Maple Whipped Cream

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Maple Whipped Cream is one of the simplest of whipped cream recipes. Forget fancy flavorings and loads of sugar! Go light for a delicious creamy topping for fruit and desserts. You know how in that 50’s TV show where the mother prepares a dessert every single night? And the kids know that dessert will be […]

Quicker Minestrone – Favorite Fall Recipes (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

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Feel a little chill in the air? See the harvest coming in? Ready to dust off the soup pot and get cooking? Autumn is a wonderful time to bring back tummy-warming, stick-to-your-ribs meals. When quizzed, FishPapa said that his most favorite fall recipe was Minestrone. (I knew he would say that.) Traditionally, my Minestrone bubbles […]

Mum Cupcakes & Fun Fall Learning Activities for Children

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Fall has always been a favorite season of mine. Pumpkin patches, apple picking and crunching leaves work together to create an atmosphere of fun and exploration for children. Over the years we’ve collected acorns, gone on hay rides, and gone apple tasting. I’ve even broken some rules and climbed apple trees that weren’t supposed to […]

Apple Cinnamon Muffins (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Apples)

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Apples are a year-round staple at our house. They are a quick-prep snack and easily portable. And, apples in Fall, fresh from a local tree, are the best. Last year I bought 3 huge boxes of apples on killer sale and then processed them in different ways: Nanna’s Apple Pie, Slab Apple Pie, Crockpot Applesauce, […]

Slab Apple Pie – Perfect for Fall, Perfect for Freezing

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This easy to prepare slab apple pie takes just minutes. It’s delicious and simple, and a huge hit for fall. Apple pie is probably one of my favorite foods ever. My Gramma John used to make it when she’d come to visit, but it was one of my mom’s specialties as well. Making it is […]

Fall Traditions: How ‘Bout Them Apples?

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Probably my very favorite part about fall (besides Thanksgiving) is the apples. There’s nothing like a cold, crisp, sweet, juicy apple to sink your teeth into. Yum! Years ago when I was a svelte, young mother of one, we lived on the Central Coast of California, close to the beach, yet cool enough in winter […]

Preparing for Fall: Tips to Get You Ready

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Fall is here, and with it comes a change in weather, clothing, and activity. Preparing for fall is painless with these simple, easy-to-check-off-the-list, tips! Once school starts up again and the days shorten, my mind just starts to think about Fall and preparing for winter. Though I come from pioneer stock, I certainly don’t live on […]