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Because fall is approaching, what are some of the best foods to get a farmers market in the fall?

From John - Connecticut

Some of my favorite fall vegetables and fruits are Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, and good, crisp apples.

Can I serve Savory Palmiers cold?

From Barbara - Toledo, OH

I wouldn't serve them chilled, but they are delicious at room temperature.

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May I make the Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake a few days ahead and put it in the freezer?

From Cynthia - Punta Gorda, FL

Unfortunately you can't freeze the Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake, but you can make it up to 2 days in advance and keep it in the refrigerator. 

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I am not familiar with Hersheys chocolate syrup. Do you know of a U.K. equivalent?

From Dorothy Hayers - United Kingdom

Unfortunately, I am not aware of a UK equivalent, but I do that know Hersheys chocolate syrup is available to purchase on

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When you cook with butter, what brand do you use?

From Mike Taylor - Enterprise, AL

I often use Cabot unsalted butter, but there are many good brands of butters available. What's most important is to make sure you use unsalted butter, so you are able to control the amount of salt in the recipe. Salted butters can vary significantly in the amount of salt they contain. 

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Is there a difference between a pine nut and a pignoli nut? I can't find pine nuts.

From Lisa Stern - Seaford, NY

No! They are actually the same thing! 

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