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Homemade Holiday: Cider Snap Cookies

December 8th, 2011 · 2 Comments

The weather here’s been more wet and dreary than crisp and wintery of late, so comfort food in the form of holiday baking has definitely been in order. I’ve had a cider-based cookie in mind ever since I made boiled cider for those doughnuts a while back. I was envisioning something a little more crisp [...]

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Tags: at market · baking · cooking with kids · holiday · recipes

20 Minute Cider Black Beans with Bacon

October 26th, 2011 · 17 Comments

A confession: I avoided black beans for nearly a decade, after being scarred by my mother’s frequent cooking of them during my high school years. Thanks to the open floor plan of my childhood home, the scent wafted throughout the house relentlessly. I don’t know why it was so offensive at the time, but just [...]

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Tags: beans · ingredients · proteins · recipe · weeknight meals

Apple Cider Doughnuts {and Where to Pick Apples}

September 30th, 2011 · 43 Comments

L’Shana Tova to our Jewish readers out there. It’s customary to ring in the Jewish new year with apples dipped in honey — one tradition taken very seriously by my apple-addicted son. In fact, apples and honey comprised his and his friends’ entire meal last night at dinner — at least until hours later when [...]

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