, I WANT: A rare tuna steak that my husband has grilled on our Big Green Egg; a baked sweet potato with butter, salt, and pepper (no sugar or cinnamon); sautéed asparagus with a little EVOO and parmesan; tiramisu; and a glass of Relax Riesling.
WHAT I LIKE MOST ABOUT ALLRECIPES: The user comments! Before trying a recipe, I love being able to read reviews and see what others have suggested. I don’t always follow the edits, but it’s great to see what others have tried.
ABOUT MY HUSBAND: Joe is an engineer with John Deere. We both grew up in Indiana, about 25 minutes from Notre Dame. We’ve been married 15 years. He’s my counterpart on Allrecipes.com, a big cook, and a major home brewer. Lately, he’s been making hot sauces that are stupid-hot. I can’t eat them! ABOUT MY GYM GIG: I was never an athlete in high school. I studied journalism and PR, and worked in hospital marketing. But then I got into kickboxing, and then I started teaching it, and when the opportunity arose to buy this gym, I took a big, crazy leap and changed careers. I love it! I manage the gym and teach classes, and Joe and I still teach scuba diving on the side.
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1 (18-pound) turkey, neck and giblets removed [From our kitchen: You can use a fresh or fully thawed frozen turkey; just be sure to get one that’s not injected with a salty solution or marked “kosher,” which means it has been salted already.] 2 cups kosher salt ½ cup butter, melted 1 bay leaf 2 large onions, chopped 4 carrots, chopped 4 stalks celery, chopped 2 sprigs fresh thyme 1 cup dry white wine 1. Rub turkey inside and out with salt. Set turkey in a large stockpot and cover with cold water. Transfer to refrigerator and let soak 8 hours.
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2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Drain and thoroughly rinse turkey. Discard brine. 3. Brush turkey with half of melted butter. Set turkey, breast side down, on a roasting rack in a shallow roasting pan. Stuff turkey cavity with bay leaf, half of onion, half of carrots, half of celery, and 1 thyme sprig. [From our kitchen: Tying the legs together with kitchen twine makes the bird easier to flip later.] Scatter remaining vegetables and thyme around bottom of roasting pan; pour in wine. Roast uncovered, rotating pan every hour, 2½ hours. 4. Carefully turn turkey breast side up, then brush with remaining butter. Roast until breast is golden brown and a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest parts registers at least 165°F, 1 to 1½ hours more. 5. Let turkey rest, covered with foil, about 30 minutes before carving. PER 6-OUNCE SERVING: 319 CAL; 11g FAT (5g SAT); 49g PRO; 2g CARB; 0g FIBER; 1,341mg SODIUM; 168mg CHOL
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stealth health Here’s how to make this Thanksgiving healthier (without anyone even noticing). By Marge Perry
’m the last person to suggest you get all high and mighty on health for the holiday. But I am all about feeding the people I love a meal they’ll love— that loves them back. Here are some of my favorite ways to boost the nutrition and rein in the calories, sugar, and unhealthy fats—without sacrificing flavor.
THERE’S NO LAW… …that says you need a top crust on that apple pie. Make it a one-crust galette to serve up more apples and fewer calories. …that says creaminess has to come from cream. Purée squash and other vegetables to add thick, smooth texture. Heart-healthy olive oil can do the same thing—with very little saturated fat. And mild cheese melted in sauce made with low-fat milk thickened with flour tastes rich and decadent. …that says sweet has to come from granulated sugar. Roast those vegetables (especially squash and beets) and fruits to intensify their natural sugars. And use sweet spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom to enhance the impact.
MORE FOOD, MORE HELP It may seem crazy to think that adding food can be healthier, but studies show that when those added foods are vegetables, you’ll end up eating more nutrient-rich, lower-calorie foods. Start with salad or soup. Having salad as a first course reduces overall calories at the meal by up to 12 percent, according to Penn State research. Another study found that starting a meal with soup—Roasted Cauliflower, Garlic, and Leek Soup on page 55 is an ideal candidate—can cut calorie intake by a whopping 20 percent. Add another vegetable dish to your table. Many people want to try a little of everything, so an extra vegetable leaves less room on plates for not-ashealthful options. Use the same more-is-better principle at dessert time. Serve a colorful fruit salad alongside the usual pecan pie.
GET YOUR DECADENCE IN A little goes a long way with ingredients that are high-flavor but less healthy. Instead of a cream-laden green bean casserole, top sautéed green beans with crumbled bacon and quick-fried, thinly sliced onions. You get satisfying crunch and bacon-y flavor with far fewer fat and calories. Top broccoli with buttery toasted parmesan bread crumbs. Just toast panko bread crumbs in a skillet and combine with melted butter and grated parmesan. Trust me, no one will even remember Aunt May’s million-calorie broccoli in cheese sauce. Super-rich sweet potato casserole can deliver all the over-the-top flavor with about one-third fewer calories. Fold stiffly beaten egg whites into the sweet potatoes before you top and bake the casserole. The serving size will look the same, but the lighter, fluffier texture means there won’t be as many calories.
Some ingredient substitutions actually improve flavor while making a dish healthier.
Use whole grains to make nutty, hearty, and healthier stuffing. Instead of having white rice, go for whole-grain bread, brown rice, or quinoa to add earthy flavor along with fiber.
WHEN TO SKIP THE INDULGENCE Dump up-to-no-good fat and calories when they don’t make a big difference in flavor or texture. One example: Make gravy better and healthier. Pour pan drippings into a zip-top plastic bag set into a bowl. Let the fat float to the top, then, holding the bag over a saucepan, snip a bottom corner and let the gravy out. Pinch the corner shut before the fat escapes.
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Make creamy mashed potatoes—without a whole stick of butter. Try a combination of olive oil and buttermilk for a deep, slightly tangy flavor with less saturated fat.
Why bother making your own crackers? For starters, they’ll save you some dough (so to speak).
PLAIN WHOLE-WHEAT, NO SALT
ADD 1 TSP MINCED FRESH (OR ½ TSP DRIED) HERBS TO FLOUR
CASEY’S CRUNCHY CRACKERS
ADD 1 TBSP GRATED PECORINO ROMANO CHEESE TO DOUGH BEFORE WATER
ADD 1 TBSP SESAME SEEDS OR POPPY SEEDS TO DOUGH BEFORE WATER
Pulse together 1 cup whole-wheat flour (or white whole-wheat flour), ½ teaspoon sugar, and ½ teaspoon salt in a food processor until combined. Add 4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into ½-inch cubes, and pulse until moist, crumbly bits form. Drizzle in ¼ cup ice water and pulse until a soft dough forms. Divide in half. On a generously floured work surface, roll each half into a thin, roughly 10-inch square. Cut into 1½-inch squares*. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet with an offset spatula or butter knife, prick each square with a fork (so they don’t puff when baking), sprinkle with sea salt, and bake in a 400°F oven until crispy and browned at the edges, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week or freeze up to 3 months. Makes about 7 dozen. —Casey Barber
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HALF WHOLE-WHEAT AND HALF RYE
aking your own crackers isn’t just a way to save money. It also means you control exactly what goes into them: no preservatives, no suspicious ingredients, no mysterious garlic-ish flavor lurking in there (unless you add garlic, of course). You can make crackers with a handful of ingredients you probably already have, a quick spin in the food processor, and 10 minutes in the oven. Here’s a solid, wheaty, crunchy base recipe you can personalize any way you like.
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dynamite dough FLAKY FOOD PROCESSOR PIE CRUST armagazine.com/flaky-food-processor-pie-crust 122 REVIEWS
HANDS-ON 15 min
TOTAL 45 min
MAKES crust for 1 (9-inch) double-crust pie or 2 (9-inch) single-crust pies
3 cups flour ½ cup very cold shortening, cubed ½ cup very cold unsalted butter, cubed 1 teaspoon salt ⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon ice water, or as needed 1. Pulse flour, shortening, butter, and salt in a food processor in three 1-second bursts or until shortening and butter are pea-size. 2. With motor running, pour ice water through feed tube in a thin stream, adding just enough to moisten, and processing just until mixture looks crumbly and starts to cling together. [From our kitchen: It might seem like too little water at first, but when making pie crust in a food processor, you typically need less water than most other pie recipes call for.] 3. Pour mixture into a bowl; gather into a ball with your hands, squeezing as needed to make it stick together. Divide in half and shape into 2 discs. Wrap each disc in plastic wrap; chill 30 minutes to 1 day, or freeze up to 3 months and thaw in the fridge. Roll out each disc into a 12-inch circle on a cool counter. Proceed as directed by your pie recipe, or…
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For single-crust pies with unbaked filling: Transfer dough to a pie plate, trim overhang to 1 inch of rim, roll edge under, then crimp or flute as desired. Prick sides and bottom with a fork to avoid air bubbles. Chill 10 minutes in freezer or 30 minutes in fridge before baking. Line crust with foil and bake in a 450°F oven 8 minutes; remove foil and bake until golden, 6 to 8 minutes more. Cool and fill. For pies with baked filling: Transfer dough to a pie plate and fill pie (generously mounding if using fresh fruit, as it will shrink). Roll or shape top crust (if using), then lay over filling. Pinch top and bottom dough edges together to seal. Trim dough overhang to 1 inch of pie plate edge, roll edge under, then crimp or flute. Cut a few slits in the top crust (if using). Chill 10 minutes in freezer or 30 minutes in fridge before baking. Bake at 450°F 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 375°F and bake until filling is bubbly and pie crust is golden brown, 45 to 55 minutes, depending on filling. PER (⅛ DOUBLE-CRUST PIE) SERVING: 386 CAL; 24.8g FAT (10.4g SAT); 5g PRO; 36g CARB; 1.3g FIBER; 294mg SODIUM; 0.1g SUGARS
Using shortening and butter, with minimal water, makes this crust flavorful, flaky, and flexible. The key is to start with cold ingredients and work quickly so the dough stays cold.
GLUTEN-FREE PIE CRUST VARIATION Use 3 cups Gluten-Free Flour Mix (recipe at right) instead of flour, and add 4 teaspoons sugar before pulsing. Make and chill as directed. Roll dough out between 2 sheets of wax paper, chill before and after shaping, and then follow your pie recipe for baking. This dough is a little bit stickier to work with, but the chilling and wax paper help. It bakes and holds its shape beautifully.
GLUTEN-FREE FLOUR MIX Whisk together 1½ cups white rice flour, 1½ cups potato starch, 1 cup sorghum flour, and 2 teaspoons xanthan gum in an airtight container. Cover and store at room temperature up to 3 months. Makes about 4 cups.
GET IT TO THE PAN IN ONE PIECE For a 9-inch pie, roll dough into a 12-inch round. Fold into quarters or roll loosely around a rolling pin, transfer to pan, and unfurl.
give it an edge
Press fork tines into dough edge, working your way around the pie. Set tines perpendicular to pan for a ridged border or angle them slightly to the left and right for a crosshatch effect. You can try this method with other utensils, such as the bowl of a melon baller or the handle end of a wood-handled spoon, for a different look.
FINGER FLUTE Pinch outer dough edge with left thumb and pointer finger while poking inner dough edge with right pointer finger; work your way around the pie. Make your pinches small and pointy for a zigzag effect or loose and loopy for an exaggerated wave. The final look will reflect the unique size and shape of your fingers.
GEOMETRIC CUTOUTS With a cookie cutter or a knife, cut about 60 small (1-inch) triangles—or other shapes— from rolled dough. Brush pie dough rim with water. Apply cutouts, brushing back sides with water, overlapping, and pressing gently to adhere as you work your way around.
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Hold left and right pointer fingers parallel, spaced about ¼ inch apart. Rest them at a 30-degree angle on dough rim. Press down to leave an indent, then squeeze dough between fingers to create a raised ridge. Rotate pan and repeat at same angle, working all the way around.
BUTTER + HERBS
brush & sprinkle
Want to add color, flavor, or texture? Brush your pie crust with cream, melted butter, or beaten egg, and sprinkle with sugar, spices, or chopped fresh herbs just before baking.
Cut a 6x12-inch rectangle of dough crosswise into four 3x6-inch rectangles. Cut rectangles in half diagonally to form 8 triangles, then cut 2 of them into smaller triangles and shards. Arrange randomly over filled pie, overlapping in some parts and leaving some parts uncovered. Trim overhang; flute or crimp edge as desired.
Roll out dough to a 12-inch circle on a baking sheet or pizza pan lined with parchment paper. Chill 10 minutes. Use a cookie cutter or a stencil and a sharp knife to cut out and remove a monogram initial or other design. Slip hands under dough and transfer to filled pie. Trim overhang; flute or crimp edge as desired.
You don’t need basket-weaving skills to make this easy lattice. Using a few wide strips in each direction does the trick.
Cut a 14-inch circle of dough into six 2¼-inch-wide strips. Lay 3 strips parallel, spaced 1 inch apart, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Fold alternating strips back to weave 3 remaining strips through crosswise. Chill 10 minutes on sheet. Slip hands beneath lattice and transfer to filled pie. Trim overhang; flute or crimp edge as desired.
Cut a 12-inch circle of dough into eight 1½-inch-wide strips. Working in pairs, press strips together at tops; gently lace and wind them together without twisting dough. Lay finished strips parallel over filled pie. Trim overhang; crimp or flute edge as desired.
“This is even better tossed with toasted pine nuts and parmesan cheese right before serving.” – ANDREA
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It’s getting colder and darker, which usually means more comfort (and higher-calorie) cooking. And then there’s the upcoming Mother of All Meals. But these healthy recipes will bring some harmony to your month—and they’re easy and time-saving, too!
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roasted garliclemon broccoli armagazine.com/ roasted-garlic-lemon-broccoli 2 (1½-pound) heads broccoli, separated into florets (about 10 cups) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 lemon, cut into wedges, for garnish 1. Preheat oven to 400°F. 2. Toss broccoli with garlic, oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl, then spread evenly in a 10x15-inch baking pan. 3. Bake until broccoli is tender enough to pierce stems with a fork, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter and drizzle with lemon juice. Garnish with lemon wedges. PER 1-CUP SERVING: 75 CAL; 2.8g FAT (0.4g SAT); 4.4g PRO; 10.9g CARB; 4g FIBER; 310mg SODIUM; 2.7g SUGARS
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asian steak and vegetable stir-fry armagazine.com/asian-steakand-vegetable-stir-fry
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1 pound boneless beef top sirloin steak, 1 inch thick 1 cup broccoli florets 1 cup sugar snap peas 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips 2 carrots, cut into strips 3 tablespoons water 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 1 clove garlic, minced ½ cup reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste 2 cups hot cooked rice 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped unsalted dryroasted peanuts (optional)
1. Cut beef into ¼-inch strips. 2. Add vegetables and water to a large nonstick skillet. [From our kitchen: Be sure to use a nonstick skillet because there’s no oil in this recipe.] Bring to a boil, covered, then reduce heat to medium-high. Cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a colander to drain. 3. Wipe skillet with a paper towel, then return to medium-high heat until hot. Add half each of beef, ginger, and garlic; stir-fry until desired doneness, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and repeat with remaining beef, ginger, and garlic. 4. Return all beef and vegetables to skillet, stir in teriyaki and crushed red pepper, and cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Serve over hot cooked rice and sprinkle with peanuts (if using). PER 1¼-CUP SERVING: 354 CAL; 9g FAT (2.5g SAT); 31g PRO; 37g CARB; 3g FIBER; 735mg SODIUM; 9.2g SUGARS
“I used good lean stew meat instead of cutting up my own steak. I also served it on top of jasmine rice. Best stir-fry I’ve ever had :)” – CHARLI GIRL
“I baked it covered with foil for 10 minutes, then removed the foil and baked it 20 minutes more, tossing the broccoli occasionally. I finished it off with the squeeze of fresh lemon (we used extra).” – LINDSAY VERESCHAGIN TRIPP
“I used frozen stir-fry veggies and it was still great!” – STEPHANIELEIGH
pumpkin smoothie armagazine.com/pumpkin-smoothie
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin purée 2½ cups milk ¼ cup packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
“Double the onion, use fresh garlic and tomatoes, plus add spinach and mushrooms. Awesome!”
Freeze pumpkin in a zip-top plastic bag at least 2 hours. Blend together pumpkin and remaining ingredients in a blender until smooth.
PER 1-CUP SERVING: 166 CAL; 5.3g FAT (3g SAT); 6g PRO; 25.7g CARB; 3.7g FIBER; 74mg SODIUM; 20g SUGARS
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Crush your dried spices before adding them to the recipe. It’ll bring out more of their flavor.
braised balsamic chicken
“Really good and relatively quick. I cut the chicken into chunks, added a couple of spoonfuls of brown sugar, and served it over rice.” – DWIEBERG
armagazine.com/braised-balsamic-chicken 6 (8-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breasts 1 teaspoon garlic salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, thinly sliced (1 cup) 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes (with juices) ½ cup balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried rosemary ½ teaspoon dried thyme Fresh thyme leaves, for garnish 1. Sprinkle both sides of chicken breasts with garlic salt and pepper. 2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium
heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until browned, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Add chicken to skillet and cook until browned, about 4 minutes per side. 3. Top chicken with onion, tomatoes, and balsamic vinegar, then sprinkle with basil, oregano, rosemary, and thyme. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until chicken is no longer pink and an instantread thermometer inserted into thickest parts registers 165°F. Serve garnished with thyme leaves. PER SERVING (1 BREAST AND 3 TABLESPOONS SAUCE): 222 CAL; 7.4g FAT (1.2g SAT); 26.5g PRO; 9.9g CARB; 1.3g FIBER; 360mg SODIUM; 6.4g SUGARS
“I used vanilla almond milk, a frozen banana, and pumpkin pie spice. So good!” – GLUTENFREE MOMMY OF 3
BRAND-NEW RECIPE! GO ONLINE TO RATE AND REVIEW. hands-on 25 min total 25 min serves 2 submitted by:
HEALTHY & QUICK
“I freeze the purée in ice cube trays, then store the frozen cubes in freezer bags. That makes it really easy for just one or two servings. When I want a smoothie, I just toss in a few cubes and blend them with the rest of the ingredients.”
power salad bowls armagazine.com/power-salad-bowls 1 cup finely chopped kale ½ cup cooked quinoa ½ cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained ½ red bell pepper, cut into strips ½ cup grated carrot 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped 1 lemon, juiced (3 tablespoons) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup ¼ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon black pepper Divide kale, quinoa, chickpeas, red bell pepper, carrot, and eggs among 2 bowls. Whisk together remaining ingredients in a small bowl until well blended, then pour over salads. (Salads without dressing can be assembled 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.) PER SERVING (1½ CUPS SALAD, 1 EGG, AND 3 TABLESPOONS DRESSING): 355 CAL; 20.7g FAT (3.7g SAT); 13.3g PRO; 31g CARB; 6.8g FIBER; 549mg SODIUM; 8.5g SUGARS
– GINNY BLESENER
“I made it with stevia and protein powder. I also added pecans. And I may or may not have put a few white chocolate chips on top :)” – LITTLEBABYTURTLE
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“Quite delicious! The crust is more like a batter, so I used a wet rubber spatula to spread it into the pan.” – BUCKWHEAT QUEEN
FROM OUR KITCHEN Veggiecravings’ original recipe called for canned pears, but we used fresh pears because they are in season now. We also added a little lemon juice, cardamom, and honey to play up their flavor. To add extra oomph while still keeping this dairy-free, serve with a dollop of coconut whipped topping.
1 REVIEW hands-on 25 min total 2 hr serves 12
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Pear-Almond Tart armagazine.com/gf-df-pear-tart 3 pears (1 yellow, 1 red, 1 green), cored and sliced ¼ inch thick 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon sugar ½ teaspoon ground cardamom 1¼ cups almond meal ¼ cup gluten-free oat flour ½ teaspoon gluten-free baking powder (such as Clabber Girl) 1 egg, beaten ¼ cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon almond extract 1 tablespoon honey 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease bottom of an 8x11-inch rectangular or 9-inch square tart pan with a removable bottom. Put pear slices in a bowl. Add lemon juice, sugar, and cardamom; toss gently to coat. 2. Whisk together almond meal, oat flour, and baking powder in a bowl. Whisk together egg, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, salt, and almond extract in another bowl. Stir into almond meal mixture. (Dough will be thick and sticky.) 3. Spread dough into prepared pan. Arrange pears in overlapping diagonal rows atop dough. For an ombré effect, start with red pears in the top left, then move to yellow pears in the middle, then to green pears in the lower right corner. 4. Bake until golden brown, about 35 minutes. Cool completely (about 1 hour) in pan on a wire rack. Remove pan sides. Drizzle tart with honey, then slice and serve. PER SERVING: 153 CAL; 8.7g FAT (2.5g SAT); 3.6g PRO; 17g CARB; 2.8g FIBER; 60mg SODIUM; 10.3g SUGARS
“I recommend adding chopped walnuts and some vanilla extract to the batter. The nuts complement the cake so nicely. I dusted mine with powdered sugar. Really good!”
127 REVIEWS hands-on 20 min total 2 hr, 15 min serves 14
Cranberry Swirl Coffee Cake
armagazine.com/cranberry-swirl-coffee-cake This cake is moist and delicious without adornment. But we made it in a 10-cup spiral Bundt pan, added a simple icing, and served it with some extra cranberry purée to make it feel a little more festive. For Cake ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup sour cream 1 (14-ounce) can whole-berry cranberry sauce, stirred For Icing 1 cup powdered sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 4 teaspoons milk Make Cake: 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour one 10-inch Bundt pan. 2. Cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs 1 at
a time, then beat in almond extract. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in another bowl; beat into butter mixture alternately with sour cream. 3. Spoon one-third of batter (1¼ cups) into prepared pan. Spoon one-third of cranberry sauce (scant ½ cup) on top, then swirl into batter with a butter knife or thin metal spatula; repeat once. Top with remaining one-third of batter. Reserve remaining cranberry sauce. 4. Bake cake until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Let cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool 1 hour. Make Icing: 5. Stir together powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough milk to make drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cooled cake. Purée reserved cranberry sauce in a blender or small food processor; serve with cake slices. PER SERVING: 297 CAL; 10.1g FAT (5.8g SAT); 3.2g PRO; 47.6g CARB; 0.5g FIBER; 280mg SODIUM; 32g SUGARS
“For a coconutrum variation, I added 2 to 3 tablespoons rum to the filling and substituted shredded coconut for ¼ cup of the sugar. The original recipe is great, too!”
“I used white chocolate chips in the cheesecake part. Next time, I’ll add a touch of vanilla, too. But otherwise, these were perfect!” – LECE
389 REVIEWS hands-on 25 min total 3 hr, 50 min makes 16
Chunky Cheesecake Brownies armagazine.com/chunky-cheesecake-brownies 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened ¾ cup sugar 3 eggs 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips ¼ cup butter ⅔ cup flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan. [From our kitchen: We switched from the 9-inch pan in the original recipe to an 8-inch pan to make these a little thicker.] 2. Beat together cream cheese, ¼ cup sugar, and 1 egg with an electric mixer in a bowl until smooth. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips. 3. Bring 4 cups water to boil in a 2-quart saucepan. Turn off heat. In a heatproof mixing bowl set over the water, stir together butter and remaining cup chocolate chips until melted and fully
combined. Stir in remaining ½ cup sugar and 2 eggs, followed by the flour, baking powder, and salt. 4. Pour half of chocolate batter into prepared pan; spread into an even layer. Spoon and gently spread cream cheese mixture over chocolate batter. Drop spoonfuls of remaining chocolate batter over cream cheese (this doesn’t need to completely cover cream cheese). With a butter knife, swirl top chocolate layer into cream cheese to make a marble pattern. 5. Bake until top is crinkled and edges are brown and pull away from sides of pan, about 25 minutes. Let cool 1 hour in pan on a wire rack, then chill 2 hours. (Brownies can be made up to 3 days ahead and chilled, covered, or up to 1 month ahead and frozen.)
FROM OUR KITCHEN If using a prepared crust in a foil pan, choose a deep-dish one to ensure the sides are high enough for this pie. Feel like making
PER BROWNIE: 248 CAL; 15.2g FAT (8.8g SAT); 3.5g PRO; 28.2g CARB; 1.4g FIBER; 135mg SODIUM; 21.8g SUGARS
your own crust? Turn to page 86 for a recipe and crust-shaping tips.
248 REVIEWS hands-on 15 min total 4 hr, 5 min serves 8
Buttermilk Pie with Spiced Pomegranate Syrup armagazine.com/buttermilk-pie 1 3 1½ ½ 3 1 1 1 ⅛
(9-inch) unbaked pie crust eggs cups sugar cup butter, softened tablespoons flour cup buttermilk tablespoon fresh lemon juice teaspoon vanilla extract teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg Spiced Pomegranate Syrup (recipe below) Fresh pomegranate seeds (optional)
1. Position a rack in center of oven; preheat to 350°F. Fit pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate; flute edges high to help hold in the filling. Set on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil. 2. Beat eggs with an electric mixer in a large bowl until frothy. Add sugar, butter, and flour; beat until smooth. Stir in buttermilk, lemon juice, vanilla, and nutmeg. [From our kitchen: The filling may have a slightly curdled look here. Don’t worry. That’s normal for this type of pie.] Pour into pie shell. 3. Bake until entire top is light golden brown and only a small spot in the center jiggles when pie is bumped, about 50 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack 1 hour. Cover and chill 2 to 24 hours. 4. Drizzle artfully with Spiced Pomegranate Syrup, sprinkle with pomegranate seeds (if using), and serve with any remaining syrup. PER SERVING: 501 CAL; 23.1g FAT (11g SAT); 5.4g PRO; 66g CARB; 0.8g FIBER; 318mg SODIUM; 51g SUGARS
Spiced Pomegranate Syrup 5 REVIEWS hands-on 35 min total 50 min serves 8 (makes ⅔ cup)
¾ ¾ 2 1½ ¼ ⅛ ⅛ ½ 1
cup pomegranate juice cup Shiraz or other dry red wine tablespoons fresh lemon juice teaspoons cinnamon teaspoon nutmeg teaspoon cloves teaspoon ginger cup packed brown sugar tablespoon butter
1. Whisk together pomegranate juice, wine, and lemon juice in a bowl. Whisk in cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. Crumble in ¼ cup brown sugar; whisk until sugar dissolves. 2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat and swirl to coat pan. Immediately pour in juice mixture and increase heat to high. Bring to a boil, whisking to prevent scorching. Reduce heat to medium; while stirring, add remaining ¼ cup brown sugar. Cook, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat. Let cool 15 minutes. PER 4-TEASPOON SERVING: 80 CAL; 1.6g FAT (1g SAT); 0.1g PRO; 13.2g CARB; 0.3g FIBER; 16.2mg SODIUM; 11.8g SUGARS
WHEAT BERRY WALDORF SALAD p.106
Turkey typically steals the show. But this Thanksgiving, we’re celebrating the side dishes. Not merely backup singers for the big bird, sides add flavor, color, and diversity to a holiday table. And they’re fun to shake up from year to year. While monkeying with the turkey and gravy can get you in trouble with Grandpa, side dishes almost always invite tweaking. They’re also the secret to setting a super-inclusive table: The recipes here all just happen to be meatless. Many are naturally gluten-free, too, making them ideal for guests with special diets. If you still need help choosing a turkey recipe, you can find some of our faves on page 78. But seriously: If you and your peeps make all these sides, you might even forget about the bird.
SPICED QUINCE AND CRANBERRY CHUTNEY p.106
“Delicious! This is a great way to use quinces— they retain some texture.” – CAZUELA
FALL-INFUSED MASHED POTATOES p.106
“This is so yummy and healthy. Thank you for reminding me how much I love wheat berries!” – THATCHER HARDING
“I used my Twist’N Sprout corer, so getting a bowl of Brussels sprout leaves was effortless. Very nice salad with just the right amount of sweetness.” – LUTZFLCAT
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“No need to change a thing. It’s creamy, tasty goodness!” – BUCKWHEAT QUEEN
MAPLE-DIJON BRUSSELS LEAF SALAD p.106
VEGGIE ROSE TART p.106
CIDER-MAPLE ROASTED ROOTS p.107
“I added lemon zest to the cheese filling. I’m very pleased with this recipe!” – JILL COMPTON
“I used chopped cauliflower rice from the store, which made this so much easier!” – M CYBULSKI
CAULIFLOWER “COUSCOUS” p.107
“OMG, these rolls are so delicious and airy!” – GINMARIE
“I subbed softened butter for the shortening and brushed the tops with melted butter before baking. They turned out perfect.” – ALTAROSE
SOUTHERN BUTTER ROLLS p.107
GREEN BEANS WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS p.108
CREAMY BUTTERNUT SQUASH CASSEROLE p.108
“My daughter, who normally doesn’t eat mushrooms, cleaned her plate!” – COACHJEN
“I cut the squash in half and microwaved it five minutes to make it easier to peel and cut. After that, this recipe was a breeze. Everyone loved it.” – MISSY GALLUP POTTER
FARRO WITH WILD MUSHROOMS p.108
“Even without the dill, this gets rave reviews.” – RECIPERENEGADE
“I absolutely love this recipe, especially for parties. I use two or three sliced fresh onions in place of the pearl onions.” – TWKITCHEN
“I didn’t tell anyone this was gluten-free until they’d all commented on how good it was. Perfection!” – SPOTTEDPINERANCH
GLUTEN-FREE BOMB-DIGGITY STUFFING p.108
RECIPES FROM THE SIDES HAVE IT WHEAT BERRY WALDORF SALAD armagazine.com/wheat-berry-waldorf-salad
17 REVIEWS HANDS-ON 25 min TOTAL 1 hr, 50 min SERVES 12 SUBMITTED BY cindyspaulding
2 6 3 1 1 1 ½ ⅓ 2 2 2 ½ ½ ½ ½
cups wheat berries cups water cups diced apples cup raisins cup chopped walnuts cup chopped fresh parsley cup pomegranate seeds cup apple juice tablespoons apple cider vinegar tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil tablespoons lemon juice teaspoon salt teaspoon black pepper teaspoon nutmeg teaspoon cinnamon
1. Soak wheat berries in a bowl with water to cover for 5 minutes. Drain, then bring to a boil with 6 cups water in a large saucepan. Cover and simmer over low heat until tender, 60 to 80 minutes, adding more water if needed. Drain; cool in a large bowl 25 minutes. 2. Stir in remaining ingredients. Serve at room temperature or cold. (Salad can be made up to 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.) PER ¾-CUP SERVING: 249 CAL; 9.2g FAT (1g SAT); 6.2g PRO; 39g CARB; 6.3g FIBER; 105mg SODIUM; 12g SUGARS
SPICED QUINCE AND CRANBERRY CHUTNEY armagazine .com/spiced-quince-cranberry-chutney
4 REVIEWS HANDS-ON 15 min TOTAL 2 hr MAKES 5¾ cups SUBMITTED BY waterlily
2 2 1 ½ ½ ½ 1
2 ½ 1 2
cups sugar cups water teaspoon cinnamon teaspoon salt teaspoon ground allspice teaspoon ground cloves pound quinces, peeled, cored, and diced (about 2 medium, 2¾ cups) [From our kitchen: Fresh quinces, sometimes labeled “membrillo,” often are sold at Latin markets. If you can’t find them, you can substitute firm pears here.] teaspoons orange zest cup fresh orange juice (12-ounce) bag fresh or frozen cranberries tablespoons white wine vinegar
1. Stir together sugar, water, cinnamon, salt, allspice, and cloves in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add quinces, reduce heat to low, and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. 2. Stir in zest, juice, cranberries, and vinegar; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until cranberries burst and mixture thickens slightly, about 30 minutes. (Mixture thickens more as it cools.) Transfer to a serving dish and chill, covered, 1 hour to 3 days before serving. PER 2-TABLESPOON SERVING: 43 CAL; 0g FAT; 0.1g PRO; 11g CARB; 0.4g FIBER; 26mg SODIUM; 9.3g SUGARS
FALL-INFUSED MASHED POTATOES armagazine.com/fall-infused-mashed-potatoes
2 REVIEWS HANDS-ON 25 min TOTAL 1 hr SERVES 8 SUBMITTED BY lenorerockchild
1 acorn squash, halved and seeded 5 potatoes, peeled and diced [From our kitchen: We used russet potatoes.] 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard ¾ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon dried dill or 1 teaspoon minced fresh dill ¼ teaspoon black pepper ½ cup milk, or as needed 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Put squash halves, cut sides down, in a glass baking dish; add water to a ½-inch depth. Bake until tender, about 50 minutes. 2. Meanwhile, put potatoes in a saucepan with enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain. 3. Lightly mash hot potatoes in a large bowl. Scoop warm flesh from squash into same bowl. Add butter, mustard, salt, dill, and pepper; stir until butter melts. Add milk as needed, a little at a time, mashing to desired consistency. (This can be made up to 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Reheat over low heat.) PER SCANT 1-CUP SERVING: 126 CAL; 3.5g FAT (2.1g SAT); 2.3g PRO; 22.4g CARB; 2.2g FIBER; 261mg SODIUM; 1.5g SUGARS
MAPLE-DIJON BRUSSELS LEAF SALAD armagazine.com/ maple-dijon-brussels-leaf-salad
2 REVIEWS HANDS-ON 30 min TOTAL 30 min SUBMITTED BY nicholio
2 ¼ 2 2 4 1 1
pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed cup pure maple syrup tablespoons apple cider vinegar tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil teaspoons Dijon mustard cup sweetened dried cranberries cup cinnamon-roasted almonds
1. Core Brussels sprouts with a paring knife, reserving cores for another use if desired. Peel layers apart, separating each sprout into individual leaves; put in a large serving bowl. 2. In a small jar with a screw-top lid, shake together maple syrup, vinegar, oil, and mustard until well combined. Drizzle over leaves; add cranberries and toss to coat. (Salad can be made to this point up to 4 days ahead and chilled, covered.) Add almonds and toss again just before serving. PER 1⅛-CUP SERVING: 166 CAL; 8.6g FAT (0.8g SAT); 4.8g PRO; 21.4g CARB; 4.6g FIBER; 40mg SODIUM; 13.3g SUGARS
VEGGIE ROSE TART armagazine.com/veggie-rose-tart
6 REVIEWS HANDS-ON 1 hr TOTAL 2 hr SERVES 8 SUBMITTED BY magda
1 6 2 1 1
½ ¼ 1 1 ½ 1
sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed carrots, assorted colors zucchini egg, lightly beaten (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese (1¾ cups) cup cubed fresh mozzarella cheese cup grated parmesan cheese teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, plus more for garnish pinch nutmeg teaspoon salt tablespoon olive oil
FROM OUR KITCHEN
This showstopping Veggie Rose Tart is easier to make than it looks. Just roll up thin slices of gently cooked rainbow carrots and zucchini, then anchor your veggie roses in the cheesy filling.
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Press puff pastry gently into bottom and sides of a 9-inch round tart pan; trim off excess. Line pastry with parchment paper, then fill with ceramic pie weights or dried beans. Bake until lightly golden, about 20 minutes. 2. Meanwhile, slice carrots and zucchini lengthwise into very thin (approximately ⅛-inch) strips using a mandoline or vegetable peeler. [From our kitchen: A peeler works on carrots, but not so much on zucchini. We used an Oxo mandoline set on the second setting, which yielded a thickness of just under ⅛ inch.] Spread strips on a microwave-safe plate and microwave until just soft enough to roll easily, 1 to 2 minutes. 3. Remove pastry from oven, carefully remove parchment and weights, and increase oven temperature to 400°F. Mix together egg, ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, thyme, nutmeg, and ¼ teaspoon salt in a bowl. Spoon onto crust and smooth out top. 4. Starting with a short end, roll 1 vegetable strip tightly to form a rosebud shape. Roll another strip of the same vegetable around the bud to make a full rose shape. Nestle immediately in filling. Repeat with remaining strips, arranging roses in a decorative pattern over filling. [From our kitchen: You’ll likely have some leftover veggie strips—perfect for tomorrow’s omelet or a turkey-vegetable soup.] Brush veggie roses and crust edges with olive oil, then sprinkle with remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. 5. Bake until pastry is golden brown and veggie roses are tender, about 40 minutes. [From our kitchen: The top of the tart may look a bit watery when it first comes out of the oven, but don’t worry: That moisture reabsorbs quickly as it stands.] Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Garnish with additional thyme. PER SERVING: 184 CAL; 11.5g FAT (5.3g SAT); 10.4g PRO; 9.7g CARB; 1.3g FIBER; 314mg SODIUM; 2.7g SUGARS
CIDER-MAPLE ROASTED ROOTS armagazine.com/cider-maple-roasted-roots BRAND-NEW RECIPE! GO ONLINE TO RATE & REVIEW. HANDS-ON 25 min TOTAL 1 hr SERVES 8 SUBMITTED BY lkb
1½ 1½ ⅔ 2 2 2 2
pounds slender carrots with tops pounds slender parsnips cup apple cider tablespoons apple cider vinegar tablespoons pure maple syrup tablespoons olive oil teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, plus more for garnish 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper ¼ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1. Arrange racks in top and bottom thirds of oven, then preheat to 400°F. Line 2 large rimmed baking pans with foil. Peel and trim carrots and parsnips; slice each in half lengthwise—or quarter lengthwise if larger than 1½ inches in diameter. 2. Whisk together remaining ingredients in a very large bowl. Add carrots and parsnips and toss to coat. (This can be made to this point up to 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.) 3. Divide vegetables and liquid evenly among prepared pans, spreading in a single layer. Roast, stirring twice and rotating pans between top and bottom racks once, until vegetables are tender and browned and liquid has evaporated, about 35 minutes. Garnish with additional fresh thyme. PER SERVING: 161 CAL; 4.1g FAT (0.5g SAT); 2g PRO; 31g CARB; 6.7g FIBER; 211mg SODIUM; 15.1g SUGARS
SOUTHERN BUTTER ROLLS armagazine.com/southern-butter-rolls
97 REVIEWS HANDS-ON 30 min TOTAL 2 hr, 15 min MAKES 2 dozen SUBMITTED BY maria magee
4½ cups flour ¼ cup sugar 1½ tablespoons (or two 0.25-ounce packages) active dry yeast 2½ teaspoons salt 1½ cups water ¼ cup shortening 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1. Mix together flour, sugar, yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Heat water and shortening in a small saucepan over very low heat until shortening softens and water is warm (120°F to 130°F). Stir into flour mixture until a soft dough forms. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8 minutes or until soft and smooth. Transfer to a bowl, brush top with oil, cover, and let rise 1 hour or until doubled in size. 2. Form 24 rolls; set on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise 30 minutes or until doubled in size. 3. Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake rolls until golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes. (Cooled rolls can be stored in zip-top plastic bags up to 1 day ahead, or frozen up to 3 months ahead and thawed at room temperature. To reheat, wrap in foil and bake in a 350°F oven 5 to 10 minutes.) PER ROLL: 120 CAL; 3g FAT (0.6g SAT); 2.8g PRO; 20.3g CARB; 0.8g FIBER; 243mg SODIUM; 2.2g SUGARS
CAULIFLOWER “COUSCOUS” armagazine.com/cauliflower-couscous
23 REVIEWS HANDS-ON 20 min TOTAL 1 hr, 20 min SUBMITTED BY lovelygrl222
2 heads cauliflower, cut into florets (6 cups) 1 small yellow onion, diced (½ cup) 5 cloves garlic, minced ⅓ cup olive oil ½ cup chopped fresh parsley 18 Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped Zest of 1 lemon ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese (optional) 1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with foil. Coarsely chop cauliflower into ½-inch pieces and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in onion and garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Divide evenly between prepared pans. 2. Roast, stirring every 20 minutes, until tender and well browned, about 1 hour. (You can roast the veggies up to 1 day ahead and chill, covered, right on the prepared pans. Just reheat them in the oven before proceeding.) 3. Transfer to a serving bowl. Stir in parsley, olives, zest, and salt. If using, sprinkle with feta. Or, to keep this vegan-friendly, just pass with a side dish of feta for the omnivores. PER ½-CUP SERVING: 141 CAL; 12.4g FAT (2.3g SAT); 2.7g PRO; 5.9g CARB; 1.9g FIBER; 335mg SODIUM; 2.2g SUGARS
FROM OUR KITCHEN
We increased the amount of cauliflower and cut it by hand (because it shrinks a lot during cooking), upped the olives and garlic (because: yum!), and substituted olive oil for butter (so that our vegan friends could enjoy this tasty dish, too). We also switched from skillet to oven to make it more roasty and toasty.
RECIPES FROM THE SIDES HAVE IT CREAMY BUTTERNUT SQUASH CASSEROLE armagazine.com/ creamy-butternut-squash-casserole
46 REVIEWS HANDS-ON 40 min TOTAL 1 hr SERVES 12 SUBMITTED BY laka kuharica - easy cook
2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped (1 cup) 1 (2½-pound) butternut squash, peeled and cubed (6 cups) 6 cloves garlic, minced ¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon water, or as needed 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup grated parmesan cheese 1 cup whipping cream ¾ cup sour cream ⅓ cup chopped fresh basil ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. 2. Heat oil in a very large skillet over medium heat; add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add squash, garlic, and salt; cook, stirring occasionally and adding water as needed to prevent sticking, until squash is slightly tender, about 20 minutes. Transfer to prepared dish. Stir together eggs, parmesan, whipping cream, sour cream, basil, and pepper in a bowl. Pour over squash mixture. 3. Bake 15 minutes. Top with mozzarella cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, squash is tender, casserole is set, and edges begin to brown, about 5 minutes more. PER ½-CUP SERVING: 221 CAL; 16.4g FAT (8.5g SAT); 7.6g PRO; 12g CARB; 1.7g FIBER; 258mg SODIUM; 3.3g SUGARS
GREEN BEANS WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS armagazine .com/green-beans-with-caramelized-onions
24 REVIEWS HANDS-ON 20 min TOTAL 40 min SERVES 8 SUBMITTED BY danibanani
6 1 1 1 1 1 ½ ¼
quarts water pound fresh pearl onions pound trimmed fresh green beans tablespoon olive oil tablespoon butter teaspoon chopped fresh dill teaspoon salt teaspoon black pepper Lemon wedges
1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Add onions; boil 1 minute. Transfer
with a slotted spoon to an ice-water bath. Return water to a boil. Add beans; boil 8 minutes. Drain. 2. Drain onions, trim stem ends, and pinch to remove skins. Halve any large onions. Pat onions and beans dry. 3. Heat oil and butter in a very large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally (the less stirring, the more browning), until tender and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add beans and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 3 minutes. Stir in dill, salt, and pepper. Serve with lemon wedges. PER ¾-CUP SERVING: 68 CAL; 3.3g FAT (1.2g SAT); 1.5g PRO; 9.8g CARB; 2.8g FIBER; 169mg SODIUM; 4.6g SUGARS
Uncover and simmer until farro reaches desired tenderness, about 15 minutes more. 4. Reduce heat to low and stir in parsley, crème fraîche, and pepper. Top with ParmigianoReggiano. (This can be made up to 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. You might need to add a splash more broth when reheating it.) PER GENEROUS ⅓-CUP SERVING: 147 CAL; 4.4g FAT (1g SAT); 6g PRO; 20g CARB; 2.4g FIBER; 140mg SODIUM; 1g SUGARS
GLUTEN-FREE BOMB-DIGGITY STUFFING armagazine.com/gf-bomb-diggity-stuffing
FARRO WITH WILD MUSHROOMS
HANDS-ON 35 min TOTAL 1 hr, 35 min SERVES 8 SUBMITTED BY melaniecarr23
8 REVIEWS HANDS-ON 15 min TOTAL 1 hr, 20 min SUBMITTED BY chef john
½ ounce dried porcini mushrooms 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 ounces cremini mushrooms, chopped (2¼ cups) ½ onion, finely diced (½ cup) ¼ teaspoon salt 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup pearled farro, rinsed (5½ ounces) 3 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 2 tablespoons crème fraîche or sour cream ½ teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or other hard, aged cheese 1. Soak porcini mushrooms in very hot water in a covered bowl until rehydrated, about 20 minutes. Drain and chop. 2. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cremini mushrooms, onion, and salt; sauté until cremini are golden, onion softens, and moisture cooks off, 5 to 10 minutes. Add porcini and garlic, reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring, until hot and fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes. 3. Add farro; stir to coat with oil. Stir in 1 cup broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered and stirring once, until liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Stir in remaining broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered and stirring occasionally, until farro begins to become tender, about 15 minutes.
12 slices (16 ounces) gluten-free bread, cut in ½-inch cubes ⅔ cup coconut oil 2 yellow onions, chopped (2 cups) 4 stalks celery, chopped (1⅓ cups) 1 leek, trimmed, washed, and chopped (1 cup) ½ cup finely chopped fresh parsley 4 teaspoons finely chopped fresh sage leaves 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh marjoram leaves 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves 2 cups vegetable broth, or as needed ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste ¼ teaspoon black pepper, or to taste 1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven, then preheat oven to 400°F. 2. Arrange bread cubes on 2 large rimmed baking sheets. Bake, stirring and rotating sheets between top and bottom racks once, until crisp and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, melt coconut oil in a very large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, celery, and leek; cook, stirring, until soft, 8 to 10 minutes. 3. Transfer veggies and bread cubes to a very large bowl. Stir in herbs. Moisten with broth, adding about ½ cup at a time, mixing thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a 3-quart baking dish and cover with foil. (Stuffing can be made to this point up to 3 days ahead and chilled.) 4. Bake 20 minutes. Uncover and bake until stuffing is heated through and top is light golden brown, about 15 minutes more. PER 1-CUP SERVING: 374 CAL; 24.3g FAT (15.3g SAT); 2.7g PRO; 37g CARB; 3.4g FIBER; 555mg SODIUM; 7.4g SUGARS
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Autumn’s best flavors come together in this big-batch sangria that will keep both you and your kitchen feeling festive. 10 REVIEWS hands-on 15 min total 5 hr, 25 min serves 8
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1. Stir together water, sugar, lemon slices, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger in a 2-quart saucepan. Add tea bags and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to medium-low heat. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool 1 hour. Strain, pressing lightly on lemon and tea bags. Discard lemon, tea bags, and cloves. 2. Pour wine into a large pitcher, jar, or other container. Add tea mixture and brandy. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or overnight. Stir in apples and cranberries, then garnish with additional lemon slices. Serve cold. PER SCANT 1-CUP SERVING: 318 CAL; 0.3g FAT (0.1g SAT); 0.5g PRO; 62g CARB; 3.5g FIBER; 14mg SODIUM; 52g SUGARS
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1½ cups water 1 cup sugar 4 slices lemon, plus more for garnish 6 whole cloves ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon ginger 4 cranberry-flavored or cranberry-blend tea bags 2 bottles white wine ¼ cup apple brandy 2 apples, cored and cut into thin wedges 1 cup fresh cranberries
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