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Introducing the LIGHT Way to Do Sweet — Domino® Light and C&H® Light Sugar & Stevia Blend The makers of Domino® Sugar and C&H® Sugar introduce the newest product to their family of sweeteners, Domino® Light and C&H® Light. The new Light products are an allnatural blend of pure cane sugar and stevia, with half the calories of sugar. By blending pure cane sugar with naturally sweet stevia, and a natural flavor to enhance the taste, Domino Foods has created a delicious light sweetener with no artificial ingredients. The stevia plant has been used for centuries as a sweetener. Pure cane sugar and zero-calorie

stevia come together in Domino® Light and C&H® Light to create the ideal sweetener – a perfect sweet taste and half the calories of sugar. Both brands, Domino® Light and C&H® Light, are available in two package sizes, a 40-count packet box and a 2 lb. resealable pouch. The 40-Count packet box is convenient for quick, portion control servings for beverages or for sprinkling on fruit or cereal. Individual packets of our sugar and stevia blend are ideal for travel, in offices, or for everyday convenience. Domino® Light and CH® Light

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Winery Turns Holiday Entertaining into Holiday Fundraiser The holiday months are a festive time of the year filled with friends and families gathering together to celebrate one another and the year. Whether it’s over a dinner table or across the kitchen table, great food and wine are passed and poured as we toast the people that make our lives special. For the third year, Gallo Family Vineyards® is offering a simple way for Americans to help seniors who may not be surrounded by friends, family and the abundance of food that is traditionally associated with the holidays. There are more than 8 million seniors that face the threat of hunger every day. With the third annual Gallo Family Vineyards Every Cork Counts™ the simple act of entertaining with wine and mailing in the cork will help to end senior hunger. Gallo Family Vineyards invites America to join them to raise up to $100,000* for Meals

On Wheels Association of America® (MOWAA). Making a difference in the lives of these seniors in need can be as simple as uncorking a bottle of wine or signing into Facebook. The corks from any bottle of Gallo Family Vineyards portfolio of approachable and foodfriendly wines can be mailed back through December 31, 2012. For every cork mailed back a $5 donation will be made to MOWAA. Additionally, a simple, fun Facebook game can be played to make virtual corks count to raise money and awareness for this important cause. More information is available at www.everycorkcounts.com. “We are proud to support Meals On Wheels Association of America’s mission to end senior hunger,” says Stephanie Gallo, a third generation Gallo family member. “For the third year in a row, the Every Cork Counts program gives Gallo

Family Vineyards and the thousands of Americans who enjoy our wines an easy way to support this important cause.” In the spirit of the season and this important cause, Gallo Family Vineyards has opened its family cookbook to share a recipe for the holidays. This sweet apple cake is a wonderful dessert to serve after a home-cooked dinner or as a warm treat to greet guests stopping over for some holiday cheer. The orange and walnut glaze pairs wonderfully with the citrus notes in the Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato. And when the last guest

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recipe book Pairs well with Gallo Family Vineyards® Moscato Yield: 10 servings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes For brunch or dessert, this crowd-pleasing cake is also big on flavor. You’ll need one orange for both the zest and juice in the cake and glaze. Ingredients ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 2 cups granulated sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons grated orange zest 2 cups all-purpose flour ¾ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts 3 cups grated tart apple, such as Granny Smith Fresh Orange Glaze 1 tablespoon orange juice

1 teaspoon grated orange zest ¾ cup confectioners sugar Preparation Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a bundt or tube pan and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy and the mixture turns almost white. Beat in the eggs and orange zest. Sift the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon together and beat in to the batter until just blended. Stir in the walnuts and apple. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until a cake tester inserted near the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan completely, then invert on a serving platter. For the glaze, whisk the orange juice, zest, and confectioners’ sugar together until smooth. Drizzle over the cake.

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Pulled Pork Goes Beyond the Bun ner routine with these mouthwatering ideas from the National Pork Board: • Pulled Pork Wrap: For an easy lunch, combine pulled pork, chopped romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese and Caesar dressing in a flour tortilla. If enjoying at home, warm the wrap in a sandwich press or skillet for a restaurant-quality touch. • Pulled Pork Fried Rice: Put down that Chinese take-out menu! Fried rice is a great way to use up leftover protein, rice and veggies. In this flavorful stir-fry, classic Americana meets Asia with a combination of white or brown

rice, pulled pork, diced vegies and a lightly beaten egg. • BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza: Think past your basic pizza night with this sweet and savory take: top store-bought pizza dough with barbecue sauce, your favorite cheese, pulled pork and sliced green onions. Bake on high heat until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown. • Pulled Pork Scramble: Pulled pork for breakfast? Absolutely. Add leftover pulled pork to a scramble of eggs, onions, bell peppers and cheese. Served alongside sliced tomatoes and buttered toast, it’ll feel just like Sunday

brunch — even on a Monday night. To prepare perfect pulled pork, follow these simple tips from the National Pork Board: • The Cuts: The best roasts for preparing pulled pork include the hearty, succulent Boston Blade Roast (also known as the Boston Butt), which comes from the pork shoulder, and the leaner, flavorful pork sirloin roast, from the lower end of the loin.

• The Temperature: For fall-apart pork, your best tools are patience and indirect heat. If preparing the roast in the oven or on the grill, the ideal “low and slow” preparation calls for temperatures between 250 and 300°F, for 1 to 1 1/2 hours per pound. In a slow cooker, heat pork for 6 to 8 hours on low or 4 to 5 hours on high. • The Pull: When finished cooking, remove from heat and

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Johnsonville Italian Sausage and Taste of Home Bring New Flavor to Traditional Dishes Johnsonville Sausage announced it will team up with Taste of Home Cooking School to bring confident cooks new and delicious ways to add flavor to family meals throughout the fall. Johnsonville Italian Sausage – available in both links and ground form – is a versatile ingredient that can add delicious flavor to a host of different recipes. While other meats require sauces and spices to flavor a dish, Italian Sausage brings the flavor all on its own. Made with only premium cuts of pork and the perfect blend of spices since 1945, Johnsonville Italian Sausage brings the level of quality confident cooks are looking for when creating their families’

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10 — Taste Of Home Cooking School CHEESY CORN PUFFS Ingredients 1 cup canned creamstyle corn 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 teaspoon salt 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 3 large eggs 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese, plus more for topping 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives Directions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Bring the corn, butter and salt to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low, add the flour and stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth and begins to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 2 minutes. Scrape the dough into a bowl; let cool slightly. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring well between each

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addition. Stir in the cheese and chives. Chill the dough 15 minutes. Scoop tablespoon-size mounds of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with more cheese. Transfer to the oven and bake until golden brown and puffy, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm. CABBAGE-POTATO MASH Directions Boil 1 pound quartered, peeled Yukon gold potatoes in salted water until tender. Reserve 1/4 cup cooking water, then drain. Saute 2 cups shredded cabbage in butter, 2 minutes. Add the reserved cooking water, cover and cook 3 minutes. Add the potatoes, 4 sliced scallions, 1/2 cup half-andhalf, 2 tablespoons butter and a pinch of nutmeg. Mash until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

FUSILLI WITH SPINACH-NUT PESTO Ingredients Kosher salt 1 pound fusilli 3/4 cup salted roasted mixed nuts, plus chopped nuts for topping 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped 8 ounces spinach, tough stems removed Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling Freshly ground pepper 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved Directions Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs; drain and return to the pot. Meanwhile, make the pesto: Pulse the nuts and garlic in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Add the spinach in batches, pulsing until chopped. Add the

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powder 1 4-pound beef brisket, lightly trimmed Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 large onion, roughly chopped 4 leeks, white parts only, cut into pieces 4 carrots, cut into pieces 4 parsnips, peeled and cut into pieces 4 cups low-sodium BRAISED ORANGE chicken broth BRISKET Chopped scallions, for Ingredients garnish 1 12-ounce can (11/2 Directions cups) frozen orange Puree 1/4 cup orange juice concentrate, juice concentrate, the tomathawed to paste, mustard, chili 1 6-ounce can tomato sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic paste and five-spice powder in a 1/4 cup hot mustard food processor until smooth. 1/4 cup hot Asian chili sauce (such as Sriracha) Season the brisket with salt and pepper and rub with 1/4 cup packed dark the spice paste. Place in a brown sugar resealable plastic bag and 1 3-inch piece ginger, refrigerate overnight. peeled and roughly Preheat the oven to 425 chopped degrees F. Heat the veg8 cloves garlic etable oil in a large oven1 tablespoon five-spice lemon zest and juice. With the motor running, add the olive oil in a steady stream; process until smooth, 1 minute. Add 3/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste. Add the pesto and tomatoes to the pot with the pasta, season with salt and pepper and toss. Divide among bowls; drizzle with olive oil and top with chopped nuts.

proof pot over medium heat. Sear the brisket until golden, about 7 minutes per side, then transfer to a plate. Cook the onion in the pot until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the leeks, carrots and parsnips, season with salt and pepper and cook until browned, about 8 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1 1/4 cups orange juice concentrate and the broth, scraping up the browned bits in the pot. Add the brisket and bring to a simmer. Cover the pot, transfer to the oven and cook 1 hour, then reduce the heat to 325 degrees F and continue to cook until the meat is forktender, about 2 more hours. Transfer the brisket to a cutting board. Skim the fat from the sauce, then return the pot to the oven until the sauce thickens slightly, about 30 minutes. Slice the meat and serve with the sauce and vegetables. Garnish with scallions.

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