Awesome Winter Salad: Spinach-Apple Salad with Maple-Cider Vinaigrette

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My sister, Julie, made the best New Year’s Eve dinner ever (she always does). She served this Spinach-Apple Salad with Maple-Cider Vinaigrette, and it was so delicious! She found this recipe in the December issue of Southern Living magazine, and it went great with her Beef Tenderloin and Double-Stuffed Potatoes. I love this salad for wintertime, Valentine’s Day or any fall or winter entertaining. Check out Southern Living for more great recipes.

Holiday or Anytime 15 Minute Appetizer: Cheddar-Maple and Pecan Log

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Today, I am in Madison Wisconsin for a Wisconsin Cheese Media tour. I get to tour about 8 different cheesemakers around the area while tasting fabulous cheeses, attending a Fondue lunch as well as an award winning Cheese and Beer Pairing reception. I thought I would feature a simple cheese appetizer that my family loves in honor of the amazing Wisconsin Cheese. It’s so easy and wonderful for this time of year or as the holidays near (Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas), and my kids love it!

Also, I will also be featured on NBC 13 Daytime Alabama at 11:30 a.m on Thursday cooking a simple Slider recipes so check it out. I know-busy week.

Kid’s Favorite Fall Treat: Pumpkin Maple Cookies

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I just finished up a huge holiday cookie recipe project, and these Pumpkin Maple Cookies were my kid’s favorite. The pumpkin flavor combined with maple syrup, nutmeg and cinnamon is fabulous, and they are moist and not too sweet. School starts next Tuesday, and these are perfect for school lunches, fall, Christmas or anytime of the year.