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How to BBQ Hickory Smoked Apple Ginger Ham: Cooking Adventures with Kimberly
Apr04

How to BBQ Hickory Smoked Apple Ginger Ham: Cooking Adventures with Kimberly

This fantastic recipe for BBQ Hickory Smoked Apple Ginger Ham offers a completely new take on cooking & enhancing the flavors of ham. It’s always nice to try something different from the way you normally prepare your ham. I’m using a precooked, smoked ham weighing about 1.7 lbs, and cooking it to an internal temperature of 140 degrees – about 10 minutes per lb, despite the directions on the package recommending...

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How to Cook Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Potato & Apple: St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
Mar14

How to Cook Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Potato & Apple: St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

This recipe for Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Potato & Apples is out of this world… The combination of these ingredients jumps off your plate & enthralls your taste buds with the savory flare of a classic Irish dish, and could be perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day feast. Tiny cabbages with salty bacon, sweet apple & browned potatoes is just right alongside a hearty entree. How to Cook Brussel Sprouts with Bacon,...

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How to Cook Sardines & Apple Casserole: National Sardines Day
Nov24

How to Cook Sardines & Apple Casserole: National Sardines Day

National Sardines Day is November 24th, and it is going to be delicious with a recipe for Sardines & Apple Casserole! Sardines are members of the herring fish family. The sardines from Europe have more flavor and are fatter than the ones that come from the American Atlantic, which more often than not, are canned. Personally, I very much enjoy the salty, oily sardines in a tin, and I enjoy them with raw onion slices or chives, and...

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How to Bake Plum & Apple Cobbler
Nov03

How to Bake Plum & Apple Cobbler

Fruit cobblers are great options for a freshly baked dessert in under 1 hour. This version made with plums & apples from our own fruit trees make for a lovely combination. Cobbler is an American Southern-style recipe that is marvelous with peaches, cherries or any fruit I’ve tried it with. Served over ice cream, this sweet treat will be something the whole family will love, Summer or Winter. Type: Dessert Recipe Serve with:...

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How to Make Caramel Apples: Caramel Apple Day
Oct21

How to Make Caramel Apples: Caramel Apple Day

Nothing says Fall like Caramel Apples, and October 21st is Caramel Apple Day! Biting into the apple by biting through that sweet caramel shell is just such a delicious experience. I love the candy apples with red candy coating on them too. Apples are wonderful at any time, but the caramel just adds a whole new dimension to the flavor of this tasty treat. How to Make Caramel Apples: This recipe makes 5 caramel apples. Type: Candy...

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How to Bake Apples: Apple Day
Oct21

How to Bake Apples: Apple Day

October 21st is Apple Day, and this Baked Apple recipe is just what the doctor ordered… Even though apples are available in all seasons, they are at their best during the Autumn. Eating apples at their peak, when the air cools & sugars are developed, is prime time. To keep apples at their best, they should be stored refrigerated, and in plastic bags or in a cold, dry place (33 – 40 degrees F). Ideally, wrap each apple...

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A National Apple Betty Day Recipe
Oct05

A National Apple Betty Day Recipe

An apple for today…for National Apple Betty Day! An all-American dessert baked with fruit, in this case, apples, it’s considered to be a pudding recipe. Incorporated with bread or cracker crumbs, butter, sugar and spices, Apple Betty can’t help but make you smile! How to Bake Apple Betty: It’s possible for most fruits to be utilized to make a “Betty” dessert, although since apples are quite firm,...

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How to Use This Liquor in Cooking: National Applejack Month
Oct01

How to Use This Liquor in Cooking: National Applejack Month

It’s National Applejack Month, and do you know what it is? Applejack is a made-in-America apple brandy. The brandy is distilled from apples & produces a result of light liquor. Of course, the longer the brandy is aged prior to bottling, the smoother it becomes. We pretty much adhere to the idea that brandies should be sipped on their own. Apple Jack is also nicely served drizzled over ice cream in a brandy snifter. Beautiful...

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How to Make Great Applesauce: It’s National Apple Month
Oct01

How to Make Great Applesauce: It’s National Apple Month

National Apple Month has arrived, and it’s going to be a delicious month in October. Apples are at their best in the Fall, and it’s a good time to stock up & store them, if you have a fruit cellar or cold room that is dry & dark. It’s best not to store other fresh produce near apples, as they emit a gas that negatively affects other fresh produce. How to Make Applesauce: It’s a great time to make...

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National Hot Mulled Cider Day: The Fall Is Here
Sep30

National Hot Mulled Cider Day: The Fall Is Here

It’s National Hot Mulled Cider Day and the Fall of the year is when apple cider is at its very best! An especially delicious way to serve cider is with a little bit of rum, a few cinnamon sticks, sliced oranges and sugar to taste. Get the Recipe: How to Make Hot Mulled Apple Cider This beverage is particularly good in the cold weather of the Fall & Winter season, making it a perfect Holiday beverage too! Another nice way to...

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National Apple Dumpling Day: Memories of Mom
Sep17

National Apple Dumpling Day: Memories of Mom

Fond memories of Mom’s home cooking go along with National Apple Dumpling Day… Not that she would necessarily bake them on September 17th, but that she made dumplings in a variety of ways, in different shapes and sizes, and using different ingredients. Fluffy Apple Dumplings…The aroma of apples, a touch of cinnamon wafting through the kitchen window, and then to see a huge platter of golden dumplings on the kitchen...

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How to Make Hot Mulled Apple Cider Punch
Sep14

How to Make Hot Mulled Apple Cider Punch

What could be better than sitting down on cold day to some Hot Mulled Cider? Doesn’t that just sound like one of the most comfy, cozy of moments? Maybe warmed by a fire in the Fall or Winter… What a better way to start your evening upon returning home from your day to a hot mug of cider, and shake off your cares of the world. OR wouldn’t it be wonderful if upon arrival to a dinner party, you are greeted with a cuppa...

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How to Bake Acorn Squash with Apples & Pears: National Acorn Squash Day
Sep07

How to Bake Acorn Squash with Apples & Pears: National Acorn Squash Day

National Acorn Squash Day is September 7th, and this Baked Acorn Squash with Apples & Pears is a really special side dish recipe. Acorn squash is one of several varieties of Winter squash. Most common are dark green or orange acorn squash, butternut squash & spaghetti squash. Others include Hubbard, buttercup, turban, Cushaw squash & pumpkins. Winter squash store quite well throughout the Winter months. Squash, though full...

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