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Up To My Elbows in Apples…

It seems that I’m up to my elbows in apples.  This is apple time of the year and with the weather getting cooler, it’s a perfect combination to bake me some apples desserts! 

I’ve been trying all different recipes, here was one of our favorite – German Apple Cake – Yum!  I may bake this delight for Thanksgiving….

 Recipe from allrecipes.com ~~ CLICK ~~

This cake didn’t last very long.  Although, with 5 kids, no morsel of food lasts very long around here!

November 2, 2010 Posted by | Apples, Autumn, Baking, Fall | , , , , | Leave a comment

Baking Pies

Baking Pies in the Fall warms the kitchen and my belly!  Apple and Pumpkin are my favorite…

                                                          thebittenword.com – Flickr.com

                                                                  cardamom – Flickr.com

October 16, 2010 Posted by | Apples, Autumn, Baking, Fall, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bake a Cake

I’m in the mood to Bake a Cake!  Joy the Baker has some great choices…

                                ~~~~~~~~~~~~CLICK Here to View Recipes  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                                                 joyosity – Flickr.com

October 10, 2010 Posted by | Apples, Baking, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples Drizzeled with Chocolate and Coconut – recipe from KraftFoods.com

                                                                 joyosity – Flickr.com

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                                                                 joyosity – Flickr.com

October 8, 2010 Posted by | Apples, Autumn, Fall, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Apple Season is Here!

Apple Season is Here!

Here are some great apple recipes from FoodNetwork.com

                                                                      digicla – Flickr.com

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                                                             terren in Virginia – Flickr.com

September 25, 2010 Posted by | Apples, Autumn, Baking, Fall, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Moist Caramel Apple Cake

Mmmm! From Kraft Foods – Moist Caramel Apple Cake

                                                              joyosity – Flickr.com

My sister has made this a few times and e-mailed me the recipe directly from www.KraftFoods.com – Thanks Lisa!


November 21, 2009 Posted by | Apples, Baking, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 87

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 87:

Wahoo!  It’s Friday – still chilly out and we’re due to get the second part of this nor’easter.   It also looks as though our Ladies Bunco Night in New Fairfield is going to be canceled.  Although, one of the gals, who was selling fresh Apple Pies from the New Fairfield Community Center – went around delivering our pies since we were not meeting up tonight.  I couldn’t wait – and even while she was still backing down my driveway, I was popping my apple pie in the oven.  Soon, the sweet apple smell took over the kitchen and the entire home – Mmm, do I Love that smell, and it tasted even better!


Ok, I couldn’t help myself, I had to talk about that tasty dessert first, this is probably how I cope with life’s upsets and focus on the positives.  Well, so much happened before having a slice of pie.

Melissa called – hysterical – saying she skidded coming down a wet, leaf covered hill.  When I could finally make out what she was saying, my understanding was that her car started to slide, then she felt as though she went over something which made her lose control of the car.  Thankfully, she was not hurt and she didn’t hit anything.  Upon getting out of her car, she noticed that what she had run over was her front tire! Hugh??!!  How the heck did her tire come off?  Well, thanks to a client, who is a New York City Police Officer, asked if she recently had some work done – Yup, oil changed and …. her tires were rotated!  This is still under investigation and I am so relieved that she was only shaken, but not injured.

To take her mind off of things, we went for a bite to eat, then ran errands – one of which involved me going back to Home Depot – once again!  Melissa chose some track lighting for her room…


and I dealt with having to put in our 2nd claim into Allstate.  Our 1st was back in August when someone cut off my husband on I-684 – he hit the guard rail and totalled his car.  Again, I am thankful that Joe had no injuries.  We definitely have someone watching over us – doing Double-Duty today since Joe received a call while Melissa and I were still in Home Depot – he was going back to work on Monday after being laid off since August!  This is why we should always have Hope, Believe and have Faith.

October 20, 2009 Posted by | Apples, Home Depot, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Apple Crumb Pie

Mmmm – Apple Crumb Pie recipe ~ CLICK ~ from Pete Bakes!

Apple Crumb Pie - Randy Son Of Robert                                                      Randy Son Of Robert – Flickr.com

I’ve gone out and purchased the ingredients and can’t wait to bake this delicious pie!

October 19, 2009 Posted by | Apples, Baking, Recipes | , , , | Leave a comment

Apples and Home


There is no concrete proof that “An apple a day will keep the doctor away”– although, apples do provide respectable amounts of fiber, some vitamin C, potassium and quercetin – a flavonoid that may help protect against heart disease.


Did you know?  There are over 7,000 varieties of apples available worldwide.  Some are better for baking while others are better for eating.  Try sliced apples with peanut butter – Yummy!

When buying – avoid wrinkled, bruised or soft apples.

Storing apples in the refrigerator will keep them fresh for up to 3 months. But, before eating – always wash skin thoroughly!

This is the time for apples – so much can be done with them – CARMEL APPLE CAKE CARMEL APPLES – A DOUBLE APPLE MOJITO – APPLE PANCAKES – and we can’t forget the All American APPLE PIE. Thanks to THE FOODNETWORK.COM


Now is the perfect time to go apple picking – have fun on the farm and …

enjoy apples and use them to decorate around your home – or – during a get together, try apple dunking – maybe after a double apple mojito!


And don’t forget, if your selling your home, have a pot of apple cider cooking on the stove for a wonderful fragrance or bake some apple muffins– Mmmm!


October 4, 2008 Posted by | Apples, Autumn, Fall, NY, Putnam County, Sellers, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 3 Comments