Apple Season Recipes

Apple Season RecipesIt’s Apple Season! Some of my favorite Apple Recipes for you to try. Make your own applesauce for the baked recipes with this ingredient. So easy. Just peel, core and roughly chop cooking apples. Place into your medium saucepan with a bit of water-just enough water to barely cover the bottom. Simmer until apples are applesauce consistently. Add a pinch of salt if you wish. No sugar needed. Perfect! Enjoy!

1. Apple Pie Pastry           2. Apple and Cranberry Chutney           3. Apples Brats & Hot Mustard

4. Apple Empanadas    5. Apple Dessert    6. Spinach Apple Banana Smoothie    7. Breakfast Bar

8. Old Fashioned Apple Pie  9. Special Apple Muffins  10. Best Coffee Cake   11. Apple Dumpling

12. Easy Delicious Dessert   13. Easy Apple Muffins 14. Pork Chop Recipe   15. Apple Spice Cake

                 16. Perfect Tasting Juicy Pork Chops          17. Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies                  


Tortilla Mini Quiches

Tortilla Mini Quiches

Extra flour tortillas? Here’s some ideas! First, try this quiche. Quick, tasty and a great presentation for the holidays ahead. Make these tortilla bowls separately, too. Perfect for serving chopped avocados, sliced green onions, and work for sour cream and salsa if plated first. Or use them to serve a side salad with your favorite Enchiladas. How festive is that! (Check out our Mexican Food Category. We love love love Mexican Cuisine.)

Try this Easy Delicious Dessert too, Fruit Burritos. Perfectly Vegan!

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Apple Spice Cake with Caramel Topping

Apple Spice CakeLate Summer and Fall is Birthday Season here, one birthday after another. My guys definitely have favorite cake or pie requests. My daughter, not so much. I’m always on the lookout for new recipes that just might satisfy everyone. One birthday celebration and one birthday cake might work for all. They’re aging nicely <smile> and sharing is now a really good thing. Everyone agrees my apple pie is pretty hard to beat for any occasion. So, an Apple Spice Birthday Cake sounded like an excellent substitution. I’ve been saving this Bake From Scratch Fall 2015 Issue. Yep, the cake on the cover became my choice! Let me tell you a bit about this recipe. It’s simple, few ingredients … Great presentation … Great spice and apple taste! The downside … The cake is a bit heavy. I’ve only baked this recipe once and I must admit I was a bit distracted by a sweet little 3 year old. So, were the measurements right on? Hmm. As for the frosting it’s tasty and rich. For two 9 inch layers it’s much more than enough. This Apple Spice Cake with Caramel Topping is definitely worth a try!

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Ribs & Sauerkraut Portuguese Style

Ribs & SauerkrautDan is at it again! Pork ribs and homemade sauerkraut, a perfect crockpot fix with a bit of smokey barbecue flavor! Simply use my Portuguese marinade over-night with country style boneless pork ribs, barbecue slightly to brown, smoke on low for about an hour to render off some of the fat and impart a delicious flavor, layer ribs with sauerkraut in a crockpot placing small potatoes over the top. Cook about 6-8 hours on low. A bit of heaven.

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Try this crockpot variation if you’re not into barbecue. The smokey taste of the sausage makes this a perfect alternative.

P.S. I’ve asked for his homemade sauerkraut recipe!

Halloween Spider Treats

Halloween Spider TreatsMax and I had such fun making these. If legs are missing, well, it’s Max’s fault. <wink>  This knock off (Cupcakes by Anne Byrn, “Spiders”) treat is very cute … But tasty? The Rice Krispies go tame and the semi-sweet chocolate is just a lil too semi-sweet for the kids. I’ve traded out the chow mein noodle legs for pretzels for that salty sweet taste. Changing up the semi-sweet to milk chocolate is certainly an option. But it seems to me this might be better with melted marshmallows to help form the body and melted chocolate chips poured over the top to give the dark spider look. Since I haven’t tried the marshmallow version I’ll stick to the more chocolate version. If nothing else, this is great fun and so Halloween!

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Stuffed Bell Pepper SoupStuffed Bell Pepper Soup

My daughter’s visiting! When I asked what she’d like for dinner … “Something healthy.” I knew what she meant! … Satisfying, great taste, few on the not so healthy calories and pretty too. Here’s my own version of this popular Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup.

You can see my big selection of soups here! We love Stuffed Bell Peppers too! Try this version too!

Check out my daughter’s Lifestyle Blog! You won’t be disappointed!

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