Apple Season Part 1

Hello Readers,

Today I am sharing with you the first of many apple desserts to come this season. Now this is something we have made before called apple dumplings. I find this treat to be a unique twist on eating apples through out the season, I mean who doesn’t love pastry crust, warm spices, brown sugar, butter and tart apples in September! The recipe is simple and I follow a great one from the food network, but you can make it even more simple by buying pre made pastry dough. Here are some fun pictures and a quick video of my sister attempting to core apples.

apples getting ready to be made into dumplings

The replacement

Hello All,

Recently I had a small event that I catered and the dish I got the most feedback on was actually not on the original menu. I replaced a more complex dish with stuffed mushrooms, a last minuet decision made while out shopping because the store was out of stock of what I was originally looking for. Now stuffed mushrooms are delicious on their own but, I was honestly worried because as it was not as planned out as the other plates were. The amazing reviews about the mushrooms reminded me that cooking is an expression of love, and as long as people can taste the love I put in my food, I do not have to fear the outcome.

Happy Friday!

Stuffed Mushroom



Amish jams at the farmers market!
Nutella hot chocolate! ummm YES every morning!


This is an amazing truck turned into a store on wheels. Showcases beautiful clothes from all the 50’s through the 90’s. If you are in the Philly area check her out!
Recent trip to Philadelphia PA



polish beer
Yummy, malty beer from Poland.


Cacti from the same farm!
Beautiful succulents from a local farm in Northborough





angry orchard
This angry orchard rose cider makes me very happy! It’s light fruity and floral!
York, England
I am amazed still at how sturdy and solid architecture is from hundreds of years ago, yet buildings built today fall down so easily. This is an image from York, England.
cherry tomato
Beautiful, lush cherry tomatoes reminding me that the sun is on its way again!
British beer, had this in a bar in York, England
a positive way to look at whatever is troubling you today


Theakston beer and a fire perfect way to spend a cold afternoon
Missing England very much and its great beer! The tour was amazing and I cannot wait to go back one day!
“Do not lower your standards for a team that is not willing to grow”-Dani Johnson. This photo was taken on the way to Nevada!

Edinburgh Scotland, climbing King Arthur’s Chair!

vegas2017 view
Vegas Tower!
mini distilling equipment
Sin City Brewing, had an amazing Irish stout that was bold, thick and balanced with the perfect amount of hops.
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