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Summer Trifle for New Year’s Day from The Homemade Kitchen

In The Homemade Kitchen, Alana Chernila calls this a Summer Trifle. And indeed we usually offer up this dish with mounds of fresh summer fruit. However, nowadays even in the dead of winter you can get berries galore. Fresh peaches? No, I admit we can’t find those, but that deficiency is just the perfect excuse…

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Fruit Mostarda for the Year Round from Put’em UP! Fruit

Author Sherri Brooks Vinton, of Put’em UP! Fruit and Put’em UP! fame, notes that mostardas have long histories. They were created in medieval Italy when sugar and mustard where used to preserve fruit. Sugar and mustard were then affordable only by the upper classes, so mostardas have always been associated with that upper crust of…

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Spanish Turkey Stuffing with Fruit, Nuts, Sausage and Pork

I always remember how Rod Serling would introduce an episode of The Twilight Zone. “For your consideration,” he would say. Well, this recipe is “for your consideration.” In the holiday season, at least one turkey may appear on your table. Stuffing or dressing, whether cooked in the bird or in a casserole, is just about…

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Fresh Fruit Galette: An Easy Fall Fruit Dessert

Galettes are one of the happiest recipes you can imagine. They are bursting with flavor, flavor that is obvious from that open face. Ah, the open face. So much, much easier to make a galette than a “perfect pie” crust. There is nothing wrong with being rustic, and there are in fact some benefits. You…

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