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Back to Our Roots - October 2018

Fast, fresh and easy fall favorite recipes.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Baked Streusel Apples

This dessert is easy to whip up with just a few pantry staples like nutty oats, warm spices, and brown sugar.

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Crispy Fish Sandwiches

Barbecue potato chips are the secret crunch weapon in these sandwiches featuring pan-fried cod cakes and creamy ranch dressing.

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French Dip au Jus

A can of onion soup is the secret shortcut to getting this sandwich-shop classic on your table in just 10 minutes.

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Chipotle Tuna Melt

Pitas are the sturdy base for these open-faced spicy tuna sandwiches. Chipotle mayo heats things up while creamy Cheddar cools them down.

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Turkey Sandwich with Pepper Jelly

Perk up your turkey sandwich with sweet pepper jelly and melty Brie instead of the usual mayo and Swiss.

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Old-Fashioned Pot Roast

Paired with creamy mashed potatoes, this slow cooker version of a comfort food classic will warm your heart and soul.

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Old-Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies

These classic chocolate chip cookies feature both dark and milk chocolates, plus a chewy center with crisp edges. Paired with a tall glass of milk, we dare you to eat just one.

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Classic Shrimp and Grits

Creamy, cheesy corn grits are topped with saucy shrimp in this quick and easy take on the traditional Carolina dish.

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Don’t wait until you catch a cold to make chicken soup. With this quick version, you can enjoy this family favorite anytime.

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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.

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Cheesy Corn Muffins

Cheese? Yes, please! Amping up the sweet flavor of corn muffins by adding some sharp Cheddar takes these from sideshow to main attraction.

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Grilled Mozzarella, Spinach, and Red Pepper Sandwiches

More cheese please! This sophisticated take on a grilled cheese is an easy way to enjoy comfort food on a weekday.

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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.

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Autumn Minestrone

This comforting and hearty bowl of soup made with a mixture of pantry staples and fresh veg comes together fast and is lovely on cool fall nights.

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Baked Streusel Apples

This dessert is easy to whip up with just a few pantry staples like nutty oats, warm spices, and brown sugar.

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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.

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Apple and Honey Tart

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with this easy-as-pie apple and honey tart.

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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.

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Acorn Squash Curry

Make the most of seasonal squash and transform it into a flavorful curry. Serve with rice or flatbread.

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Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

Spaghetti squash steps in for pasta in this delicious kid-friendly, gluten-free recipe.

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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.

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Kale and Potato Mash with Feta

Hazelnuts add a sweet crunch to this easy side that pairs well with any main dish.

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Brussels Sprouts with Grapes

Red grapes and honey sweeten up this fall favorite while walnuts add the perfect crunch.

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Baked Salmon with Beet and Watercress Mash

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Halibut with Couscous

Cooking en papillote (a fancy term for “in parchment”) gently steams the fish without the risk of overcooking it.

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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!

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Seared Scallops with Mango – Avocado Salsa

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Steamed Lobster

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.

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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.

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One Pot Shrimp, Spinach and Tortellini a la Vodka

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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.

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Tuna Poke Bowl

This no-cook bowl of crisp vegetables and raw tuna makes for a hearty lunch or light dinner.

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Baby Tiramisu

“Make me happy” is what tiramisu means, loosely translated. You'll see why when your guests get a taste of this elegant yet easy-to-prepare combination of ladyfingers, ricotta cheese, espresso and chocolate. It's a dessert you'll return to again and again.

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Beef Bracciole

Don't let an Italian-American catch you saying “brack-ee-ole”. The proper way to pronounce the word for these rich and spicy beef rolls filled with Parmesan cheese is “brah-zhole”. This is a great make-ahead meal since it can be kept overnight in the fridge and reheated the next day.

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Penne with Tomato and Basil Pesto

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Pepperoni Bread

There are no limits to what you can put in bread, but why not start with the obvious: cheese and pepperoni. Hot peppers add crunch and spice. Serve with your favorite pasta dish or use it to make extra special sandwiches.

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Tortellini Soup with Croutons

Quick-cooking tortellini and fresh veggies bring this comforting soup together in minutes.

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Tuscan Broccoli Raab Pasta

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Ravioli with Artichoke and Ricotta

Top this dish with toasted breadcrumbs for added flavor and texture.

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Florentine Topped Flounder

Florentine need not be relegated to the breakfast table. Spinach pairs well with flaky white flounder, especially with the addition of red bell pepper, chewy quinoa and salty crumbled feta cheese. Serve with a side salad for an elegant lunch or quick dinner.

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Quick & Easy Chicken Cacciatore

This fast chicken dish cooks completely on the stovetop and in one pan, making preparation and cleanup simple. Rich with tomatoes, this Italian classic is perfect to serve in the dead of winter for a taster of summer again. Serve with pasta if desired.

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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.

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Mummy Cupcakes

Let the kids help bring these spooky chocolate cupcakes to life by having them add the red “eyes” and pipe on the “rags.”

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Ghosts on Broomsticks

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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.

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Monster Guacamole

Impress guests with this guacamole that’s shaped into Frankenstein’s monster’s face, complete with a black bean scowl.

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Spooky Brownies

Use store-bought brownies to make these treats in a flash.

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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.

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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.

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Skeleton Crudités

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?