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A Savory Sweet Appetizer!

Pastry Puff Sheet (in frozen section)
olive oil
d’anjou pear
honey goat cheese
mozzarella (shredded)
balsamic vinegar
brown sugar

oil cookie sheet
lay out one pastry puff shell (follow thawing directions on box)
drizzle with olive oil
sprinkle on mozzarella
add dollops of honey goat cheese
add thinly sliced pear
add arugula
combine balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and olive oil and drizzle over the whole thing

bake in oven @ 400 for about 15 min (go longer if needed, you don’t want it to be doughy!)



Don’t forget to oil sheet first or it’s a nightmare to get off (learned this lesson the hard way).


This recipe is adapted (only changed slightly) from the Simply in Season cookbook.  It comes from Kathryn Stutzman from Goshen.

  • 3 cups old fashioned oats (calls for rolled oats, I don’t know if there’s a difference)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger

Mix together in a large bowl.  Make a well in the center.




  • 1/4 cup applesauce (original recipe calls for oil)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins or other drive fruit or nuts (optional)

Pour into the well.  Mix thoroughly, making sure all loose flour has been incorporated (add another tablespoon of milk if necessary).  Spread onto a cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven at 300F, stirring every 10 minutes until light brown (about 50-60 minutes).  Store in airtight container up to a week, also freezes well.

This recipe comes from some wonderful friends in Atlanta that made it at our family cabin. Then Kate and I made it at the cabin. It’s GOOD.
I of course forgot to take a picture of the final masterpiece, so we’ll just have to make do with a lovely photo of Kate at the cabin that same weekend.

October at the cabin.

RECIPE (thanks Shane & Kelle!)

Buy a package of Challa bread or Hawaiin bread. (we didn’t have this so we bought thick white bread)
Slice into thick slices.

Have a bowl filled with your egg mixture (1 cup of milk, 7 eggs, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon)

And another bowl filled with your favorite granola.

In another bowl mix together a 8 oz package of whipped cream cheese and 3 tablespoons of orange marmalade.

Take a slice of your bread and spread the cream cheese mixture on it and lay another piece over it…like you are making a sandwhich.

Dip your sandwhich into the egg mixture, then into the granola mixture and grill on medium heat.

Turn your sandwhich over when you think it is cooked on one side.

Serve with maple syrup.

And bake some bacon on foil in the oven. A good addition for brunch!

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