[1] Baked apple roses (photo and recipe © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Fuji apples (photo © Good Eggs). [3] Beet juice—a delicious drink by itself (photo © Knudsen). [4] The recipe uses maple syrup instead of refined sugar (photo © Rent Mother Nature).   Whether you’re watching the Run For The Roses* or […]

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[1] This breakfast toast or snack is apple pie filling plus goat cheese or sour cream (photos #1 and #2 © Roth Cheese | Facebook). [2] Roth makes 8-ounce logs of plain goat cheese, and 4-ounce logs of blueberry, garlic, honey, and seasonal cranberry logs. [3] The original recipe used sourdough, but we think country […]

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February is National Snack Month, a good time to reflect on your go-to snacks. If they’re potato chips, maybe it’s time to reconsider (whole-grain pretzels, veggie chips?). If you have a sweet tooth, maybe wean off of Oreos to a crunchy fruit snack, like these apple chips. Thanks to Envy Apples for the recipe. Envy […]

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Pizza is no longer a lunch and dinner mainstay; it’s also for breakfast dinner dessert. This sweet pizza celebrates National Caramel Apple Day: It’s topped with both caramel and sliced apples. Instead of ricotta, there’s creamy mascarpone, and a garnish of toasted with crispy pecans. There are more recipes below, for both caramel apples and […]

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[1] Sweet and crunchy apple, celery and peanut salad. The recipe is below (photo and recipe © Gelson’s Markets). [2] Sliced apples go right into the salad. The dressing keeps them from browning (photo © Stemilt). [3] A spinach, apple and goat cheese salad with pecans. You can add cheese and nuts to just about […]

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PIF Halloween > Caramel Apples October is Halloween. National Candy Apple Day and National Caramel Apple Day are October 31st (Halloween). And October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month. So we tied them all together with this recipe for Popcorn Caramel Apples, plus more caramel and candy apple recipes. Round up with other recipes (I think […]

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We’ve begun to sample treats as potential holiday gifts, and received some that shouldn’t wait for the holidays. Two of these are featured here today, both in the ever-popular chocolate category. Both need not wait for the holidays. Their apple pie themes are a perfect fit right now! Both are imited editions for the season. […]

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The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, begins today and is celebrated for two days. It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days specified by Leviticus 23:23–32, that occur each year. Symbolic foods include: Apples and honey Challah Couscous With Seven Vegetables Dates Fish Honey cake Leeks, chard or spinach New (i.e. seasonal) fruit […]

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