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Pumpkin-palooza! 15 Recipes For Pumpkin Desserts, Drinks, And Treats

So, at this point I’ve done quite a few recipe roundups, for all kinds of culinary indulgences from crazy-delicious cookies to gooey macaroni and cheese, and I can honestly say none of them has triggered such dramatic, drooling side effects as this pumpkin-palooza. I pored over pumpkin recipes with my mouth hanging open, every once in awhile yelling at my boyfriend to come into my office, grunting and gesturing at a photo of chocolate pumpkin marble cake or pumpkin caramel bread pudding, at which point he would sit down next to me with his mouth hanging open and we would both just stare at my computer screen, a low “Mmmmm” emanating from our throats. Pumpkin, you guys. It’s way better than porn.

Also, see the photo up there on the left? Those are pumpkin pie vodka shots. Yeah. Click through to get all the delicious pumpkin recipes you’ll need for fall….

The Ultimate Hot Pepper Helper

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I love cooking spicy food and throw jalapeños in just about anything that makes sense — Tacos! Chili! Eggs! — but nearly every time I do, I manage to add a little heat to my nose and eyes as well. But with this awesome jalapeno corer, I can avoid touching the extra spicy bits with my hands, greatly reducing the chances of setting my facial orifices on fire. Except my mouth. My mouth likes it spicy. [$10, Williams-Sonoma]

10 Easy, Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes For Fall

It’s officially autumn, which means it’s time to bust out the crock pot. We love these one-pot wonders because they make meals that taste like they were slaved over for hours but really just require a few minutes of prep time. Plus, as a Frisky reader recently pointed out, slow cookers are a great gadget for college students. No kitchen? No problem! All you need is an outlet and you can get cookin’. From pulled pork to enchiladas to lasagna, we rounded up 10 delicious recipes to get you started. Click through to check ‘em out…

Comfort Food Hall Of Fame: 10 Mouthwatering Mac And Cheese Recipes

Funny story: I was planning to do a roundup of all different kinds of comfort foods, but then I asked my Twitter followers for their favorite comfort foods, and pretty much everyone said “MAC AND CHEESE,” and I was like, damn, I guess I need to do a whole post dedicated to cheesy pasta deliciousness. So that’s what I’m doing. Click through for 10 mouthwatering mac and cheese recipes, from classic to gourmet to vegan(!), and stay tuned for more comfort food favorites in the coming weeks…

Practice Pasta Portion Control

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“Eating all the pasta” is an innate skill for those of us born with Italian blood, but the rest of you have probably dealt with the phenomena of making “too much” spaghetti and being unable to finish it all. Solve that problem with this genius pasta storage container, which comes with a “measuring cap” that dispenses your long noodle of choice in four different portion sizes. As my preferred pasta portion size is “medium farm animal,” I would probably use the two-person cap, of course. Buon appetito! [$23, Monkey Business]

How To Prepare The Perfect Cheese Board

As I’ve mentioned before, my boyfriend Nick is a cheesemonger, which means he spends at least 40 hours a week packaging, preparing, selling, discussing, and sampling cheeses. With the holiday party season just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to combine our talents and force him to help me write a post about cheese on his day off. A cheese board is really just a simple spread of a few different cheeses and accompaniments, and thanks to the surging popularity of artisan cheeses and gourmet food websites, it’s easier than ever to get your hands on some truly fabulous fromage these days. I asked Nick to pick three types of cheeses and a few accompaniments to create a foolproof cheese board guaranteed to impress party guests and your taste buds. Ready to get started? Just click on the gallery and say, “Cheese!”

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Weekend Project: Bellini Rose Petal Lollipops

We were totally obsessed with boozy popsicles this summer, but once the weather cools down, we’re going to have to put down our cocktails-on-a-stick and reach for a treat that won’t give us a brainfreeze. A worthy replacement for fall? Homemade lollipops! These bellini-flavored lollipops would be perfect for wedding favors, party treats, or just as an exceedingly glamorous way to get your afternoon sugar hit. Let the licking begin! [Etsy Weddings]

Cookie Orgy: 12 Mouthwatering Recipes To Share (Or Not)

Even if you’re not headed back to school this week, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy a classic after-school snack, because whether you just made a presentation to the board of directors or aced a chemistry test, it’s always a good time for cookies and milk (in related news, I am totally getting “It’s always a good time for cookies and milk” tattooed across my chest). If you’re looking to branch out from tried-and-true chocolate chip, click through to check out 12 crazy delicious recipes utilizing unexpected flavors and ingredients, and then go ahead, treat yo self.

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Brown Bag It: 10 Weekday Lunches You’ll Actually Want To Eat

Let’s set the scene, shall we? It’s 1 p.m., you’re sitting at your desk, your stomach starts to growl, and your thoughts turn to the limp, soggy PB&J crammed into your bottom desk drawer. You’ve been trying to save some money and pack your own lunches, but now the corner deli is calling your name. What’s an extra 10 bucks, really? Operation Brown Bag It has failed again.

But don’t give up on packed lunches just yet! I found 10 easy, delicious recipes for sandwiches, salads, and wraps that will have you reaching for your lunch bag at 10:30 (hey, ain’t no shame!). Click through to check ‘em out…

10 Party Foods Guaranteed To Make You Popular

I spend most of my life thinking about food, but as soon as I get an invite to a party that includes the phrase, “Please bring a dish to share,” my mind goes completely blank. For someone who loves to cook, I’ve showed up at way too many parties sheepishly holding a store-bought cold cuts platter. But you know what? I think it’s finally time to tackle the party food challenge. I sought out 10 crowd-pleasing treats that are easy to make, easy to eat, delicious, and–in certain cases–downright adorable (grilled cheese bites, anyone?). Click through to check ‘em out, but beware: these recipes could cause your social calendar to fill up very quickly…

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