The best time of the year is upon us, and with it comes a seasonal favorite flavor: pumpkin. Whether you bow to the throne of pumpkin spice or want to banish the trend, these four gorgeous desserts will at least be pleasing to the eyes. From an imposing pumpkin cheesecake with amaretto whipped cream, orange-almond crunch and fresh figs (pictured above) to teeny-tiny pecan pies, these treats will cause a double-tap frenzy on Instagram.
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Pumpkin goes great with espresso and milk, but we’ve found an even better combination: pumpkin and gooey, melted cheese. Put down the pumpkin spice latte and try making a savory squash dish this fall, like Pumpkin Lovers’ Lasagna (pictured above) and other easy, comforting pasta dishes that will warm you from the inside out.
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At the base of most of our favorite comfort foods are carbs, making it tough to justify eating them every day. But with one magical ingredient swap, you can indulge more often without the guilt trip and get in a serving of vegetables. Stock up on a few heads of cauliflower to make pizza crust (using Tia Mowry’s easy recipe, pictured above), tots, mac and cheese, and more.
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It’s said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but that’s only one reason to embrace fall by using the fruit as a core ingredient for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kick off the season with Bobby Flay’s Belgian Waffles with Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Butter and Sauteed Cider Apples (pictured above), and then move on to juicy pork chops, butternut-apple soup and more savory and sweet apple harvest recipes.
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After a long day of work, the last thing you want to do is cook dinner and wash a pile of dishes. Instead of calling in a takeout order, try simplifying the cooking process with one-pot meal recipes that will definitely cut down on time scrubbing pots and pans, and possibly also create leftovers that can last all week.
Check out four of our favorite one-pot soup recipes — including easy Creamy Tomato Soup (pictured above) — to start getting warm and cozy for fall. You don’t have to wait until September 22 to enjoy a comforting bowl.
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Sugar Showdown is back and sweeter than ever. On the Season 2 premiere, three bakers competed in a speedy elimination round using basil as their mystery ingredient, but only the final two had a chance at scoring $10,000. The ultimate challenge was making Italian doughnuts that were unique and delectable enough to impress the judges.
Miss any of the showdown? Check out the full episode streaming for free below, and tune in for more Sugar Showdown on Wednesdays at 10pm ET.
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There is only so much green juice and chia pudding that one gal can handle, so on the premiere episode of Haylie’s America, it was time for the biggest, baddest cheat day ever. Haylie Duff teamed up with friend Jonathan Bennett for a day of wine tasting, savory waffle sandwiches, West Coast barbecue and a cupcake-frosting competition in Santa Barbara, Calif., and their adventures may inspire you for your own day off.
Miss any of the fun? Watch the full episode below, and tune in for more Haylie’s America on Thursdays at 10pm ET on Cooking Channel.
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I’m a good ol’ Southern girl, so it’s no big surprise I love America! My new show, Haylie’s America, pays true homage to some of my favorite regional dishes. I love to discover new and exciting foods, but there are a few dishes that everyone should eat before they die — no exceptions. Here’s my ultimate list and why:
Fried Green Tomatoes (pictured above)
These are a staple in the South and you really don’t see them on menus anywhere else. I’m weak in the knees for my grandmother’s cornmeal-batter version, dipped in ranch dressing.
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The best way to de-stress after a long day at work is to eat satisfying comfort food, but narrowing that category down to the ideal meal can sometimes be tough. Let us do the work for you: You want pizza. You always want pizza.
Instead of serving a boring cheese pie, satisfy your inner kid (and make your kids happy) with sky-high Stuffed Pizza (pictured above) or dessert pizza for breakfast. Once you know how to make pizza dough, the possibilities are endless. Check out four more of our kid-friendly favorites below, and tune in for Cooking Channel’s Pizza Week from Sept. 11 to 18.
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Just the title alone is funny — and maintaining your sanity while traveling with kids sometimes seems impossible! Have no fear, mama birds: There are a few things your can do to make life easier on yourself. Not that I am an old pro at this mama game by any means, but I certainly do spend my fair share of time on an airplane. I like to think I have picked up a thing or two along the way.
Don’t overpack your carry-on bag: If you do, you are doomed before you even leave the house! It’s too much to juggle. Streamline your packing, and stick to the essentials. (I will break down my carry-on items at the end of this post, and I have a fab ultimate packing list on RealGirlsKitchen.com.)
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