Category Archives: apples

Apple Pie Granola

Apple Pie Granola: pecans, dried apples and cinnamon make this granola a special way to start the day.

Apple Pie Granola: pecans, dried apples and cinnamon make this granola a special way to start the day.

In November, I cannot get enough apples.  I eat a fresh one topped with peanut butter every single day while they are in season.  I supplement that regiment with pies, crisps and cakes, but those are mostly for my family.   This year, I decided to add a little extra apple goodness to some homemade granola.  The resulting Apple Pie Granola is something I am going to enjoy all year round because it uses dried apples instead of fresh. Continue reading

Apple Walnut Rice Pudding using #SuccessRice

this post was written on behalf of Success® Rice

School. Sports. Lessons. Work. Family Time.  My day is full to the point that it can be overwhelming to think about coming up with a quick meal or dessert for the family to eat.  At times like these, especially now that Fall weather is here, I start wanting comfort food, like Apple Walnut Rice Pudding.  However, I need that comfort quick!  Thank goodness for products like Success® Rice!

Apple Walnut Rice Pudding that goes together in a snap using @successrice #glutenfree #SuccessRice #ad Continue reading

Apple Cinnamon Cake

I have had this recipe  for Apple Cinnamon Cake printed out and ready to be made for years.  I saw this cake with globs of apple pie filling in the middle and it screamed “MAKE ME!!!”  Like many of you, however, I printed the recipe and then it slowly made its way into a pile and then to a shelf and then was forgotten.  Then recently, I made up some apple pie milkshakes (and no, there are no milkshake recipes here, sorry), but I only used about 2 Tbsp of a whole can of apple pie filling.  Suddenly, I remembered this cake.  I dug through a few files, found it, made the cake and then promptly lost the recipe.  Luckily, it was only yesterday and my memory extends that far.

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Pan Seared Grouper over Apple Slaw #FreshFromFlorida

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh From Florida for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.Pan Seared Grouper on Apple Slaw

Locovore: the practice of eating foods grown locally.  Depending where you live, you may or may not find it easy to be a locovore.  Antarctica residents might be hard pressed to find anything but seal and penguin. However, living in Florida, I am surrounded by abundance year round.  I look for the little signs in the produce section that say the fruit and vegetables came from local growers.  Continue reading

Apple Pie Breakfast Bars

Apple Pie Breakfast Bars

My absolute favorite thing about Autumn is the onset of apple season.  Apple pie has long been my favorite dessert and although I have not come up with a decent gluten free version, I am still willing to bake up a few pies for my family and friends.   Recently, I needed to put on a breakfast for 30 teenagers.  I wanted some easy, portable dishes for them, because they were would be in a hurry to eat and then rush off to school.  I thought about making some granola bars, but then I thought about apples, and these bars came to mind. Continue reading

Caramel Apple Pancakes

Caramel Apple Pancakes frugalanticsrecipes.comIt’s September and I have bought my first bags of apples of the year!  I love fall.  Granted autumn in Florida is almost laughable, but we will get relief from the heat and humidity soon.  I mean it’s just around the corner, sort of.  By October, we will be enjoying 85 degree weather instead of 95.  I t boils down to, my having to go by the calendar and not the weather forecast to plan my autumn meals.  Continue reading

Slab Apple Pie

Slab Apple Pie: a huge sheet cake sized apple pie; perfect for large gatheringsA long time ago, like at least 15 years, I saw a photo of a pie baked in a sheet cake pan.  Being somewhat of a pie snob, I scoffed at such a dish, thinking it was a travesty to the circular, traditional pies that offered a good piece of crust to everyone.  Then, as time went on, I came to realize that my husband actually didn’t like the crust.  Even on his favorite pies, he would leave the edges hiding under his napkin. Continue reading

Cookbook Review: The Kosher Baker

My first paid baking gig was for a Jewish temple in the Seattle area in the early 1990s.  I baked 40 dozen cookies each week for them.  Obviously, they were not a rigid group, because I am not Jewish and I don’t keep a Kosher kitchen.  However, I was very careful to bake according to the guidelines they gave me.  During Passover, I made a lot of flourless treats.  During September, I baked 50 honey cakes of varying flavors.  It was a lot of work, but I had a blast. Continue reading

Basic Apple Crisp and Its Gluten/Sugar Free Cousin

I am always making things for my family and friends that I do not or cannot eat.  It’s just life.  Usually I don’t complain, but once in a while, I get fed up with overloading my olfactory senses with cinnamon rolls or chocolate chip cookies.  On those days, I search for a gluten free, alternatively sweetened dessert.  And look out if anyone gets in my way before that craving is satisfied, especially if it’s Apple Crisp!Apple Crisp that can be made gluten-free or regular. Continue reading

Let Me Introduce the Improv-ers: Teaspoon of Spice

I love healthy blogs.  I love seeing the beautiful colors of fruits and vegetables.  I love seeing how good tasting healthy food can be.  I think after the Great Migration of 2012 is over in a few weeks, I may have to start visiting the Jacksonville Farmer’s Market…but enough about me.  Today is all about Serena, one half of  the Teaspoon of Spice blog.  She and her writing partner are both dieticians.  They also host the Recipe Redoux, a monthly challenge where a bunch of healthy foodies follow a  theme to come up with healthy, gorgeous recipes. Continue reading

Apple Strudel Bread: Eating the Alphabet

Apple Strudel Bread

Have you ever had the Apple Strudel Bread that Costco sells?  It’s called Innkeeper’s Bed & Breakfast Apple Strudel Bread.  A long time ago, I fell in love with it.  However, at the time I was not comfortable making bread, so I did not attempt to make it at home.  Now, years later, I have been contemplating the bread and searching the internet for copycats.  The last motivational push I needed was a new  blogging challenge called Eating the Alphabet, created by Brenda from Meal Planning Magic.  Each month we are posting recipes featuring fruit or vegetables that start with certain letters.    This month is A or B. Continue reading

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding: Improv Challenge

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

I have joined another blogging group called Improv Challenge.  It is the brainchild of Sheryl, from The Lady Behind the Curtain.  This month, the first month of its existence, we have been challenged to come up with something using caramel and apples.  I tossed around a lot of ideas like baked oatmeal, bread, cookies, cupcakes and pies.  Finally, though, a batch of stale, uneaten rolls in my fridge convinced me to make bread pudding.  And I am so glad that I did.  Not only was it delicious, it used up those rolls so they weren’t wasted.  Continue reading

Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Pumpkin Apple Muffins @frugalanticsThese muffins make a great breakfast, snack or dessert.    The fruit and whole wheat flour keeps them feeling slightly less indulgent than a piece of cake.  My husband has taught all of my sons to put butter on all muffins except the huge Costco kind.  So, I am pretty well resigned to the fact that no matter how sweet or savory any muffin I make, the boys will be grabbing a knife to cut them and slather on the butter.  

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Apple Strudel Muffins: Your Recipe, My Kitchen

Apple Streudel Muffins

I started bookmarking and copying down recipes from other blogs right from the very beginning of my own blogging experience.  The plethora of good cooks and good recipes never ceases.  I found the recipe for Apple Strudel Muffins on Parenting the Tiniest of Miracles blog through the Ultimate Recipe Swap hosted by Life as Mom in April of 2009.  Yup, this recipe has waited a long time to be made.  And am I ever glad I finally did.  It was a huge hit and made a wonderful breakfast. Continue reading