Amazing Old-Fashioned Apple Butter

Apple butter holds a special place in my heart. It was my Grandma's favorite thing in the world, and I've always felt close to her when I eat this simple, silky smooth, fall treat. Apple butter doesn't have to be as hard to make as everyone says. Dump everything into your crock pot or dutch … Continue reading Amazing Old-Fashioned Apple Butter

Pumpkin Pie Filling From Scratch

If you are determined to make your pumpkin pie filling from scratch, I admire you. Hopefully, this will make it easier: Ingredients: 1 Medium-Sized Pumpkin 1 Cup Vegetable Oil 1 Pinch of Finely Ground Salt 1 12 oz Can of Evaporated Milk 1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon of Ginger 1/2 Teaspoon of Nutmeg 3 … Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Filling From Scratch

Coffee Talk

The people that love you are likely to forgive you for a great many things, but bad coffee is not one of them. There are rules about coffee now. We have professional baristas explaining to us which coffee goes with which food and on what day, even! You can put lemon in your espresso, but … Continue reading Coffee Talk

Low Calorie Strawberry Pops!

How do you save overripe strawberries?  You freeze them into mini-popsicles, and eat them whenever you want! You know how I am about strawberries, so of course I experimented. Fortunately, the best-tasting version of these is also the lowest in calories. Just 14 calories per pop! Low-Calorie Strawberry Pops Ingredients: 2 Cups of Strawberries 1 … Continue reading Low Calorie Strawberry Pops!

Simple Poached Apples

Poached apples are a great dessert. They don't need much added to make them rich and filling. These are served on their own, without sauce, crust, or garnish. I eat them from a bowl with a spoon. Poached Apples Ingredients: 4 Granny Smith Apples 2 Tablespoons Cinnamon 1 Tablespoon Ginger 1 Pinch Salt   Instructions: … Continue reading Simple Poached Apples

Poached Pears with Caramel Sauce

This is one of my family's very favorite dishes. It's good all year round, and it looks beautiful. If you're counting calories, skip the sauce. The pears, by themselves, with some crushed pecans on top are a great dessert. I really recommend getting a good apple corer for this recipe. It's difficult to core a … Continue reading Poached Pears with Caramel Sauce