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#CookClub bonus recipe: Spicy Nutty Maple-Bacon Caramel Corn


  1. #CookClub bonus recipe: Spicy Nutty Maple-Bacon Caramel Corn


    Texas food blogger Wendy Wofford-Garcia has a devilish idea for anyone looking for a show-stopping Halloween party offering: Spicy Nutty Maple-Bacon Caramel Corn.

  2. You Asked for It: spiced pumpkin muffins


    In the last column, reader Carrie Kymer of Plant City asked for some new muffin recipes and we provided one for Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Muffins. Here's another recipe, this one provided by Laura Maddalon of Tampa. Laura said it was well received by her family. She found it on the Nestle site This is …

    Spiced Pumpkin Muffins are easy to make.
  3. Easy weeknight meals: Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew and more


    Mon | Mezze platter

    A Mediterranean appetizer platter is a fine way to start the week. Hummus and pita chips, baba ghanouj and stuffed grape leaves are arranged artfully with an assortment of olives and whole almonds. Make the call for takeout in the late afternoon if you don't feel like …

  4. Author to talk about Florida seafood at Times Festival of Reading


    The love affair with Florida food is continuing for three Orlando writers.

    White Clam Chowder from Good Catch: Recipes & Stories Celebrating the Best of Florida’s Waters by Pam Brandon.
  5. Indian cooking 101: Toss the curry powder, embrace whole spices


    The first time an egg curry was plopped down in front of me, I wrinkled my nose.

    Indian spices are traditionally kept in a countertop tin known as a masala dabba. Some staples include, clockwise from top, garam masala, cardamom powder, panch puran (five spice mix), fennel, turmeric, Kashmiri red chilies and, center, green cardamom pods.
  6. Books That Cook: holiday cocktails, waffles, soups


    .TITLE: Cocktails for the Holidays — Festive Drinks to Celebrate the Season by the editors of Imbibe magazine (Chronicle Books, $19.95, 120 pages)

  7. Pick your favorite salt and add a few dashes to unprocessed foods


    Americans consume too much sodium, according to the health messages we've received over the past decade. Yet supermarkets devote increasing shelf space to gourmet salts. Most consumers have little idea which salt to buy, or why sodium chloride (salt) is essential to their health. Some even look for iodized salt, …

    Top Bistro Fries with grated Parmesan cheese, sea salt and parsley.
  8. Put canned pumpkin to good use in Pumpkin Peanut Curry Bisque


    Let's talk about one of the season's most iconic vegetables: canned pumpkin.

    Pumpkin Peanut Curry Bisque uses the rich flavor and creamy sweetness of pumpkin puree.
  9. In Our Kitchen: Chicken Salad With Dried Cherries


    We had a good thing going. I'd go to O.E. Market in Tampa once every week or two and get a sandwich. My go-to order: the chicken salad with bibb lettuce on rye. It was a solid choice. A light chicken salad with just enough mayonnaise to hold things together and not a dollop more. I loved the fresh herbs and dried …

    The chicken salad will keep in the fridge for days, and the sandwich holds up well if assembled in the morning.
  10. Easy weeknight meals: Pork Chops With Apples and Garlic Smashed Potatoes and more


    Mon | Meatless meal

    To make the beans for Cajun Red Beans & Brown Rice, saute 1 small chopped onion, ½ diced bell pepper, 2 minced garlic cloves and 2 diced ribs of celery in olive oil for about 5 minutes. Add 2 cans drained and rinsed red beans and 1 can of diced tomatoes. Bring …