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Not Your Grandma’s Apple Butter

Apples always equate autumn to me.  Growing up in Georgia, every fall saw us traipsing off to the North Georgia mountains for apple picking, apple festivals, apple anything.  Roadside stands littered the drive with handmade signs announcing an array of apple delights.

For me, everything paled in comparison to the huge apple orchards that opened to the public for U-pick excursions.  These operations usually offered a wide variety of activities for kids and adults including hay rides, bounce houses, apple bobbing, apple contests, petting zoos, etc.  There was always a little store overflowing with apple bread, apple pies, apple fritters, fresh apple cider, and of course, already picked bushels and baskets of apples for those who would rather not wander the orchards.

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Brotform Winner Reveal!


It was such a pleasure to host this giveaway for Frieling USA. I have enjoyed using not only the 10″ Round Basket but also the oval shaped basket as well. I know this winner will enjoy it as much as I have.

And the winner is……..Janet Lockhart!!

Thank you everyone for entering. Stay tuned, you don’t want to miss the new recipe post which goes live on Sunday morning. Hope you have a safe and happy weekend!

Brotform Rising Basket Giveaway


I’m so excited to be hosting this giveaway with Frieling USA.

I was recently introduced to these fantastic rising baskets called Brotforms. These baskets allow you to get a rustic bread look and texture using any recipe. You can also get creative using a bread lame (pronounced lamb) to slice decorative cuts in the dough before baking.

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