Slab Apple Pie

Slab Apple Pie Recipe labeled

You may not know this, but for years I’ve posted some of our family’s favorite recipes over on Life as Mom. Since I also post recipes here, sometimes it’s hard to keep track of them. This one? This one you need to know about. This pie is what I call the Lazy Woman’s Pie. You […]

Curry Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

chicken curry lettuce wraps

Enjoy a lunch or dinner packed with flavor with these Curry Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps. This meal is delicious, make-ahead, and Whole 30 compatible.

20 No-Bake Dessert Recipes

No bake featured

When the temps heat up, the last thing you want to do is heat up your kitchen. This summer you’ll love these no-bake desserts.

Curried Chicken and Apple Salad

Winter Salads to Brighten Your Day |

Salads never need to be boring, especially when you top them with your favorite flavor combinations. Curried chicken and apple make a great combo.

Oven Pancake with Cinnamon Apples

Oven Pancake

Meet the world’s largest popover! Remember that recipe book I told you I made for my family many Christmases ago? One of the mystery recipes in there was a recipe for Oven Pancake. I never remembered my mom having made it, but it sounded interesting 15 years ago when I was rifling through her recipe […]

13 Great Recipes to Make with Apples

13 Great Recipes to Make with Apples

Apple season is upon us! It’s my favorite time of year, especially when I’ve got 44 POUNDS of apples fresh from the orchard. When I was a very young mom, my little guy — the one who’s now 16 — and I would drive down this windy, tree-lined canyon to the apple farm. We’d buy […]

Quick, Easy, and Elegant Afternoon Snacks

quick and easy appetizer dinner

Welcome guests with some goodies! These snacks are quick, easy, and just a little bit elegant. Last week I had the opportunity of welcoming two very favorite people into my home. My littles and I headed down to the airport to pick up Stephanie and Amy. On the way home we stopped at the French […]

Why I Love My Juicer (Recipe: Carrot Apple Juice with Ginger)

Why I Love My Juicer

A home juice extractor can make it quick and easy to make homemade juices from fresh fruit and vegetables. If you’ve been following my small kitchen appliance reviews, you have caught on by now that I’m far from being a minimalist in the kitchen. I like my gadgets. Better yet, I like having the right […]

Simplest Apple Sorbet

Easy Apple Sorbet

Freezing smooth, homemade applesauce in an ice cream maker creates the simplest apple sorbet. Years ago, hubby and I visited a restaurant in Paris that we remember to this day. We were dating at the time and had done the Let’s Go France – budget thing for six weeks. On this last night before he […]

Vanilla Maple Apple Butter & What to Do with Apples

apple butter

Stock up on apples when you see a great price, generally under a buck per pound. Then do great and tasty things with those apples. So, I’ve bought a lot of apples so far this season. 50 pounds and counting. At this time next week, I’ll be up to 70 and I’m not sure when […]