Posts Tagged ‘Apples’

Zucchini Apple Muffins

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Our basket site is full of awesome volunteers. I don’t think that we can say that enough! Every once in a while someone shows up with goodies. This recipe is from one of our volunteers, Katy.
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Caramel Apple Pie

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

I must add a disclaimer….. I am not known as the “pie maker” in our family. For that title, you will need to go to my aunt Ellen or my cousin Becky. They have been baking pies that have been pleasing our family for years! From them, I did learn what a good pie should taste like and how sweet making pies can be (all pun intended!), although I’m not at their level of pie making status, I love to make pie and this one is one of my sweet indulgences!! This pie will get your sweet tooth zinging!!
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Miranda – Pizza and a Movie

Friday, September 13th, 2013


Pizza and a movie…seems so simple right?  Where do I start?  My refrigerator of course!  I have Gala and Granny Smith apples from the last couple lunch box packs, lots of cheese (I think we could open a cheese shop), and a nub of fresh ginger from my last juice pack… Oh, I have a recipe for apple rhubarb chutney and I have rhubarb in the freezer (Spring rhubarb add-on). Sounds like the beginnings of a Fall inspired Pizza, and when I think of Fall I think of my childhood, which was spent in Europe (Father was in the Army). We spent many weekends touring around Europe in our old VW bus, seeing castles, farms, and beautiful English estates; this movie is my Fall “go to”!
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Green Juice is NOT Scary!

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Green juice does not have to be scary! My mind tends to see green and go straight to yuck, but the trick is to add an extra organic green apple or make it red by adding an organic beet, leaves too! Try to limit the beet and apple… while it will sweeten your juice, remember there is sugar in sugar in there. Green juices detoxify, give you iron and magnesium when you use kale, chard and dark leafy greens.
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After School Snacks

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

If your kids (especially the teen set) are anything like mine, they have one thought when they walk through the door after school…food. They cannot be compelled to share tales of their day, prepare for evening activities, or certainly start on homework until the growling stomachs that have been functioning on the brink of starvation since lunch are satisfied. Led by their empty guts and parched throats the newly returned scholars begin a systematic search of the kitchen cupboards, fridge, and freezer pulling out just about anything crunchy, sugary, salty, or wet.
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What’s in the Bento box?

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Now that school has started I’m back to making lunches for the kids because let’s face it cafeteria food is…well cafeteria food!  My children have never been picky eaters because we’ve never dumbed down their food.  What we eat they eat!  This ol’ gal doesn’t do multiple meals.  Because of that our kids are much more open to trying things most of their contemporaries won’t touch and quite honestly it makes my life much easier.  I do have to be honest with you though.  Our food philosophy has created borderline food snobs, but hey, worse things could happen ya know?!
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Pumpkin Apple Pork Rib Roast

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Before we get started let me first say I realize that technically a pork rib roast is supposed to be Frenched primarily for presentation reasons. However, I was short on time and opted not to do so and skipping this step has no effect on the final outcome of the meat. Now then, let’s get started. You’ll need:

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Canning Lid Tarts

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

photo by Carrie J

“Use it up- wear it out- make it do or do without”. This old pioneer adage is repeated so often in my house my kids start rolling their eyes before I even get to the “up”. I try to make it apply to school supplies, new clothes, cars, and even food. We don’t buy new until what we have is worn out or totally used up. And even then I really like to find a new purpose for the things we are replacing. In my kitchen leftovers get a new life as a new meal, scraps get boiled down to broth, and over-ripe fruits become delicious pies and crisps. Making a conscious effort to use everything up is very rewarding to my pocket-book, the environment, and my sense of creativity and accomplishment. It really bugs me when I can’t think of some way to re-purpose clothes, containers, and other household items. SO- you can imagine my frustration when I find myself with a whole drawer full of canning lids and rings and no ideas for how to put them to use.
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Oik Cookies

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Last night, my son had a serious cookie craving.  Too bad I had almost no cookie-making ingredients!  I decided that I would try a flourless, low sugar oatmeal cookie (mostly because I had no flour and hardly any sugar), and after discovering I was out of raisins, I substituted dried apple pieces.  The result was a crispy, yummy, oatmeal cookie full of autumn flavors.  My 4 year old devoured the cookies and I loved that they’re pretty healthy, for cookies.  And they gained their unique moniker because I can’t type on my smartphone.  I was typing the recipe up on Facebook, and oil became oik.  My sister decided there was no other name for them.  If you want to give them a try, here’s the recipe:
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Maple Apple Breakfast Sausage

Friday, September 21st, 2012

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