Three times a week, The Daily Byte rounds up stories worth reading and blogs worth following.
• A blogger uses her pears in four gorgeous dishes, including the poached pears shown above. [My Life Love Food]
• MFK Fisher kept a mirror and lipstick in her kitchen to join the party at any time. More smart and easy party tips here. [Apples and Onions]
• Jacques Torres' gooey chocolate chip cookies. [A Tender Crumb]
• A brunch party menu to make in advance and heat up while hungover. [Big Girls Small Kitchen]
• Classy and cute masks for the upcoming Halloween festivities. [Hip Hostess]
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