Cool Lawn Farm: On a Warm December Day (Apple Butter Bread Pudding Recipe)

Apple Butter Bread Pudding Recipe - Andrea Meyers

It was a warm, milky-white cloudy day when I drove to Moo Thru in Remington, Virginia. The famous ice cream and milk stand is just an hour south of us, and you can’t miss the red and white barn which nestles right up to Route 15/29, aka James Madison Highway. My friend Lisa from the… 

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Polenta Toasts with Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onions, and Port Cranberries

Polenta Toasts Recipe with Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onions, and Port Cranberries - Andrea Meyers

I am generally not a fancy appetizers kind of gal, and in fact most of the time I am happy with hummus or some other dip, or nuts. You know, simple and tasty, not fussy. That all changes for the holidays. For Christmas parties I like the pretty stacked appetizers on crackers, baguette, or polenta… 

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Cranberry, Apple, and Quinoa Stuffing

Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe with Cranberry, Apple, and Quinoa Stuffing - Andrea Meyers

Roasted acorn squash is one of my favorite vegetarian or vegan meals because the squash is such a great palette for stuffing with all sorts of grains and vegetables, and this recipe is one of my favorites. The squash roasts while you make the quinoa stuffing on the stove, then finishes all together with a… 

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Waldorf Brussels Sprout Salad

Waldorf Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe - Andrea Meyers

I’ve been trying to get my guys interested in Brussels sprouts for several years, and I’ve prepared them many different ways, but this is the first recipe that finally got Michael on board with sprouts. It’s a Cooking Light riff on the traditional Waldorf salad with shredded Brussels sprouts, celery, apples, and nuts. The boys dove… 

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Tuscan Cannellini Beans with Mushrooms, Spinach, and Pesto

Tuscan Cannellini Beans Recipe with Mushrooms, Spinach, and Pesto - Andrea Meyers

Last week we had our first hard frost. Autumn had been teasing us with frost warnings for almost a week, though nothing had come of it yet. We’d picked the last of the tomatoes and peppers, and our counters overflowed until we made the last batch of sauce and Michael chopped about 10 pounds of… 

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Breakfast Oatmeal with Peanut Butter, Bananas, and Honey

Breakfast Oatmeal Recipe with Peanut Butter, Bananas, and Honey - Andrea Meyers

My boys have been eating oatmeal for breakfast since they were toddlers. We started with just some quick oats and milk, and I quickly figured out that they liked applesauce stirred in with their oatmeal. Over the years, I’ve done a lot of healthy variations with additional whole grains, applesauce, apple butter, raisins or Craisins,… 

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