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Bavarian Rhapsody: A German Menu for Your Personal Oktoberfest — Bavarian Rhapsody

You might not be traveling to Oktoberfest this year, but that doesn't mean you can't make a recipe (or two) that celebrates some of Germany's iconic flavors and dishes. Whether it's a hearty pot roast, a quick weeknight meal of kielbasa and Brussels sprouts, or a dozen gorgeous Black Forest cupcakes, this roundup of recipes for Oktoberfest has you covered.

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How Dinner Changed When I Found Out My Daughter Has Food Allergies — The Dinner Table

I used to be an insufferably picky eater. I hated all meat, most vegetables, spicy food, nuts — the list went on and on. I was afraid to try any new foods because, what if I didn't like them?

That apprehension made me reflexively dislike anything unfamiliar I put in my mouth, leaving me even more fearful of trying it again, a self-reinforcing cycle that left me living on a diet of cereal, fruit, and rice and beans.

As I've gotten older I've worked on expanding my palate, with the help of my partner, Charlie, who is a phenomenal and creative cook. Still, I tended to play it safe, culinarily speaking. Until our daughter came along.

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Why Does the Pumpkin Spice Latte Endure? An Investigative Report — Fall’s Greatest Hits

It's officially fall, which means boots crunching on leaves, scarves pulled tight, and pumpkin everything (lattes, in particular).

Starbucks' beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte, or PSL for short, is known for causing quite a fuss. Although the coffee conglomerate doesn't share their sales figures, a spokesperson said that the PSL is their best-selling holiday beverage (no surprise there). The drink even has its own Twitter account.

So, what makes it so good? Why do we still love it so?

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10 Smart Ways to Use IKEA’s RÅSKOG Cart in the Kitchen — Organize the IKEA Way

Our love affair with the IKEA RÅSKOG utility cart is well-documented. We first noticed this cart a few years ago, when it topped our list of the 10 best kitchen items to buy at IKEA. Our infatuation with the versatile and affordable cart only grew as we realized just how many ways there are to use RÅSKOG around the kitchen and, really, every room in your home.

When this year's IKEA catalog came out (always a high point for us; yes, we know we're super geeky), we spotted a potential contender for this space-saver's number-one status in our hearts and our kitchens: the similarly priced SUNNERSTA Cart.

But, we have to confess, RÅSKOG is still our true love. Cute, colorful, and beyond functional, here are 10 ways to use this multitasking hero, along with tips on how to set it up for best effect.

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How I Hosted a Dinner Party to Help Fight Hunger — Real-Life Fundraisers

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Imagine going to the grocery store and finding the place barren, a finger-tip layer of dust left on the shelves, poor fluorescent lighting flickering above, and no one to explain the head-scratching events that led to the food's disappearance. Imagine, too, that your local farmers markets have disappeared as well. And while we're at it, let's just say that the farms themselves ceased to exist.

Sounds terrifying, right? It is. And I don't know about you, but I lack basic food survival skills because I have never needed them. I'm a millennial black woman living in one of the most privileged cities in America.

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5 Dinners to Freeze Now and Cook Later — Freezer to Table

Your freezer doesn't have to be a sad wasteland of ice cubes and freezer-burned leftovers. With a little bit of preparation, it can be stocked full of from-scratch meals that can be taken straight from the freezer to the slow cooker, pressure cooker, oven, or even the grill. No thawing, forethought, or last-minute grocery store run means your freezer can be your weeknight dinner lifesaver.

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