Archives for October 2015


Pros And Cons Of An Oil-to-Gas Heating Conversion

by Editorial Team October 31st, 2015| Cooking Basics
Are you planning on shifting your heating system from oil to gas? Read up on the following pros and cons to help you decide on the matter. Ask competent HVAC contractors for assistance if you are committed to push through.


1. Reliable Delivery

Gas can be delivered to your home
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Recipe: Cliff Cottage Inn’s Pumpkin Walnut Risotto

by BnB Finder October 30th, 2015| Best BnB Bites, Recipes
From the great one of Charlie Brown lore to those carved up right outside your door, pumpkins are the most festive fruit of fall. They also double as a savory ingredient in plenty of delicious dishes. Increasingly, chefs are creating more and more innovative recipes to make the most
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PiCNiC Deli and Café

by Jane Wangersky October 29th, 2015| Restaurant Destination
This week, instead of hunting down a restaurant for a specific occasion (girls’ night, couple time, family dinner with wound-up kids), I get to go completely random. And I’ve ended up, as I often do in real life, at a little neighborhood sandwich shop. This one is

Recipe: Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies

by Jane Wangersky October 28th, 2015| Recipes, Simple Solutions
This time of year, it’s common for people to complain about pumpkin pie flavor ending up in everything, even coffee -- especially coffee. They also complain that there’s no actual pumpkin flavor in these products, though they may be colored orange; all you can taste is the spice mix.


5 Uses for Canned Pumpkin

by TT Editors October 27th, 2015| Cooking Basics

Why make plain old pumpkin pie, when there are so many other options out there? Check out this slideshow to find the recipe that will bring new life to canned pumpkin!

What starts

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Recipe: Funky Halloween Cupcakes

by BnB Finder October 23rd, 2015| Best BnB Bites, Recipes
Halloween is one of the most festive times of year for food. As a favorite holiday for kids and adults alike, it also doubles as a great opportunity for chefs to take their creativity to new heights. B&B innkeepers often get into the spirit (so to speak) with brightly
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La Terrasse in San José for Romantic Dining

by Jane Wangersky October 22nd, 2015| Restaurant Destination
La Terrasse in San José is the perfect place for a romantic dinner for two during a trip to Costa Rica. This upscale French restaurant, located in the chef’s own home, is not only known for its fine cuisine, it’s been visited by high level Costa Rican
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Recipe: Molasses Candy Pudding

by Jane Wangersky October 21st, 2015| Recipes, Simple Solutions
Halloween is our theme this time, and it occurred to me that there was more to Halloween cooking than treats (which everyone buys ready-wrapped anyway) and party food. There’s the candy your kids don’t like. What to do with that? I bought some cheap molasses candy and started experimenting.

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Pumpkin in Stew

by Elizabeth Skipper October 20th, 2015| Ask the Chef
After trick or treating, the adults gather at one house for dinner while the kids run off the candy. I want to make a low-maintenance stew, something warm that can be made earlier in the day. Do you know of any recipes that include pumpkin, so that my dish
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Recipe: Brie and Apple Pizza

by BnB Finder October 16th, 2015| Best BnB Bites, Recipes
As one of the most beloved foods in America, pizza is a slice of gourmet goodness that is ideal when it is served in a traditional style as well as in more innovative incarnations. Take for example this Brie and Apple Pizza from 1837 Cobblestone Cottage Bed
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Le Chandelier for Girls’ Night in San José

by Jane Wangersky October 15th, 2015| Restaurant Destination
Le Chandelier may have a gourmet reputation, but that’s not the only reason you should think of it for your girls’ night dinner in San José, Costa Rica. This restaurant also specializes in weddings and other milestone celebrations (even bachelor/bachelorette parties and baby showers), so it knows
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Recipe: All-Cheese Pizza

by Jane Wangersky October 14th, 2015| Recipes, Simple Solutions
It’s pizza week here at TT, but as in any other week, I’ve got a limit of four ingredients. How do you make pizza or anything like it with that few ingredients? I wondered, till I realized I’d been doing it for years.

Like most parents, I’ve dealt with picky