• Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce in a pretty container
    Dessert,  Fruit,  Holidays

    Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

    There is something about the smell of apples and cinnamon cooking. The house just smells cozy and on a dreary fall day, that is just the smell I was looking for! Homemade cinnamon applesauce is easy to make and your house will smell wonderful all day long! I used Honeycrisp apples for this batch. They are naturally sweet so you don’t need to add any sugar but there are so many varieties of apples to choose from. If you can’t find Honeycrisp, Macintosh or Ambrosia will work nicely. The US Apple Organization and Washington Apple Commission both have good resources about the different varieties of apples that are commercially available…

  • Cranberry Orange Breakfast Muffins
    Breads,  Breakfast,  Holidays

    Cranberry Orange Muffins

    One of my favorite things about fall is cranberries. The slightly bitter flavor works nicely in both sweet and savory dishes so I tend to use them a lot this time of year. But, my favorite way to use them is in baked goods, like these Cranberry Orange Muffins. I think they are just perfect on a cool, crisp fall morning! I remember my Mom making a cranberry orange nut bread that we would have Thanksgiving morning. She could make it ahead and then have an easy but delicious breakfast that was perfect for Thanksgiving. I still make that bread, but since there are just 2 of us, muffins work…

  • A picture of the Dexter Grist Mill in Sandwich Massachusetts

    A New England Grist Mill

    Mark and I love to travel and one of the things I like to do when we visit somewhere new (and he is a good sport about it) is to go on some type of food tour. It often is a full-blown walking tour. We walk all over town sampling food from a variety of shops and learn the history of the area. Other times we go to one place and learn about a specific food and its significance to the area. On our most recent vacation, we toured one of the oldest New England Grist Mills in the area. A few weeks ago we took a vacation to Cape…

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