Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Apple Recipe Roundup

I love fall in New England because as much fun as summer is, the cool, crisp air of autumn calls to me.  When this beautiful and colorful season comes, I welcome it with open arms.

One of the best ways to welcome autumn is with a trip to the apple orchard.  If you have just gone and gathered up a bunch of apples or you just stocked up from a great deal at the grocery store, check out this recipe roundup.  There are some great ideas here for putting those apples to good use!

Lazy Applesauce
This one is a favorite and if you leave it in the crock pot a little too long, just keep cooking until you have apple butter!  It's no-fail!

Apple Cranberry Crisp
Try this delicious blend of sweet and tart.  Perfect for any fall table.

Apple Crisp
This is a recipe that's been in the family for years.

Swedish Apple Pie
This is delicious.  It is similar to a crisp, but is topped with a thick cake-like batter.  It's so much easier than rolling a crust and the flavor never disappoints!

Dried Apples
This is a great way to preserve your apples if you don't want to bake with them.  I don't know about you, but sometimes if I keep my apples from the orchard in the refrigerator too long they get grainy and unappealing.  Drying apples is one option to keep them nice and tasty.  We love them in our family.

Apple Bread
This is another family recipe.  Give this classic a try and I'm sure you'll like it.

What is your favorite apple recipe?  Let me know in the comment section below.  It doesn't have to be one listed here.  I'd love to try a new recipe if you have something good!

And remember, apples are a good source of vitamin C, fiber and the antioxidant, Quercetin.  So when you're making up one of these delectable goodies or a favorite of your own, don't feel guilty in the slightest!

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

New England Pumpkin Pie

Image found here.

This pumpkin pie uses no sweetened condensed milk.  And that's precisely the reason my mom started making it.  She didn't have any on hand and she was in need of a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving.  It's my favorite pie with all the flavors rounding it out just right.  Give it a try and let me know if you think it's as good as I do!

New England Pumpkin Pie


1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 15-ounce can pumpkin*
2 eggs
1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter
1 1/2 cups milk
1/8 cup molasses
1 pie crust

Sift sugar, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.  Mix with pumpkin.  Add eggs, melted butter, molasses and milk.  Line pie pan with crust.  Pour pumpkin mixture into raw pie crust.  Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.  Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 50 minutes more.  Remove from oven and let cool.

Pumpkin pie is best served cool with a dollop of delicious, fresh whipped cream!

*You can sub 1 3/4 cups cooked pumpkin, strained for best results, as canned pumpkin tends to be more dense than non-canned.  Measure after straining.

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Breakfast Recipe Roundup

Looking for ideas for breakfast?  Look no further!  Here is my Breakfast Recipe Roundup.  Be sure and share this page and these ideas with your friends.

Mom's Pancakes

What are Mom's Pancakes without some syrup?

Homemade Pancake Syrup

This banana bread is super sweet and pairs well with a delicious cup of coffee.

Auntie's Banana Bread

This granola is our family favorite.  Make it and you'll see why!  Try it by the handful, in a bowl with some nice, fresh milk, or as a topping on any yogurt you have on hand.

Raw Brown Sugar Granola

I have not found a better pumpkin bread recipe.  This is another one that has been in the family for years.  If you want to tone down the sweetness, spread it with some cream cheese.  I promise you won't be disappointed.

A Christmas favorite in my house, these cinnamon buns don't disappoint.  I have to exert extreme self control when I make these!

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