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By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

Andrew Zimmern's Kitchen Adventures

Game-Changing Pumpkin Hand Pies

Andrew Zimmern's Pumpkin Hand Pies

These fun and easy pumpkin hand pies by Andrew Zimmern can be frozen before frying, so you always have them on hand.

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7 Ways That Chefs Are Reinventing Pumpkin Pie

Like most components of a traditional Thanksgiving meal, pumpkin pie is often considered holy and untouchable. But maybe, just maybe, it would be fun to skip the pumpkin pie this year and try something new.

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Cheap Wine Challenge

3 Wines To Try If You Love a Pumpkin Latte

Mark West Pinot Noir

Pumpkin fever began a little early this year and now it’s in full swing. If you’re the type to rev up your day with a pumpkin latte, try these wines to wind down.

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Expert Guide

5 Ways to Eat Pumpkin for Breakfast

Pumpkin Crepes

The talent behind F&W’s Photo Tour of Berlin, Marta Greber creates and photographs beautiful recipes for her Tumblr, What Should I Eat for Breakfast Today? Here, she shares some of her favorite pumpkin breakfasts. Read more >

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Grace in the Kitchen

Cakey Cookie

Pumpkin Spookies // © David Malosh

These soft, lightly spiced cake-like cookies are studded with minced
candied ginger and topped with a buttery sugar glaze. / © David Malosh

Food & Wine's senior recipe developer, Grace Parisi, is a Test Kitchen superstar. In this series, she shares some of her favorite recipes to make right now.

I don’t usually go for soft, cakey cookies. I much prefer crispy, chewy ones, like gingersnaps, chocolate chip or biscotti. But these soft, pillowy pumpkin cookies are irresistible. They’re like pumpkin muffin tops, only more delicate, with a healthy dose of chopped crystallized ginger for texture and spice.

I developed this recipe as part of a Halloween story, but make them all year long, provided my supermarket carries canned pumpkin. I’ve tried several brands—organic and mass market—and must admit that Libby’s is the best of all of them. It has a bright pumpkin flavor (not murky or watery, like some of the organic ones) and appealing texture and color. And in baking, the results are always consistent. These are very homey little cakelets, but at last weekend’s dinner party, I served them for dessert with hot toddies made with whiskey, lemon juice, honey and gingersnap liqueur. The kids had hot cider with cinnamon candy stick stirrers. All good. SEE RECIPE »

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