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Apple Cider Caramel Sauce

Apple Cider Caramel Sauce

Apple Cider Caramel Sauce is pretty much Awesomesauce. The apple cider is boiled down to give this caramel sauce a rich apple flavor that is perfect for fall. I finally made my way over to The Apple Shed to pick up some apples and cider, and by the way I got a ton of grief …

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Bakery Style Pumpkin Cookies

I seriously have a problem with these cookies, I just can not seem to stop eating them. It is such a problem I limit the amount of times I will make these a year. My youngest daughter seems to have inherited my taste for soft spicy cookies because when I made this batch she stood …

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Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

All of a sudden fall is here, the temps have been dropping at night, the leaves are starting to turn and the pumpkins that the kids planted are ready to move from the pumpkin patch to the porch. As far as I am concerned fall is baking season. The only thing better than warming the kitchen …

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Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

In typical Upstate New York style the weather has been a bit bi-polar lately. Yesterday it was 90 degrees out, and today it is 65.  Now I realize many were probably out soaking up what may have been the last hot day of summer yesterday, but I was parked in the AC day dreaming of …

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Apple Chai Coffee Cake

It has felt more like  Autumn here than  August lately. The mornings are cooler, we have not been cracking even 80 degrees mid-day and the evenings have that damp chill to them, perfect for getting cozy with a piece of Apple Chai Coffee Cake made with traditional Chai spices. We love apple season at my …

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Late Fall around the Farm

It seems like in Upstate New York Fall could almost be divided into two seasons. The bright pretty fall: And the “if it is going to be cold and miserable could it at least snow Fall?”. It has clearly transitioned out of the first, and in my opinion better version of New York State fall. I …

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Apple Pie Spice Mix Recipe

Homemade Apple Pie Spice

About twice a year I usually take a trip to Sauder’s in Seneca Falls to stock up on baking supplies.  I buy large containers of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, pounds of sprinkles, and ridiculous amounts of oatmeal and rice . It has been a long time since I have bought a lot of spice and seasoning …

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodles- A Home in the Finger Lakes Recipe

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles get all decked out in pumpkin and  pumpkin pie spice for fall, and I love it! Pumpkin Snickerdoodles are like a marriage made in cookie heaven between Bakery Style Pumpkin Cookies and Classic Snickerdoodles, I am pretty sure if you like either of those cookies you will love pumpkin Snickerdoodles! These cookies are  soft, chewy …

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Apple Praline Bread

I love food, all kinds.  But it is not just the eating part I love, all the best foods have a story.  It is the food stories that that really makes me connect with  food. Whenever I am given a recipe I love to hear about it;  find out where it came from, how it …

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