apple butter oatmeal cookies

  There is nothing less satisfying than using up a jar of homemade canned jam, fruit butter, chutney, pickle. You might think the dearest satisfaction comes from the process of canning – and yes, it is second on the list … Continued






a fruitful romance: cranberry quince spread

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  Thanksgiving, I see you! And I’m coming ready, with a delicious condiment. Tasting of the tart cranberries, honeyed floral quince, and ginger snap. Colored a most beautiful hue and smooth, spreading gorgeously on a whole grain bread, topped with … Continued






slow cooker salted caramel pear apple butter

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When I started writing about this recipe, hyperbolic adjectives like “easiest,” “darkest,” “richest” tried to creep into the title. Already a mouthful as it was, I resisted that urge. So just know, this is a most decadent fruit butter. While … Continued






the great chocolate chile adventure

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A week ago today, I was still riding off the sugar high that was the Chile Chocolate Takedown. In the middle of the gorgeous Brooklyn Botanic Garden, six contenders met to battle chiles and chocolate. Only one victor emerged, and if you … Continued






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