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Best Bites: Graeter’s S’mores Ice Cream

The s'mores fad has finally come to ice cream, and it was worth the wait. Graeter's, which makes the best chocolate chips in the business, has a s'mores-flavored ice cream that is sure to be every campfire-lover's fave. The ice cream tastes more like caramel than graham crackers, and the marshmallows' texture is a little weird, but put them together with those chocolate chips and – oh my.

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Turkey Pot Pie recipe perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers

Add some vegetables and a bought pie crust to your leftover turkey for this quick and easy Turkey Pot Pie. I find pot pies on the menus of many restaurants. They're warm and inviting and a great way to use leftover turkey. This pie can also be made with rotisserie chicken or other cooked poultry. This is a one-dish meal. It has the meat, vegetables and starch all in one and it takes only 25 minutes to make. If you like, open a washed ready-to-eat bag of salad to go with it.

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In praise of pumpkin in a can

In a time when we know that we're supposed to start with whole ingredients as a matter of culinary correctness, Thanksgiving presents challenges. Turkeys come pre-brined with pop-up thermometers; cranberry sauce is sometimes just disgorged from the can and sliced; the desiccated stuff in the Stove Top box is, for many, the definitive flavor of stuffing. Over the years, I have overcome and cooked my way around all these classic cheats. But canned pumpkin? I won't face the holiday without it.

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Quinn on Nutrition: Defining grass-fed beef

One of my favorite activities from the back of a horse is helping my son-in-law with his cattle. This time of year as the cold weather sets in, he moves them from a far pasture to one closer to the barn. Then when the snow begins to fly, he supplements their grass diet with extra calories and protein from hay and grain.

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