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apple pumpkin cake

Apple Spice Cake with Pumpkin Frosting

Sometimes your kids have great ideas, without you even realizing. That’s basically the story behind this Apple Spice Cake with Pumpkin Frosting. Long story short: Kid came up with the idea; described it to me; I told him it didn’t sound like it would work; he wanted to make it anyway… it turned out great. […]

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Apple salsa

Apple Salsa – Spicy, Fresh, Perfect for Fall

Picture our family in the kitchen, surrounded by 27 pounds of apples that we’ve picked. We’ve already made apple pie, applesauce, and we’ve eaten what seems like an endless amount of apples out of hand. What’s left to make? “Apple salsa!” declares one of the kids. Apple salsa… Hmmm… That might just work. Turns out, […]

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apple chips

One-Ingredient Apple Chips

These apple chips have so few ingredients, if they had any fewer ingredients, they would not exist. That’s a back-handed way of saying that there’s only one ingredient in these apple chips: apples. Last weekend, we had a chance to head out to a farm (Riley’s at Los Rios Rancho). We picked a whole bunch […]

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Apple Cake and Ice Cream

Old-Fashioned Apple Cake

A crisp fall day practically begs for an old-fashioned apple cake, and have we got a good one for you! This apple cake recipe comes by way of Rachel Hollis of The Chic Site, and her new cookbook “Upscale Downhome.” The recipe is called “Grandma Neeley’s Apple Cake,” but the truth is, it could be […]

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Carrot-raisin salad

Not Your Grandma’s Carrot-Raisin Salad

We like to spiralize a lot in our house. And that’s how we ended up with this carrot-raisin salad. We just pulled out the spiralizer and started curling up everything. Did you know that fall produce works really well in the spiralizer? Apples, carrots, beets – anything sturdy and crunchy will probably stand up to […]

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Apple Roses

Apple Roses – A Super-Easy, Super-Pretty Pastry

When you’re looking for a super-pretty, super-easy dessert, look no further than apple roses. These pretty pastries look look like you hired a professional pastry chef… when in reality it’s you (and possibly your kids) just having fun in the kitchen. This treat was inspired by the beloved children’s classic book “The Little Prince” by […]

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