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This time of year, it’s cider that’s the apple of our eye. And we're not talking about the weak (apple)sauce that is sparkling cider - we're talking the hard stuff, sometimes referred to as "apple wine."
Five Things to Do With Hard Cider Beyond Drinking It: Wes Mickel
Something is going to go amiss this Thanksgiving. A side dish will burn, you'll be short a chair for an unannounced guest, your aunt will question all of your life choices in front of an assembly of your loved ones; it could be one of a million little (or large) mishaps. The world will not screech to a to a gravy-spattering halt. We promise.
Over the next few week, we'll help you prepare and gird your loins as best we can, with our own time-tested hosting tips and recipes, as well as plenty from chefs, hospitality experts, celebrities, hosts and home cooks we love. Our goal – sending you into Thanksgiving with a confident smile on your face, and seeing you emerge on the other side with your sanity intact.
Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.
Trick-or-treaters might want to hold on to those Reese's Cups this Halloween as sharp increases in peanut butter prices have begun going into effect following one of the worst peanut harvests in decades.
Kraft raised prices for its Planters brand peanut butter by 40% starting Monday, while ConAgra has instituted increases of more than 20% for its Peter Pan brand that went into effect last month.
J.M. Smucker, which makes Jif, will introduce price hikes of around 30% starting Tuesday.
Consumers, meanwhile, are already seeing these increases reflected at grocery stores.
While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Get figgy with it! November 1 officially kicks off National Fig Week.
As the season for fresh figs wanes, hurry and grab up a basket of this ripe, juicy fruit before it disappears. You've got all week to explore fun ways to enjoy figs before fall ends.
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