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Disclosure: Nordic Ware sent me the free product (Nordic Ware Non-Stick Cast Aluminum Fleur De Lis Bundt Pan) to try out - I love my new bundt pan and will be describing my experience with this pan in this post. I was not compensated for this post other than receiving the bundt pan for free! All opinions are […] Read More

Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette - healthy, delicious, easy-to-make salad! Perfect for the Thanksgiving menu, this is one looking holiday salad.  With lots of good for you ingredients, this recipe is packed with fiber, and it's gluten free! While this salad is especially great for the holidays, such as Thanksgiving or Christmas, it has […] Read More

Baked Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Plums

Oven roasted pork tenderloin, with apples and plums. The fruit perfectly complements the flavors of generously seasoned pork. Pork comes out juicy and moist every time! Super easy dinner recipe that you can make any day of the week!  It's also gluten free! If you ever wondered what you could do with those plums you […] Read More

This Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad with Pecans, Avocados (and Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing) is so good, you might as well double the recipe when you're making it! The recipe is filled with so much flavor, that I'm having a hard time finding the right words to describe it but I will try. :) Let's […] Read More

Pumpkin Apple Spice Bundt Cake

Pumpkin apple spice bundt cake

Today's recipe is an amazing Pumpkin Apple Spice Bundt Cake: flavorful, moist, light and fluffy! It’s everything you will want in a holiday cake! Perfect for Christmas, Thanksgiving, all year around, really! By the way, today I’m guest posting over at Oh Sweet Basil - a wonderful blog that you will love to follow! Please […] Read More

Broccoli salad with strawberries, mango, and bacon

Broccoli salad with strawberries, blueberries, mango, apples, and bacon - with a homemade mayonnaise and sour cream based salad dressing. Deliciousness! Lots of healthy ingredients! This salad is crunchy, sweet and savory at the same time! Love the colors and the freshness of the ingredients. It's great for picnics, potlucks, and cook-outs! An added bonus […] Read More

White Sangria

White Sangria: Peaches, Apples, Oranges

It is mid-June, and it means it's time for Sangria cocktails! White sangria is a lighter and fruitier drink than red sangria, and, therefore, it is perfect for sipping at the pool, sharing it with friends at cook-outs, pool parties, etc. I love to add apples to sangria - they add wonderful flavor to the […] Read More

Apple, Blueberry, Peach Coffee Cake

Apple, Blueberry, Peach Coffee Cake

If you want to turn a simple coffee cake into something more colorful and Summer-ish, this recipe is perfect for you! This is the best coffee cake for the Summer: with generous amounts of blueberries, apples, and peaches - all together in one cake! The top of the cake is richly covered with crunchy cinnamon […] Read More

Apple crumb coffee cake with caramel sauce

Apple crumb coffee cake with caramel sauce

This is a very basic everyday cake I've been making a lot lately.  Just a good simple apple crumb coffee cake.  I drizzle it with the caramel sauce (or dulce de leche), but it doesn't have to be - it's good on its own.  And, I want to clarify right away: there is no coffee […] Read More

whole wheat banana bread muffins with apples and pecans

Low-fat, whole wheat banana bread muffins with apples and pecans The Holidays are over, and I am having a little bit of a hard time getting back into my routines. You see, I am a person of habit, and when my daily habits get temporarily broken even by such joyful events as the Holidays , […] Read More

Pumpkin pancakes with spiced apple topping

Pumpkin pancakes with spiced apple topping

What do you do when you have too many apples? You make breakfast pumpkin pancakes with spiced apple topping, of course! If you thought that pancakes were great with the caramel sauce drizzled all over them, wait until you try them with cinnamon and nutmeg spiced apples - so delicious! To make the topping, I […] Read More

Sweet cooked apples recipe

Cooked apples recipe

Am I the only one who is having a hard time getting back into the kitchen after a week of Thanksgiving feasting? I've been eating so much over the last 10 days, I am not even hungry any more. So, please forgive me for this very basic cooked apples recipe today. So simple and easy […] Read More

Apple pumpkin bundt cake

Apple pumpkin bundt cake

You will fall in love with this apple pumpkin bundt cake and will be making it over and over again! The cake is so moist and fluffy, so very flavorful - it's like having Autumn on your plate! It will make a great addition to your dessert menu for Thanksgiving as an alternative or a […] Read More

Easy apple cake

Easy apple cake

An easy apple cake doesn't get any better than this! Tasty and moist, with great texture and flavor, packed with juicy apple slices, this is a perfect every day cake! It has become a regular in my rotation of Fall desserts! So easy to make: it takes literally 15 minutes to prepare, not counting the […] Read More

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

My obsession with pumpkin and very ripe bananas continues. This time, I decided to add chocolate chips to the mix. If you enjoy banana bread with chocolate chips, you'll LOVE these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins! These muffins are so moist and light in texture, I am tempted to call them cupcakes, except there is no […] Read More

Banana apple bread with caramel sauce and pecans

The apple saga continues: there's just been way too many apples around my house lately. I've been trying to put them to good use by making apple muffins and apple pumpkin breads, baking apple cobblers and apple crisps. I even started eating an apple a day. And, yet, I don't seem to make a dent […] Read More

Pumpkin banana muffins with apples and cinnamon

Are you enjoying the pumpkin season? I certainly am! I never thought I would enjoy pumpkin muffins so much until I made these. And you will want to make them too once you read what they are made out of. Please meet pumpkin banana muffins made with Greek yogurt, chopped apples, cinnamon, and, not least […] Read More

Pumpkin banana bread with apples

Pumpkin banana bread with apples

This is my new favorite banana bread recipe. And, as you can see, it's not just a regular banana bread. It's a PUMPKIN banana bread stuffed with apple chunks, flavored with cinnamon and vanilla, and baked to perfection, with a gorgeous top crust! This recipe combines so many of my favorite things: bananas, pumpkin, apples, […] Read More

Apple banana muffins with pecans, dulce de leche drizzle

I am so happy with this recipe! It's definitely a winner! I really wanted to bake something that involved apples, cinnamon, pecans (it's Fall after all!), very ripe bananas, and muffins. I really wanted a muffin that tasted and looked like it belonged in the Fall season. So, after I was done baking these apple […] Read More

Super easy apple squares

Apple squares

This is my second apple recipe in a row! If only I could post apple desserts every day from now on until the Fall is over .... Maybe, someday... For now I have a day job I need to attend to - which sort of prevents me from publishing posts about apples every day. :) […] Read More

Crepes with caramelized apples and ricotta cheese filling

The Fall is here! It makes me very happy: I love rain, thunderstorms, the sound of lightning, leaves turning yellow, and, of course, Fall harvest foods. And, what better way to celebrate the first days of Fall than to cook something yummy with apples! I love crepes (A LOT), and I just knew I couldn't […] Read More

Apple cinnamon crepes

Apple pie has always been one of my most favorite desserts, and I am also addicted to crepes. As I was brainstorming the other day about what kind of new filling I should try for the stack of crepes I always seem to have somewhere nearby (perhaps, because I love making them from scratch), I […] Read More

Caramel Apple Strawberry Tart

Apple tarte tatin, or caramel apple tart, with strawberries

Apple tarte tatin, or simply caramel apple tart, with strawberries - making this dessert with a very French name has long been on my to-do list, ever since I saw this recipe on Orangette and Smitten Kitchen. I became even more inclined to make this apple tarte tatin after reading that Molly of Orangette had […] Read More

Apple cinnamon yogurt pancakes

Apple cinnamon pancakes

When I saw this recipe for apple cinnamon pancakes in one of the earlier posts on Smitten Kitchen, I immediately knew that I will be including them into my weekend breakfast recipe repertoire. Regular plain pancakes always seem, well, too plain. Pancakes filled with shredded apples? That's my kind of pancake - not too plain! […] Read More

Chopped salad with fruit, pomegranates, nuts, and Gorgonzola cheese

I love pomegranate seeds and eat them pretty much as is, as a mid-day snack, but I also started looking for good recipes that call for actual pomegranate seeds. I just found and tested this one from Epicurious.com, and it is a keeper! Everybody who tried this salad so far has been in awe. And […] Read More

Apple Cinnamon Buttermilk Cake

Apple cinnamon bundt cake

Want a warm and cozy Fall dessert? Then look no further than this apple and cinnamon coffee cake recipe (made with buttermilk or kefir) that I recently discovered on Martha Stewart's site. This easy-to-make recipe makes abundant use of Fall's fresh sweet (and tart) fruits and flavors, without overwhelming them with too many other flavors. […] Read More

Cinnamon apple pockets, puff pastry

Halloween cinnamon apple pockets, made out of puff pastry

Finally, here is my final recipe in the Halloween recipe series: cinnamon apple pockets, made out of puff pastry, made to look like wizard hats. I hope they do look like wizard hats. To me they do look like wizard hats, but it might be my wishful thinking because I've been staring at them for […] Read More

Halloween apple and pear mummy treats

Halloween apple and pear mummy treats

Ever since Halloween cooking craze started, I've been seeing a lot of mummy themed foods, usually hot dogs wrapped in mummy-like pastry. Well, I wanted to wrap puff pastry around something other than a hot dog, so I thought why not make mummy apples and pears? Eating apple and pear mummy treats is like eating […] Read More

Pumpkin puff pastry pie (tart) with apple-cranberry stuffed crust, chocolate bugs and wizard hats

Once upon a time, the pumpkin pie got infested with little chocolate bugs, spiders, and worms. Some of these creatures have eyes and are staring right back at you from the tart.  But, thankfully, there are three magic wizard hats (with cinnamon apple filling) to save the harvest.  It's a battle: the bugs have managed […] Read More

Plum and apple tart on puff pastry

Plum and apple tart puff pastry

This is that puff pastry dessert I was talking about earlier this week, when I got carried away baking puff pastry goodies for Weekend Cook and Tell Event at SeriousEats.com. Just like anything with puff pastry, this recipe is very easy: just peel, slice, assemble and bake. Plum and apple tart that you see on […] Read More