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Back to Our Roots - October 2018

Fast, fresh and easy fall favorite recipes.

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Easy Lattice Apple Pie

A gorgeous, bakery-quality pie is within your reach. This foolproof recipe hurries things along with a simple shortcut for a lattice crust and no blind baking.

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Weeknight Chicken and Dumplings

We’ve taken a dish that traditionally takes hours and sped it up thanks to some quick-cooking boneless chicken thighs and the use of rendered bacon fat to build depth of flavor fast.

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Penne with Pulled Short Rib Ragu

Boneless short ribs get fork-tender thanks to the slow cooker and then tossed with pasta and a bacon-enhanced tomato sauce.

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Creepy Bagel Pizzas

Add some spookiness to your Halloween spread with these ghoulish appetizers. They’re so simple and tasty that everyone will want to sink their fangs into them.

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Baked Streusel Apples

This dessert is easy to whip up with just a few pantry staples like nutty oats, warm spices, and brown sugar.

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Crispy Fish Sandwiches

Barbecue potato chips are the secret crunch weapon in these sandwiches featuring pan-fried cod cakes and creamy ranch dressing.

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Not-Your-Grandma’s Meatloaf

Just because you’re gluten-free doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy comfort food. This version of a childhood fave keeps all the familiar flavors but uses gluten-free crumbs instead of wheat.

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Root Veggie Mash

Replacing regular potatoes with vitamin-rich sweet potatoes and carrots not only ups the nutrition of this traditional side dish, but provides loads more flavor, too.

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Spaghetti Squash Halves Stuffed with Spinach, Rice, and Cheese

This Tex-Mex twist on spaghetti squash also takes advantage of the squash’s shell as a serving vessel.

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Bucatini Cacio e Pepe

Five simple ingredients come together for this Roman classic that is so much more than the sum of its parts.

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Shrimp and Penne Pasta with Spinach and Pesto

You don’t need to sacrifice taste to find fast dinner recipes. This 15-minute pasta dish is flavor packed with Parmesan cheese, walnuts, lemon, and garlic.

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Creamy Baked Ziti

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Brown Butter Butternut Squash Rigatoni

The satisfying combination of sweet butternut squash, sharp Parmesan cheese, and earthy sage make this pasta dish perfect for cool fall nights.

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Easy Skillet Spinach Lasagna

With the help of no-boil noodles and the heat of a covered skillet, you can get this Sunday-night classic on the table any night of the week.

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Pasta Ala Oglio with Shrimp

Simply put, this is fettuccine with a delicate seasoning of garlic and oil, with a bit of spice and cheese to bring out the flavors. The addition of shrimp makes it extra special without a lot of extra work. Finish this elegant dinner entrée with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

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Spaghetti with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Mushrooms

Meaty sausage and mushrooms form the base of this tasty twist on ragu. The duo of fresh tomatoes and tomato purée also means tons of flavor fast.

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Creamy Penne with Ham and Spinach

Quick-cooking and no-cook ingredients like spinach, canned artichokes, and ham make this dreamy pasta dinner perfect for a fast and easy dinner anytime.

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Pasta Primavera

Fresh spring asparagus and bell pepper make this super-fast pasta a favorite for lunch or dinner.

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Baked Streusel Apples

This dessert is easy to whip up with just a few pantry staples like nutty oats, warm spices, and brown sugar.

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Easy Lattice Apple Pie

A gorgeous, bakery-quality pie is within your reach. This foolproof recipe hurries things along with a simple shortcut for a lattice crust and no blind baking.

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Apple and Honey Tart

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with this easy-as-pie apple and honey tart.

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Pork with Roasted Grapes, Beans, and Potatoes

Tangy green grapes are tender and sweet when cooked with honey and rosemary to make a delicious topping for pork chops.

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Acorn Squash Curry

Make the most of seasonal squash and transform it into a flavorful curry. Serve with rice or flatbread.

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Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

Spaghetti squash steps in for pasta in this delicious kid-friendly, gluten-free recipe.

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Old-Fashioned Pot Roast with Fall Veggies

Make this pot roast your own by featuring your favorite seasonal produce such as fresh pear, fennel, or turnips.

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Kale and Potato Mash with Feta

Hazelnuts add a sweet crunch to this easy side that pairs well with any main dish.

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Brussels Sprouts with Grapes

Red grapes and honey sweeten up this fall favorite while walnuts add the perfect crunch.

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Baked Salmon with Beet and Watercress Mash

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Halibut with Couscous

Cooking en papillote (a fancy term for “in parchment”) gently steams the fish without the risk of overcooking it.

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Quick Lobster Bisque

This creamy bisque studded with chunks of delicate lobster is impressive enough for company, yet simple enough to make and serve in just 15 minutes!

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Seared Scallops with Mango – Avocado Salsa

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Steamed Lobster

Lobster is a luxury, but occasional market fluctuations make this delicacy affordable—and it's easy to prepare. If you have a large stockpot or a Dutch oven, you have everything you need to cook these meaty crustaceans. Don't forget the shellfish cracking tools.

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Sesame-Crusted Salmon with Asparagus and Noodles

This recipe uses togarashi, a blend of Japanese peppers and sesame seeds that’s also tasty sprinkled over rice or on chicken. Find it in the spice aisle next to the other seasoning blends.

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One Pot Shrimp, Spinach and Tortellini a la Vodka

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Stewed Cod with Tomatoes and Olives

Baking the cod on a bed of asparagus keeps the heat gentle and even, ensuring perfectly cooked, moist fish every time.

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Tuna Poke Bowl

This no-cook bowl of crisp vegetables and raw tuna makes for a hearty lunch or light dinner.

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Lunchbox Roll-Ups

In 10 minutes, tortilla wraps, turkey breast, hummus, Cheddar cheese, carrots, and alfalfa sprouts are transformed into a lunch for kids—or adults!

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Oatmeal-Apple Cookies

The Honeycrisp apple in these cookies lives up to its name, lending a bright sweetness to these gluten-free treats, which make a great snack.

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Banana, Coconut, and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

Make your mornings go so much faster with this special breakfast treat. Made with bananas, oatmeal, and chocolate chips, your kids will love.

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Carrot Cake Blondies

White whole wheat flour and applesauce help bump up the nutrients in this super moist snack cake that features an effortless cream cheese frosting.

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Traffic Light Finger Sandwiches

Ready, set, chow down! These little sandwiches are a fun twist on the usual kids’ lunch and are easy for little hands to hold.

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Veggie Race Cars with Hummus

These fresh veggie snacks are as fun to assemble with kids as they are to munch on!

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Mini Spicy Corn Pups

These spicy little corn dogs are great for chili-heads looking to heat things up while watching the big game.

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Cheesy Piggies in a Blanket with Come-Back Sauce

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Rainbow Fruit Skewers

Make this nutritious gluten-free dip and snack for your kids when they get home from school. Fresh fruit skewers arranged in a rainbow of colors are perfect for dipping into a mixture of yogurt, honey and cinnamon for a sweet and colorful treat.

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Crispy Monster Treats

A little green food coloring and some sweet and salty snacks transform your favorite cereal treats into a frighteningly festive Halloween dessert.

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Mummy Cupcakes

Let the kids help bring these spooky chocolate cupcakes to life by having them add the red “eyes” and pipe on the “rags.”

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Ghosts on Broomsticks

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Breadstick Bones with Tomato Sauce

Who could resist this adorably creepy twist on breadsticks? Let kids get in on the fun by letting them help roll out the dough and sprinkle with the Parmesan mixture.

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Monster Guacamole

Impress guests with this guacamole that’s shaped into Frankenstein’s monster’s face, complete with a black bean scowl.

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Spooky Brownies

Use store-bought brownies to make these treats in a flash.

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Black Cherry Punch with Eyeballs

This freaky punch features “eyeballs” made with lychee, a sweet, floral fruit you can find in the Asian products aisle.

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Graveyard Taco Dip

Make your own spooky tombstone-shaped tortilla chips by baking up flour tortillas. Pair them with our Tex-Mex-style 4-layer dip and you’ve got a frighteningly festive addition to your buffet table.

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Skeleton Crudités

For a fun party activity, let kids build their own mini skeletons out of the veggies. Who says you can’t play with your food?