Andrea Fisher

Fall is for Apple Picking

November 13, 2014
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Fall is my favorite time of year. And of all the things I love most about fall—pumpkins, pumpkin carving, visiting farm stands and corn mazes, re-watching It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!—apple picking will forever remain at the top of my list. Most farms that offer apple picking tend to offer the other sweet stuff, […]

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Sweet Potato Pie You Gotta Try

September 28, 2014
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As a North Carolinian, sweet potatoes are kind of my (our) thing—we’re the #1 sweet potato producing state in the country, and we’re proud of it.We also know how to make the perfect sweet potato pie. When I was growing up, I never ate sweet potatoes. I never understood that a potato could be a […]

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Get Your Kids in the Kitchen: Celebrate Summer with Martha Stewart’s Sunshine Pops

July 15, 2014
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The best way to raise healthy, conscious eaters is to bring them into the kitchen as early and often as possible. Not just allow them to be spectators (though that is of course fine and fun, too), but purposefully create opportunities for them to participate in cooking and baking. Most young children will naturally want […]

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Start a New Weekend Tradition: Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

July 2, 2014
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When I think of comfort, I think of the Saturday morning pancakes my father made throughout my childhood and adolescence and occasionally into my adulthood. At first it was chocolate chips and whipped cream, then, as I aged, oatmeal-laden cakes rich with bananas, blueberries, and flax seed for my health. I went from pancake syrup […]

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Use Those Garden Herbs: Lemon Basil Shortbread Cookies

May 10, 2014
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For both entry-level and experienced gardeners, herbs are a simple go-to each every season. Compact, easy to plant, and generally simple to maintain, they are a great teaching tool for young gardeners, too. Children can plant mint, cilantro, basil, and more in mason jars and pots small enough to keep indoors and watch in wonder […]

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Quick & Delicious Weeknight Black Bean Tacos

February 24, 2014
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Recently tacos have been my go-to meal; When prepared at home with fresh vegetables, beans, and rice, you have a delicious feast packed with protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. What better way to end a day? They’re quick and easy to make, too, and this recipe, which omits any meat filling, is just […]

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