Teddie’s Apple Cake

I am on a search for “the” apple cake recipe. I am still not there, but this one comes close – chock full of apples, raisins and walnuts – it is delicious! It is perfect for Hanukkah, since it is an oil-based batter. That helps give it a crisp outside with moist inside. I love…

Autumn Apple and Cheese Bread

Since our CSA box comes from our local orchard, we can be assured of having apples in the box each week. But each time they are different varieties. Luckily, we got some nice, tart Granny Smiths… So I could make this bread. I have to say that the final bread was not what I had…

Persian Haroset

First, I must apologize for not having my slew of photos for you.  I did not expect this experiment to turn out so well on the first shot.  The Haroset turned out so well, I had to quickly cover it and put it in the fridge to keep from eating it all now! SO I…

Ina Garten’s Cranberry and Apple Cake

I feel very lucky, not only to get local eggs, but also to personally know the chickens that lay my eggs. Thank you Farmer Kim for this great picture. They are Wyandottes, a heritage breed from the 1800’s.  My dog was so intrigued by them on our last visit, he tried to go into their…

Cousin Bentzi’s Noodle Kugel

How many ways can you say “yum!”? I think this may be my favorite noodle kugel recipe ever. I guess is should give you some context. My cousin Bentzi lives in Israel and we have never met. But we have bonded over our mutual love of cooking and feeding people. He sent me his recipe for…

Refrigerator Oatmeals

I always have grand plans for what healthy dish I will make myself for breakfast; but when morning rolls around, I end up with toast and nut butter or an egg and toast. Easy, simple, fast (I always wake up hungry). But then I found recipes for refrigerator oatmeals on The Yummy Life blog. They…

Apple Latkes

Latkes aren’t just for lunch and dinner, we found a fun new way to start our day with latkes – Apple Latkes for breakfast! These latkes by Nigella Lawson are so good that you are going to want them at other times of the year.  Then you can call them apple fritters or apple pancakes….

Apple Pecan Crumb Top Pie

It had been way too long since I last made this pie (decades).  It used to be a yearly occurrence. Every thanksgiving I would make this pie, sometimes with the assistance of a beautiful little helper. I am posting the recipe so that she will now have it to make with her beautiful little helpers….

Apple Oat Bran Pancakes with Streusel Topping

A few weeks ago, I was able to go apple picking with all my children.  Now that the girls are adults, it is rare to get all of them together, and even more rare to be able to all be together on an excursion. But on this cold but sunny day, we all went to Milburn Orchards…