How to select the best vegetables this fall season.
Some of the best vegetables in season right now offer many health benefits and are delicious in fall dishes from soups and stews to casseroles, side dishes and more. See what these vegetables have to offer nutritionally, and how to pick the best at the market.
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Get 3 ideas for how to cook pumpkin, including pumpkin seeds, roasted pumpkin and pumpkin pie filling.
Pumpkin has a luscious, custardy texture and earthy taste kissed with the ripe sweetness of autumn. And while the canned version is quite convenient, don’t be afraid to cook the real deal. Preparing pumpkin is easy.
I'm not typically a sneaky chef. I'm lucky that, so far, my daughter eats the same food at dinner that my husband and I are eating. She loves "crazy" stuff like beets, parsnips and rutabaga. That being said, she'd choose a sweet treat over veggies any day, like most kids her age. So I'm not adverse to sneaking more veggies in where she least expects it—dessert. And, let's face it: a little extra veg couldn't hurt the grownups either.
Here are 9 ways you can turn vegetables into dessert:
Guidelines for Prepping, Blanching & Freezing Produce
This summer, head out to a pick-your-own farm to stock up on fresh berries or put up your bumper crop of broccoli, peas or peppers. On the following pages we’ll show you how to preserve fruits and vegetables when they are at their nutritional peak, so you can use them throughout the year.
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Shown: Varieties of sweet and hot peppers.
Hot peppers are great to have on hand, but if you've ever grown them yourself, you may have found that too much of a good thing can be a bit of a problem. What do you do with tons of hot peppers when you can only enjoy a few at a time? Well, I'm here to tell you: this is a good problem to have. Hot peppers are easy to preserve and enjoy long after the peak growing season is past. Check out my favorite ways to preserve and enjoy hot peppers below.