Monday, November 12, 2012
Make these tasty slow cooker recipes using your favorite fall fruits and vegetables.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Fall is the time for warm, hearty meals—and what better way to prepare them than by using your slow cooker? Simmer these fall-ingredient (think pumpkins, apples and squash) slow cooker recipes in your pot, and you’ll stay warm into the winter. Apple Crumble Crock-Pot Recipe Ingredients: 4-5 cooking apples, peeled and sliced 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1/2 cup flour 3/4 cup rolled oats 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 tablespoons butter, softened Directions: Lightly butter the Crock-Pot and lay the apple slices at the bottom of the pot. Combine the sugar, flour, rolled oats, nutmeg and cinnamon, and cut in the butter. Sprinkle the topping over the base of apples. Cook on low or auto for 3-5 hours. Slow Cooker …
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Enjoy this fall favorite at home.
I love going apple picking in the fall. It's the perfect excuse to be outside on a glorious Autumn day, enjoy the crisp air and blue sky, hang out with friends and load up on some fresh apples. But everyone always seems to enjoy themeselves too much during apple picking. So much so, they come home with way too many apples! More than they can eat. I know I'm guilty of that and always end up baking lots of apple desserts. Instead of making your regular apple pie with some of your apple picking haul, why not try a Dutch Apple Pie? What makes this pie different is the cream sauce inside, as well as the streusel on top. It's the epitome of applelicious decadence. If you are currently biting your nails trying to figure out what to do with those …
Saturday, September 24, 2011
A fall favorite for brunch.
It's officially fall! That means a lot of things. Crisp air, blue skies, falling leaves, trees exploding in different colors, pumpkins and apples. Yes! Apples. What's fall in New England without apples, apple pie, apple cider, caramel apples, apple cider donuts and various apple desserts to make use of our annual apple picking haul? How about baking some Apple Cinnamon Nut Muffins to celebrate autumn? These muffins are moist and delicious. Unlike some other dry muffins, this recipe calls for buttermilk and oil which gives these particular muffins their softness. Need a brunch idea? Make these the night before, cut them in half and cook them on the griddle just like The Restaurant does with their muffins. All you need is a buttered griddle …
Saturday, September 3, 2011
As we head into fall, warm up with this yummy soup.
I have to admit, the recent encounter with Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene had me on edge. It’s not easy having to wonder if that big tree outside is going to come crashing down on your home or whether you’ll be without power for a while. During the storm, I thought about what comforts me during bad weather like this. Things like a warm blanket, a good book, a big hug from a loved one and a hot bowl of soup make me feel cozy and safe. One of my favorite soups to make is Minestrone. It’s hearty and filling without having any meat or cream. I love that it’s healthy too because of all the fresh vegetables. There are so many ingredients that if you have a picky eater it’s easy to either pluck out one of the vegetables or for that one thing to …