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!