APPLE PICKING TIME: Updated September 20th, 2018, starting with my most ridiculously, embarrassingly simplest yet most popular apple recipe of all…my Simply Cinnamon Apples! As one of you so beautifully said just a few days ago:
“How can something so simple be so delicious? This was perfect!!!!”
Thank you Francine, I couldn’t agree more!
My personal favorite (I love it so much that I make it on the spur of the moment all the time, all year round!) is….(scroll down, I’ll tell you at the end!)
Apples are so sweet in all the ways that warm the heart! Apples feel like home to me! They conjure up autumn days and memories of our family’s apple picking tradition at our local orchard every year. As I have shared with you before, I remember the kids (and David!) triumphantly dragging back their bags filled to the rim with apples (with David always winning the DUAP (we pronounce it dew-wap, if you must know!) prize, otherwise known as the Katz Dysfunctional-Unrestrained-Apple-Picking prize! It never fails–in the fall, our house gets filled with a “ton” of apples from every variety! That is one of the reasons I have found so many ways to create recipes around them over the years!
Of course, that’s not the only reason I have incorporated apples in my recipes. On the culinary side, I love apples in my cooking and baking because their sweet tartness can add as much to a savory dish as to a sweet dessert. On the nutrition side, apples, like all fruit, are so good for one’s health. So, as much as you’ll love my apple recipes (but of course–to be said with an indignant French accent!!!), remember to also munch on one in its plain wholesome simple state: Eating apples raw, with the skin on, can significantly lower many of our blood fats and, you know what they say… “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”
Everyone in my family LOVES apples….and I mean EVERYONE!!…take a look at Barli when she was a puppy:
This week, I offer my apple recipes, from yummy soups, to salads, to entrées, to smoothies and…to desserts of course, lots of them!!
I will start with my latest recipes, which tend to be vegan and work back to some non-vegan ones that we have enjoyed for as far back as I can remember (way before I even called them “Cuisinicity recipes”… at least 25 years or more!)
So, here we go, click on any of the images to get to the recipe! Some of them even have an accompanying little video clip of me making it in my kitchen, in all the glory of my clutsy ways….
…and now the moment you have been waiting for….MY PERSONAL FAVORITE: MY APPLE DATE WALNUT SCONES!!
No matter what, get picking…and get cooking!!