Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fake Fried Apples

Fake Fried Apples

Fake Fried Apples

I bet you are wondering what Fake Fried Apples are? This is my take on Cracker Barrel Apples without adding any butter or bacon fat like I see in the clone recipes out there. For the record I am not sure there is bacon or butter in the real recipe, especially the bacon fat. This recipe is just pure good apples, no additives and no fats. So how do I do it? I use apple cider to replace the fats and let the apples cook in it before I thicken them. I don’t add any spices either like cinnamon but feel free to if you want that flavor. The only thing I will do different next time is to cut each quarter of the apples into 3 pieces not four so the apples are a little chunkier.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Apple Streusel Pecan Bread

Apple Streusel Pecan Bread

Apple Streusel Pecan Bread

Fall and apples go hand in hand to me. You can’t have one without the other unless you live in Florida and there aren’t any trips to the cider mill or changing leaves. So what do I do to get in the mood? I look for bags of apples from Michigan! Hard to believe I’m admitting this out loud but a girl has to do what a girl needs to do. It helps and I buy every variety I can find. I have a whole shelf in my refrigerator right now with only apples on it. Today I made this delicious Apple Streusel Pecan Bread and some fake fried apples. If you’re wondering what fake fried apples are, there was no frying allowed instead they took a bath in some apple cider I found from Michigan. In case you’re wondering what’s the deal with Michigan, that is where I grew up.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Oatmeal Pumpkin Cups

Oatmeal Pumpkin Cups
Oatmeal Pumpkin Cups

I see the pumpkin marshmallows are out again so it’s time to share this recipe for these cute little cookies which are a perfect fall dessert. They’d be beautiful on any table. I love how festive the little pumpkins look on top of these cookie cups.

Friday, September 26, 2014

BBQ Pork Baked Potato

BBQ Pork Baked Potato

I can thank Bob Gibson’s in Decatur, AL. for the inspiration to do this recipe. They make the best pork barbecue you can get anywhere and just one trip will tell you why. It was one of my favorite restaurants when I lived in Huntsville, especially if I wanted barbecue. Boy do I miss their Chocolate Cream Pie. I can’t think about Bob Gibson’s without thinking about their pies. They say on a weekend they make over 400 pies! I sure wouldn’t want that job. Instead of counting sheep when I go to bed I’d be seeing pies and they would never stop.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies

Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies
Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies

Need a quick snack? This might just be it. Muddy Buddies are quick and easy to make. You can use any kind of Chex cereal you like, I used rice chex. These are perfect for gift giving too. I don’t know who wouldn’t love a bag of these.