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Holiday Sweet Potatoes with Autumn Apple Fruit Spread

Holiday Sweet Potatoes with Autumn Apple Fruit Spread

This is one of our favorite side dishes to make for holiday dinners! It doesn’t take long to prepare and, believe it or not, it’s pretty darned tasty spread on a turkey sandwich the day after your get-together. This is also a part of the meal that can be prepared ahead of time and baked right before the party begins so it can be served warm. Our Autumn Apple Fruit Spread adds some natural sweetness and notes of caramel! We have linked to some spices that we love, too. Let us know what you think after you serve this up!

What you’ll need for the base:

  • 8 cups peeled and chopped sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 C softened butter
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup Autumn Apple Fruit Spread

How to make the base of the casserole: 

  1. Put peeled and chopped sweet potatoes in a stock pot. Cover with water and turn heat up to high until the potatoes reach a boil. Boil for 10-15 minutes, until soft and easily mashable. Keep testing them with a fork.
  2. Remove potatoes from heat and drain into a colander.
  3. Place potatoes and the remainder of ingredients into a mixing bowl. Blend together until mostly smooth. Spread into two, 9 inch pie plates.

Now…the topping! What you’ll need:

  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C flour
  • 1/2 C melted butter
  • 3 TBSP Autumn Apple Fruit Spread
  • 1 cup pecans


  1. Mix all of the ingredients together, except for the pecans. After mixing, the topping should be a thick, syrupy consistency that can be poured.
  2. Pour over the casserole and gently spread to coat.
  3. Top with pecans.

Bake in pie plates for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

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Fall Pork Chops with Stuffing Recipe

Our fall pork chops with stuffing recipe is an easy weeknight dinner that fits well with fall. Besides chopping a few fresh apples, no prep work is required…which is a pretty wonderful time saver during our busy weeks! We were able to use all farm sourced ingredients (except for the stuffing, which we happened to have on hand).  Try it with our Autumn Apple Fruit Spread and pork chops!



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place pork chops in a 9×13″ baking pan and spread apple fruit spread over them evenly.
  3. Core and cube apples (you can leave the peels on).
  4. In a large bowl, mix together stuffing, apples and juice.  Scoop this mixture over the pork chops.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the meat is thoroughly cooked through (use a meat thermometer for the safest results).
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Father’s Day Gift Ideas That Are Under $15

Father’s Day Gift Ideas That Are Under $15

Read through and see our favorite Father’s Day Gift Ideas that are Under $15! We made up a list of our favorite gifts for Mother’s Day…so we couldn’t leave dads out! Most are from small businesses like ours and many are handmade. Links to order are in the headings, so click and celebrate a dad in your life!

Sledgehammer by Garage Coffee 

Garage Coffee was created  with the idea that mind blowing and unique coffee didn’t have to be the sole property of upscale and elite coffee shops. We roast using a little hard work and get great coffee from responsibly sourced green coffee beans from many countries around the world. Why the name? On a whim, a friend and I taught ourselves to roast in the garage in-between a few old motorcycles and it took off from there. Soon after, we decided to call ourselves Garage Coffee. Our best selling coffee is the Sledgehammer, a dark roasted coffee from Jaltenango, Chiapas Mexico. It has that classic coffee profile without bitter or burnt tastes and is grown and processed by indigenous farmers paid a fair price for their hard work. Cost: $12

Freehawk Tactical Outdoor Survival Paracord Bracelet

For the dad who loves exploring and hiking. This is a survival tool that is disguised as a bracelet! The paracord bracelet is the base for a thermometer, whistle, flint rod, scrapper, paracord and buckle. It’s weatherproof and waterproof, making it ideal for camping, fishing and biking. Cost: $8.99, 

Oregon Barbecue Company’s Oregon Gold BBQ Sauce

Inspired by backyard BBQ gatherings with friends and family, we’ve captured the ultimate combination of culture, atmosphere, mouth-watering food, and brought it to the masses. Our award winning BBQ was far too tasty to keep all to ourselves, so the Oregon Barbecue Company is bringing the finger lickin’ goodness to the great people of the Pacific Northwest! Oregon Gold is a tangy Carolina style mustard base sauce that compliments chicken, pulled pork and sausage gracefully, without over powering the flavor of the meats. This 3-Generation recipe has been honorably passed down to us, so that we can pass on its unforgettable flavor to the world. Cost: $8/12 oz bottle

7DogForge Bottle Opener Forged from Mild Steele

Located in the Pacific Northwest, 7DogForge has been creating fine works of art for more than 15 years. We have created so many custom forged pieces that include fireplace tools, wine racks, cabinet hardware, cutlery…and much more! For the wood art enthusiast we also create cutting boards and furniture. We have cutting boards, cheese boards, key-chains and bottle openers all at $15 each. However, dads really like the ornate bottle openers forged from mild steel! Cost: $15/each

Urban Cheesecraft’s Mini Farmers’ Cheese Kit

Just add milk and you have cheese in under an hour! Seriously. So fun! No aging required and this kit makes three batches. Use the finished product (which doesn’t melt like most cheeses) as a salad topper, fried in a sandwich or mixed into pasta. Cost: $14.00

Beard Balm by St. Fiacre’s Farm

Organic, all natural Stubble Patch Beard Balm works as a leave in beard conditioner that will also moisturize the skin. It leaves his beard soft and easily stylable. Use Stubble Patch Beard Balm to contain that unruly beard, catch stray hairs, help dry and/or damaged hair or split ends. Also helps to reduce flaking and dandruff. Made without fragrances or synthetic materials and has a light cedar scent. Cost: $9/1 oz tin

Spoonfudge! Two Jar Sets

Spoonfudge! is a dreamy, creamy, decadent fudge in a jar. Rich and smooth gourmet fudge is poured into jars and eaten directly from the jar with the attached spoon.  It’s also great stirred into coffee or hot milk, warmed and drizzled over your favorite ice cream or pastries…the possibilities are endless! All Spoonfudge! flavors are trans-fat free. Most flavors are also gluten free! Cost: $12.95/two, 5 oz jar set

Kombucha Revolution: 75 Recipes for Homemade Brews, Fixers, Elixirs, and Mixers

Know someone who loves to drink kombucha and wants to start making their own? This book is perfect for them! It takes them through the entire process, making it less intimidating! Kombucha can be had by itself or used as a mixer in cocktails, plus it has wonderful health benefits. Recipes are fun and unique- like the  Ginger-Peach Black Tea, and Blueberry Smoothie. Cost: $13.31 (Amazon)

‘Gone Fishing’ Sign Handmade by Heritage Market

At just $10, this hand painted and distressed little sign is perfect for the angler! If you are thinking of Father’s Day, it would be the perfect addition to a gift basket filled with all of his favorite lures and fishing gear! Add hooks for just $3 and make it a key hanger! Size is 5.5″x11″ Cost: $10.00, order through Facebook page


Mt. Hope Farms’ Autumn Apple Fruit Spread

We use our farm grown apples, brown sugar and organic sugar, a splash of local rum and Oregon sea salt to create this rich fruit spread. The taste of fresh apples and a hint of caramel make this one of our personal favorites. It’s perfect for a charcuterie board or as a complement to grilled pork chops.  Favorite Pairings: You’ll want to eat this right out of the jar! Pair with aged cheddar on a cheese platter, on a turkey sandwich, on ice cream or as a treat in your oatmeal. Our fruit spreads are made with our farm grown and locally sourced ingredients. These ingredients include organic cane sugar, organic lemon juice and spices from a local Portland shop. Nothing artificial is ever added- our products are all natural, vegan and contain a fraction of the sugar added to most conventional preserves. Cost: $9.95 (includes shipping)/ 10 oz jar

Father's Day Gift Ideas That Are Under $15


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Crockpot Meatballs with Autumn Apple Fruit Spread

Grab our Autumn Apple Fruit Spread and your favorite bbq sauce and cook up these meatballs! They make a tasty appetizer or even a main dish when served over rice. Try them in your crockpot! If you would like to see them prepared on video, go to our YouTube Channel here.



  1. In the crockpot, mix together the frozen meatballs, fruit spread and bbq sauce.
  2. Turn crockpot on low and cook for 4 hours or until thoroughly cooked through (based on the frozen meatball directions).
  3. Serve by themselves, as an appetizer, or over sticky rice as a main dish. Enjoy!