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The Pantry Kitchen’s ‘Weeknight Challenge’ yields stuffed squash recipes and many unexpected gems

The goal with the first challenge of Season 2 of the Pantry Kitchen Challenge was to get everyone in an autumnal mood, and to introduce the new “wild card” rule designed to throw a different wrinkle into each round. Wellll …. perhaps we should have been more specific?

Round 1 was “The Weeknight Challenge” with a 30-minute prep time limit, and squash, apples, nutmeg and soda as the ingredients. We didn’t foresee that folks would interpret the 30-minute limit in two different ways: 30 minutes to prep the dish and get it ready for cooking or 30 minutes from prep to plating.

Oops.

So to be fair, we selected the top three finishers in both categories. (And props to those of you who saw “30-minute prep” and decided this meant 30 minutes total!) You hustled and came up with some pretty impressive stuff. This challenge garnered 45 entries! Many of

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Pascale’s Kitchen: Recipes for a festive Rosh Hashanah meal

The High Holy Days has always been my favorite time of year. Unfortunately, we perhaps do not feel as joyous this year due to the looming lockdown. Many of us have spent the past week worrying about loved ones and wondering if Rosh Hashanah dinner will have to be held by zoom. Will we be able to go pray in the synagogue or will we remain on our balcony or join neighbors on the street for the meaningful High Holy Day prayers? The month of Elul, Rosh Hashanah and the days leading up to Yom Kippur have always been days when we engage in self-reflection, ask for forgiveness and make promises to be better people in the upcoming year, and the COVID-19 crisis is making this period even more intense than usual.Learn more about Pascale’s Kitchen here>>Some things, however, have not changed. We are all still excited to
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Design Recipes: The beauty of built-ins – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

Built-ins: Love them or hate them? They can either be the first item on the demo list, or the ideal storage and space-saving solution.

Space is a challenge for many homeowners, and built-ins can be the ideal solution. Additionally, those who aren’t fans of off-the-shelf solutions may desire built-ins because of the customization and design freedom they can allow both homeowners and designers.

Closets

Closets are a popular location for built-ins, especially drawers and shelves. Built-ins allow for storage that will not infringe on what is often a limited space. Wall-to-wall closets allow for the most amount of design capability and flexibility. Look to place your built-ins along perimeter walls, and consider a mix of shelves and drawers.

Living spaces

Living spaces that may or may not include other social areas such

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From the Kitchen: Keep-it-simple recipes to try when you’re at an impasse | From The Kitchen

School. It’s started. And how! Zoom school, home school, schoology, e-learning, virtual school, in-person school. Whew!

Those days are well in the past for lots of us but we have grandtots who are in the scholarly stratosphere from pre-K to grad school and we feel the emotions of the roller coaster that students, parents and teachers are now on regarding school.

I looked for recipes today that I thought would be appealing and easy to make — not on a busy weekday morning, but sometime where there is breathing room to be in the kitchen for a few minutes.

The standard for monkey bread is to layer several stacks of biscuit dough into a tube pan, covered with a syrupy sauce. I was never certain any of the inner pieces were baking through.

Baking in a single layer somewhat eliminates that pull-and-peek motion you have to employ for the bundt

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