Thanksgiving Recipe Guide

Thanksgiving Recipe Guide

Thanksgiving. It conjures up a variety of images, some good, some not so good. For many, it’s a time for family to gather around a specially prepared feast to give thanks and blessings. For others, it’s all about family feuds and black Friday deals. No matter how you view Thanksgiving, we wanted to share a [...]

Stuff and Bake Granny Smith Apples

Stuff and Bake Granny Smith Apples

CookingShorts has re-invented the apple pie! Well, maybe not, but we are super proud of this fun twist on a classic. We took all the flavors that we love from our favorite Thanksgiving dessert and instead of filling up a pie shell, we stuffed them inside of a tart, Granny Smith apple. This is a really fun [...]

Roasted Radish and Carrot Medley

Roasted Radish and Carrot Medley

I have always considered the radish just as a pretty garish for salad, not necessarily as a main vegetable. Boy, I have been missing out on an amazing flavor profile! Roasted radish taste nothing like its spicy, raw flavor. When roasted, the radish becomes delicate and sweet. If you’ve only been using radish in salads, [...]

Blue Moon Braised Beef and Onion Stew

Blue Moon Braised Beef and Onion Stew

Braising is a cooking technique that CookingShorts has traditionally avoided. As we like to keep our recipes simple and easy, we didn’t think that a braised recipe would fit with our mission. Recently, I’ve been experimenting more and more with beef and pork products. I was looking for a few different cooking methods rather than just [...]

Autumn Apple Recipes

Autumn Apple Recipes

Every fall, we head out to several apple orchards in the Shenandoah Valley. We spend an afternoon filling our baskets full of nature’s fruit and taking in the breathtaking mountain views. Could there be a more perfect autumn ritual? Here are our favorite autumn apple recipes – give them a try!


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