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Decadent Chocolate Pie

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Christi Shingara If you need an easy and delicious dessert to make for the holidays this is it! It is a chocolate lovers dream with a silky richness that will make this dessert the hit of the party! Homemade crust or frozen crust can be used and if you want to…

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Sunday Pot Roast

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Megan Deppen When the seasons change and the colder weather sets in, I crave a cozy and comforting meal and this delicious Sunday Pot Roast delivers just that. It's simple and quick to prepare and the meat and vegetables will melt in your mouth. The best part is you'll most likely…

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Fun Lunch Ideas for Kids!

*By: Linz Bordner* The school year is in full swing and if packing your child's lunch has got you singing the "Lunch Box Blues", trying some new, healthy options can help keep things fun and interesting. The key to packing a balanced lunch they’ll want to eat is including a variety of food groups and…

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Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Muffins

*By: Megan Deppen* One of my favorite things about fall is pumpkin season and these pumpkin muffins will not disappoint! With the perfect balance of spices and sweetness, these muffins will satisfy your next pumpkin craving. The secret ingredient is coconut oil, which keeps the muffins moist, so you don't have to worry about them…

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Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Christi Shingara Apple cider is one of my favorite seasonal drinks and also makes for a tasty cocktail when mixed with a little bourbon and ginger beer. This drink is super refreshing and is the ideal fall beverage for any get together! Ingredients: 1 ounces bourbon2 ounces apple cider1/2 teaspoon of…

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Slow Cooker Homemade Beef Vegetable Soup

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Christi Shingara There's nothing like coming in from the cold and enjoying a hot bowl of beef vegetable soup. This recipe is a slow cooker success and guaranteed to be a family favorite! It's packed with hearty vegetables, herbs and juicy beef stew meat, which makes this soup not only super…

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Managing a Farmers Market: An Insider’s Story

*By: Christi Shingara* Photos: Christi Shingara We all love our local farmers market, but did you ever want to know what it takes to manage one? I got a chance to sit down with Jackie Wood who manages the Saugerties Farmers Market in the Hudson River Valley. She talks about how she became a manager,…

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Smokin’ Ribs Pit Barrel Cooker Recipe

*By: Megan Deppen Photo: Bill Deppen Are you craving some juicy, delicious smoked ribs? If the answer is yes, and you enjoy smoked foods, then this post is for you! This summer my husband was looking to replace our gas grill, but wasn't exactly sure what to get since there is so much to choose…

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Easy Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Bars

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Christi Shingara Need a delicious dessert in a pinch? Chocolate chip cake bars are my go-to! They are ready in less than an hour and do not require a lot of ingredients. I have made them for many years and always get so many compliments. I tweak the recipe from time…

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Mouthwatering Labor Day Burgers

*By: Megan Deppen* Labor Day is just around the corner and if you're looking for a delicious and classic American burger recipe, make sure to add these burgers to your menu. They are incredibly flavorful and juicy and will satisfy your burger cravings. Enjoy and Happy Labor Day Weekend! Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds of ground…