Apple Quick-Bread

A honey infused apple quick-bread with a sour cream base, I set out to bake a simple apple quick-bread that was slightly more savory then an apple cake (I’m thinking breakfast) and not heavily spiced.  One of my latest food revelations is that heavily spiced apple cakes/breads muffle the bright, saccharinely tart flavors of a…

Baked Apple Oatmeal

Baked apple oatmeal is my breakfast friendly version of apple crisp.  With reduced fat and sugar, and more oats, I scoop a portion of this into my cereal bowl each morning, give it a quick zap in the microwave to heat it up, and pour milk over it for a highly satisfying start to the…

Sourdough Apple Muffins

Baking muffins is one of my favorite ways to use sourdough starter.  The starter helps enrich the flavor without adding to much fat.  In fact, I tend to half the amount of butter or oil in my recipes any time I use my sourdough starter.  The starter will also give your muffins a great texture…

Apple Pie

As American as apple pie!  This is a simple, classic, no frills (other then in the decoration, I simply could not resist), apple pie recipe.  It was handed down to me by my mother, who got it from her mother.  I have yet to strike out with this recipe, but I have heard my fair…

Apple Cider Doughnut Muffins

Apple cider doughnuts are a big thing in Vermont around this time of year.  Weekends are spent at your local orchard picking apples, and indulging in fresh, right out of the fryer, melt in your mouth, cider doughnuts.  A little something to warm and revitalize you after an afternoon spent outside enjoying the crisp fall…

Honey Cardamom Apple Cake

Apples! Apples! Apples!!!  They are everywhere this time of year!  It’s a good thing that I love them.  In fact, I am a bit of an apple snob.  I refuse to eat them off season, but once September comes around my apple a day becomes three apples a day – time to make up for…

Cauliflower, Apple, and Ginger Soup

Soup weather is setting in.  This creamy vegetable soup carries delicate hints of ginger with the slightly sweet tang of autumn apples. Ingredients: 2 tbsp Olive Oil 1 diced Yellow Onion 3 sliced cloves of Garlic 2 diced stalks of Celery a 2″ sliced chunk of peeled Ginger Root 1 Cayenne Pepper (seeds removed) (if…

Apple-Brined Turkey Breast

This recipe came to me via my mother, who, I believe, clipped it out of the Washington Post food section.  She has been using tips from this brining recipe for years now, and every Thanksgiving she digs out one of her massive 5 gallon zip-lock to brine her turkey in a mixture of apple juice,…