Springtime Crab Frittata

Springtime is in the air and Easter is (just about) here! I love holidays because it means I get to cook, eat, and drink amazing things and it gives me an excuse to spend way more on food than I normally would. Growing up, we always went to church and then had brunch with the Easter bunny – until my mom let me start dressing up as the Easter bunny at the country club. I found it quite fun but I’m not sure if the other children did. The bunny suit was made for a person around 6 feet tall and I came in right around 5’2”. Those dumb kids probably still fell for it (hehehe).

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Mini Apple Pies cooked with Pome Mel Cider

A lot of times, my recipes are a bunch of ingredients thrown together with a prayer that something magical will happen. That’s what happened with this apple pie filling. I thought, “How can I make an apple pie go well with beer?” So I researched a bunch of different apple pie recipes, picked out the parts I liked, and experimented. Luckily, the first try was successful. I didn’t use beer though. I used Pome Mel by Colorado Cider Company. This cider is beautiful. Unlike other ciders, it is not too apple-y and its made with honey and lavender.  I picked it because I wanted the filling to be unique. When poured out of the bottle, it is light in color and smells a spa weekend. The flavors of the cider showed up very subtlety in the end. Overall it made the filling unique but the pie still tasted like a slice of home cooking.

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