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  • Apple crepes

    Apple crepes

    Light crepes filled with a gently sweet, cinnamony apple filling, these apple crepes are a delicious taste of fall. With a French origin, crepes are a thin pancake made with a thin egg batter cooked on a very hot pan, usually filled with a sweet or...

  • Salted Caramel Apple Crisp

    Salted Caramel Apple Crisp

    Warm apple crisp coated in homemade caramel sauce then topped with a buttery crumble and rich salted caramel topping. A baked fruit dessert with a crumbly top is what typically comes to mind when hearing crisp. While referred to as an apple crisp in the...

  • Apple Oatmeal Muffins

    Apple Oatmeal Muffins

    Sweet apple oatmeal muffins make a delicious grab & go breakfast or snack for busy weekdays (hello, meal prep!). Thought to be derived from the French moufflet, meaning soft bread, or the German muffie, meaning a type of cake, the American muffin...

  • 1-Pot Apple Sausage Meatballs

    1-Pot Apple Sausage Meatballs

    Italian sausage and shredded apple "meatballs" are delightful, sweet little appetizer bites, especially wonderful for fall and winter entertaining.   Every country has their own version of meatballs, in Spain and Hispanic America, meatballs are...

  • Gingered Apple Trifles

    Gingered Apple Trifles

    This recipe and variations of it have long been a family favorite. Years ago I adapted from a traditional Norwegian recipe for an apple trifle, Tilslørte Bondepiker.   Trifles were known as Tipsy Parson or Tipsy Squire in Colonial times...

  • Homemade Cranberry Sauce

    Homemade Cranberry Sauce

    Cranberry sauce is fairly easy to make and you can get it out of the way ahead of your holiday get-together. Plus you can do more with it than just serve it as a side. Spread it on an English muffin, add it to oatmeal, or use it as a condiment in a...

  • Oyster Casserole

    Oyster Casserole

    Oysters for Thanksgiving seem to be a regional thing. Either you love them or hate them. For me, it isn't Thanksgiving without them. Growing up my Mom always referred to this recipe as “Scalloped Oysters.” It’s probably more...

  • Savory Apple Stuffing

    Savory Apple Stuffing

    This apple stuffing is based on a recipe my Mom made every Fall with pork. Over the years I've made a few tweaks and found that this pairs really well with Turkey. Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, this aspect of the holidays is highly personal...

  • Bavarian Red Cabbage

    Bavarian Red Cabbage

    This red cabbage pairs well with turkey or pork. It's a sweet, savory side that's fairly simple to make and will pleasantly surprise your guests. I didn’t grow up eating cabbage and I was always wary of it until I tried this dish in a German...

  • Pumpkin Pie

    Pumpkin Pie

    Don't know what to take for dessert this year? This pumpkin pie is always a favorite for Thanksgiving or any fall themed party or festival. What is better than store brought pie? Homemade pie! In this family recipe, you are given all of the steps to...

  • Cranberry Mule

    Cranberry Mule

    When you're planning your holiday celebration, don't forget the cocktails! This seasonal twist on a Moscow Mule is sure to be your new favorite. I became a fan of Moscow Mules a couple of years ago and invested in a pair of copper mugs to serve them in...

  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Streusel Topping

    Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Streusel Topping

    Sweet potatoes are a Thanksgiving must have and there are about a zillion ways to prepare them. This make-ahead recipe is sweet and simple. Sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbs, fiber, and beta-carotene. Usually, during the holidays they grace our...

  • Struffoli (Honey Clusters)

    Struffoli (Honey Clusters)

    Stuffoli or "Honey Clusters" are a traditional Italian treat served during the holidays. Struffoli are simple sticky goodness piled on a serving dish and decorated with seasonal sprinkles. Growing up in an Italian-American neighborhood in Upstate, New...

  • Stollen

    Stollen

    Stollen dates back to the Council of Trent in 1545 and was originally made from flour, yeast, oil, and water. Modern stollen variations include dried fruit, nuts, and spices and are topped with powdered sugar or icing. This traditional German bread is...

  • Chrusciki

    Chrusciki

    It makes sense that Chrusciki are popular during the holiday season. Their name comes from the Polish word chrust means 'dry branches broken off trees." These thin strips of deep-fried dough sprinkled with powdered sugar and resemble snow covered...

  • Vanilla Bean Dutch Baby with Strawberry Hibiscus Syrup

    Vanilla Bean Dutch Baby with Strawberry Hibiscus Syrup

    If you've never had the opportunity to enjoy a Dutch Baby hot out of the oven in all its puffy wonder, give this recipe a try! If you’re looking for a truly special breakfast or brunch idea this spring, this Vanilla Bean Dutch Baby with Strawberry...