Cinnamon Applesauce Bread

It’s finally mid-March and spring is just around the corner (or so I’m telling myself). The weather this past week has been crazy! Monday started off nice, with temperatures in the upper 40’s. Snow was beginning to melt and I could see brown patches of grass showing up everywhere. But I had to remind myself not to get too excited, because after all, this is Chicago weather. By Wednesday, we got hit with yet another snowstorm. And  do you know what’s even harder to believe? On Friday, temperatures were in the mid 50’s, and then today, back to the 20’s....more

Canning at Home: An Apple a Day

There's something about the month of September. It beckons sweaters and tall boots, fills the nose with the scent of freshly sharpened pencils and newly opened crayons. There's something about the flip of the calendar that affects the tastebuds too; that makes us crave comfort foods—apples, pumpkin, filling soups, and stick-to-your-ribs casseroles....more
 @Laine Griffin I'm glad you enjoyed it.  Tomatoes are one of my favorite things to can, I'm ...more

TomAto, TomatOH! Presents Applesauce: Outlawed or Allowed

Recently one of our Mamas was told applesauce was no longer an acceptable snack for kids to bring to school.  Upon hearing this I had to scratch my head and re-think all the times I thought I was “winning” when I got my daughter to eat applesauce with her meal and felt better that my picky eater was getting more than just Goldfish Crackers and a slice of American cheese that day....more

First First: Purple Apple-Pear Sauce

First First: Purple Apple-Pear SaucePosted on November 1, 2011 by sonya...more

Gettin' saucy with apples

I came home from the fruit market with a bushel of apples. They were Molly Delicious — ripe, juicy and destined to be classified as seconds, also known as not perfect. It could also mean overly ripe, spotted or bruised. Seconds are ideal for making applesauce....more

Things a Monkey Could Cook: Macaroni and Cheese with Applesauce

Question: what did yours truly and the late Princess Diana of Wales have in common? Well, aside from beauty, charm, and modesty we’re both celebrated in our intimate circles for our Macaroni and Cheese recipe....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

Applesauce Instead of Bacon

He brought home mushy, red apples instead of bacon. Luckily, those apples made a delicious applesauce. Read the story and get the recipe......more

Weekend Menu Planning: Make Your House Smell Great with Homemade Applesauce!

Fall means time for apples, and cooks who like to bake go crazy in the fall with homemade apple pie, apple tarts, and apple cake. Of course all these apple dessert creations taste great, but one of the best and easiest use for fresh apples is homemade applesauce. If you haven't made homemade applesauce, you've never had *real* applesauce, which tastes amazing and makes the house smell wonderful too. ...more

Happy we could rescue you, and how lucky to have an apple tree!

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Apple-icious Fall Treats

Traditions are the glue which helps to hold a family together. Some traditions are based on holidays or seasons, while others are unique to each family, created because of the interests and loves of those particular people. Fall brings both holiday traditions and seasonal memories, often based on the foods that are popular during the season. Today, I took a walk down memory lane thinking of traditions in our family that have grown up around one of the most popular and versatile fall fruits, the apple. ...more