I Can't Live without Carmel Carrano's Apple Cake


Easy Succulent Thanksgiving Recipe - Dessert

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving weekend is a week away. Oy! This is the last recipe in our fail-proof, fool-proof, easy AND succulent Thanksgiving recipe series. And for your convenience, let us relist them here:...more

Apple-Cinnamon Phyllo Pillows

  I purchased about 20 pounds of apples for the kids halloween party this past weekend, ignorantly thinking that most kids would want a healthy break from all the candy.  ...more

On Apple Chips and Autumn

Fall, my relationship with you has been more challenging than with the other seasons. For years, I loved the smells, the tastes, the feelings of crispness in the air, but was wary of enjoying them. I'd gaze upon the magazines at the grocery store, colorful covers boasting culinary opulence: roasted turkeys, glazed hams, baked pies of every flavor. Very early, however, I understood that fall meant winter, and winter was a strange and dark time in my childhood home. For many of those years, I avoided immersing myself in the joys of autumn because the fall from technicolor was so much farther than the fall from black and white....more

These were not overwhelmingly apple-y. If you dry them out until they are chewy, the apple ...more


I love the Fall!  No more ninety plus degree days with a thousand percent humidity.  No more watermelon stains on the girl's white t-shirts.  And thank goodness no more cantelope, I just can't stand cantelope.  And lest we forget - hockey and football!!  The days are cooler now, the sweatshirts are out of storage and the produce shelves at Harris Teeter are filled with squash and apples galore....more

If I could talk my husband into going apple picking this weekend. We've never done it. Hmmmm.... ...more

Fresh Picked Applesauce

My first post here is going to be about apples! We picked 2 bushels of apples last weekend and we are making pies, applesauce and applebutter.  I am allergic to apples but that doesn't keep me from making all of this yummy stuff since once the apple is cooked I can eat it!I purchased a nifty little apple peeler, slicer, corer gadget today and with great excitement my husband and I along wth our daughter put it together and began peeling, slicing and coreing our fresh picked apples!  (I have a son too but it was late and he was asleep!)....more

Caramel Apple Turnovers & Mini- Pies

Betty Crocker has come and inhabited my body.Do not be alarmed. Everything is going to be fine. I might gain 5 lbs this weekend, but everything is going to be fine. I had the urge to do some fall baking, and apples were on sale. So, I had a little adventure in pre-made pie crusts, apples, cinnamon, and caramels. Success....more

I might try something like this without cinnamon.

Contributing Editor Jenna Hatfield ...more

Mulligatawny Soup


Apple Raisin Walnut Breakfast "Cookies"

These little gems have become a saving grace staple at our place....more