Apple Upside Down Cake

When the weather cools it never fails. I get severe cravings for baked goods. Maybe baked goods just help me through the process of mourning the loss of summer. Since apples are in season, I thought I'd try out a recipe for Apple Upside Down Cake. (I'm joining a group of bloggers for Festival of Fall week - see the schedule below!) Mmmm. Baked apples with brown sugar and cinnamon mixed in. I used Jazzy apples for this recipe. I'd never heard … [Read more...]

Apple Picking in Illinois

A slight chill in the air and the turning of leaves into riotous colors means it's time to take the family out for some apple picking in Illinois! Several farms in the area are dotted with red and golden apples weighing heavily on trees lined in neat little orchard rows. One such orchard is just 5 miles from my house and a recent family gathering ended in a trip to Kuiper's Family Farm. You can see by all the cars that this place is hopping! … [Read more...]

Fall Home Tour Week via All Things Home

Are you as excited as me about this week's Fall Home Tour? In case you didn't know, a group of us bloggers have formed an interest group called "All Things Home." From time to time we'll provide posts specific to a topic that's near and dear to your home and heart. Not only that, but we also have lots of giveaways to share with you ... like this week's hand-painted $1500 Sarasota Chest from Somerset Bay. Scroll to the very end of this post for … [Read more...]

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