Just in Time for Fall: Caramel Apple Rice Krispies Treats

These Rice Krispies Treats are made over for fall.  I’ve taken the sweet cinnamon spice flavor found in an apple pie and combined it with the wonderfully rich taste of caramel apples and transformed traditional rice krispies treats into a new fall favorite…...more
I'm a purist, too... but I'm not averse to adding extra butter. ;)more

A Little Better....

The weather is back to October. Yay! Sleeping with windows open and blankets. Yay! “October gave a party, the leaves by hundreds came, The chestnuts oaks and maples, and leaves of every name…” When George Cooper wrote that poem, he wrote it for me. It was always one of my favorites. Time, in the Mid-Atlantic states, to enjoy the coolness, the apples, the colors…I wouldn’t trade it for the world! Enjoy your day. ...more

8 Apple Recipes for Fall

Come at me, fall. I know you’re hiding somewhere behind the sunshine and high temperatures. You’re ready to flow over us, to force us into wool coats and riding boots, scarves and dark colors....more

The Beauty of Fall...

The Beauty of a Michigan Fall  Not many people know this, but last year, Michigan had NO apples, and it was very hard on our farmers, not to mention us as consumers! I never realized the consequences of having such a mild winter. And when I say mild, I mean mild. There was a week in March that year where I laid out in my bathing suit and it looked as if I went to the Bahamas!...more

Praline Apple Pie

Apple Pie with a Praline ToppingIs there anything that smells better than an apple pie baking in the oven?  When that apple cinnamon scent permeates the air it makes me smile; and the anticipation of a warm slice of pie with vanilla ice cream dripping down the sides intensifies.  No wonder apple pie is the quintessential all American dessert.Since apples are at their peak in the fall, it is a perfect time to bake a pie....more

Aldi Organic Apples

I have an Aldi right near my house so I frequent this store. They have started carrying a new line of organic products as well as just this week started to carry some organic fruits and vegetables. I’m thrilled. My taste testers really enjoyed these apples. They said they were sweet and crunchy. They are in season so I probably can’t expect the same quality in a couple of months but enjoy them now....more

Pork Belly, Jalapeno and Apple Stuffing

 This is a great stuffing that you can use to stuff the turkey, a butterflied piece of pork loin, or just baked in a dish alone as a side.  The smoky pork belly melds well with the apple, and is punched with spicy jalapeno. Use fresh, local ingredients for the best flavors....more

Apple Crostata

[Editor's Note: A crostata is a pretty and simple alternative to a pie at the holidays. This version is made with apples, but you can customize it to whatever fruit filling you like best. --Genie]...more
I love all of your suggestions!  I'm thinking that warm caramel sauce would be yummy as well. ...more

Peach Apple Cobbler

 Lately, I've been hooked on apples. Nothing smells better than apples cooking in a slow cooker. So far, in October, I've cooked 3 batches of applesauce, apple and raisin cobbler, and apple crisp---all in the slow cooker. Applesauce Recipe...more