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Estonian Apple Cake

A simple, rustic apple cake from my Estonian friend Pille, made from scratch in just one bowl with so many fresh apples, you'll be wondering if they're too many. The old-fashioned cake itself is moist and scented with cinnamon, the topping is thin and crackly-sweet.

Fresh & Seasonal, Perfect for Fall & Apple Season. Mix In One Bowl, No Mixer Required. Fits an 8x8 Pan, a 9x13 Pan, a Round Cake Pan, Even a Sheetpan. Rave Reviews!

Seasonal Sundays (Week 43 Late October)

Quick recipe ideas, a couple of book suggestions, managing multiplying mugs.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 42 Mid October)

Inspiration for the week to come, recipes, planting garlic, rescuing barn swallows and more ...

Swedish Rye Bread (Bread Machine & By Hand)

How to Make Swedish Rye Bread with a Bread Machine or by Hand
My dad's favorite homemade bread is a traditional Swedish Rye, a yeast bread that's slightly sweet and bright with orange zest, anise (or fennel) and caraway. So I adapted our old family recipe for Swedish Rye Bread for the bread machine, that means he can make it too! He's a popular guy at potlucks, walking in with a warm loaf of just-baked bread. All the widows swoon! But me? I knead the bread by hand and shape my own loaves. Whether made in a bread machine or by hand, either way, Swedish Rye Bread is a welcome treat, plain, spread with a little butter or toasted.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 41 Mid October)

To promote Breast Cancer Awareness, some personal news, gulp, news that too many of us share ... breast cancer.

Mac n Chicken

Just Mac n Cheese with Chicken, Just Mac n Cheese with Protein.
Take your best recipe for mac n cheese, then add chicken. That's it. Instant heartiness. Instant protein. Often I take it one step further and add cooked sweet potato – though not for the obvious reason (you know, nutrition) but instead for familiarity (it mimics the color of Kraft Dinner).

One-Pot Comfort Food. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Long-Time Family Favorite. High Protein. Great for Meal Prep.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 40 Early October)

Who's into All-Things-Pumpkin?! Me, I'm staving off pumpkins, even to celebrate the arrival of October. But this week's Seasonal Sundays is full of ideas to get you into the coming week and tiptoeing toward, dare I say ... holidays (and pumpkins) to come.

Homemade Granola with Almonds & Apricots

For anyone wondering just how easy it is to make granola from scratch? Or who's looking for a homemade granola that's much low(er) in sugar and fat? Or who's fed up paying grocery-store prices for what's no more than oats, a few nuts, a little sweetener and few spices? Today's your lucky day because my Homemade Granola is super-easy to make with pantry ingredients. It's sweetened with maple syrup and enriched with healthy olive oil.

Fresh & Seasonal. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. Weight Watchers Friendly. Great for Meal Prep & Homemade Food Gifts.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 39 Late September)

A quick read, this week's late-summer and early-fall collection of recipes and ideas. And a big thank you for your response to last week's inaugural edition of Seasonal Sundays!

Cornmeal Muffins with Apple

Simple cornmeal muffins studded and garnished with slivers of fall apples, barely sweet, perfect for a morning meal throughout autumn.

Fresh & Seasonal, Perfect for a Relaxed Fall Breakfast. Autumn Comfort Food. Great for Meal Prep. No Mixer Required.