Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sweet Potato Bon Bons Recipe

Sweet potatoes are in season and recipes for the starchy tuber are coming fast and furious. Flavor-rich and loaded with natural sugars, sweet potatoes are an easy choice for fall cooking. Once relegated to the Thanksgiving table, in the last few … Continue reading

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Apple Crisp Pizza Recipe

What’s your favorite pizza topping? For many, it’s pepperoni or sausage. Others prefer mushrooms or peppers. But what about peaches, strawberries or pears? Pizza has been around in some form or another since the time of the ancient Greeks. The … Continue reading

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Apple Cider Doughnuts Recipe

One of my favorite fall traditions is a family trip to one of the many “you-pick-’em” apple orchards. Hand picking our own crisp and delicious apples is the headline, of course, but there’s always so much more to do. Crafts, … Continue reading

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Sugar Coated Pecans Recipe

When I was growing up, school and church fundraisers usually involved door-to-door sales of candy bars. These days, at least here in the South, times have apparently changed. When fall fundraising rolls around, it’s not always chocolate on the other … Continue reading

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How to Kill Poison Ivy

“Leaves of three, leave them be.” This old adage explaining how to spot poison ivy has likely saved many a hiker from traipsing through patches of the toxic plant. Although birds and animals are unaffected by the effects of Toxicodendron radicans (poison … Continue reading

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Crabapple Jelly Recipe

Crabapple trees are popular ornamentals. Small to medium in size, the drought-tolerant trees are fairly low maintenance and offer colorful blooms in springtime. In the fall, the trees provide a second burst of color as the fruit emerges. In colors … Continue reading

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Pickled Green Tomatoes

As tomato season draws to a close, we still have more than a few green tomatoes on the vine. Unlikely to beat the frost date to ripeness, some will be taken inside to ripen, some battered and fried, and others … Continue reading

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