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Friday, September 20, 2019

Rustic Buttermilk Apple Cake #appleweek

Loaded with fresh apples, this rustic buttermilk cake is easy to put together and absolutely fabulous to eat. Serve it as a coffee cake, snack cake or for an easy dessert.

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close piece of rustic buttermilk apple cake with apple halves and cake pan in background


     This rustic apple cake may look unassuming, but it is ready to wow your taste buds.  It comes together quickly in just a couple of mixing bowls. It is laced with buttermilk, cinnamon, and whole wheat flour. It would make a perfect weekend treat with a cup of coffee or tea or would be fabulous for dessert. The simplicity makes it a perfect way to enjoy the best of apple season.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Cranberry Apple Crisp #appleweek

Tart cranberries, fresh apples, a hint of cinnamon, brown sugary sweetness and a golden oat topping come together to make this fabulous cranberry apple crisp. It is the perfect fall dessert.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #AppleWeek . The sponsors are providing prize packages for readers to read and product for development of #AppleWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

serving of cranberry apple crisp on plate with scoop of vanilla ice cream


      Everything about this delicious cranberry apple crisp screams fall. It is the perfect not too sweet dessert that brings together two of autumn's most iconic fruits. Of course the oatmeal crisp topping makes it amazing. You are to want to make it over and over all fall long.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Creamy Caramel Apple Icebox Cake #appleweek

No bake creamy caramel apple icebox cake is a perfect way to transition to fall flavors without heating up the house. The vanilla cream cheese filling, Graham crackers and cinnamon brown sugar apples come together to make the perfect slice of dessert.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #AppleWeek . The sponsors are providing prize packages for readers to read and product for development of #AppleWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

close up slice of icebox cake with layers of graham crackers, fluffy cream cheese filling and cinnamon spiced caramelized apples with apples in the background


     Get a fabulous fall dessert on the table without turning on the oven! Layers of Graham crackers, creamy vanilla filling and apples quickly caramelized in a skillet are married into one beautiful sweet treat. This icebox cake is a fun and easy make ahead dessert.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Cozy Apple Cupcakes with Easy Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting #AppleWeek

Lightly spiced cupcakes kissed with green apple syrup and topped with easy caramel cream cheese frosting are as pretty as they are tasty. Garnish with an apple chip and drizzle of caramel sauce for extra fall flare.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #AppleWeek . The sponsors are providing prize packages for readers to read and product for development of #AppleWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

close up grouping of cozy apple cupcakes topped with caramel cream cheese frosting and apple chip and a drizzle of caramel sauce


      These delicious cupcakes are layer upon layer of fall goodness. The cupcakes are steaped with hot apple cider tea bags loaded with apple, cinnamon and cloves. The apple flavor is enhanced with a bit of green apple syrup. Then they are topped with a fabulous caramel cream cheese frosting that can hold its shape for piping. It is the perfect autumnal treat.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Caramel Apple Popcorn Balls #AppleWeek

Delicious popcorn balls held together with caramel that sings with the flavor of concentrated apple are a fall must try. Add a popsicle stick and dip them in white chocolate to make them an even more fun treat!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #AppleWeek . The sponsors are providing prize packages for readers to read and product for development of #AppleWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

close up of white chocolate dipped caramel apple popcorn balls with popsicle sticks and red and white baker twine


     These fun caramel popcorn balls are flavored with real apple juice. They are delicious as is, but even more fun when dipped in white chocolate. Add a popsicle stick to complete the transformation from popcorn ball to caramel apple. These fun treats are perfect for fall parties either as dessert or as a parting favor.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Welcome to #AppleWeek 2019!

Celebrate the start of apple season with a TON of delicious apple recipes and great prizes as well.  Let the AppleWeek fun begin!

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     I look forward to the start of apple season each year. I love all the great recipes, the cozy transition to fall flavors and and the crisp sweetness of the fruit itself.  I also look forward to the start of appleweek each year.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Homemade Maple Bacon Baked Beans in the Instant Pot

Baked beans are a classic side dish for good reason. This recipe flavors delicious baked beans with maple and bacon. They start with dried beans and can still be made in a couple of hours with the help of a pressure cooker.

big bowl of maple bacon baked beans in front of instant pot


     Maple bacon baked beans are the perfect side dish to BBQ, fried fish, burgers and more.  This is a great way to get a tasty and belly filling side dish put together that can feed a crowd.  You start with dried beans and end up with a hearty dish people will want seconds of. Plus due to the magic of the pressure cooker, there is no soaking required!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Chewy Salted Caramel M&M Blondies

Chewy brown sugary blondies loaded with chocolate chunks, caramel undertones and topped with M&Ms. This big batch of bars is perfect for a party, carry-in or just because.

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first piece salted caramel M&M blondies lifted out of pan on spatula showing chewy fudgy center


       Blondies are the perfect combination of brown sugar goodness with the texture and chew of a brownie.  This recipe mixes in plenty of chocolate chunks, bits of caramel goodness and it's topped with colorful chocolate candies.  What's not to love about that? This is a large batch that is perfect for sharing, or freezing. Though they may disappear more quickly than you think!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Upside Down Caramel Apple Skillet Cake

A slice of warm delicious down home caramel apple upside down skillet cake is sure to bring a smile to your face.  Add a scoop of ice cream to this spiced cake for an extra special fall treat.

close slice of warm upside down caramel apple skillet cake with scoop of ice cream and drizzle of caramel sauce


     Apple season is official upon us. So it's time to break out the warmer flavors of caramel and cinnamon.  This caramel apple upside down skillet cake is the perfect way to get all of those cozy flavors and feelings together in one delicious dessert. It is part spice cake and part sticky caramel apple. It is great on its own, but of course a scoop of ice cream and drizzle of caramel make it even more decadent!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Elvis Sheet Cake {Banana sheet cake with Peanut Butter frosting, Bacon and Honey}

Banana sheet cake topped with a glossy peanut butter icing is delicious. To make it an ode to Elvis himself we added some chopped bacon and a drizzle of honey. This cake is a delicious way to enjoy the King's favorite sandwich combo.

close shot of first slice of elvis sheet cake being lifted out of sheet pan


     Enjoy that sweet and salty combo like the king of rock and roll.  This Elvis sheet cake combines bananas, peanut butter, bacon and honey in the most tasty way.  The banana sheet cake whips up quickly and is topped with a pour over peanut butter icing.  You can stop there, but to give it that Elvis touch add a bit of bacon and honey to bring it all together.