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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…

Pear Pecan Crisp

Pear Pecan Crisp with Vanilla and Molasses Late August always means one thing, it is time to hang up my green Weaver’s Orchard tee’s and exchange them for teacher clothes. The changing of my wardrobe signals it is time to…

Lattice Top Peach Pie

I was talking to a woman I work with last week about peaches, complaining about how the ones I had picked up from the grocery store were too small and hard to enjoy. She smiled, shook her head, and told…

Basque Cheesecake

I subscribe to a number of food magazines and have seen a growing number of basque style cheesecakes featured in articles. I have to admit, the exterior that appears more similar to a perfectly toasted marshmallow had me intrigued. The…

Vegan Peach Creamsicles

I recently had the pleasure of spending time with my three-year-old grandson at the lake. This age can be challenging, although my son and daughter-in-law handle things beautifully, much better than I did when my kids were little. As a…

Peach Cobbler 2.0

Cobblers are a staple of late summer baking. They come together quickly without much fuss, are versatile and can easily exchange various types and combinations of fruit. The “rules” of this dessert however have come into question for me lately.…