Good Morning, Pumpkin!

Finn and smoothie

Everybody loves Pumpkin season!

Crisp air. Yellow and orange fallen leaves. Soft knit scarves. Pumpkin!  Between pumpkin lattes and pumpkin pie, the fall season has become synonymous with that gorgeous round squash. Armed with a fat, orange pumpkin or a big can of Libby’s, you can add pumpkin flare to almost anything.

Pumpkins are so versatile, you could break down pumpkin-y delights by category when looking for inspiration: there’s everything from soup, pasta, breads and muffins, dessert (including pie, of course), beer—even pumpkin dog treats.

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Easy Meal Ideas from Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery

Quark dip

Entertain with ease by making a quick dip of Fromage blanc, Quark or goat cheese with herbs.

There are many times when I realize I love my job. Sometimes it’s when a co-worker will offer me a cupcake (or two) to try. Other times it’s when I get to interview food enthusiasts like Top Chef Masters winner Floyd Cardoz.

Recently it was when work involved trying lots and lots of delicious cheeses, butters and other products from Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery.

Cheesemaker Adeline Druart walked us through all of the tasty products whose ingredients are sourced from local family farms. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about these artisanal dairy products crafted in the European style.

The cheeses and butters are great on their own with crusty bread. But to amp up your breakfast, entertain with ease, elevate your dinners or whip up a sweet treat, check out these easy tips and ideas:…

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My Morning myPlate

Healthy Breakfast

Start your day off right with a fried egg over greens, FreshDirect salsa, local heirloom cherry tomatoes, grilled red onions, shishito peppers and a side of whole wheat toast.

Don’t just have a morning, have a great morning! How? By starting your day with a healthy, well-balanced breakfast.

It doesn’t have to be a big meal, but a little something in the AM really does get the day started right.

Skipping breakfast makes it more difficult for the brain and body to perform well.  Adults who eat a healthy breakfast are better able to focus and be productive throughout the morning, and are more likely to have lower cholesterol levels and better weight management….

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Weekend Project: Better Breakfasts

By now, we’re probably all aware that breakfast is good for us.

Banana-Nut Oatmeal

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Research indicates that a healthy breakfast offers a bunch of perks, ranging from improved concentration and performance to more strength and endurance for physical activities and some not-so-obvious benefits, like lower cholesterol levels.

But on the weekends, it’s sometimes fun to branch out from the quick and easy into other, more adventurous options.

We’ve gone through all the delicious breakfast/brunch recipes in our One-Click Recipes section and pulled out five tasty, easy options we think you’re going to love:

Explore our entire Brunch Recipes section to find something special for your winter weekend starters, and be sure to let us know at Facebook what you make!