(Stephanie Zollshan — The Berkshire Eagle)
Bottle bill supporters say numbers on their side

Say beverage industry misleading voters because it doesn't want to pay for expanded deposits
10/30/2014 05:40 PM EDT
PITTSFIELD >> Supporters of an expanded container deposit initiative believe that if voters review the facts and figures, they'll vote yes on Question 2 on Tuesday's state ballot. 
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    Book Review: 'The Killer Next Door' is gripping mystery

    Thriller is Alex Marwood's second stand-alone novel
    10/30/2014 03:00 PM EDT
    Desperation brings six people to a decaying Victorian apartment house where the tenants' desolation pales in comparison with one neighbor's despicable acts. 
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    One ingredient four ways — Frozen meatballs

    10/28/2014 03:05 PM EDT
    Appetizer Grape jelly meatballs Combine one jar of grape jelly, one 12 oz. jar of Heinz chili sauce (you can find this near condiments in your grocery store) and one 16 oz. 
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    Margaret Button: Buffalo chicken hummus a touchdown for picky eaters
    10/28/2014 12:20 PM EDT - My adult son, the "picky eater" from the time he was weaned off baby food and onto table food (I still wonder what I did to mess that up), amazed me recently by putting a container of hummus in our shopping cart. Full Story

    Bakers in Bennington, Pittsfield create artisanal bread in seasonal variations
    10/28/2014 02:53 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Local bakers have geared up their selection for customers' seasonal desires. Full Story

    The Yankee Chef: Beef Rarebit biscuits perfect for your next party
    10/28/2014 02:55 PM EDT - Beef Rarebit Biscuits Ingredients: 4 ounces ground beef, 1/2 cup beer, 1/2 cup milk, 3 slices diced American cheese, salt/black pepper to taste, 1 biscuit recipe, 1 Tbs Parmesan cheese, 1/4 tsp dried, crushed thyme. Full Story

    Get creative and make every meal a spooky, Halloween treat
    10/21/2014 02:24 PM EDT - Jamie Burdick is known for her food-decorating chops — well, fangs. The 28-year-old North Adams resident takes all-things Halloween beyond just your household decorations, making sure her all-time favorite holiday is fully celebrated, right down to the pizza she makes for dinner. Full Story

    Foodie Five — Five things you should have in your pantry
    10/21/2014 02:24 PM EDT - Chef Bjorn Somlo: We asked Chef Somlo of Nudel Restaurant in Lenox what five items every home cook should have in a pantry. Full Story

    Beets brighten any fall feast
    10/21/2014 12:55 PM EDT - Beets are the perfect addition to bountiful fall feasts. They are satisfying without being heavy, and their rich ruby and golden tones add visual interest to any seasonal color scheme. Full Story

    Searing meat adds flavor
    10/21/2014 02:20 PM EDT - Many people love the idea of a slow cooker because it seems so simple — open the pot, insert ingredients, cover the pot, turn on the heat, then leave it alone. Full Story

    Maggy Button: Recipes tried and approved
    10/21/2014 01:11 PM EDT - The past two weeks have been, well, let's say interesting. Digital First Media, the parent company that owns The Berkshire Eagle, Bennington Banner, Manchester Journal and Brattleboro Reformer — just to name a few — has blessed us with not only new computers, but also the new software and reorganization needed to bring readers up-to-the minute news online and in print. Full Story

    Four surprising cookbooks to try
    10/15/2014 09:21 AM EDT - Over the years, I've developed a simple system for processing the hundreds of cookbooks that cross my desk every year. Full Story

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    AP PHOTOS: Haunted houses horrify on Halloween

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — JT Mollner likes to compare haunted house visitors to bungee jumpers and skydivers — they want to be safe, but they also want an adrenaline rush. Full Story