Apple Oatmeal Cookies with Brandy-Caramel Drizzle

Another apple recipe today as I work down that peck of apples. Here is a great cookie with all the flavors of fall. . . . → Read More: Apple Oatmeal Cookies with Brandy-Caramel Drizzle

Apple Cranberry Chutney

A cookbook review of Minnesota’s Bounty and a delicious winter chutney recipe. . . . → Read More: Apple Cranberry Chutney

Vegan Spiced Apple Crumb Muffins

For September C.L.U.E., we were tasked to find a recipe using apples or pears. Here’s a keeper of a vegan recipe from Heather at girlichef. . . . → Read More: Vegan Spiced Apple Crumb Muffins

Five Spice Apple Pie

As a continuation from my fabulous birthday trip, we stopped on our way home at Louisburg Orchard and Cider Mill.  We had previously purchased some Arkansas Black apples at the City Market in KC, but we wanted more.   We found cheap Jonathan apples at the orchard’s shop.

What do you do when you buy . . . → Read More: Five Spice Apple Pie

Honeycrisp Apple Harvest

We have three apple trees in our yard:

One Arkansas Black Apple (an heirloom variety that The Hubs gave me as a birthday present last November),  a Braeburn (I think—I lost the tag and can’t remember), and a Honeycrisp.

This was the tree a few weeks before harvesting.

The Arkansas Black is too young . . . → Read More: Honeycrisp Apple Harvest

Spinach Salad with Apples and Orange Zest

Last week, I came across a fabulous looking salad at Sydney’s Kitchen.   It was beautiful—spinach, watermelon, orange-glazed chicken, feta, oranges, fresh berries.   This was Sydney’s  Warm Chicken Salad.      Delicious sounding, isn’t it?

The dressing for this salad sounded wonderful, too.    I didn’t have any chicken, fresh berries, feta, or watermelon, but I did have spinach . . . → Read More: Spinach Salad with Apples and Orange Zest

Georgia O’Keeffe Applesauce

I can’t quite. I am still inspired by New Mexico. Here is Georgia O’Keeffe’s applesauce recipe with a secret ingredient from another great cook. . . . → Read More: Georgia O’Keeffe Applesauce

Heirloom Apple Pie with Crumb Topping

Arkansas Black heirloom apples from the farmers’ market made a tasty pie! . . . → Read More: Heirloom Apple Pie with Crumb Topping

A harvest pie

A recipe to utilize those fresh AND local pears and apples. . . . → Read More: A harvest pie

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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