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Easy 5 Ingredient Homemade Applesauce

Here is an easy homemade recipe for applesauce courtesy of The Pioneer Woman. SIZE: 12 INGREDIENTS: 6 pounds Apples, Peeled, Cored, And Cut Into 8 Slices 1 cup Apple Juice Or Apple Cider Juice Of 1 Lemon 1/2 cup Brown Sugar, Packed 1 teaspoon Cinnamon, More Or Less To Taste Optional Ingredients: Nutmeg, Maple Syrup, Allspice, Butter […]

Quick & Healthy: 6 Ingredient Butternut Squash Soup

This is easy to make and a healthier version than some other recipes.  I sprinkle it with shredded parm and pepitas (pumpkin seeds). I usually serve it for lunch before the Thanksgiving dinner because it is something light.   SIZE: 6 INGREDIENTS: 1 Trader Joe’s mirepoix or 1 carrot, celery and onion chopped 2 cups of […]

Hearty Oktoberfest Lager & Sausage Stew

Fall = Oktoberfest. Feeling in need of some festive German-inspired food I surfed the web and found this recipe on The Cozy Apron website. Relatively simple to make yet serving up complex flavor. SIZE: 4 servings INGREDIENTS:  1 tbsp olive oil 1 (14 oz) package beef smoked sausage, cut into bite-size slices 1 1/2 onion, sliced into thin […]

Thinking About an All-Girls Private School? Check This Out.

Is an all-girls upper school right for your child? Here’s your chance to explore the idea and learn more about an all-girls school experience. Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is having their Upper School Open House on Saturday, October 19, 2019 and Saturday, November 16 at their beautiful 11-acre campus in Summit, New Jersey. During the open house, parents and students […]

If You Made It Through September…

My parents listened to Christmas albums throughout the whole season, and their collection of vinyl was pretty impressive, so we enjoyed holiday music beyond the traditional Bing Crosby. One of our favorites was the Merle Haggard Christmas album, which when I listen to now, had some pretty depressing songs on it. “If We Make It […]

Crumbly Apple Pie Bars

What do you get when you layer buttery shortbread, luscious apple filling and nutty-streusel topping onto a cookie sheet? A sweet dessert that is out-of-this-world!

Oktoberfest Potato Skinz

How about all of your favorite Oktoberfest food neatly packed into a tiny potato bowl? Filled to the max with Bratwurst, caramelized onions, cheese and sauerkraut (and a little bit of lager, of course!)  Perfect party food found on the cozy...

How to Celebrate Oktoberfest at Home

Having a Oktoberfest party? Here are a few ideas to get your ready. Setting Up Set out long tables and create a beer garden in your backyard. String twinkle lights overhead, hang wreaths and streamers in blue and white, the colors of the flag of the state of Bavaria. For centerpieces, fill beer steins with fresh blue and […]
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