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Hearty Beef Stew

Hearty Beef Stew – Mmmm…. I love stew – beef, chicken, shrimp, all different varieties that are a great comfort meal during this time of the year.  With the weather getting cooler – stews, soups and roasts are made weekly in my home. 

Here is a great Hearty Beef Stew recipe from Stew Leonard’s….

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                                                                    vauvau – Flickr.com

November 29, 2010 Posted by | Autumn, Fall, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

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

Autumn in Pawling NY

Autumn in Pawling NY…

Here are some Fall photos taken during Realtor Open House Day last week in Pawling NY

October 24, 2010 Posted by | Autumn, Fall, NY, Pawling, Uncategorized | , , , | 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

A Spooky Halloween

A Spooky Halloween… with help from:

                                                                       Trostle – Flickr.com

and from FrontDoor.com – Tips for Living in a Haunted House… say what?

Real Estate Top 10
Tips for Living in a Haunted House
Living with ghosts Who you gonna call? Get advice on living with ghosts from the paranormal pros featured on HGTV’s House Haunters.
Don’t panic
Ask for the ghost’s name
Continue to not panic
6 (Hopefully) Ghost-Free Castles for Sale

October 9, 2010 Posted by | Autumn, Fall, Halloween, 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

Flickr Foto Fun Friday – Fall!

Flickr Foto Fun Friday – Fall!

Here are some beautiful Fall pics from Flickr.com –

                                                                    paul (dex) – Flickr.com

                                                                Noel Zia Lee – Flickr.com

                                                                     wstryder – Flickr.com     

                                                                     jsorbieus – Flickr.com

                                                                     OliBac – Flickr.com

                                                                  dicktay2000 – Flickr.com

                                                                     udreyjm529 – Flickr.com

September 24, 2010 Posted by | Autumn, Fall, Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post, Fun Post | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why do Leaves Change Color?

Why do leaves change color in the Fall?  Find out from About.com –

                                                             virtually_supine – Flickr.com

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                                                                    Ctd 2005 – Flickr.com

September 21, 2010 Posted by | Autumn, Fall, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Flickr Foto Fun Friday – Fall!

Here are some great fotos from friends on Flickr of Fall!  Hey, say that a few times!

Leaves & bike - basykes                                                                     basykes – Flickr.com

Apples - Pink Sherbet Photography                                                   Pink Sherbert Photography – Flickr.com

Pumpkins - shelley_ginger                                                                shelley_ginger – Flickr.com

Fall - peasap                                                                       peasap – Flickr.com

Carmel Apple - joyosity                                                                      joyosity – Flickr.com

Leaves - Jan Tik                                                                       Jan Tik – Flickr.com

                                                         www.Flickr.comIt’s awesome!

November 13, 2009 Posted by | Autumn, Fall, Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I’m in the Mood to Bake – Pumpkin Muffins!

I’m in the mood to bake… Pumpkin Muffins!

Pumpkin Seeds - Wyscan                                                                  Wyscan – Flickr.com

Halloween is over – but Fall is still here and soon Thanksgiving Day will be upon us.  With cooler days and Pumpkins galore – what better time to bake some Pumpkin Muffins – CLICK – here to view recipe fromwww.FoodNetwork.com

Pumpkin Pie Cupcake - norwichnuts                                                                Norwichnuts – Flickr.com

November 1, 2009 Posted by | Autumn, Baking, Fall, Thanksgiving, The Food Network | , , , , , , | 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

Fall and Landscaping



It’s Fall and there’s still lot’s of gardening to be done besides raking leaves!  LOWE’S has helpful ideas for “Digging In” during Autumn’s cool days. What a great time to garden – no bugs, no heat and no sweat!

DIY Network explains why leaves change color in the Fall – making a ride to Upstate New York a wonderful place for foliage observers.


If selling your home during the Fall season, it’s important to keep the yard neat and inviting by raking and decorating the yard with mums and pumpkins – and don’t forget to bring some of these fall items inside the home too! 


Thanks to GOOGLE IMAGERY and ClipArt.com

October 3, 2008 Posted by | Autumn, Fall, NY, Sellers, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment