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Cakes

Jamy’s Apple Crumb Cake

Apple desserts aren’t always my favorite (I’ll choose chocolate every time), but this apple crumb cake is sooooo good. It has quite a few components (shortbread base, thinly sliced apples, custardy sauce, and crumb topping) and is a labor of love, but it’s a special dessert that’s worth the work.

Serve with a German Riesling.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 2 hours
Vegetables

Leesa’s Favorite Side Salad

Delicious salads must be made with the freshest ingredients that are chopped into bite-sized pieces (especially the greens!). This is my favorite side salad to serve at a dinner party, and contains green and red romaine, sugar snap peas, apples, avocado, slivered almonds, and a high-quality prepared dressing.

Total time: 15 minutes
Pork

Slow-Baked Pork Chops

Brown pork chops, apples, and onions, add stock and thyme, and bake until tender.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Poultry

Curried Chicken Salad

Chop chicken (grab a rotisserie chicken at the market), grapes, apples, and pineapple. Add shredded carrots, curry powder, and toasted almonds for a truly special chicken salad. Serve on wheat bread, with crackers, or in pita pockets.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Pork

Jeanne-Marie’s Stuffed Pork Chops

These chops are smothered in a mixture of bacon, onions, apples, and cranberry sauce, and then baked.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 2 hours
Pork

Spicy Sausage Pot

Cook potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, onion, sausage, and apples in a single pot until tender and fragrant.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 1 hour
Pies

Ultimate Apple Pie

This apple pie is really special. Combine sliced apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, and spices and spoon into a graham cracker macadamia nut crust. Top with a streusel crumble and serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes