Brisk Breakfasts to Brag About

I feel like I have gone on so many tangents while writing this blog that they couldn’t possibly be counted.   I have gone all the way from learning to live a cruelty-free lifestyle and clean eating…to making scones with lots and lots of sugar and butter. This latest tangent has been a result ofContinue reading “Brisk Breakfasts to Brag About”

Making the Perfect Apple Jam

Oh how I would love to be one of those people that is able to and has enough time to preserve the great bounty of summer fruits and veggies in homemade jellies and sauces and preserves and chutneys and so forth…but unfortunately I’m not.     So I’ve resorted instead to being happy simply makingContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Jam”

Making the Perfect Apple Granola Bars

My goal in writing this blog is to learn more about eating healthy…based on ther Raw Foods Pyramid…   So where in the heck do I get off writing about totally unhealthy apple fritters?   Time to get back on track…   The perfect apple granola bars are dense, chewy, and totally delicious…packed with heart-healthyContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Granola Bars”

Making the Perfect Apple Dumplings

The perfect apple dumplings are warm and flaky…drizzled with the perfect cinnamon sugar syrup…wrapped in the perfect flaky pastry dough…served with the perfect ice cream…( Blue Bell, duh?!)     The perfect apple dumplings are soft and gooey on the bottom, but crispy on top.     Even though they may look very difficult toContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Dumplings”

Making the Perfect Apple Dessert Pizza

    The perfect apple dessert pizza consists of a giant Snickerdoodle cookie or some other type of pizza crust…topped with a simple marshmallow vanilla buttercream…plenty of cooked apples or apple pie filling…the perfect cinnamon struesel layer…and finally caramel sauce, powdered sugar, brown sugar, sugar and spice, and everything nice.     This recipe for dessertContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Dessert Pizza”

Making the Perfect Apple Cookies

The perfect apple cookies are bursting with spices, fresh apple, and little bits of gooey caramel….perfectly soft and chewy…with perfectly crisp edges and soft, moist centers. *********** Ingredients 1C flour 1-3/4C old fashioned oats 1/2tsp baking soda 1/2tsp salt 1tsp cinnamon 1/2tsp apple pie spice or cinnamon 1/2C butter, softened 1/2C unsweetened applesauce 3/4C brown sugar 3/4C sugar 1Continue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Cookies”

Making the Perfect Apple Cobbler

The perfect apple cobbler with a juicy and sweet filling similar to the filling of an apple pie…made with the perfect amounts of cinnamon and nutmeg, giving it a perfect flavor…a super fluffy and buttery cake-like biscuit topping…served warm with Blue Bell vanilla bean ice cream on top,,,and best of all perhaps, it is so veryContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Cobbler”

Making the Perfect Apple Coffee Cake

Coffee cake is one of my favorite comfort foods…it’s great for breakfast…or lunch…or dinner…or any time in between…along with a perfect cup of coffee…       The perfect coffee cake is moist and tender…with a perfect gooey middle layer of dark cinnamon filling…and a crumbly streusel topping.….with lots and lots of crumbs.     This isContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Coffee Cake”

Making the Perfect Apple Bread

Two groups of people really irritate me to no end…those who can cook without a recipe and those who can play piano by ear.     As for myself, I obviously can’t do either…and can hardly do either even with a recipe or sheet music.     But there are certain recipes that can beContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Bread”

Making the Perfect Apple Butter

The perfect apple butter is velvety smooth…with a perfectly spiced apple flavor and the perfect amount of sweetness to keep you wanting more……a perfect rich golden brown color…a rich apple flavor..the perfect autumn scents of apples, cloves, allspice, lemon, cinnamon and vanilla.     As far as what apple butter is, apple butter is a concentratedContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Butter”