• Club Sandwich: Most expensive room serviceClub Sandwich: Most expensive room serviceThe fact that ordering room service will make for a costly meal is nothing new. But a less-known fact is just how much the average room service price can fluctuate depending on the location of the hotel. A report conducted by TripAdvisor reveals the most and least expensive cities for room service, and the results might surprise you.

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    New York City, often perceived to be one of the most expensive places in America for a night in a hotel, is actually not even in the top three when it comes to the average cost of room service. In fact, hotels in New York City had the lowest average price on one particular minibar item: peanuts. Though peanuts might not be the top item in mind for most hotel guests, if staying in New York, this might be the best choice. A closer look at the statistics reveals that if guests at a New York hotel are craving a club sandwich, they'll have to shell out an average of $21.75 - the second-highest price in

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  • There are so many delicious things you can make with artichoke.There are so many delicious things you can make with artichoke.When you think of artichokes, what comes to mind? Some people may think "ugh, spiky" or "too much trouble, not worth it" or simply just "ow." It's true; this relative of the thistle family does not seem to want to be eaten, with barbs at the end of each tough, outer leaf, and sharp little hairs on the inside (aka "the choke") that, if one isn't careful, just scatter all over the kitchen countertop or floor. Never mind those warnings of "piso mojado" telling you to watch your step at the pool - there could be spikes on the floor of your kitchen!

    Artichokes are kind of like the oysters of the vegetable world in that way; lots of risk for seemingly little reward. But encased in that tough, protective outer covering is a hidden jewel of eating nirvana that is oh so amazing. And so people love them anyway. Besides, if you've ever enjoyed an oyster without having to shuck it yourself, you know that if someone else is doing the work, it doesn't really matter how much toil and trouble went

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  • 3 Fall Smoothies3 Fall SmoothiesOftentimes, when the weather gets chilly we are guilty of becoming couch potatoes. There is something about the cold that makes our blankets plead with us to stay under the covers and snuggle up. The kids are back in school, and Saturdays feel like they should just be lazy. But did you know that the percentage of children in the United States ages 6 to 11 who were obese increased from 7 percent in 1980 to nearly 18 percent in 2010? And the percentage of kids ages 12 to 19 who were obese increased from 5 percent to 18 percent? Too much couch potato-ing definitely will not help battle the odds.

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    But autumn is no time to sit inside anyway - there is a world of fallen leaves to rake and jump in, there are brisk soccer fields ready for eager little feet to play on, and there are orchards of apples just waiting to be picked. The fall season calls for action, and you and your family should be eager to conquer it all. And when you map out a full

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  • Butternut Squash Soup with SageButternut Squash Soup with SageThis soup is a creamy combination of classic autumn flavors: butternut squash and sage.

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    Ingredients:
    - 2 medium (2 1/2 pounds each) butternut squash, each cut lengthwise in half, seeds removed
    - 4 tablespoon(s) olive oil
    - 2 medium stalks celery, chopped
    - 2 large shallots, thinly sliced
    - 1 medium carrot, chopped
    - 3 sprig(s) fresh thyme
    - 1 bay leaf
    - 1 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh sage leaves
    - 24 sage leaves, for garnish
    - Salt and pepper
    - 1 carton(s) (32-ounce) chicken broth
    - 2 cup(s) water
    - 2 ounce(s) French bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (2 cups)

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    Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line 15 1/2" by 10 1/2" jelly-roll pan with foil. Place squash halves, cut sides down, in prepared pan and roast 45 minutes or until very tender when pierced with knife. Cool until easy to handle; with spoon, scoop squash from shells and place in large bowl. Discard shells.

    2. Meanwhile,

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  • "You already know how much I love making breakfast food for dinner, and that's why today's recipe is quickly becoming one of my new favorites. It's a savory prosciutto tart that's layered with sweet grape tomatoes and a just-set baked egg. These flaky squares are not only gorgeous to look at but they're dead simple to prepare (store-bought puff pastry makes this recipe a cinch to arrange). You can also easily increase this recipe just by rolling out another pastry sheet. Give your meat-and-potatoes meals a break and try these delicate treats for dinner instead."

    -- Everyday Food's Sarah Carey

    Tomato, Egg, and Prosciutto Tart

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    1 (17.3 ounce) box frozen puff pastry, thawed
    2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
    Coarse salt and pepper
    9 large eggs
    1/2 cup grated fontina (1 1/2 ounces)
    8 thin slices prosciutto

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  • Tres Leches Mug CakeTres Leches Mug CakeI just celebrated another year of life, and my only wish was to indulge in tres leches cake. I remember when I first tried tres leches at a birthday party; the minute the wet bread entered my mouth, I was hooked. While I've never been one to crave cakes, tres leches is just too amazing to not crave. I decided rather than spend all my day cooking up a normal-sized cake (that would be so hard not to eat all of!), I figured out how to make a simpler and much smaller version to satisfy my craving for tres leches.

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    Tres leches cake is a traditional Mexican three-milk cake. It consists of regular milk, evaporated milk, and sweetened condensed milk as the base for the rich milk sauce. This deliciously sweet milk concoction is then prepared, added to a cake, and left to absorb all the liquids hours in advance. It honestly is way too much work in my opinion. While delicious, I'd be the only one eating the cake since my

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  • 26-Minute Pumpkin Ravioli

    by Laraine Perri

    Kana OkadaKana OkadaWe lightened this sweet and nutty fall favorite by losing the heavy cream. Our other secret: Wonton wrappers make for perfect, easy "pasta."

    1. Combine: 1/2 cup canned pumpkin, 1 lightly beaten egg yolk, 2 tbsp grated Parmesan, 1 tbsp breadcrumbs, 1/4 tsp kosher salt, 1/8 tsp sugar, 1/8 tsp black pepper and a pinch of nutmeg in a bowl. In a second bowl, lightly whisk 1 egg white.

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    2. Arrange: 16 wonton wrappers on parchment paper. Place a round tsp of pumpkin filling near corner of each wonton. Brush edges with egg white; fold into triangles and press around filling outward. Cover with damp paper towel.

    3. Cook:
    Ravioli in simmering water in two batches until they float, 4 minutes per batch. Transfer to a serving plate with a slotted spoon.

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    4. Melt: 2 tbsp unsalted butter in a medium pan over medium heat and stir until golden, 3 minutes. Add a handful of sage leaves; remove pan from

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  • Strawberry Biscuit Shortcake Smeared with Lemon CurdStrawberry Biscuit Shortcake Smeared with Lemon CurdThe biscuit is seldom used in desserts these days. Every once in a while someone across the land of sweets will use it, and then it seems it is dropped to the wayside again. Not too long ago I was having dinner with a group of dear friends in a fancy restaurant in Arizona, and when we reached the end of the meal and it was time to pick a dessert I glanced over the menu carefully. My eyes got stuck at a strawberry shortcake made with a biscuit, and everyone else's did too, because we all ordered it. It was better than the menu could describe, even with all their fancy wording. As I lifted my fork full of biscuit and strawberries to my mouth, I realized there was a sanding sugar on the top of the biscuit. The strawberries had been macerated and then poured over a freshly whipped heavy cream. Mmmmmmm. I had no choice but to come home and recreate it for my family here in Los Angeles. Enjoy!

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    Ingredients for strawberry biscuit

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  • We owe it to the universe to make sure that these potato chip flavors are never forgotten.We owe it to the universe to make sure that these potato chip flavors are never forgotten.It's hard to imagine, but there was once a time when sour cream and onion-flavored potato chips were considered outrageous. Yes, the noble potato is one of the most amazing flavor vessels known to man, but adding flavored seasonings to potato chips is still a relatively recent invention. We've come so far in just a few years, though, as companies have released chips flavored with everything from dill pickle to chocolate marshmallow, with varying degrees of success. These days, it sometimes seems like flavor plays second fiddle to outrageousness when it comes to potato chips, and we've rounded up the most insane potato chip flavors ever released to the unsuspecting public.

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    Before we dive into the abyss of modern potato chip insanity, let's take a step back to those halcyon early days of the chip, when the simple fact that it was crunchy was enough to make you say "Wow!" (or "Bully!" or whatever people said back then).

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  • On the show, an audience member 'fessed up to Bethenny that her girls' night out indulgence is a round of chocolate martinis. Bethenny to the rescue!

    Bethenny's Chocola-Tini

    Ingredients

    1 part Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka
    1 part mocha liqueur
    1 part espresso
    1 tsp. chocolate sauce

    Directions

    In a shaker filled with ice, combine first three ingredients. Meanwhile, rim your glass by dipping in chocolate sauce. Strain cocktail into glass!

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