Meatloaf is the quintessential comfort food. Whether served with mashed potatoes and gravy at the dinner table, eaten as a sandwich, or formed into burgers, meatloaf is a versatile and budget-friendly food.
In Season: Pumpkins begin to ripen in September. Because they store well, pumpkins are available all through the fall and winter. What to Look For: Make sure to choose a variety of pumpkin that's intended for cooking rather than for decoration. The ubiquitous field pumpkin -- the kind most commonly used to carve jack-o'-lanterns -- has watery, stringy flesh and is not recommended for eating. Sugar pumpkins and cheese pumpkins are two widely available varieties that are good for cooking and baking, thanks to their dense, sweet flesh. How to Store: Pumpkins keep well at room temperature for up to a month. Stored in a cool cellar or refrigerator, they can last up to three months. Once cut, pumpkin pieces should be wrapped tightly and refrigerated. Use cut pumpkin within five days.
A sunny afternoon by the pool. A deliciously warm evening on the patio. These are the moments we fantasize about all year long, so now that the time is ripe, here are the recipes you need to throw a glorious summer party with cool cocktails and picture-perfect appetizers.
Presents from Santa aren't the only thing to look forward to on Christmas morning. This holiday, host a cozy yet festive feast that includes piles of citrus fruit, cups of eggnog, spiced ham, and seasonal sweets.