September 19, 2013


Can you think of a more delicious way to start a
 crisp Autumn morning than with homemade 
Cinnamon Apple Blintzes? 

It's almost time to pull on a sweater and head outdoors on a leaf-collecting expedition. Press the most beautiful leaves between the pages of a book and in a few days, when they have flattened and dried just a bit, slip them between the panes of glass-backed frames. Sheets of paper, carefully torn on the edges can make a simple mat!

Plan a trip to the apple orchard for a Fall outing....swirling leaves and the sweet smell of apples make it the ideal picnic spot. How about making a Baked Apple and Carrot Casserole for a family dinner? 

I think this must be the REAL Honey Boo-Boo!

An Autumn picnic means the tablecloth may flutter in the breeze. Keep it in place by tying jute around an apple stem, then lay it across the table, so that the tied apple dangles off the table a bit. Secure a second apple at the other end.....easy peasy! 

A "Gourmet: tasting salad that's so easy to prepare!

Crunchy Autumn Pecan Salad
12 ounce package of shredded broccoli slaw mix
1 1/2 cup of seedless red grapes, halved
1 1/2 cup of apples, cored and chopped
1.2 cup of citrus salad dressing
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Combine the broccoli slaw, grapes and apples in a serving bowl. Pour dressing on top and toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with the pecans! 


  1. It's beginning to feel like Fall here too; I'm missing the abundance of apples we had in Washington, but settling in to new adventures. The salad sounds wonderful and I'm putting it on the menu this week. XOXO

  2. Great photo's...almost makes me not worry that the summer has ended :)


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