Rachel VanDuzer

Rachel VanDuzer

Harvest Salad with Cheese Curds

In a season full of all things sweet, from cookie exchanges to candy canes, hot cocoa and peppermint bark brownies, it’s good to have some go-to recipes using locally grown apples this time of year. My favorite apples this time…

Mini French Apple Tarts

You’ve probably heard of pineapple upside down cake, but have you heard of upside down apple pie? The French make a truly delicious caramelized apple pie called Tarte Tatin which is baked and then inverted. Once it’s upside down, the…

10 Cool Apple Facts

I can still remember the crisp, tart taste of a freshly picked Stayman Winesap apple that I picked with my mom and a few friends when I was a child. Back in “those” bygone days, we used to come to…

5 Minute Apple Crisp

Ever have craving for apple crisp, but you don’t have the time to bake a whole one? Or perhaps you want a single serving apple crisp and are searching for a quick dessert for one option. Enter: 5-Minute Apple Crisp.…

Nature-Based Unit Studies

Last year, I set out on my first attempt at homeschooling my son for kindergarten. I had been homeschooled my entire life, so I at least had some good models of what homeschooling can look like in my mind, but…