5 fall favs: apples

it’s the start of a new school year and the start of a new weekly series: 5favs/5ways for fall seasonal produce.  we start with my absolute favorite:  apples. ❤️🍏😊  so here’s our 5 favorite ways to enjoy them.  how do you like to enjoy apples? please share! (all recipes are meatless !) 1. raw: w/ a little cinnamon 2. baked: hasselback apples … More 5 fall favs: apples

celebrate: national dessert day with apples!

so today, october 14,  is national dessert day, just think a day set aside just…for…your…sweet…tooth.  (is that evil or good?)  well, the best way for me to celebrate national dessert day, is to highlight my 5favs apple desserts! what’s your favorite dessert? don’t think too hard because it’s #nationaldessertday – all day. 😉 sweet, salty caramel bourbon … More celebrate: national dessert day with apples!

apples, peaches, pumpkin pies

I love making pies, especially “apple” pie — it’s my #1 favorite.  But there are so many other types of pies, so I thought I would share some pie recipes (traditional and some fun variations) and hopefully inspire you to make a pie soon, as I’m inspired to craft one myself (guess…what…kind it’ll be? You … More apples, peaches, pumpkin pies

apples of my eye

…a list of the things that I find absolutely exceptional. places US Virgin Islands – I’m originally from the USVI – St. Croix specifically – and think its absolutely beautiful. #USVInice. Atlanta, GA – its’ my current POR (place of residence) and I love it, especially downtown. #BeDowntown #Atlanta Miami, Fl – I went to college … More apples of my eye

Quarantine Needs

I never thought the word “quarantine” would ever be in my vocabulary – as in actually living it…but here we are.  Yet with all of this, I’m grateful for the medical teams assisting those in need, risking their own health to take care of others.  I’m grateful for the housekeeping and janitorial staffs who are … More Quarantine Needs

sour cream mini doughnuts.

when you’re looking for something small, not-overly-sweet, but will still make you smile – then these doughnuts are for you.   sour cream mini doughnuts slightly modified from my recipes, “Baked Buttermilk Doughnuts“ ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 cup whole-wheat flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon … More sour cream mini doughnuts.

pumpkin maple muffins with sauteed apple filling

I found a pumpkin maple muffin 🎃 recipe on the nytimes cooking site that’s perfect for a fall breakfast or brunch.  I added a little extra to this already delicious recipe, but it’s a win-win.  here’s how I made it: first, this recipe calls for pumpkin puree and I didn’t have the canned version BUT I did have an actual pumpkin (that … More pumpkin maple muffins with sauteed apple filling

old fashioned apple cake with cream cheese frosting

after apple picking 🍎 last week, I now have to get creative with a bunch of sweet delicious apples.  (apples are one of my absolute favs).  one of the first recipes I found intriguing was this old fashioned apple cake from King Arthur Flour.  I made a few minor modifications, but I would recommend this cake any time of the … More old fashioned apple cake with cream cheese frosting

fall favs: sweets

celebrate fall seasonal produce with a display of scrumptious sweets.  perfect for an autumn inspired wedding or party.  which one will you try? Sweets basket of fresh apples and pears  (show them off 🍐🍎) southern style caramel apples via southern living gluten free pumpkin apple pie crisp via the whole serving pear vanilla sorbet via a pastry … More fall favs: sweets