Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

Apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, butter and oats? Welcome to the essential ingredients of the apple crisp, one of the most simple and easy of apple desserts. To make an apple crisp one layers sliced peeled apples that have been tossed with lemon juice and vanilla in a baking pan, then tops the apples with a […]

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Applesauce Spice Cake

Applesauce Spice Cake

July marks the beginning of the apple season here. The brightly striped Gravensteins are the first to ripen. And when they do, we spend weeks making homemade applesauce and apple butter. As our freezer is now packed with applesauce, and there’s more to come, I thought I would experiment with a recipe in the newly […]

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Apple Coffee Cake

Apple Coffee Cake

Almost every Sunday morning growing up, my father would make a huge apple coffee cake for us after church. We would hungrily watch him pour the batter into the pyrex baking dish, insert apple slices, and sprinkle with streusel topping. Oh the magic of baking to young eyes! A half hour later the coffee cake […]

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Cranberry Applesauce

Cranberry Applesauce

Every fall we await the arrival of fresh cranberries in the grocery aisles. “Have you seen them yet?” “Are they in?” We compare notes for cranberry sightings at the local stores. When the cranberries do finally come in, we load up, so we have plenty of frozen cranberries to last us the year. Then we […]

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Apple Chutney

Apple Chutney

 Apple chutney is a perfect accompaniment to roast chicken or pork! The chutney includes a combination of fresh apples, onion, ginger, orange peel, apple cider vinegar and brown sugar, giving it a tangy, spicy, sweet and sour flavor. We usually buy chutney, but with our bountiful crop of apples I decided to try my hand […]

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Apple Cranberry Chutney

Apple Cranberry Chutney

I love making chutneys because they’re so easy to make—just cook together a fruit, some onion, vinegar, sugar, and spices—and because chutneys go so well with baked chicken, our go-to midweek meal. This apple cranberry chutney would work even better with turkey, and I could see it with pork as well. The chutney will vary […]

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Apple Cobbler

Apple Cobbler

Ingredients Filling ingredients: 3 lbs of a variety of good cooking apples such as Granny Smith, Pippin, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Gravenstein 2 Tbsp lemon juice 4 Tbsp unsalted butter 1/2 cup sugar 1 Tbsp flour 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract http://mizanticaret.com 

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Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad is a favorite around here, particularly in the fall when apples and walnuts are in season. It’s especially popular around the holidays, gracing many a Thanksgiving and holiday spread. According to the American Century Cookbook, the first Waldorf Salad was created in New York City in 1893, by Oscar Tschirky, the maître d’hôtel of the […]

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Baked Apples

Baked Apples

I was in New England a few weeks ago, at the height of apple picking season. I’m guessing they’re all down now, but our apples here in Northern California are at their peak. There are so many great varieties in the market to choose from! We first posted this recipe in 2006, during another trip […]

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Applesauce

Applesauce

Ingredients 3 to 4 lbs of apples (about 7 to 10 apples, depending on the size), peeled, cored, and quartered* (use apples varieties that are good for cooking such as Granny Smith, Pippin, Gravenstein, Mcintosh, Fugi, Jonathan, Jonagold, or Golden Delicious) 2 strips of lemon peel (use a vegetable peeler to strip 4 lengths, zest only, […]

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Apple Butter

Apple Butter

It’s hard to find any apple butter, let alone good apple butter in the grocery store these days. Making apple butter is a great way to preserve the fruits of an apple harvest. In contrast to what the name implies, there is no “butter” in apple butter. The name comes from its smooth and buttery […]

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Classic Stuffed Mushrooms

Classic Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms should be in every home cook’s repertoire. They’re easy to make, they’re great for parties, and the variations are endless. Just regular button mushrooms, or the brown creminis, are perfect for stuffing. You can get as creative as you like with the filling, just look at the ideas from other food bloggers that […]

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