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By Elizabeth Karmel The Associated Press

Peanuts just aren’t enough. Jack up your brittle with bacon!

Halloween is the time for old-fashioned treats. Apple bobbing, caramel apples, popcorn balls and peanut brittle!

I first made peanut brittle as a child with my grandmother. It was simple, crunchy and delicious. She loved to make homemade candy and her peanut brittle was my favourite, though her fudge and pecan divinity were close behind.

THE AMERICAN TABLE: Recipe for bourbon pork chop flambe

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Fred Noe, the seventh-generation master distiller who literally grew up at the Jim Beam distillery in the middle of Kentucky. We met over a tasting of country ham and bourbon during which I discovered some new hams and whiskeys to add to my growing list of favourite things to eat and drink.

THE AMERICAN TABLE: Recipe for bourbon pork chop flambe

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Fred Noe, the seventh-generation master distiller who literally grew up at the Jim Beam distillery in the middle of Kentucky. We met over a tasting of country ham and bourbon during which I discovered some new hams and whiskeys to add to my growing list of favourite things to eat and drink.