Cranberry Jalapeño Jam

It’s about that time to start planning your Thanksgiving menu – and today, I’m over at Food Fanatic with a recipe for Cranberry Jalapeño Jam to kick your appetizers up a notch. Happy weekend!

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

I can hardly believe how quickly October went by. One minute it was the end of September and I was baking apple dumplings with our freshly-picked apples and getting excited about autumn, and the next thing I know it, I’m planning for Thanksgiving. Of course, I don’t believe I’m entirely to blame – I really don’t think it helps when you can’t even find Halloween items before Halloween because the shops already have their shelves lined with Christmas decorations. Maybe I’m just old-fashioned, but I really don’t understand (not to mention, appreciate) it. Life goes by so quickly as it is – why can’t we enjoy one holiday at a time?

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Apple Conserve

Happy Thursday! Today, I’m over at Food Fanatic with a recipe for Apple Conserve. Head on over and check it out!

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Baked Apple Dumplings

It seems that lately I’ve been on a roll with pie making. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve followed along as I’ve gone from strawberry-rhubarb to blueberry to mulberry pies, to the easy jam tart I posted about a few weeks ago, and back to pie made with five different varieties of apple, all in keeping with what fruits are currently available at my local orchards. Once September hits, much of summer’s bounty doesn’t linger too long into the autumn months - but apples are one fruit that is plentiful until winter arrives. You can always find something to do with them; at the top of my list again are these baked apple cider doughnuts from a couple years ago. But of course, I always like to try new things as well!

A friend of mine made these delicious whole apple dumplings a few years back, and I’m finally getting around to trying them for myself. Armed with a few dozen apples from our apple picking adventure over the weekend, I was ready to roll up my sleeves and get baking. Although they take a bit of work, the results were worth it – and if you have pie crust dough you’ve already made ahead of time and frozen, all the better. Not to mention, the scent of apples and cinnamon mingling together always makes the house smell so warm and inviting – a sure invitation to cozy up to autumn.

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Grape Jam

Ready for fall? I sure am, and today I’m over at Food Fanatic with a recipe for Grape Jam. Head on over and check it out – and have a happy Tuesday!

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