Apple Pie Oatmeal

Confession: You are going to be seeing a lot of apples in the next few weeks.

Confession: I am totally obsessed with apples right now.

Apple Pie Oatmeal - fast and healthy! From www.theculinarycapers.com

I already told you about my terrible habit of buying a million (or like…20) apples every time I go to the farmers market. But now you get to find out what exactly I do with all these apples. Sort of simultaneously with me figuring out what exactly I do with all these apples. Continue reading

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How to Make Applesauce from Scratch

So…turns out I get a little excited by fall produce at the farmer’s market.

Like…buying 12 pounds of apples excited. And then contemplating buying more. Until my boyfriend points out what a ridiculous idea that is, and how am I ever going to use all these apples?

Enter applesauce. Continue reading

Baked Cinnamon Apple French Toast

Breakfast is something I never spend enough time on.

When I’m running around in the morning getting ready, I only make time for some Greek yogurt and granola, or whole wheat toast, maybe some eggs if I’m feeling fancy.

And on the weekends, I find the allure of my cozy bed and fluffy pillow far too distracting to wake up early enough to make a time consuming breakfast.

But I might have to make time now. Continue reading

Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwich with Fig and Basil

If you’re on the fence about goat cheese, I ask you to hold your judgement until after you try this sandwich. I used to belong to the camp that feels goat cheese is a smelly, unappetizing cheese that one asks to be held off your salad or entrée.

My mind has been entirely changed by two things: first, an amazing tapas restaurant called 4 Sisters Tapas and Wine Bar in La Crosse, WI (of all places…) where I had my first true experience with plain goat cheese, and this sandwich which has made it a staple item in my fridge forever.

Goat cheese is not the mildest of cheese, I will give you that, and taken on its own, it can be a bit overbearing, but with the sweetness of the fig and honey in this sandwich, and the gooey, cream-cheese-like texture it takes on when grilled, this sandwich is a great option for a quick dinner, or a filling breakfast.

So I ask, my darling readers, that you set aside your preconceived ideas about goat cheese until you try it in the sandwich I have been obsessively eating for breakfast for the past week. Continue reading