Coleslaw with Yogurt, Apple, and Peppers

Memorial Day has arrived, the official start of the summer grilling season. I grew up in the Midwest (Missouri and Illinois) where summer cookouts always included burgers, hot dogs, ribs, baked beans, and the standard summer salads—macaroni, potato, and coleslaw. Of the three, I am particularly devoted to coleslaw and we keep cabbage on hand… 

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Minced Fruit Pie

Minced Fruit Pie - Andrea Meyers

It was December 12, I was finalizing our plans for Christmas dinner, and I asked Michael, “What kind of pie would you like for Christmas day? Anything special?” Michael raised his eyebrows and gazed at the ceiling as he racked his brain. “Mincemeat pie,” he finally said. Normally I would have responded politely with something… 

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Hot Cranberry Apple Cider

Hot Cranberry Apple Cider Recipe - Andrea Meyers

A holiday celebration without hot mulled drinks is just incomplete to me. The fragrance is almost irresistible and just seems to make the holidays even more special. I like this version with a splash of spiced rum, but you can leave out the alcohol and still have a tasty mug of holiday cheer. Make sure… 

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Southern Fried Apples

Southern Fried Apples Recipe - Andrea Meyers

And now for the last in the Southern Country Breakfast series. We enjoy fried apples for breakfast, but they also make a great side dish for a holiday ham, or even a dessert—just add a scoop of french vanilla ice cream on top of warm apples. They are very simple to make—you just need apples,… 

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