Honey Boo-Boo Should Have Eaten Honeydew

Intro We all know what a honeydew is…that green thing over by the cantaloupe…but do you know what nutritional benefits it offers and what health benefits arrive from eating it? Let’s take a look… ***************** Nutritional Value Even though a honeydew is 90% water, the melon still packs a great punch… Calories…64 calories per cupContinue reading “Honey Boo-Boo Should Have Eaten Honeydew”

Let’s Take a Peep at Pepos

The fourth category of fruit, the pepo category, consists of those fruits have multiple seeds throughout the flesh or grouped together in the center….mostly melons. So I thought that this would be a good time to talk about the menagerie of  melons that you might see as you are hitting the fruit aisle with greatContinue reading “Let’s Take a Peep at Pepos”

A Poem About Pomes

This is a poem…a poem about pomes…another type of fruit…that I can’t wait to bring home… Sorry, the words “poem” and “pome” are too similar that I couldn’t resist. But what are pomes? Pomes are those fruits that have a relatively hard flesh surrounding a central core of seeds, fruits such as apples and pears.Continue reading “A Poem About Pomes”

Making the Perfect Apple Scones

The perfect apple scones are fresh from the oven….a truly scrumptious breakfast treat…deliciously spiced with the perfect amounts of cinnamon and sugar…buttery and moist with crisp crumbly edges…consisting of soft flaky centers and crunchy golden brown exteriors. These perfect apple scones are a great reminder that fall and cooler weather are right around the corner. TheContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Scones”

Making the Perfect Apple Salad

The perfect apple salad is a sweet and savory treat that is perfect not only for a healthy lunch,…but also for holiday dinners like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Typically when you think about apple salads, you think of a salad that is known as a Waldorf salad, a lightly sweetened salad consisting of apples, celery, nuts, grapesContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Salad”

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 Fried Apples

Fried apples are supposedly a Southern thing…which I personally found funny because having been brought up in the backwoods of the backwoods of Mississippi, I’d never even heard of fried apples until we started traipsing all throughout the interstates while my husband was on active duty…and making regular stops at Cracker Barrel. I would alwaysContinue reading “Making the Perfect Fried Apples”

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”

How to Make the Perfect Apple Chips

    Baked  apple chips are a crunchy, crispy, and healthy snack     Making them yourself is so very easy…not to mention cheaper than those you find at grocery stores and health food stores. Simply slice your apples as thin as you can, sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar, and baking at a low oven temperature for aContinue reading “How to Make the Perfect Apple Chips”