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Concord Grapes
One of the sweetest fruits available to us in NJ during the fall season is the Concord grape.  Here they are just plucked from the vine. After seeding them I incorporated them into a teabread batter.  Very grape-y.

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ATK Pate
How to Make Country-Style Pâté Here’s a meaty indulgence that’s too good to ignore. By  Becky Hays  |  December 28, 2011 bacon charcuterie meat pork VIEW RECIPE Article Gallery Recipe Comments Print Email Tweet Full disclosure: I was an off-again, on-again ...

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ATK Sour Cream Chocolate Bundt Cake
SERVES 12 TO 14 Natural (or regular) cocoa gives the cake a fuller, more assertive chocolate flavor than does Dutch-processed cocoa. In addition, Dutch-processed cocoa will result in a compromised rise. The cake can be served with just a dusting of confecti...

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Alton Btown's Free-Range Fruitcake (Crusader Cake)
Here is our go-to recipe for fruitcake.  I guarantee that it is delicious.  From Alton Brown on Food I ngredients 1 cup golden raisins 1 cup cur rants 1/2 cup sun dried cranberries 1/2 cup sun dried blueberries 1/2 cup sun dried cherries 1/2 cup...

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Halloween wreath
Some little knitted critters decorated the wreath.

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Savory Cheesy Springerles
From I found this recipe on  It is chock full of Parmesan and has the consistency of a shortbread. Rich, yummy. Ingredients 1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter (chilled) 1 cup AP flour, plus extra for kneading 3/4 ...

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ATK Grilled cheese
SERVES 4 Look for a cheddar aged for about one year (avoid cheddar aged for longer; it won’t melt well). To quickly bring the cheddar to room temperature, microwave the pieces until warm, about 30 seconds. The first two sandwiches can be held in a 200-degre...

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ATK Applesauce
How to Make Apple Butter Distill the best thing about autumn into a sweetly spiced apple-y treat. By  Christie Morrison  |  November 23, 2011 apples condiment fruit spread sweet VIEW RECIPE Article Gallery Recipe Comments Print Email Tweet My mother makes t...

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ATK Tennessee Whiskey Pork Chops
America's test kitchen Bourbon tastes fine, but we think it’s worth purchasing the real deal — Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey — for this...
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