Oven Pancake with Cinnamon Apples

Oven Pancake with Cinnamon Apples

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

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

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 […]

Easy Apple Turnovers

Easy Apple Turnovers

Homemade applesauce and frozen puff pastry come together for an easy apple turnover that will wow your friends and family. Frozen puff pastry is one of my friends. It doesn’t visit very often, but when it does, we have a party. It’s so easy to work with and results in such fun and tasty baked […]

Oven Baked Apple Compote

Oven Baked Apple Compote

Apples cook in the oven with brown sugar and spices, making for an easy delicious breakfast or dessert compote. I’m on this little mission to make our meal prep easier and quicker. I love the process of cooking, but some days are just crazy with homeschooling (FIVE students this year), running kids to piano or […]

Pancakes with Apples and Whipped Maple Butter

Pancakes with Apples

Breakfasts have taken a hit around these here parts since my youngest was diagnosed with an egg white allergy. I’m not cooking the morning meal in the same way and, truth be told, I’ve let it go to “fend for yourself” mode on a number of occasions. While flax seed meal works incredibly well in […]

Harvest Salad with Chicken, Apples & Cheddar

Harvest Salad

I love to eat salads. Salad is my go-to lunch. And as the season changes, so does my mood. It might be a traditional chicken salad. Or a fish taco salad. Or it might be like this one, a bed of greens with all sorts of good stuff on top. This salad holds all kinds […]