Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pork Chops and....


This year was my first attempt at making applesauce. After a trip to a orchard in the area, I set off on the first batch. The lady at the orchard recommended I go with Melrose because it is good for sauces. I worked through a 10lb bag of apples and ended up with 10- 2 cup Ziploc bags full of applesauce. I am contemplating even making more. It only took me about an hour and is SO good!

{peeling... and finally getting some technique after the 20th apple}

{Melrose from Eplegaarden}

{cooking with 8oz. of water for 20 minutes}

{my favorite work horse mixing in a little sugar}

{double bagged to keep it yummy}

Sunday, October 10, 2010


I love to save. I love a good deal. If you're like me, it's hard to buy something full price. If I do pay full price, it is usually a well thought out purchase.

These are my two favorite saving sites...


What are yours? I always love a new blog!

It smells like fall around here.

Love this recipe. It is the essence of fall if you ask me. The best part about this concoction is that it makes the house smell so good!

Mulled Apple Cider
2 quarts apple cider
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 t. whole cloves
1 t. whole allspice
2 cinnamon sticks
A dash of nutmeg
1/4 t. salt

Put the whole cloves and allspice in a tea infuser. Add all the ingredients to a large pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes. Enjoy!