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2 Ingredient Apple Pineapple Juice
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Baked Cinnamon Apples
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Sugar Free Apple Muffins
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Apple, Pear and Banana Baby Food
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How To Make Apple Juice
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Butternut Squash Baby Food Recipe
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Apple Pie Pancakes
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Spinach Sweet Potato Fruit Pouch
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SUGAR FREE Crockpot Applesauce Recipe
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Baked Apple Chips Recipe
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Gluten Free Sugar​ Plum​ ​Apple​ Currant​ Pie
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Easy Apple Waffles
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Apple Spice Crumble Bars
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The Best Cinnamon Sugar Applesauce

2 Ingredient Apple Pineapple Juice

HEALTHY, 2-ingredient Apple Pineapple Juice! This fresh homemade juice is made with just one Fuji apple and one pineapple! It’s perfectly balanced between sweet and tart and it has so many health benefits, including detox and weight loss!

HEALTHY, 2-ingredient Apple Pineapple Juice! This fresh homemade juice is made with just one Fuji apple and one pineapple! It’s perfectly balanced between sweet and tart and it has so many health benefits, including detox and weight loss!

Not only is this Apple Pineapple Juice delicious, but it’s SO easy! First of all, you only need two ingredients – pineapple and apple!

You guys loved my 1-ingredient apple juice (hint: only apples!) so I thought I’d share a new easy juice recipe.

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Baked Cinnamon Apples

Baked Cinnamon Apples are DELICIOUS! Fresh apples are stuffed with a cinnamon sugar butter mixture, then baked until tender and juicy. The taste and smell of these baked apples is amazing! It’s the perfect healthy apple treat year round, but I especially love these baked cinnamon apples during apple picking season! Add a scoop of ice cream on top for a simple yet satisfying dessert that everyone is sure to love!

Baked Cinnamon Apples are DELICIOUS! Fresh apples are stuffed with a cinnamon sugar butter mixture, then baked until tender and juicy. The taste and smell of these baked apples is amazing! It’s the perfect healthy apple treat year round, but I especially love these baked cinnamon apples during apple picking season! Add a scoop of ice cream on top for a simple yet satisfying dessert that everyone is sure to love!

Apple season is officially here and I couldn’t be more excited! There’s not much better than a whole baked apple, especially when it’s filled with delicious ingredients like brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. These are seriously the BEST baked apples that I’ve ever had, and they can be in the oven with just 10 minutes of prep time. Then, they come out tender, cinnamon-coated, and perfectly caramelized! Let me show you how.

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Sugar Free Apple Muffins

Sugar Free Apple Muffins Recipe! They are only 48 calories a piece!  These easy to make healthy muffins are perfect for apple picking season!  I love them to work for breakfast or a afternoon snack! Makes 20 mini muffins.

Sugar Free MuffinsHealthy Sugar Free Muffins

I am taking a break from sugar right now and I have to tell you, it’s hard.   Everything has sugar in it!  Or if you go to the grocery store and read the labels, it seems like nearly everything does, even food that you wouldn’t have guessed.

 English muffins? Sugar.  Those delicious “natural” raspberry preserves? So much sugar!  Multigrain bread? Sugar.  Spaghetti Sauce? Sugar (make your own!).   Granola and Crackers? Sugar.  It’s in everything! 

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Apple, Pear and Banana Baby Food

EASY TO MAKE Apple, Pear and Banana Baby Food! This homemade baby food recipe makes 64 ounces of baby food for only $10! This simple puree uses fresh fruit that your baby will love! Follow this DIY on how to make it and info on freezer storage!  This is my 7 month old’s favorite Stage 2 puree! 

Baby Food Recipes

Ok, I can’t help it, I’m obsessed with making baby food.  Did you think that this vegetable garden loving Mama wouldn’t be making baby food?  I love to puree fruits and vegetables in the kitchen and watch Enceladus react to first tastes! 

If you love cooking, then you understand the amazing feeling one gets when you serve friends or family a home cooked meal.  When placing the food on the table in front of your family, you are essentially saying “I love you!”.   So imagine my excitement when I’m cooking for my baby!  

Baby Food Recipes

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How To Make Apple Juice

How to Make Apple Juice with a Juicer!  Easy step by step instructions on how to make fresh, healthy apple juice with 1 ingredient.   Save this recipe for when you go apple picking – it’s so good for you!  Also includes how to freeze juice!

Apple Juice Recipe

I thought about doing this post and thought it might be too simple, but simple recipes are always the best right?  So I decided to do it, so here I am. Hello.

I love fresh apple juice bought from the farmers market stands.  Last year I got my hands on a juicer (thanks Dad!) and ever since then I’ve been livin la vida juicing!  When we went apple picking last year I spent hours making cider over the stove, simmering it and adding spices, and yes it was delicious – but it was a long process.  

Apple Juice Recipe

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Butternut Squash Baby Food Recipe

I have a picky toddler and she loves this puree, so trust me – your baby is going to love this Butternut Squash Baby Food Recipe made with fruits and vegetables! And even better, it’s easy to make!  This is a nutritious Stage 2 and Stage 3 puree for baby, or to serve to toddlers in pouches.  

Homemade Baby Food Recipe

I love making homemade baby food for my daughter.   In the beginning our favorite was Apple, Pear and Banana baby food.  Then she loved these Sweet Potato Baby Cookies.   Now it’s her new favorite snack – Butternut Squash puree mixed with lots of fruits and vegetables!

I have a picky toddler and she loves this puree, so trust me - your baby is going to love this Butternut Squash Baby Food Recipe made with fruits and vegetables! And even better, it's easy to make!  This is a nutritious Stage 2 and Stage 3 puree for baby, or to serve to toddlers in pouches.  

Butternut Squash Baby Food

So there I was in the kitchen, eyeing up a beautiful butternut squash that a friend gave me.  Sure, I could make butternut squash casserole, or roasted butternut squash soup, but instead I decided I was going to chop it up and make baby food with it.  How’s that for a Mama loving their baby first?

I have a picky toddler and she loves this puree, so trust me - your baby is going to love this Butternut Squash Baby Food Recipe made with fruits and vegetables! And even better, it's easy to make!  This is a nutritious Stage 2 and Stage 3 puree for baby, or to serve to toddlers in pouches.  

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Apple Pie Pancakes

Easy and fluffy Apple Pancakes recipe!  This is one of my family’s favorite breakfast meals because it tastes like apple pie!  I always make this quick recipe during apple picking season! 

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

What’s not to love about these easy to make pancakes?  They’re easy to make, fluffy to serve and delicious because they taste just like apple pie!

Easy and fluffy Apple Pancakes recipe!  This is one of my family's favorite breakfast meals because it tastes like apple pie!  I always make this quick recipe during apple picking season! 

The recipe uses 1 cup of finely chopped apples that gets mixed in with the batter.  This guantees that each bite has a little bit of apple in it!  During the Fall, I love the combo of apple and cinnamon, so these pancakes are so delicious to me!

Easy and fluffy Apple Pancakes recipe!  This is one of my family's favorite breakfast meals because it tastes like apple pie!  I always make this quick recipe during apple picking season! 

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Spinach Sweet Potato Fruit Pouch

Easy to make fruit puree pouches – perfect for baby and toddler!  My daughter is anemic, so I came up with this Spinach Sweet Potato Fruit Pouch recipe to give her more Iron Rich foods! She loves these!

Food for Anemic Toddlers

When we went to our 15 month old doctor’s appointment, we found out that Enceladus was anemic and that she needed more iron rich foods in her diet.   She was drinking too much milk, which was causing iron not to be absorbed. 

Iron Deficiency is fairly common with toddlers, especially when they drink a large amount of milk everyday. On average, doctors say toddlers shouldn’t have more than 24 ounces of milk, but even at 16 ounces of milk a day Enceladus was anemic.

Always being one to try to naturally cure things, I came up with this Spinach Sweet Potato Fruit Pouch, which helped her get her iron levels to where they needed to be!

Many of my readers loved my Butternut Squash baby food,  Baby Pumpkin Pancakes and Sweet Potato Cookies, so I hope you love this recipe too!

Easy to make fruit puree pouches - perfect for baby and toddler!  My daughter is anemic, so I came up with this Spinach Sweet Potato Fruit Pouch recipe to give her more Iron Rich foods! She loves these!

Iron Rich Foods

Leafy dark greens are one of the best sources of iron, such as spinach or kale. If you wanted to substitute kale for spinach in this recipe, go for it! I find that spinach works for taste and in general, kids love it in fruit puree!  Sweet Potatoes are a great iron rich food too, so that’s why I’m including both spinach and sweet potatoes! 

Easy to make fruit puree pouches - perfect for baby and toddler!  My daughter is anemic, so I came up with this Spinach Sweet Potato Fruit Pouch recipe to give her more Iron Rich foods! She loves these!

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SUGAR FREE Crockpot Applesauce Recipe

SUGAR FREE Crockpot Applesauce Recipe! It’s one of the easiest slow cooker applesauce recipes that makes delicious homemade sugar free applesauce! Looking for crab apple recipes, then this is great for crab apples but you can use other apples too! I love canning this healthy applesauce recipe to last all Winter long!

Sugar Free Applesauce RecipeSUGAR FREE Crockpot Applesauce Recipe! It’s one of the easiest slow cooker applesauce recipes that makes delicious homemade sugar free applesauce! Looking for crab apple recipes, then this is great for crab apples but you can use other apples too! I love canning this healthy applesauce recipe to last all Winter long!

Because Fall is the best season and I know you’ll be apple picking soon,  I wanted to give you my Slow Cooker Wild Crab Applesauce recipe to enjoy! Apples they say “keep the doctors away”, so why not use this healthy fruit and make yourself a tasty treat to enjoy this and the Falls to follow?

This applesauce recipe will make you want more of it, whether on a crispy toast or on freshly baked muffins.. or just by the spoonful!

SUGAR FREE Crockpot Applesauce Recipe! It’s one of the easiest slow cooker applesauce recipes that makes delicious homemade sugar free applesauce! Looking for crab apple recipes, then this is great for crab apples but you can use other apples too! I love canning this healthy applesauce recipe to last all Winter long!

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Baked Apple Chips Recipe

A crispy Apple Chips recipe with sea salt that is healthy and easy to make! We worry about gaining weight with all those chips we consume while sitting in front of the TV! These homemade baked apple chips are healthy snacks to replace your favorite bag of potato chips!

Baked Apple Chips

A crispy Apple Chips recipe with sea salt that is healthy and easy to make! We worry about gaining weight with all those chips we consume while sitting in front of the TV! These homemade baked apple chips are healthy snacks to replace your favorite bag of potato chips!

Baked apple chips are one of the best healthy snacks for a weight watcher and a health freak. Plus, they don’t require any effort and aren’t too expensive. 

Whichever your kind of apple you choose, it depends on your taste. Start by removing the core of the apples. Thinly slice the apple. The thinner the apple slice, the crispier the chips. If you want to get them to look like apple rings (like the photos in this post) use a apple corer.  Sprinkle them with some salt. The salt adds a nice contrast to the sweet flavor the crisps.

Pop the apple crisps in the oven. Let them bake in the oven for 45 minutes and then flip them to the other side for 30 more minutes. This guilt-free snack will surely make your day as you will neither be feeling heavier on the stomach, nor on the heart.

With October just arriving, and a weekend spent with my family picking apples – I couldn’t wait to make these Apple Chips!  Bonus: The entire family family loves them, including my toddler daughter!  

She also loved apple picking…!
Apple Picking With Children From NYC

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Gluten Free Sugar​ Plum​ ​Apple​ Currant​ Pie

Perfect for CHRISTMAS, GLUTEN FREE Sugar​ ​Plum​ ​Apple​ ​Currant​ ​Pie! This easy to make pie recipe shows you how to make a gluten free pie crust using pecans, brown sugar and gluten free flour. The fruit filling is tossed with sugar and spices to make a delicious pie! This is one of the best pies, perfect for Christmas and Thanksgiving! I can promise you that no one will know that it’s GLUTEN FREE! 

You guys.  This pie is incredible.  The pie crust! The sugary fruit filling!  Everything tastes so good!  I might have eaten half of this pie in a day because I couldn’t stay away from it.  It’s that good.
Perfect for CHRISTMAS, GLUTEN FREE Sugar​ ​Plum​ ​Apple​ ​Currant​ ​Pie! This easy to make pie recipe shows you how to make a gluten free pie crust using pecans, brown sugar and gluten free flour. The fruit filling is tossed with sugar and spices to make a delicious pie! This is one of the best pies, perfect for Christmas and Thanksgiving! I can promise you that no one will know that it's GLUTEN FREE! 

Even though this recipe is “gluten free”, I’m going to be honest and say you won’t be able to tell.  I admit that many times you can tell when a recipe is gluten free, but not this one.   Because it’s so good, it’s going to satisfy everyone in your family and friends, even if they don’t follow a gluten free diet. (By the way, want another amazing sweet gluten free recipe? Make my Pistachio Cookies!).
Perfect for CHRISTMAS, GLUTEN FREE Sugar​ ​Plum​ ​Apple​ ​Currant​ ​Pie! This easy to make pie recipe shows you how to make a gluten free pie crust using pecans, brown sugar and gluten free flour. The fruit filling is tossed with sugar and spices to make a delicious pie! This is one of the best pies, perfect for Christmas and Thanksgiving! I can promise you that no one will know that it's GLUTEN FREE! 

Perfect for CHRISTMAS, GLUTEN FREE Sugar​ ​Plum​ ​Apple​ ​Currant​ ​Pie! This easy to make pie recipe shows you how to make a gluten free pie crust using pecans, brown sugar and gluten free flour. The fruit filling is tossed with sugar and spices to make a delicious pie! This is one of the best pies, perfect for Christmas and Thanksgiving! I can promise you that no one will know that it's GLUTEN FREE! 
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Easy Apple Waffles

EASY Apple Waffles recipe! This healthy waffle recipe include fresh shredded apples and cinnamon! They are simple to make for a Fall breakfast! Serve with maple syrup on top! My family LOVES them!

Apple Waffles

Can you smell Fall in the air? Nope, me either.  In NYC it’s in the high 80’s and it doesn’t feel like Fall is around the cornet yet. But that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend it’s Fall and make Easy Apple Waffles for breakfast!   These waffles are delicious and use fresh apples in the batter!  

EASY Apple Waffles recipe! These healthy waffles include fresh shredded apples and cinnamon! They are simple to make for a Fall breakfast! Serve with maple syrup on top!

Do you go apple picking?  We love visiting the apple orchards in Upstate New York and discovering new apples (while picking them straight off the tree!).  My other favorite part of visiting an apple orchard is the barn that sells apple donuts and fresh apple cider! Yum!

I love spending my morning apple picking and then enjoying doughy apple donuts for lunch!  We always pick a big bag of apples, enough that we can make apple pancakes, apple chips, apple juice and these apple waffles with!  I told you… we really love apples!

EASY Apple Waffles recipe! These healthy waffles include fresh shredded apples and cinnamon! They are simple to make for a Fall breakfast! Serve with maple syrup on top!

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Apple Spice Crumble Bars

EASY APPLE Spice Crumble Bars that uses 1 cup of apple sauce! These dessert bars are perfect for Fall time, with a delicious cinnamon sugar crumble on top! I love how simple they are to make and my family thinks they’re the best apple recipe! 

I love Fall! I love everything about it.
I love cozy sweaters, coats, boots, the crisp wind on my cheeks in the morning and especially the food.  Wrap me up in a blanket at night during dinner over a warm bowl of soup and I’m the happiest the girl in the world.  October is the time for my 2 favorite holidays, Halloween and my birthday. :D).   Halloween is the best time of the year with pumpkin picking, ghosts covering front lawns (or what New Yorkers consider lawns), spooky spiderwebs over doors and little kids trick or treating up their street of brownstones.  I wish our apartment building had trick or treaters!

EASY APPLE Spice Crumble Bars that uses 1 cup of apple sauce! These dessert bars are perfect for Fall time, with a delicious cinnamon sugar crumble on top! I love how simple they are to make and my family thinks they're the best apple recipe!

Why else is Fall the best?  Apple picking!  We usually rent a car and head to Hurd’s Family Farm in New York during this time of the year. There we pick bags of apple, dance down the orchard and then celebrate afterwards with their delicious apple cider donuts and apple cider.  Yeah, there’s alot of apple love happening here!

With a bunch of apples, you can make so many goodies.  One of my favorite is homemade cinnamon sugar apple sauce, it’s the perfect snack at night, especially warmed up!  Did I mention sea salt apple chips too? I can’t get enough of them!  But for this apple recipe I wanted something sweet, something I can sink my teeth into with a nice cup of tea – that’s how Apple Spice Crumble Bars came to be!

Apple Spice Crumble Bars is the perfect Fall recipe that uses leftover apple sauce. You will love the crumble on top!

These bars are delicious, they will quickly become a family and friend favorite.  Take them to a party and they will be gone within minutes.  The applesauce makes the bars moist without the oil.  The recipe uses a entire cup of applesauce making your kitchen smell like a apple wonderland.

I hope you enjoy these bars, it’s one of my favorite apple recipes!
First you need some quality apple sauce.  This is some that is made at a local farm.   Or you can make your own.
EASY APPLE Spice Crumble Bars that uses 1 cup of apple sauce! These dessert bars are perfect for Fall time, with a delicious cinnamon sugar crumble on top! I love how simple they are to make and my family thinks they're the best apple recipe!

In a bowl mix butter, sugar, egg and flours.
EASY APPLE Spice Crumble Bars that uses 1 cup of apple sauce! These dessert bars are perfect for Fall time, with a delicious cinnamon sugar crumble on top! I love how simple they are to make and my family thinks they're the best apple recipe!

Then add your delicious applesauce and stir.
Apple Spice Crumble Bars is the perfect Fall recipe that uses leftover apple sauce. You will love the crumble on top!

Apple Spice Crumble Bars is the perfect Fall recipe that uses leftover apple sauce. You will love the crumble on top!

By this time you’ll be smelling Fall in the air!
Next grab your pumpkin pie spice along with baking soda and salt and stir until smooth.  I always make a little jar of pumpkin pie spice to last me all Fall.  It’s easy to make, I bet you have all the ingredients in your pantry.
Apple Spice Crumble Bars is the perfect Fall recipe that uses leftover apple sauce. You will love the crumble on top!

Apple Spice Crumble Bars is the perfect Fall recipe that uses leftover apple sauce. You will love the crumble on top!

Once everything is mixed then put in your sprayed 8×8 pan.
Apple Spice Crumble Bars is the perfect Fall recipe that uses leftover apple sauce. You will love the crumble on top!

Now get your crumble on. This is my favorite part because it’s delicious!
Apple Spice Crumble Bars is the perfect Fall recipe that uses leftover apple sauce. You will love the crumble on top!

Add it on top of your mix and into the oven it goes for 35-40 minutes.
Apple Spice Crumble Bars is the perfect Fall recipe that uses leftover apple sauce. You will love the crumble on top!

And when it comes out of the oven golly molly it’s Apple Spice Crumble Bars time.  You want to make sure the bars sit for about 10 minutes so it has time to settle.  We want to be able to run a knife down the sides easily to pull it away from the pan.
EASY APPLE Spice Crumble Bars that uses 1 cup of apple sauce! These dessert bars are perfect for Fall time, with a delicious cinnamon sugar crumble on top! I love how simple they are to make and my family thinks they're the best apple recipe!

*Dances*  Now it’s time to dive in!
EASY APPLE Spice Crumble Bars that uses 1 cup of apple sauce! These dessert bars are perfect for Fall time, with a delicious cinnamon sugar crumble on top! I love how simple they are to make and my family thinks they're the best apple recipe!

Enjoy your Apple Spice Crumble Bars! Good luck not eating them all. :D)

Apple Spice Crumble Bars is the perfect Fall recipe that uses leftover apple sauce. You will love the crumble on top!

Apple Spice Crumble Bars is the perfect Fall recipe that uses leftover apple sauce. You will love the crumble on top!

 

Apple Spice Crumble Bars

EASY APPLE Spice Crumble Bars that uses 1 cup of apple sauce! These dessert bars are perfect for Fall time, with a delicious cinnamon sugar crumble on top! I love how simple they are to make and my family thinks they're the best apple recipe! 

Ingredients

For the bars

  • 1/4 cup butter - softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the crumble

  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar

Instructions

For the bars

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray nonstick spray to 8x8 pan.
  2. In a bowl mix butter, sugar, egg and flours.
  3. Add in applesauce and continue stirring.
  4. Add pumpkine pie spice, baking soda and salt and stir until smooth.
  5. Spread mixture into your sprayed pan.
  6. After crumble is made, sprkinkle on top and bake 25-30 mnutes.
  7. Let cool for 10 minutes and then cut up into sized bars desired.

For the crumble

  1. Combine flour, cinnamon and brown sugar.
  2. Cut in your butter until it's crumbly.
  3. Add to the top of your pan of bars evenly.

EASY APPLE Spice Crumble Bars that uses 1 cup of apple sauce! These dessert bars are perfect for Fall time, with a delicious cinnamon sugar crumble on top! I love how simple they are to make and my family thinks they're the best apple recipe!

 

The Best Cinnamon Sugar Applesauce

The BEST Cinnamon Sugar Applesauce recipe! This is my FAVORITE homemade apple picking recipe that’s so easy to make! All you need is apples, cinnamon, sugar and lemon juice! It’s quick to make and tastes delicious! I love eating this as a snack and baking bread with it! It’s great for canning too!

“Best”. I know that’s pretty bold, but this applesauce is just that good. After eating the first spoonful I nearly fell to the floor in tears. Where has this applesauce been my entire life? The recipe is pretty basic with just apples, sugar, cinnamon and a little bit of lemon juice. You can have this in your belly in about 15 minutes which adds bonus points to the process.

After I made this applesauce I’m finding it hard to ever go back to the jarred version, it’s just so rich and fresh. After you eat it, life will be better. You will start to smile more, you will dance a little bit, you will pick up your pets and hug them, you will yell to your neighbor who you never talked to across the street “Have a great day beautiful!”. It’s that good.

I made this applesauce with  my nifty new toy, my Weston food strainer.  It’s life changing.  It peels, core sand deseeds for you, I love it dearly.  Food mill if you are reading this, I love you.  I bought it specifically for tomato season since every single year I question why I don’t have one, so I bit the bullet and bought it on Amazon on Saturday night and Monday morning at 8AM the Fedex man buzzed up and told me it was here.  How did it get here so quick?  

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