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Sweet Red Cherry Refrigerator Jam

Do you have just 3 cups of sweet red cherries and not know what to do with them? Make this easy pectin free refrigerator jam. Traditional canning can be a daunting or time-consuming task for many people, but this recipe which provides the same results takes a fraction of that time. Bonus, you probably already have all the ingredients right there at home! Ingredients 3 c. of sweet red cherries, [...]

Viral Yogurt Bark w/ Sweet Cherries Trend

We took the viral yogurt bark trend to a new level with fresh sweet red cherries, pistachios, chia seeds, cocoa nibs, and unsweetened coconut shreds. This version is a play-off of my favorite trail mix, but the possibilities are truly endless. Some other great flavors that pair well with cherries are, slivered almonds, cinnamon, dried apricots, and/or white chocolate morsels!  Ingredients 32 oz. container of full fat vanilla yogurt  1 [...]

Chocolate & Sweet Red Cherry Macarons

These light and airy French style chocolate macarons are filled with cherry buttercream and compote. In this simplified recipe, I will share my method to create an approachable way to perfect these tricky treats and create a classic flavor combination that we all know and love. Ingredients   Macarons: 100 grams egg whites (aged overnight and brought to room temperature) ¼ tsp. cream of tarter 60 grams of granulated white [...]

Sweet Cherry & Chocolate Pudding Pops

Looking for a sweet treat you can make and enjoy with the kids this summer? Sweet Cherry & Chocolate Pudding Pops are a must have! Simplify by using a store-bought instant pudding mix. Traditionally you cannot use milk substitutes in instant puddings, but since we are freezing these popsicles, it is totally okay to use a milk alternative. I personally have made these with oat milk before and they turned [...]

Dried KORU® Apple & Cinnamon Stick Garland

Written by: Valerie Musser Nothing is more idyllic than a handmade garland for the holidays and this KORU® and cinnamon stick swag does not disappoint! This garland is a very easy-to-do project. KORU® Apples are the ideal candidate for this, as they are slow to brown, crisp and hold their shape during the drying process better than other varieties. Yield: Makes 3 3ft garlands Supplies: KORU® Apples (I used 3 apples [...]

Rockit™ Apple Stamped Tea Towels Holiday Gifting

Written by: Valerie Musser Block Printing dates back thousands of years and has origins in China, before becoming increasingly popular in Asia, making India, the epicenter of block printing popularity. Nowadays, it is seen on everything! Go to your local home store and you will see this art style on pillows, napkins, lamp shades, tablecloths, and other textiles. As far as difficulty goes, it depends on your desired outcome. You [...]

KORU™ Apple Chutney & KORU™ Apple Butter

Recipe by: Valerie Musser KORU® apples are wonderful for cooking as they are naturally sweet, juicy and taste of vanilla and spice! During the holidays, there are so many ways to use apples, but two of my personal favorites are in apple butter and apple chutney.  They work great as a make ahead accompaniment to a charcuterie board or given as a homemade gift.  Apple chutney is a savory condiment. It [...]

Lucy™ Apple Charcuterie Tutorial

Recipe by: Valerie Musser Charcuterie cheese boards are a staple appetizer offering anytime, but especially during the holidays. In this tutorial, I have specifically selected items to pair best with Lucy ™ Glo & Lucy ™ Rose Apples.  Not only are they delicious, but they make a statement on any cheeseboard due to their unique coloring and delicious crisp flavor. Lucy ™ apples, are part Honeycrisp. Lucy™ Rose, has that sweet [...]

How to make Vibrant Salads!

We all know that salads are a healthy meal choice, but let’s face it, they tend to get boring over time. So, how do you make your salads pop? Add fruit for texture and contrasting flavors and an interesting dressing and your taste buds will thank you! Make Your Own Dressing There are loads of delicious salad dressing choices on the market but sometimes it's more economical to make your [...]

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