Apple Cider Recipes & Apple Cider History For National Apple Cider Day

[1] Pour yourself a glass of apple cider…or turn it into an apple cider cocktail with your favorite spirit (photo © Bonnie Kittle | Unsplash). [2] Add club soda for an apple cider spritz. You can add just a splash, or use mostly club soda for a type of apple cider club soda (photo ©…
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Fig Recipes For National Fig Week

[1] Brown Turkey figs are available fresh from California (photo © Heather Barnes | Wesual | Unsplash). [2] Chocolate-covered figs: Delicious for entertaining and gifting (photo © California Figs). [3] A classic appetizer: melon with figs and prosciutto (photo © Good Eggs). [4] America’s best-known fresh fig varieties: Brown Turkey, Calimyrna, Kadota and Mission (photo…
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Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe For National Raisin Bread Month

[1] The recipe for this cinnamon raisin bread is below (photos #1, #2 and #3 © King Arthur Baking). [2] A different take on raisin bread has a cinnamon swirl running through the loaf. [3] Raisin bread makes truly delicious toast. [4] This raisin cheese bread is an Easter special at St. Pierre Bakery. Here’s…
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Pumpkin Manicotti Recipe For Fall, Halloween & Thanksgiving

[1] Pumpkin manicotti: comfort food for fall and winter (photo © Taste of Home). [2] Pumpkin gnocchi with butter sage sauce. Here’s the recipe (photos #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 © DeLallo). [3] This spicy pumpkin carbonara recipe is made with buccatini—thich spaghetti with a hole in the center. But you can substitute…
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Brandied Fruit Recipes For National Brandied Fruit Day

October 20th is National Brandied Fruit Day. Make it now and enjoy it over the holidays…or tomorrow! Brandied fruit is something you can overnight, or “cure” for one or two months to enjoy a more profound marinated flavor. We’ll start by enticing you with the many ways you can use brandied fruits; then go on…
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