Back to Our Roots - October 2018
National Seafood Month
Fast, fresh and easy fall favorite recipes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Baked Streusel Apples
This dessert is easy to whip up with just a few pantry staples like nutty oats, warm spices, and brown sugar.
Crispy Fish Sandwiches
Barbecue potato chips are the secret crunch weapon in these sandwiches featuring pan-fried cod cakes and creamy ranch dressing.
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.
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.
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.
Bucatini Cacio e Pepe
Five simple ingredients come together for this Roman classic that is so much more than the sum of its parts.
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.
Creamy Baked Ziti
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fresh spring asparagus and bell pepper make this super-fast pasta a favorite for lunch or dinner.
Apple and Honey Tart
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with this easy-as-pie apple and honey tart.
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.
Acorn Squash Curry
Make the most of seasonal squash and transform it into a flavorful curry. Serve with rice or flatbread.
Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash Bolognese
Spaghetti squash steps in for pasta in this delicious kid-friendly, gluten-free recipe.
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.
Kale and Potato Mash with Feta
Hazelnuts add a sweet crunch to this easy side that pairs well with any main dish.
Brussels Sprouts with Grapes
Red grapes and honey sweeten up this fall favorite while walnuts add the perfect crunch.
Baked Salmon with Beet and Watercress Mash
Halibut with Couscous
Cooking en papillote (a fancy term for “in parchment”) gently steams the fish without the risk of overcooking it.
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!
Seared Scallops with Mango – Avocado Salsa
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.
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.
One Pot Shrimp, Spinach and Tortellini a la Vodka
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.
Tuna Poke Bowl
This no-cook bowl of crisp vegetables and raw tuna makes for a hearty lunch or light dinner.
In 10 minutes, tortilla wraps, turkey breast, hummus, Cheddar cheese, carrots, and alfalfa sprouts are transformed into a lunch for kids—or adults!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Veggie Race Cars with Hummus
These fresh veggie snacks are as fun to assemble with kids as they are to munch on!
Mini Spicy Corn Pups
These spicy little corn dogs are great for chili-heads looking to heat things up while watching the big game.
Cheesy Piggies in a Blanket with Come-Back Sauce
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.
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.
Let the kids help bring these spooky chocolate cupcakes to life by having them add the red “eyes” and pipe on the “rags.”
Ghosts on Broomsticks
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.
Impress guests with this guacamole that’s shaped into Frankenstein’s monster’s face, complete with a black bean scowl.
Use store-bought brownies to make these treats in a flash.
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.
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.
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?
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