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Apple Butter

Apple Butter is so versatile and so easy to make! Gather up Autumn’s bounty and make up a batch of apple butter in your slow cooker! It’s an easy process that you can have simmering all day- and BONUS, your house will smell great! You can cook it up and store in s small containers…
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Apple Roses Recipe

The air has turned nippy around here- leaves are falling from the trees and swirling in the streets. It’s this time of year that I love recipes with cinnamon and apples. They seem warm and comforting. This recipe for Apple Roses is easy to make and versatile. It makes a great sweet addition to a bacon…
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The “Why” of a Vanilla Shortage

Look in your cupboard. Go ahead, I’ll wait here… It’s most likely that you have a small brown bottle, the label stained from brown liquid dripping down the side when you have poured it. Vanilla Extract. With the Christmas season fast approaching which includes cookies, cakes, pies, and even more sweet treats, I hate to…
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Morning Fog and a Huge Warm Hug

I see this picture and start to salivate. I encountered this warm bowl on the coast of Oregon during recent travels. Think of rich, white clam chowder. Soft chunks of white potato and small, sweet shrimp stirred in, then topped with shredded parmesan and a sprinkling of sweet paprika. Heaven. On. Earth. It’s like the…
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