Apple Pear Cider

Ingredients: 4 cups apple cider 4 cups pear juice or nectar 4 teaspoons dark brown sugar 2 (2 1/2-inch) cinnamon sticks 4 whole cloves 4 black peppercorns 4 allspice berries Directions: Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes. Let steep, off the heat, for at least 20 […]

Anise Cookies

Ingredients: 2 1/3 cups all purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 5 tbs unsalted butter, softened 1/4 cup vegetable shortening 2/3 cup granulated sugar 2 tsp anise seeds, crushed 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest 1 large egg 1 large egg yolk Topping: 1 tbs sugar 1tsp cinnamon Directions: Whisk flour, baking […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 Cups Flour 1 Cup Uncooked Oats 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon 1/2 Teaspoons Salt 1 Cup Softened Butter 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar 1 Cup Granulated Sugar 1 Egg 1 Teaspoon Vanilla 1 Small Can of Pumpkin 1 Bag of Milk Chocolate Chips Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees Combine 1st 5 ingredients, […]

Winter Squash Soup

Ingredients: – 2 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter – 1 tablespoon(s) olive oil – 2 onions cup(s) chopped onions – 1 1/2 pound(s) butternut squash, peeled and cut into chunks – 3 cup(s) chicken stock or broth – 1 can(s) (15-ounce) pumpkin purée (not pie filling) – Kosher salt – Black pepper – 1 cup(s) half-and-half – […]

Olive Bread Stuffing with Fennel

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound trimmed fennel bulbs, cored and diced (about 2 bulbs) 3 cups chopped onions (3 large) 1/4 cup chopped green onions, white parts only (about 5 onions) 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 12 ounces cremini mushrooms, quartered 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed […]

Maple Pumpkin Pie

This pumpkin pie is a hit at our house! It may take a few minutes longer than suggested depending on your oven and altitude. Ingredients: 1 frozen pastry crust 1 15 ounce can pumpkin 2/3 cup pure maple syrup (grade B is best) 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla […]

Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

Definitely a fall favorite! 2 sticks softened butter 1 1/2 cup sugar 4 eggs 1 cup canned pumpkin 1tsp vanilla 2 cups flour 2 tsp pumpkin spice 1tsp baking powder 1tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 16 oz cream cheese, softened 1 stick butter, softened confectioner’s sugar to taste 1 tsp vanilla Beat softened butter […]