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Apples

A boy and grand-mother pair team up to make several batches of applesauce throughout apple season. They pick the best apples from the farmers market and work together in the kitchen to craft this delicious, seasonal treat. Step-by-step instructions and a detailed recipe are included to help readers recreate Grandma’s applesauce.

Featuring local apples, these parfaits are a unique way to enjoy fall’s sweetest treat! Students can start by making their own granola for the recipe.

Biltmore recently sent us this simple and scrumptious soup recipe to use on a new recipe card. It’s just in time for holiday cooking with kids of all ages!

This book takes readers on one family’s journey of collecting fruits and vegetables from the woods, orchards, and garden all year long. Along the way, the family works together to put up applesauce, apple butter, apple cider, and other delicious treats for the winter. You’ll find recipes in the back.

This recipe for crock-pot applesauce is classroom friendly, and will entice students and teachers with its delicious aroma!

With both local apples and local potatoes, this recipe is a unique take on traditional mashed potatoes. Recipe by Liz and Katie Button of Cúrate.

Bear is trying to hunt down some ugly pie, but all he can find are pies that please the eye!
After gathering his ingredients, Bear has to cook up his ugly pie all by himself. How will it turn out? This book includes a recipe for ugly pie.