Apple Walnut Danish

You can NEVER go wrong with pastries and coffee…Right?

Well, here’s the thing: making your own pastries from scratch is no big deal. It seems complicated but it’s really not. So don’t be freaked out by the length of time it will take. There’s really not much active time involved, just plenty of rising and waiting. It’s perfect for one of those lazy mornings when you just want to hang out reading the paper in your PJs and fluffy slippers. And the best part is these will last, stored in an airtight container, for 4-6 days. So go ahead, pour a cup of coffee. Enjoy.

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Prep Time: 2 hours 30 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 2 hours 42 mins

Serves: 2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

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Apple Candleholders

Apples are in season, and they just so happen to make adorable––not to mention budget-friendly––candle-holders. We saw this simple craft listed for Halloween, but we think it can be used for so much more.   Place them on windowsills and mantels for a unique way to cast a glow and usher in fall. Use them in a bowl or on a plate for a unique centerpiece for Thanksgiving. Or place some loose greenery around it for a red and green Christmas display.

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Skill level: Beginner

Materials:
Steel tub filled with water (optional)

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Braised Root Vegetables and Cabbage with Fall Fruit

The combination of these ingredients just seemed so odd. We’re sure you are just as skeptical as we were. But gently cooking the fruit and vegetables in chicken broth makes them surprisingly delicious. The dish will soon become your favorite cold-weather side for chicken, pork and duck.

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Active Time: 25 minutes, Total Time: 1 hour

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Fall Beers

This past weekend, with it’s gorgeous mild weather, was a strong sign of the season to come – FALL!!! It’s time to break out the sweaters, plan the tailgate parties, and hunt down your favorite Seasonal Beer.

While summer is a time of pale ales and citrus notes, fall answers with pumpkin-flavored brews, darker ales, and—best of all—fresh hop beers.  Everyone knows that fall is harvest time, and that goes for hops as well – over 90 percent of the world’s supply is harvested between the beginning of September and the end of October. While most of these hops are destined to be dried and frozen, a growing number of brewers are taking them fresh from the fields and crafting harvest ales, which capture the essence of these flavorful little flowers while they’re still brimming with tasty resin.

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There is something for every beer lover—from pumpkin and spiced flavored ales to German-style Oktoberfest.

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