Baking · Desserts · Pie

Honeycrisp Dutch Apple Pie

A mournful thick rain is pelting my office classroom playroom window tonight as I sit typing with a belly that is full and happy. Full because it's stuffed with layers of perfectly spiced apple, buttery flaky crust and crunchy crumble topping. Happy basking in the glow of warm friendship and thankfulness. My girlfriend Rachel brought… Continue reading Honeycrisp Dutch Apple Pie

Baking · Desserts · Snacks

Oven Baked Apple Chips

First of all, my apologies for being away so long. Bad Tonya. Bad bad. I have allowed my life to become too full. Actually, I thought with both my children heading to school this fall, my schedule would free up substantially. Apparently having more time is the great lie of having school age children. Why… Continue reading Oven Baked Apple Chips

Baking · Bread · Snacks

Glazed Caramel Apple Bread

This recipe comes to you courtesy of Crisco. Funny story. Last week I was enjoying the cooling evening breeze wafting thru my open window with a beverage in my hand and my love by my side when I heard frantic calls of "Tonya! Tonya!" coming from over the fence. My adorable neighbor (and her daughter)… Continue reading Glazed Caramel Apple Bread

Cooking · Dinner

Apple Cheddar Penne Pie

Or as I've decided to call it: Fancy Pants Mac n' Cheese. I love everything about this dinner. First of all, anything that I get to eat as a main dish with "pie" in the title is awesome in my book. I've always heard how great cheese is on top of apple pie (but never… Continue reading Apple Cheddar Penne Pie

Baking · Cookies · Snacks

Apple Oatmeal Cookies With Brown Butter Frosting

I'm pretty conflicted about sharing this recipe. On the one hand, the cookies taste delicious. They are kind of like an apple crisp cookie. They have chewy oats and sweet apples with a hint of cinnamon. Delightful. On the other hand, I'm pretty sure the recipe was missing a key step. Chilling the dough. My… Continue reading Apple Oatmeal Cookies With Brown Butter Frosting

Baking · Breakfast

Apple Pancake Rings

My kids love pancakes. I love pancakes. But I also want to give a little more nutrition at breakfast than what is essentially all doughy bready goodness...dipped in sugar. So when I saw this recipe, I thought I'd give it a try. My kids picked the cinnamon pancake from around the apples. Epic Mommy fail.… Continue reading Apple Pancake Rings

Baking · Desserts · Snacks

Honeyed Apple Peanut Butter Tart

Let's face it. My kids have more access to treats and sweet delights than most little munchkins do. I'm always baking something and although my daughter (in general) has her father's sweet tooth - or lack thereof - my son LOVES everything I make. He would eat baked goods all day every day if I… Continue reading Honeyed Apple Peanut Butter Tart

Baking · Muffins · Snacks

Apple Carrot Bran Muffins

We are having an aerobics session at tomorrow's MOPS. And, my table is on tap for breakfast foods. I figured I should bring something that's not laden with sugar, butter and cheese. Drat. These muffins totally fit the bill. They are chock full of fruits and veggies - and almost no fat! They are moist,… Continue reading Apple Carrot Bran Muffins

Baking · Muffins · Snacks

Apple Strudel Muffins

Yesterday, my power was out the entire morning and most of the afternoon. It was very frustrating. I realized how completely addicted I am to my computer. When the power came back on, my monitor got fried and now won't display anything. Computers are pretty worthless without a screen to show you what it's doing.… Continue reading Apple Strudel Muffins