Sunday, October 31, 2010

apples, again, oct.10

last time we met, i told you all about my early october saturday spent apple picking with friends, and showed you my sunday baking results. now i'll share the recipes that made it all possible...

apple pie with cheddar crust
i made dough for one pie but ended up using smaller baking tins so had enough dough left to serve as the base crust for a second pie. that one i just topped with oats, cinnamon and brown sugar, so let's call it a crisp.

autumn in a bite
doesn't that just sound delightful?! so i totally improvised on this one. i had some leftover homemade caramel sauce from my boo's birthday dinner, and swapped that for the caramel candies this recipe calls for. i also realized too late that i didn't have enough granulated sugar so made up the difference with extra brown sugar. due to these little tweaks, the cookies turned out really fluffy, almost muffiny. so i renamed them caramel apple breakfast cookies and voila, they were a hit!

crockpot apple butter
finally, i had to do something with the gazillion apples that remained before heading off on a 10 day trip to italy. i went with this recipe because a) apple butter freezes well so i can eat it all winter long, and b) i was running out of time before my trip and the crockpot did all the work for me while i slept!

PS: i LOVE this guide to local apple varieties!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

appley ever after, oct.10

a few weeks ago i went apple picking with some lovely ladies. it's becoming an annual thing, and i love it. maskers orchards is gorgeous and you can drive right up into the trees and park where you like. next time i'm definitely packing a picnic!

bacon, egg, apple-cider-donut sandwich, mmmm

cheddar cheese pie dough

cheddar apple pie, apple crisp

caramel apple breakfast cookies


Monday, October 4, 2010

eeeataly, oct.10

i'm heading off to salerno and florence italy on friday for a 10-day work trip. it will be filled with a leather fair and tannery visits, but i'm definitely planning on squeezing in some art, pizza and gelato, gelato, gelato! if you have any recommendations, send em this-a-way.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

food porn: honig, oct.10

i just discovered a sweet little gem of a food blog that i thought might make your tummy growl...

speaking of food, this is pretty drool-worthy, non?

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