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Sifted: Winter Comfort Foods, Healthy Weeknight Recipes + More


Rosemary Chicken Lasagna by Feasting at Home
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  1. Feasting at Home’s rosemary chicken lasagna calls for wonton wrappers for a more delicate comfort dish.
  2. Don’t settle for boring breakfast. Spoon Fork Bacon’s recipe for baked oatmeal is great for tasty leftovers and adjusts easily to whichever mix-ins you prefer.
  3. The Endless Meal’s mini BLT cups are cute bite-size appetizers perfect for your next party. We’re especially intrigued by the chipotle aioli.
  4. These peanut butter chocolate shortbread bars by Saramay’s Specialties are calling your name. The name in itself is drool inducing.
  5. Try this bacon leek and gruyere souffle by Who’s Hungry? It’s a dreamy combination perfect for a cold winter day.

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Sifted: Obama vs. Romney Cook-Off + Better-Than-Packet Oatmeal

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  1. Forget those microwaveable packets; we love Joy the Baker’s brown sugar roasted fig oatmeal.
  2. Obama vs. Romney Cook-off: Barack’s chili or Mitt’s favorite meatloaf cakes? Diets in Review provides culinary insight for your political consideration.
  3. For chocolate cake, skip the flour and coat the pan with cocoa powder instead. Los Angeles Times reveals that it’s not only practical, it tastes better too.
  4. Speaking of chocolate cake, Whisks and Whimsy makes a rich chocolate cake that is completely irresistible.
  5. Craving comfort food? Try Farm + Field’s fried chicken and buttermilk biscuits with jalapeno honey.

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Cookie #10: Jamie Oliver’s Almond and Pine Nut Cookies

12 Days of CookiesCooking Channel is joining Food Network for our first annual cookie swap, 12 Days of Cookies. Each day, visit us here for a look at new holiday cookies, party-planning tips and top techniques for rolling, spooning, slicing, baking and decorating delicious sweet treats to give — or keep — from favorite chefs and Food People. Then visit FoodNetwork.com/12daysofcookies for great takes on holiday baking from Food Network chefs — cookies by the dozen to celebrate all season.

Jamie Oliver eats these Almond and Pine Nut Cookies warm from the oven. Essentially a pumped up oatmeal cookie with nuts galore, these simple, hearty and just-sweet-enough treats are a good, honest addition to the more specialized fare that’s probably coming out of your oven this month.

Bake up a batch and fill your kitchen with the familiar flavors of the season: toasted nuts, sugary oatmeal, melting butter.

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Pear Butter for Chilly Autumn Mornings

Pear Butter Oatmeal with Pear Butter and Pepitas

Autumn’s been asserting itself in San Francisco. After a few weeks of Indian summer, full of sun and occasionally blazing heat, the mornings now break cool and grey, swathed under a scarf of silvery fog.

On these chilly mornings, I find a strange comfort in the blandness of oatmeal and plain black tea, but I also see no harm in punctuating such monasticism with a little punch of flavor. I favor a dollop or two of pear butter plus a scattering of pepitas for crunch.

Once I’ve filled my belly with warming oatmeal, cradling my tea in my hands, the morning’s veil is lifted, and I’m ready to embrace the day.

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