What are some novel ways to cook with pumpkin?

As the leaves fall, and the days get shorter, and the big Thanksgiving Day dinner approaches, we find ourselves turning toward a cozier menu. Soups, stews, and yes, a multitude of gourds are available. Sure, you’ll have some pumpkin pie in a few weeks, and we’ve already offered you our favorite squash casserole. But…

Last Call: Please make this Kevin from The Office Halloween costume for your baby

Parents of babies: Listen up. Now is your chance to dress that cute infant up as any costume you like, before the kids get old enough to realize what’s going on and develop their own opinions. Take it from me, a middle-school parent of a ninja and a jellyfish this year, when I would much prefer an adorable Wayne and…

What do you put in your chili?

Chili is not about subtlety or purity of flavors. Successful chilis are described with words like “rich,” “complex,” or “bold”—adjectives on the heavy end of the culinary spectrum—while their specific components can number as few as three or somewhere in the dozens. It’s not so much a dish as it is a genre, with…