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Cantucci, crunchy almond biscotti, are a Tuscan classic. Created in Siena, they are popular throughout Italy. While in the United States we sometimes dunk

If you want a moist autumn cake, put a persimmon in it. Or, in the case of this recent obsession I call persimmon pudding

Pumpkins are a fixture at autumn farmers markets in Turkey, where they grow so large that they're often cut with saws and sold in

Was there pumpkin pie at that first legendary Thanksgiving? My bet is there was. You will recall from grade school that the first grand feed

For years my sister, who cannot tolerate gluten, has foregone stuffing at Thanksgiving, and carefully scraped her pumpkin pie filling away from the crust.

In the beginning, there was the pineapple, and it was good -- very, very good, about as good as anything ever gets. But if