September 20, 2019

Caramel apple cider slushies #AppleWeek

This post is sponsored on behalf of #appleweek. Our generous sponsors, Envy Apples, Torani, Chocoley, Bob's Red Mill, The Republic of Tea, Taylor & Colledge, Flahavan's Irish Oatmeal, Nairn's, and Zyliss have provided us with products for recipe creation and a giveaway for our readers. As always, all opinions are my own.

Two ingredients are all it takes to make delicious and refreshing autumn caramel apple cider slushies!

Two ingredients are all it takes to make delicious and refreshing autumn caramel apple cider slushies! These drinks are perfect for when you have a warm fall day and a super yummy way to enjoy apple cider.

Every summer when one of our local cider mills open for business, apple cider slushies are a very popular treat people go there to get. I've actually never gotten one, but I see people posting photos of them every year and I always think they look so good. So, when I found out Torani was sending some puremade caramel sauce, I thought that incorporating it into a slushie would be perfect! I was really thinking about the best way to make these slushies, because I didn't want to use ice and dilute the flavor of the apple cider. I ended up freezing apple cider into ice cubes and then blending it and that worked perfectly! The apple cider and caramel flavors were not watered down at all and they were so flavorful. These are a perfectly refreshing drink for a warm fall day!

This is my last recipe for another amazing #AppleWeek! I hope that everyone has found a lot of new apple recipe inspiration (I know I have). 

Two ingredients are all it takes to make delicious and refreshing autumn caramel apple cider slushies!

September 18, 2019

Moroccan apple and sweet potato beef stew #AppleWeek

This post is sponsored on behalf of #appleweek. Our generous sponsors, Envy Apples, Torani, Chocoley, Bob's Red Mill, The Republic of Tea, Taylor & Colledge, Flahavan's Irish Oatmeal, Nairn's, and Zyliss have provided us with products for recipe creation and a giveaway for our readers. As always, all opinions are my own.

Moroccan spices combine in this unique beef stew full of sweet potatoes, apples, and raisins for a warming, hearty, and delicious autumn meal.

Moroccan spices combine in this unique beef stew full of sweet potatoes, apples, and raisins for a warming, hearty, and delicious autumn meal. This is a delicious dish for a cool or rainy fall day to warm you right up.

#AppleWeek continues with a post using one of my favorite apples - Envy apples! I knew I wanted to make at least one savory apple recipe this week and this stew was a yummy choice. Apples and sweet potatoes go so well together and both of them are perfect for pairing with spices because of their sweetness. This stew is so full of flavors and textures and the apples retain a bit of their crispiness, which I really enjoy. I love the warm Moroccan spices like cinnamon, coriander, and ginger with apples for a beef stew that is a change-up from the usual beef stew. Couscous rounds out this dish along with some crunchy almonds and fresh parsley.

My husband and I really enjoy this dish and I think this meal will be a favorite once you give it a try! Don't forget to check out the bottom of this post to see all of the apple recipes we are sharing today.

Moroccan spices combine in this unique beef stew full of sweet potatoes, apples, and raisins for a warming, hearty, and delicious autumn meal.

September 17, 2019

Apple vanilla oatmeal cookies #AppleWeek

This post is sponsored on behalf of #appleweek. Our generous sponsors, Envy Apples, Torani, Chocoley, Bob's Red Mill, The Republic of Tea, Taylor & Colledge, Flahavan's Irish Oatmeal, Nairn's, and Zyliss have provided us with products for recipe creation and a giveaway for our readers. As always, all opinions are my own.

Soft and chewy oatmeal cookies filled with vanilla bean paste and apples make a perfect fall treat.

Soft and chewy oatmeal cookies filled with vanilla bean paste and apples make a perfect fall treat. Grab a bunch of these cookies to take along on your autumn adventures like looking at leaves, picking apples or pumpkins, or taking a stroll in the woods.

I hope everyone is enjoying #AppleWeek! A week long celebration of apple recipes! Apple season is one of my favorites because that means it is fall. Apple picking with our family is a tradition we've done for years and now we get to take our kids, too, which makes it even sweeter! For years I've been wanting to try these cookies and I finally did (with some tweaks). They were a big hit with my family, especially the kids. The delicious vanilla bean paste adds a deep vanilla flavor so I didn't want to overpower the flavor with too much cinnamon or other spices that I usually use with apples. The vanilla and maple syrup really compliment the oats nicely and all those little pieces of fresh apple make a perfect combination of flavor and texture. Plus I got to use Flahavan's - one of my favorite oats - for this recipe!

Cookies are always a hit and I hope that you give these a try. Don't forget to check out all the other apple recipes for today at the bottom of this post! 

Soft and chewy oatmeal cookies filled with vanilla bean paste and apples make a perfect fall treat.

September 16, 2019

Apple crumb pie #AppleWeek

This post is sponsored on behalf of #appleweek. Our generous sponsors, Envy Apples, Torani, Chocoley, Bob's Red Mill, The Republic of Tea, Taylor & Colledge, Flahavan's Irish Oatmeal, Nairn's, and Zyliss have provided us with products for recipe creation and a giveaway for our readers. As always, all opinions are my own.

Classic apple crumb pie is a fall favorite filled with spiced apples, sugar, and topped with a crunchy, buttery crumble.

Classic apple crumb pie is a fall favorite filled with apple, warm autumn spices, sugar, and topped with a crunchy, buttery crumble.

I'm so excited that it's time for another #AppleWeek! As my readers know, apples are one of my favorite foods. I love looking at them, smelling them, learning about all the different varieties, visiting apple orchards, and, of course, cooking and baking with them. Each fall we go on a big day-long family outing here in western New York to pick apples are a local heritage orchard, so we always have an interesting variety to taste.

One of my absolute favorite things to make is an apple crumb pie, and surprisingly, I've never shared it on my blog before. So, when I saw that Bob's Red Mill was going to be a sponsor this year, I knew it was time for this recipe to finally hit the blog. I used Bob's Red Mill organic all-purpose flour and old-fashioned brown sugar in this pie and it was one of my best pie crusts yet. I'm also finally sharing my favorite homemade pie crust recipe. This pie will fill your whole house with a fall aroma and it will be a family favorite! It's a perfect dessert or treat after apple picking or even for Thanksgiving. 

Classic apple crumb pie is a fall favorite filled with spiced apples, sugar, and topped with a crunchy, buttery crumble.

September 15, 2019

Welcome to #AppleWeek and Giveaway

Today we are kicking off the 2019 edition of #AppleWeek today to celebrate the produce darling of the season! Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla arranged this incredible event for you and wrangled a group of bloggers to celebrate all things apple. Apples, apples, and more apples!




And Camilla, the event host, also lined up some amazing prize packages from our sponsors. Keep reading to see what you can win and enter the Rafflecopter below.