Wrap It Up … In Bacon

Bacon is very hot right now. You might even say sizzling! (I couldn't resist!) But have you spent any time investigating how well-suited it is as a wrapping for your favorite foods? Consider it the most delicious ribbon for keeping your favorite foods together in the pan, oven, and/or plate!

Using It All

As everyone gets ready for Thanksgiving, you will find lots of turkey recipes here and elsewhere, but don't forget to use that turkey carcass. Rich, delicious turkey stock is just a slow cooker and a good night's sleep away! It's even more to be grateful for this holiday season.

Tofu Turkey and Stuffing Your Entire Family Will Crave Every Thanksgiving

Don't leave the vegetarians joining you for Thanksgiving dinner out in the cold. Instead, consider some perfect meatless dishes that will have everyone grateful for those options! And no one will be happier about those choices than the turkey!

Move Over, Pumpkin Pie!

Mix up tradition this holiday season with cookie bars that have been infused with pumpkin caramel and sprinkled with fleur de sel. They are just the right mix of fancy and fun. Kids and adults alike will enjoy them and they can be made several days before any gathering. This recipe is something to add to your thankful list!

Baking Beyond the Roll

I love baking and I love cinnamon rolls, but I don't love baking cinnamon rolls. What to do? Concoct an Apple Cinnamon Roll Cake that blends the best features of cinnamon rolls with the season's finest apples and a recipe that takes a few minutes to assemble and leave your home smelling wonderful.

Comfort with a Twist

The thing about comfort food is that it tends to consist of tried and true dishes that are well-loved, but entirely predictable. Sometimes it can be great fun to take one of those dishes -- like Tater Tot Casserole -- and give it a makeover. In this case, this is "Nacho" Mother's Tater Tot Casserole!

Brats, Hot Dogs & Barbecue: How to Cook Like a Midwesterner

Quick! Before it's too cold to grill (wait, is there such a thing?), it's time to pay homage to the Midwestern art of grilling everything from brats to ribs with a flair that's just part of life in places like Wisconsin, Illinois, and Missouri. It's a perfect opportunity to hone your skills for tailgating season.

No Mild-Mannered Chowder Here!

Relive a bit of summer with a chowder brimming with the flavors of buffalo chicken and summer's finest sweet corn. It brings together flavors you think of when the last days of summer arrive and the chill of autumn that we're enjoying right now.

Celebrating the Season

The flavor combination of ginger and pears is hard to beat -- particularly when they meet in a tasty crumb cake that's equally at home served at brunch, as an afternoon snack, or after a hearty dinner. What's more, it loves company in the way of a cup of coffee or tea!

Autumn at the Movies

With nights falling earlier and cool weather keeping us inside, it's time to go to the movies without leaving home! Pick out your favorite flick, cuddle up on the couch, and get some season-perfect movie snacks ready to enjoy. Popcorn gets a warm peanut butter glaze and pumpkin seeds get the sweet treatment for a result that will have you smiling.

Carnivore's Craving

Sometimes there's really no substitute for a good burger. And when that burger comes stuffed with bleu cheese and wrapped in bacon … well, that's just bliss. Before you decide that sounds like too much work, take a look at your collection of plastic containers and get ready to enjoy being at the top of the food chain!