Recipe roundup: Apples

I am posting this in between comforting my poor sick puppy, who has thrown up about 10 times in the last three hours, and cleaning up the messes that did not happen outside. It’s a glamorous life, I tell you.

Tomorrow I will have a great guest blog post from my friend Rachel, who featured a guest post from me a couple months ago! Today I have recipes featuring apples–mostly because I have a half peck of them sitting on my counter waiting for me to come up with a few creative ideas.

Of course, the healthiest thing to do is just grab the whole apple and enjoy, and I’ve done plenty of that. But after you’ve had, oh, about 12 apples in six days, you start to need a little variety. These are some possibilities:

Eating Well’s Apple- and Leek-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Eating Well’s Maple Cinnamon Applesauce

MyRecipes.com’s Apple Sangria

MyRecipes.com’s Overnight Apple Butter

My all-time favorite apple pie is from Better Homes & Garden’s cookbook. My mom tweaks it a bit, and I wish I knew how, because it’s literally prize-winning. But I can share one cute tip: she cuts an apple, stem and leaf out of extra pie crust dough, dyes them with a bit of food coloring and puts it right on the top center of the pie. It’s a fun extra touch!

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About Kristen K

My life has always been pretty darn fantastic--except for one thing: my weight. Not too long ago, I tipped the scale at 283 pounds. I'd gain some, lose some and gain some right back, and I was so frustrated. When I saw a notice for a Biggest Loser-style contest in my local paper, I applied on the spot and I felt like I won the lottery when I found out I was one of the five contestants chosen. We worked out four times a week with trainers and followed a clean eating diet, and my life completely transformed. I've lost more than 60 pounds and I'm feeling confidence for the first time in my life. I'm 29 years old with a great husband, a rewarding job, two adorable dogs and fantastic friends. Weight loss continues to be a struggle now that the contest has ended, but this time I know that I can do it and I'm fully committed. This blog has seved as an accountability tool as I journey from a happy, but fat, person to a happy and confident person. And for the first time in my life, I'm no longer putting it off until tomorrow. This time, I'm starting this minute.
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2 Responses to Recipe roundup: Apples

  1. Melissa says:

    Send some my way! Homemade applesauce, which would then in turn be made into fruit leather. 🙂

  2. Pingback: My favorite apple recipes

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