Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Apple Fritter Bread....

We just picked 28 lbs of apples over the weekend and I have been anxious to make Apple Fritter Bread !! 

The recipe (at bottom of post) has only a few ingredients!

                   I tweaked the recipe I found on line and it was delish!!

Apple Fritter Bread

  • 2 (8 count) packages of cinnamon rolls
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large Empire apple, peeled and grated
  • 2T cinnamon sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a loaf pan with butter or nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Remove cinnamon rolls and icing from package. Set icing aside for for drizzling later.
  3. Take each cinnamon roll and flatten it out until it becomes flat like a pancake and lay them out on a silpat or parchment paper-lined work surface.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Brush the butter mixture evenly over each flattened cinnamon roll and then top with grated apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
        Stand loaf pan on its end and stack each flattened roll on top of              each other, stacking the vary last one upside down so that apples          don't touch the end of pan.
  1. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 15-20 minutes more.
  2. Remove to a wire rack and let cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.
  3. While loaf cools, pour both cups of icing into a bowl and microwave for a few seconds, making it soft enough to drizzle over cooled loaf and enjoy!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Ten on the 10th - Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Muffins

The Ten on the 10th theme this month was 


I have made pumpkins, sewed pumpkins and painted pumpkins.... coming up with a new idea was a challenge for me!

I decided to make Pumpkin Muffins - something I don't think I have ever made before.  I love quick breads and muffins,  but I usually favor banana breads and zucchini breads.

I found this recipe online and decided to add a little bit of chocolate to the recipe - these are DELISH:

Pumpkin Muffins - with Chocolate Chips!

4 eggs
2 C sugar
1 can, 15 Oz Pumpkin Puree
1 1/2 C canola oil
3 C flour
2t baking soda
1t baking powder
1T pumpkin spice
1t salt
2 C chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 400°.  Place 24 paper liners in muffin tins.  In a large bowl beat the eggs, sugar, pumpkin and oil until smooth.  In another bowl combine flour, baking soda, flour, spice and salt.  Add flour mixture slowly to wet mixture and mix by hand.  Fold in all but 1/4 c chocolate chips.
Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and sprinkle a few chocolate chips on the top of each muffin.   Bake for 20+ minutes until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire racks.

I can never wait for anything to cool - these were so tasty with a bit of melted butter:

24 muffins were made for less than $10 !!

Visit my friendly bloggers to see how they spent their $10 on their "pumpkin" ideas:

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

October 10th is National Handbag Day.....

I am a gal who loves her bags.....

.... I keep many in a huge rubbermaid bin in my closet...and some hanging in a closet on "S" hooks....

...I am not partial to a specific brand, color or style.... long as all my "stuff" fits inside and I can fling it over my shoulder!

This striped tote was my fav this summer:

...and this has been my fav summer back-up for a few years:

I even keep all of the dust covers and bags and use them when I store the "off season" bags!

I rarely use the same handbag for more than a week at a time, and often change to match my outfit.  

Do you have a favorite bag?  Favorite color?

Tomorrow, Oct 10 is National Handbag Day, so treat yourself and buy a new one to celebrate!! 

I have my eye on one already!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Fall Cocktails.....

Now that the "chill" has set into Central NY, here are a few Fall Cocktails that we have enjoyed to help warm us up!



Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Funny Bunny....where are you?

Yes, it's October 1st


I enjoy using my MacKenzie-Childs Funny Bunny for the pictures to post on Facebook and Instagram on the first of each month.

Saying Rabbit, Rabbit on the first day of the month ensures good luck for the rest of it!

We rarely let a new month go by without those words coming out of our mouths first thing on the first day!

I recently took my Funny Bunny on a few Central NY adventures - Come along for the fun:

One of the fun day trips in Central NY is to visit the wineries in the Finger Lakes region...there are more than 100 wineries and each is a unique visit...

Apparently, the lakes can retain heat, keeping the surrounding ground warm, which prevents the roots from freezing during the cold winters, and they protect the vines against sudden spring frosts and freezes. 

We also have numerous farms in the area which produce a variety of pumpkins...

... pumpkins have grown in the northeastern US for over 5000 years and there are now over 45 varieties!  
Morton, Il holds the title of the "Pumpkin Capital of the World"

Butternut Creek is a pretty hiking trail not far from my home....

The Old Erie Canal State Park has a beautiful hiking/biking trail that follows along side of the Erie Canal

The Erie Canal is a 362 mile waterway in New York that connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean, through the Hudson River. 

 It was completed in 1825 and the part of the canal in our area of NY has walkways, bike trails and boat tours!

The state fruit of NY is the APPLE....

There are well over 24 varieties of apples grown in NY
Our favorite orchard to pick apples is Beak N Skiff, south of Syracuse, where they have a bakery, general store, apple barn, tasting room, tavern, distillery, hay rides and treehouse playground for children

So, as you can see, Central NY has a lot to offer in the fall and my Funny Bunny is certainly enjoying this fall!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thanks for stopping by!