Today's Recipes to the Rescue Guilty Pleasure

by Megan Greene Did you know over 20 million Americans have diabetes, and nearly 5 million are not aware that they have this disease? Considering that October is National Diabetes Month, we've decided to share a few healthy desserts for those with diabetes. Check out our list of the tastiest diabetic friendly desserts. Mocha Ricotta Tiramisu You will need: 1 tsp espresso powder 1⁄2 cup boiling water 2 tbsp coffee liqueur or brandy (optional) 1 tsp  sugar 1 cup light ricotta cheese 1 cup low-fat yogurt 1⁄4 cup of  icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1  oz of semi-sweet dark chocolate Ready in 25 mintues Baked Almond-Stuffed Peaches You will need: 5 dried apricot halves, finely... CONTINUE READING 6


Peanut Butter All Day Long

Whether you prefer crunchy or smooth, peanut butter is one unstoppable American staple. From PB&J to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, I just can’t get enough! And with November being National Peanut Butter Lovers Month, I’ve been laying it on extra thick recently. So to spread the love for this salty ‘n’ sweet treat, I’ve found recipes for every meal and... CONTINUE READING 9

Super-Fast Thanksgiving Dishes

Is tedious and long Thanksgiving food prep already giving you night terrors? We’ve got a few Thanksgiving apps, sides and desserts that you can cook cumulatively in under two hours. The key? Quick but tasty recipes and a little good ol’ multitasking. -Cait Rohan I know it sounds silly, but start off cooking dessert first—you can always reheat later! Taste of Home’s... CONTINUE READING 6

What to Make With Leftover Halloween Candy

It’s November 2, and chances are you’re already sick of popping plain ol' Snicker's bars. How to spice things up with your Halloween candy stash, then? Use Hallotreats as key ingredients in yummy recipes! -Cait Rohan For those with little to no time for baking (join the club!), may I suggest Reese’s Brownies? Real Mom Kitchen offers “directions,” but really all you... CONTINUE READING 8

Tummy-Warming Mexican Dishes

Halloween may be over, but another holiday is here. No, no we’re not talking Thanksgiving or Christmas (…yet). Today and tomorrow mark the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration in Mexican culture. Although this holiday is actually focused on gathering friends and family to honor those passed, I’d like to pay homage to the culture itself with... CONTINUE READING 5

Apple Cake with Apricot Glaze

My father created this recipe 20 years ago, and he still sells 100 of these apple cakes a day from his shop in Nice. The only time he changes the formula is when his preferred apple—la reine des reinettes—is not available. Then, because his customers demand some kind of cake, he makes it with apricot. As always, I follow my father’s... CONTINUE READING 5

Terrifyingly Tasty Halloween Cocktails

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Butternut Squash & Apple Soup in Mini Pumpkins with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Halloween is less than a week away (eek!). And more important than what to wear is what will you eat to celebrate on the big day? No, no, we're not talking about the wad of "fun"-sized Snicker's bars (because that's pretty much a given). We're talking a healthy, hearty pumpkin soup that looks oh-so-gourmet when served! Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter 2... CONTINUE READING 5

Urban Fondue Recipes from Hospitality Expert Emillio Mesa

Yesterday, we brought you the scoop on an Urban Fondue Party from Hospitality Expert Emillio Mesa! Today, we've got the yummy recipes to go with it. Enjoy the eye candy, then get cookin'. Cheese Fondue Ingredients: 1 Garlic cove, cut in half 1 Cup dry white wine 1/2 lb. shredded Gruyere cheese 1/2 lb. shredded Emmentaler cheese 1 Tbsp. lemon juice Pepper Directions: Shred/grate both cheeses (can mix together!). Rub the garlic inside... CONTINUE READING 7

Creepy Halloween Cookies

C is for cookie…and that’s certainly good enough for me! Now that the Cookie Monster has taken to calling cookies a “sometimes food” (blasphemy!), I would like to take his place as the reigning sweets fiend. What am I goblin up this month? Since October is National Cookie Month and Halloween is almost here, it’s time to bake up some... CONTINUE READING 24

Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding

Chocolaty, simple, and begging to be made for dessert tonight and then eaten for breakfast tomorrow; this recipe (from Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero, buy the book for $16.11 on takes the cake for simple rustic sweetness. Isa’s Introduction: The ease of preparation and the simplicity of ingredients make this recipe an obvious choice as one of my... CONTINUE READING 11