6 small McIntosh apples (2 pounds) 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 2 tablespoons raisins 1 tablespoon dried cranberries 1 teaspoon lemon zest 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 1/4 cup orange juice
Ham & Cheese Pretzel Bites. More fussiness to do from scratch, but yay, homemade pretzel dough. Tip: if it's not a dairy-based pretzel dough, the same boil-then-bake process with a water-based dough (like Trader Joe's prefab pizza dough, hint hint) becomes BAGEL. Bagels and pretzels are first cousins -- so you can snack in the family without spending a day in the kitchen.