Food tip: Caramel Apple, Subway

Joining the glut of autumn sweets and spices is this wondrous new baked good.

The pumpkin diaries of southeastern Connecticut

Pumpkin chai macaron and white chocolate pumpkin cheesecake at Sift Bake Shop in Mystic (Erica Moser/The Day)

Across the region, you can find pumpkin cupcakes, cheesecake, ice cream, pancakes, bisque, ravioli and much more.

How to make a better bowl of guacamole

How to make a better bowl of guacamole. (Photo by Stacy Zarin Goldberg for The Washington Post)

The biggest mistake home cooks make is using avocados that aren't ready for prime time.

For a Rosh Hashanah meal of your dreams, new cookbooks offer recipes from near and far

Wine-Braised Pot Roast (Photo by Laura Chase de Formigny for The Washington Post)

They are chef Einat Admony's "Shuk," Adeena Sussman's "Sababa" and Leah Koenig's "The Jewish Cookbook."

Whitecrest is the best new restaurant to open in this area in a long time

Seared swordfish with farm potatoes and lemon sauce (Ann Baldelli/Special to The Day)

The fish, proteins and vegetables are locally sourced, freshly prepared, and made with unique and flavorful sauces and accompaniments, resulting in dishes that are unique and extraordinarily good.

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Bringing alewives back into Alewife Cove

Taking the time to enjoy — and protect and nourish — Alewife Cove.

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Upcoming shows and concerts

Idina Menzel — Dec. 8 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $35-$65

Dan + Shay — Oct. 10, 2020 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $59-$99

Trevor Noah — June 26 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $51, $71.50

The High Kings — March 20 at Garde; tickets on sale now; $29-$59

The Cult — Dec. 12 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $45-$65

Kelli O'Hara, Matthew Morrison — Nov. 16 at Jorgensen Center, Storrs; tickets on sale now; $20-$55