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  1. Demo Kitchen Recipe: Sweet Potato Waffles with Turkey & Cranberry-Maple Syrup

    Demo Kitchen Recipe: Sweet Potato Waffles with Turkey & Cranberry-Maple Syrup

    It’s Thanksgiving weekend and you have a ton of leftovers and maybe you’re less inclined than in other years to go out for brunch. Stay in, use those leftovers to create something completely different and soul satisfying. There are two distinct and delicious chicken and waffle traditions. Follow the recipe to make a variation on the soul food classic or take a que from the Pennsylvania Dutch. If you choose the later, just skip the syrup and reheat your turkey in leftover gravy and top your waffle for a more savory version. Serve with sparkling wine cocktails like a traditional mimosa (maybe with an added splash of Grand Marnier), Moscato d’Asti or a smooth, creamy coffee stout. Serves 6.

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  2. Demo Kitchen Recipe: Southwest Turkey & Green Chile Hash

    Demo Kitchen Recipe: Southwest Turkey & Green Chile Hash

    Hash is a fantastic way to repurpose leftover meat whether it’s corned beef, roast beef or turkey. This version has the flare of New Mexico making for a spicy Thanksgiving weekend brunch or even dinner. Hash recipes are incredibly flexible, so if you want to add leftover veg, like corn, go for it. Just make sure you keep the size of any ingredient in line with everything else. Sparkling wine and Riesling Kabinett are perfect with this as are crisp lagers and, of course, spicy Bloody Marys or Micheladas. Serves 4.

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  3. Demo Kitchen Recipe: Pan-Seared Chicken Breast with Apples

    Demo Kitchen Recipe: Pan-Seared Chicken Breast with Apples

    This dish is full of the wonderful fall flavors, fit for company but easy enough for your average weekend night. Whipped sweet potatoes or wild rice with dried cranberries and pecans would make for perfect seasonal sides. Add buttered green beans and your plate is complete. Pair this with slightly sweet beverages. Vouvray Demi-Sec, Riesling Spätlese or a sweet hard cider are right on. For beer try something a bit sweet, fruity and malt forward. Our top choices are Schneider Aventinus or Pauwel Kwak. If you are the sort who prefers a cocktail with dinner, check out Tea of Knowledge.

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  4. Welcome to the Pumpkin Patch: Pumpkin Beer

    Lattes, waffles, ice cream, pasta, cereal… people can’t get enough pumpkin! While pumpkin is everywhere these days, beer made with pumpkin is actually nothing new. Faced with insufficient supplies of malted barley, 17th-century American colonists instead substituted pumpkin in their ale recipes. So fill your glasses with some of our favorite modern day pumpkin brews and raise a toast to American ingenuity.  

    Pumpkin Beers

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  5. Ciders for Fall

    Fall is here, and as the air starts to cool and the leaves begin to change, the fruits of the autumnal harvest are all around us. As we sort through bushels of freshly picked apples and mountains of colorful squash, few beverages are more perfectly suited for this time of year than a mug of hard cider. From centuries-old tradition to innovative new blends, each of our featured ciders is delicious in its own way.  

    Fall Ciders

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