My kids and I love apple chips, but paying $5+ for a bag that contains the equivalent of one dried sliced apple is beyond ridiculous! (And after making my own dried apples I can assure you there is only one dried apple in that store-bought bag!) So when I came across this recipe I had to try it.
2 Large apples, cored and sliced
honey or maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. (The instructions now state to cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray lightly with olive oil; however, I used my Pampered Chef baking stones (which are seasoned well) so skipped this step.)
Place sliced apples in a single layer, lightly drizzle with honey or syrup, then sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake for 2 hours or until crispy.
This recipe makes the house smell amazing!
I dried granny smith apples as well – without the honey or cinnamon. They taste delicous, too!
Leftovers have never gone to waste in my house. We eat leftovers. We love leftovers. The kids actually claim first dibs on leftovers before we are even done with the meal. I had to laugh the other day when Trinity told T-Bone, “Hey, don’t eat the rest of the chicken! I want to take it to school for lunch tomorrow.”
I’m fortunate to have two kids who have never been picky eaters and have a love of all foods to rival my own. Italian, Mexican, American fair; spicy (hot!), sweet, tangy; seafood, chicken, veggies – you name it, they love it. Even their favorite TV shows revolve around food: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Man v. Food, Rachael Ray, etc. We are definitely a “foodie” family. And because I love to cook and try new recipes they are never bored with the same meals week in and week out.
Of course, we all have our favorite meals and this week they were treated to one I haven’t been able to make in almost two years: marinated grilled chicken with awesome sides! Continue reading →
We took advantage of another gorgeous day today. After church we headed up to Broad Ripple to search for geocaches along the Monon Trail.
There are tons of caches along the trail. We parked and headed up the trail to the first one. We came up to the location and searched for a while, but no luck. We headed further up the trail and couldn’t find the next one, either. I started doing a bit more research on my phone about the Monon Trail caches and discovered a lot of people consider them a bit harder than normal/for-beginner cachers. Undaunted we continued and came up to the next one. My daughter quickly located this one!
We signed the log, put it back where we found it and moved on to the next. No luck. Getting hungry we turned around and headed back towards the car, searching for the ones we missed as we passed their locations again. While searching for one with a clue of “Tree”, another family came upon us and asked if we had found it yet. Aha! Fellow cachers! We ran down what we had found and what we had missed and started searching for this one together. While searching a jogger on the trail stopped and asked, “Are you guys geocaching? There’s a park up this way that has several. Good luck!” How awesome! I love how geocaching starts conversations with random people that you would normally only pass with a nod of your head. We continued searching and after about 10 minutes one of his daughters found it. We all signed the log and went our separate ways. Continue reading →
For years I’ve made my chocolate chip cookies just like the back of the butter-flavored Crisco can says to make them – and they’ve always turned out yummy! However, I love a chewy-er cookie and finally found the attached recipe that delivers exactly the right chewy chocolate chip cookie…..whenever the dough actually makes it’s way into the oven. 😉
My son loves those store-bought, frozen breakfast sandwiches – you know, the kind with sausage, egg and cheese on either an english muffin, bagel, or a crescent roll. Those can get pretty pricey so when I found this recipe for making them at home for a fraction of the cost I jumped on it! These can be frozen and reheated just like the store bought versions (which allows me to sleep in while he makes his own breakfast).
Try them with recipe variations, too. We tried a few with the turkey and salsa options; good for a change, but not our favorite. Leave me a comment with your variation(s) so we can try it out, too!!