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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Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Pumpkin Apple Muffins Recipe - Andrea Meyers

I first made these a few years ago and they were a breakfast hit. Michael thought that they were perfect and didn’t need a single change to the recipe. The boys devoured them and my oldest asks for pumpkin muffins every day now. The combination of the pumpkin and apple makes a perfect fall breakfast…

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