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Friday, September 30, 2016

Apple Bundt Cake with Cider Caramel Sauce #appleweek


     It's Friday!!  I hope you have been enjoying the apple week festivities as much as I have.  I really want to take a bite out of each and every one of these apple treats!  I know ate more than my fair share of each of the apple recipes I shared though, so maybe I should run around the block once or twice first!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Throwback Thursday #56

Welcome back to the 56th week of Throwback Thursday! Come link up your latest and greatest posts or reach into those archives and show us some of your blasts from the past!
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Happy Thursday to you all you party people! October is upon us! Can you believe that September flew by seriously so fast?

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Apple Cider Caramel Sauce #appleweek


       My new favorite caramel sauce has arrived!!  This is so good.  Not to toot my own horn or anything (toot, toot!) but I think it might just be the best caramel sauce I've ever had.  It is as rich and creamy as you would want a caramel sauce to be, but there is a bit of a tart apple apple flavor in there that wakes up your tastebuds and will make them do a happy dance to boot!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Pork #appleweek



    There is just something about fall that screams pork to me.  I am not 100% sure why, because we eat plenty of pulled pork during the summer too.  Maybe it is all of the braising options and homey flavors that make it seem like fall and pork just go together.  Another thing that goes with work? Apples, of course!  It is apple week after all, so that answer shouldn't have been much of a shocker!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Apple Cheddar Pinwheels #appleweek

       The time has finally come.  It's apple week!  Some of my favorite bloggers and I have been furiously working to get a great group of apple themed posts together for you guys.  Today we are sharing appetizers and drinks.  I can't wait to click over and see what everyone made because just reading the names has made me hungry... and thirsty!  An Apple Brie Rollup with an Apple Cider Margarita?  Don't mind if I do.  Roasted Apple and Acorn Squash Soup and an Apple Pie Smoothie?  Sure, I'm in!!  So many great recipes all in one spot!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Light and Fresh Apple Slaw


     Isn't this time of year so interesting to cook for?  The fact that school is back in session, the apples are ripening and football is on makes you want to cook lovely warm fall food.  The problem is, it is still hot outside!  This slaw helps bridge the gap.  It uses some of those favorite fall flavors of honey, apples and mustard and puts them in a fresh salad that is still perfect for a hot day.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Throwback Thursday #55


Welcome back to the 55th week of Throwback Thursday! Come link up your latest and greatest posts or reach into those archives and show us some of your blasts from the past!
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Hey everyone! We apologize for the lack of party last week! Like kind of caught up to us a little too quickly and we just had to skip the party for one week!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Farmer's Daughter Cake

Sometimes you just need a little something sweet.  This simple cake is creamy and delicious and the frosting is almost like chocolate pudding. This Farmer's Daughter Cake is a must make treat!



     It is finally time to share this cake!  I actually made it in July thinking I was really ahead of the game getting August's Cake Slice post done so early.  They I realized I had looked at September's list instead of August... so I was even more ahead than I thought!  I used to be the queen of writing a paper the morning it was due. If only my college professors could see me now!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Coffee and Cream Cinnamon Buns #SundaySupper


      I hope you're sitting down.  No really, pull up a nice comfy chair and get ready for what I am about to throw your way.  It's good.  I mean, it's really good.  Coffee and Cream Cinnamon Buns are like your expensive coffee house favorite and an ooey gooey cinnamon bun got together for a night of craziness and this is what resulted.  I mean.... good!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Fall and Winter Fruit Salad


    During spring and summer, throwing together a fruit salad is so easy.  Dump in some delicious fresh berries, mix, done!  I just love berries, so it I only have eyes for them when they are ripe and delicious.  But we are heading into the season where a couple of things happen.  1. Berries get super expensive. 2. They taste like crap anyway. So we have to scramble and do something different.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Rollback With Snapple

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 If you are anything like us, your thoughts have turned to fall.  However, Mother Nature has another thing to say about it.  Temperatures are still high and the humidity here in the Midwest is still unbearable.  We spend a lot of time outside, so we always need to have some cold drinks on hand.  This deal is a perfect way to keep our garage fridge stocked with something refreshing until the weather finally decides to break!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Creamiest Macaroni and Cheese with Ham

    

     This macaroni and cheese is comfort food at it's finest.  It is quick to put together and makes the creamiest macaroni and cheese you've ever had.  In the time it takes to boil the noodles, you can throw together the sauce and chop the ham.  Then all you have to do is toss it together and dinner is served! If your family is anything like mine, creamy and cheesy are crowd pleasing words and this recipe is sure to get two thumbs up!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Grandpa Joe's Pumpkin Apple Muffins



   When I sent out a a call for family favorite recipes, Matt's Grandma was nice enough to send me this pumpkin apple muffin recipe that she said Grandpa Joe baked frequently. I never had the pleasure of meeting Grandpa Joe, but I still have a very warm feeling about him.  Everyone remembers him so warmly, it makes me really wish I had the chance to know him myself. He was the original Scharnhorst carpenter.  He spent years putting his touch on many buildings around town.  He also built three houses for his family.  Each time they learned a little about what they wanted in the next house until they finally built the house they really made home.  His knowledge, skills and tools are still very much alive in the hands of Dave and Matt.  Ruth said that when Joe retired he enjoyed spending more time in the kitchen.  This was one of the recipes he held onto.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sweet or Savory Apple Cider Waffles


     Confession time: I was only going to make these as a somewhat savory waffle recipe.  I wanted it as a base for some fun Apple Cider Braised Pork that is coming to the blog soon.  So I made them and they were delicious.  The problem was I had a jar of what was left of some Apple Cider Caramel Sauce in the fridge and it was nagging at me.  Things as delicious as that can't just sit around forever and I knew that a sweet version of these waffles spiced with a little cinnamon and nutmeg would be the perfect excuse er, vehicle upon which to eat the caramel. You guys..... I cannot even explain how good it was together.  Of course a little freshly whipped cream on top never hurt anything, nor did the sprinkle of cinnamon.  Oh man, now I need to make more.  I am getting hungry all over again just thinking about it!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Throwback Thursday #54

Welcome back to the 54th week of Throwback Thursday! Come link up your latest and greatest posts or reach into those archives and show us some of your blasts from the past!
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Happy Thursday to you all! Now that September is in full swing and most of the kids have gone back to school we are sooooo excited for more Fall flavors to make their appearance.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes #FoodieExtravaganza


   Man oh man, it has been a little while since I had a chance to post with the folks of Foodie Extravaganza.  A combination of themes that I didn't have any super great recipes for and being way too busy for my own good got in the way.  But when I saw this month's theme was pancakes I knew I had to jump in!  We love pancakes! There are so many delicious things you can do with them too.  I can't wait to see what everyone made.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Great-Great-Grandma Langhorst's Dutch Apple Cake


   This is a recipe from my Great-Grandma Rees's mom.  It is meant to be a breakfast cake, like a coffee cake.  My grandparents used to make a bunch of these up in the fall when they had a lot of apples and freeze them for the rest of the year!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos with Cilantro Creme #SundaySupper


      Football season is here!  It never quite seems real the first few weeks.  Am I the only one that feels this way?  I mean it is a hundred bagillion degrees outside still.  We had to rush home from a family BBQ covered in sweat to draft our fantasy team.  To me football, chili and fall go together so these first few weeks when it is still summer make it hard to get my head in the game.  Then there are the couple glorious weeks where it is nice out.  Thank goodness we have a T.V. in the garage so we can at least kind of keep up on the big games while still enjoying the weather.  By the time November rolls around, this little mama is ready to reserve Sundays for a big pot of chili, my favorite Steelers gear and plenty of football!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Throwback Thursday #53

Welcome back to the 53rd week of Throwback Thursday! Come link up your latest and greatest posts or reach into those archives and show us some of your blasts from the past!
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Happy September all! Wow, August certainly flew by. Now comes all the great things that make Fall such an amazing season.

Peanut Butter Apple Pancake Pizzas

A perfect breakfast or fun snack, these peanut butter apple pancake pizzas will leave you with a smile on your face every time!

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     I don't know about you, but around here it seems that life just keeps getting busier by the minute.  Of course one of the most hectic times of day is the morning.  Getting everyone up and dressed and out the door on time is a challenge under even the best of circumstances.  Making sure we've had a nutritious breakfast before we go just adds to the stress.  But as with all things busy, the best way to tackle the problem is with a game plan!