Ticonderoga Farms: Autumn Pumpkins (Roasted Pumpkin Butter)

Andrea Meyers - Pumpkin Butter

Autumn at Ticonderoga Farms means pumpkins, hayrides, and plenty of outdoor fun in their huge play area. Their pumpkin patch is a short walk from the entrance or the hayride will take you right there, though I recommend the hayride, which takes you around the bamboo maze and part of the Christmas tree forest. It’s… 

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Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Andrea Meyers - Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Life always seems to get a little crazy around this time of year. We get caught up in school events, hockey, work, finishing up the summer garden and prepping for winter, but no matter how busy we get, I always set aside time to make apple butter. Whether we use purchased apples or pick them… 

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Apple Butter Muffins

Andrea Meyers - Apple Butter Muffins

It’s apple butter season! Ok, well, it’s apple season, and just like every year I find myself craving apple butter, apple pie, apple dumplings, apples in salads, apple cakes, apple cider, I could go on for a while. I like Empires, Honeycrisp, Cortland, and Fuji for eating out of hand, and usually bake with Granny… 

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Roast Turkey with Root Vegetables and Gravy

Roast Turkey Recipe with Root Vegetables and Gravy - Andrea Meyers

Every year I experiment with different ways to cook turkey. Some go over well at home, others not so much and those get passed over for a blog post. When the latest issue of Saveur landed in our mailbox, the turkey photos caught my eye, especially the photo of the roasted turkey pieces laying on… 

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Pumpkin Custard with Mascarpone Cream

Pumpkin Custard with Mascarpone Cream - Andrea Meyers

As the big day approaches, our anticipation grows. For the first time since we moved to Northern Virginia, my whole family will be joining us for Thanksgiving, and we are thrilled that everyone is able to make the trip. When we were kids, our family would make a 22-hour nonstop drive from Kansas City back… 

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Potato-Leek Soup with White Truffle Honey

Potato-Leek Soup with White Truffle Honey - Andrea Meyers

I was very fortunate to meet Shauna and Daniel Ahern at the International Food Bloggers Conference in August. Shauna was on the Food Blogging For Specialized Diets panel along with Alexandra Jamieson and Daniel provided some beautiful gluten-free dishes for the Sunday lunch. Though I’ve read her blog for some time now, this was my… 

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Eggplant, Potato, and Chickpea Curry

Eggplant, Potato, and Chickpea Curry Recipe - Andrea Meyers

That cold snap we had last week really messed with my internal calendar. Even though the wall calendar still said September, my body was thinking November and that set off all kinds of cravings for hot comfort food. I had curry on the brain because along with soup, it’s one of the first things I… 

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German Currywurst

German Currywurst - Andrea Meyers

One of our favorite things to do during our German honeymoon 10 years ago was to try local specialties in each city: Kölsch beer in Cologne (Köln), lebkuchen in Nuremberg, schneeballen in Rothenburg, and brezels in Munich. Currywurst is certainly a memorable local specialty, a favorite of Berliners for over 60 years. It’s simply a… 

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