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Fall

9 Favorite Cakes made with oil (as opposed to butter).

9 Favorite Oil-Based Cakes | The Case for Making Cakes with Oil (As Opposed to Butter)

just-baked orange-ricotta pound cake — this is a one-bowl cake, flavored with orange zest and orange liqueur, made with butter (as opposed to oil). It stays moist for days and makes a wonderful gift.

One-Bowl, Orange-Ricotta Pound Cake

15 festive cookies to make and take this holiday season.

15 Festive Cookies to Make and Take This Holiday Season

Stamped spiced brown butter muscovado cookies with maple glaze on a cooling rack.

Stamped Christmas Cookies: Brown Butter Muscovado

Saffron and Carrot Soup with Olive Oil Toasted Bread and Toasted Almond Dukkah —Yum.

Saffron-Carrot Soup with Toasted Almond Dukkah

The 12 Days of Cookbooks — the second annual discussion with Master Gardener Margaret Roach and author and blogger Alexandra Stafford of Alexandra's Kitchen

12 Days of Cookbooks (!!!) — Chatting About The Season’s New Books with Margaret Roach

Apple orchard muffins with turbinado sugar crust.

Apple Orchard Muffins

Sister Pie's Salted Maple Pie

Sister Pie’s Salted Maple Pie

A bowl of roasted Brussels Sprouts with Almonds, Manchego, and balsamic.

Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Manchego Cheese

Favorite all-purpose pie dough plus all of the pies and pastries I use it with.

Foolproof All-Purpose Pie Dough Recipe {Video} + 5 Pie & Tarts To Use It In

My Favorite Holiday-Preparation Trick

18 favorite chicken dishes

18 Favorite Chicken Recipes (Weeknight-ish)

9 Favorite Pasta Recipes (Weeknight-ish)

12 favorite vegetarian dinners

12 Favorite Vegetarian Dinners (Weeknight-ish)

An overhead shot of a bowl of cream of celery soup with walnut salsa.

Cream of Celery Soup with Walnut-Currant Salsa

Chatting Mushroom, Black Bean, Celery Soup and More with Margaret Roach

A bowl of Cal Peternell's black bean soup with garnishes.

Cal Peternell’s Black Bean Soup

A white bowl filled with Charlie Bird farro salad and sliced raw beets.

Charlie Bird Farro Salad with Beets, Scallions & Pistachios

A steamer filled with Chinese steamed scallion buns.

Chinese Steamed Buns with Scallions (Hua Juan)

16 favorite vegetable side dishes

16 Favorite Vegetable Side Dishes for Fall

a plate of roasted cabbage wedges with walnuts, parmesan, bread crumbs and balsamic.

Crispy Oven-Roasted Cabbage Wedges

9 Favorite Apple Recipes for Fall

Apple cobble with hot sugar crust, just baked.

Apple Cobbler with Hot Sugar Crust

Peach (or Pluot) Cobbler with Hot Sugar Crust