DIY Kombucha

 Ingredients:  Eight tea bags or two tablespoons (8 grams) of loose-leaf green, black, white or oolong tea, or a combination of teas.  One SCOBY. If a SCOBY isn't available, purchase online. If you're feeling zesty, try making one with some raw apple cider vinegar or unflavored kombucha.

JASPER’S PUMPKIN BISQUE en CAPPUCCINO

Chef Jasper Mirabile loves the bounty of fall … especially Kansas City’s own Louisburg Apple Cider, which lends this pumpkin bisque a wonderful seasonal twist.

Diced Pork Sauce with Polenta

We were always delighted when our grandmother and aunties made point with pork for Sunday dinner. We have such great memories of sharing this and other delicious meals around the dinner table as we grew up in our Italian family. This is one of my all-time favorites as this dish brings back so many fond memories for me, my brothers and our childhood…

Fuji Apple Salad

 Serves 12  Ingredients
1 12-ounce bag spring mix
1 6-ounce bag chopped cabbage
3/4 cup glazed walnuts
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup tart dried cherries
5 Fuji apples cored and cubed (Cut and toss right before serving.)  Ingredients for the poppy seed dressing 
1/2 cup light olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
1 teaspoon dried mustard or Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon salt

The Best Apple Crumb Muffins

 THE BEST APPLE CRUMB MUFFINS  â…“ cup brown sugar 
1 tb granulated sugar 
1 tsp cinnamon 
¼ cup unsalted butter (melted) 
⅔ cup all-purpose flour  ½ cup unsalted butter (softened) 
½ cup dark brown sugar 
¼ cup granulated sugar 
2 eggs, room temperature 
½ cup sour cream 
2 tsp vanilla extract 
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour 
1 tsp baking soda 
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