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13 Days of Pumpkin: Chicken in a Pumpkin Seed Sauce

Rachael says, “Say “Adios!” to plain ol’ pollo because I’ve got a chicken in a delicious pumpkin seed sauce.”

Sounds unique? It is! You’ve got to give this dish a try:

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13 Days of Pumpkin: The Rumpkin Cocktail

What do you get when you stir together homemade pumpkin puree, sweet dark rum and a spicy caramel syrup? Pumpkin pie in a glass. Watch now:

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13 Days of Pumpkin: Pumpkin Ravioli with Butter-Sage Sauce

Don’t be intimidated: Giada’s recipe starts with store-bought ravioli and focuses on creating a sauce that makes the dish divine.

Watch her make the recipe now:

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13 Days of Pumpkin: Yum Yum Brownie Muffins

Is it a muffin? Is it a brownie? Who cares! It’s delicious, chocolate-y and only 180 calories:

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13 Days of Pumpkin: Grilled Brie with Pumpkin Chutney

Cheese and BBQ together? It’s the best idea we’ve ever had. Find out how to make Grilled Brie with a Spiced Pumpkin Chutney.

Grilled cheese is about to take on a whole new meaning:

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13 Days of Pumpkin: Pumpkin Doughnuts (+ Bonus French Toast)

What better way to start your day than with doughnuts? How about by starting it with Zac Young’s Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts with Buttermilk Glaze?

Watch how he makes it now:

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13 Days of Pumpkin: Spice Up Your Pepitas

The best part of carving pumpkins? The spiced pepitas you can make when you’re done!

Watch how Bill turns pumpkin seeds into a simple and delicious nibble to serve with drinks:

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Mix Up Cocktails Like a Pro

We can all use more inspiration in the kitchen. But what about inspiration at the bar? With the release of Absolut’s updated Drinkspiration App, the company is putting Mixology 101 in your hands. Well, in your handheld mobile device, that is.

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Gail Simmons’ Top Tips for Cooking Smarter

Gail Simmons Cooking Tips

I love to eat out (Who doesn’t? Especially in New York City.), and that often means figuring out ways to make restaurant dining part of a smarter overall food budget. To that end, there was an entire session dedicated to smarter cooking at a financial planning event I attended hosted by the website Learnvest. Gail Simmons, of Top Chef and Food & Wine fame, was one of the speakers and, like me, she enjoys a great meal out. But she understands that that means balancing with healthy, affordable cooking at home.

Gail Simmons Cooking Tips

Here are a few of Gail Simmons’ top tips for cooking smarter at home:

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Thirsty Thursday: Apple of My Pie

America was founded on courageous exploration — in that spirit, Alie and Georgia put a whole slice of pie in a blender:

Once you’ve devoured the weirdly delicious Apple of My Pie cocktail, move onto these other food + booze creations:

Boozy food (or foodie booze?) not your thing? Browse our whole cocktail library to find your perfect libation: Get Started Here