The Kitchen Tries New Fall-Flavored Trends

Did they fall in love with these seasonal treats?

Episode: Full On Fall

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Fall is a great time to try the newest food trends. The Kitchen team is checking out the latest flavors the season has to offer and letting you know whether we recommend you "try" or "deny."

The first item is an autumn take on a party staple—Pumpkin Salsa! It has all of the classic ingredients of traditional salsa, like tomatoes, onions, garlic and jalapenos; but it adds fall staples like pumpkin, apples and butternut squash. When the hosts tasted this one it was a unanimous "Try!" It is zesty and sweet, and would be great on tortilla chips or added to tacos, burritos, scrambled eggs or burgers.

Next up was Pickled Brussels Sprouts, which can be found with other pickles in some grocery stores or online. If you can't find them, you can D.I.Y. your own at home by following Katie's easy pickle brine recipe. Did the hosts vote "try" or "deny"? They were split down the middle on this one, but they agreed that folks who like pickles will really like them. They'd also make a great addition to a martini. Jeff suggests cutting them in half for the best texture.

The final fall treat the hosts put to the test was pistachio butter. This butter is made from 100 percent blended pistachios, so it has a funky color, but it tastes intensely of pistachio. This spread can be enjoyed on both sweet and savory dishes. Try adding it to a cheese board, spreading it on toast or even mixing it into a smoothie or yogurt. We heated it up a bit to loosen it, then drizzled it on vanilla gelato! If you like almond butter, you'll really like pistachio butter. Do note that pistachio butter is a bit pricey, starting at around $12 a jar. Still, this one is a “try”!

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