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Beer Roasted Brats and Vegetables

This Oktoberfest-inspired meal is the perfect fall dinner for a busy weeknight.  The flavors of fresh-picked mountain apples, sweet potatoes, and chicken brats are balanced with Belgian white ale.  Enjoy the flavors of the season with this healthy, no-fuss, and one-dish recipe!   Fall in the mountains means apple season!  I found myself with way more apples and local cider than …

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Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

Scratch-made chicken and dumplings are the perfect comfort food for chilly fall evenings.  With some yardbird, root vegetables, and a few pantry staples, you can easily put together this southern classic.   Asheville temperatures have been dropping to the 40s at night.  Leaves are subtly starting to change colors, and the air is damp and crisp.  My simple recipe for …

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Fresh Apple Cake

Fresh Apple Cake is a cold weather favorite.  This is a simple, no-fuss recipe that comes together very easily with a few basic ingredients.  This is a spice-like cake with a great contrast in texture from the soft-baked apples and walnuts.  Fresh Apple Cake is a definite crowd-pleaser! 5.0 from 1 reviews Fresh Apple Cake   Author: Shug Recipe type: …

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Sweet Potato Pie, Oh My!

Sweet Potato Pie is a southern staple whenever the holiday season starts to approach.  Much like pumpkin pie, the texture is smooth and the flavor has some spice to it.  I don’t remember a single Thanksgiving without Aunt Gay’s famous Sweet Potato Pie.  I used her recipe as my inspiration.  This is the perfect not-too-sweet dessert for any fall gathering.  I …

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Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Cheesecake is one of my absolute favorite desserts.  In fact, I have yet to meet a cheesecake I did not instantly fall in love with.  Since fall (now winter) is finally upon us, I wanted to make something festive using seasonal ingredients.  When I think fall desserts, apple is usually one of the first things that comes to mind.  What goes …

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