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A Guide to Picking the Best Pumpkins for Carving — Shopping

There are so many different types of pumpkins to choose from! At just one farm stand, there could be more than a half-dozen options. How can you pick the very best pumpkin for carving? We turned to some gourd-growing professionals to get expert opinions.

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A Guide to Picking the Best Pumpkins for Carving — Shopping

There are so many different types of pumpkins to choose from! At just one farm stand, there could be more than a half-dozen options. How can you pick the very best pumpkin for carving? We turned to some gourd-growing professionals to get expert opinions.

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The One Baking Ingredient You Should Never Splurge On — Shopping

Just like winter, baking season is coming! While it's super fun to mix up cookies, pies, gingerbread, and all those holiday treats, it can also get pretty expensive. Between fancy baker's chocolate, nuts (nuts!), several types of flour, and vanilla extract, you can spend a small fortune stocking up your pantry.

Luckily, there's one ingredient you don't have to splurge on.

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Bake with Precision with Our Favorite Measuring Spoons (on Sale Now) — Amazon Deal of the Day

You pride yourself on not measuring things when you cook — a little dash of this, a pinch of that. Baking, however, is a science. If you don't measure things like baking soda or sugar, you're going to end up with a disaster on your hands.

You need a set of measuring spoons. And not just any measuring spoons (you'd seriously be amazed at how many aren't accurate!) — ideally, you'd have these Prepworks by Progressive Magnetic Measuring Spoons, which are our favorites and also happen to be on sale.

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Our 3 Favorite Eye-Opening Coffee Subscriptions — Shopping

If you're anything like us, your morning is completely centered around coffee. But just because getting your daily caffeine fix has turned into a well-worn routine doesn't mean you have to drink the same ol' coffee every day. There are so many different coffees to try!

With literally thousands of roasts from all over the world, however, attempting to be adventurous with your coffee selections can get a little overwhelming. Which ones do you try? Where do you start? Easy. Sign up for a coffee subscription and let the experts do all the work for you. They scour the best roasts and deliver them to your door on a recurring basis. Here are three of our favorite coffee subscriptions — and a bonus one for espresso obsessives! — that will turn you into a coffee aficionado, rather than just a caffeine junkie.

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This French Liqueur Makes Every Cocktail Better — Shopping

(Image credit: Charity Burggraaf)

Dealer's choice is my favorite game to play at a bar. You may just find a new favorite cocktail, and at worst you'll end up chatting with a bartender. You may even learn something.

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