Fall with favorites!

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year.

Fiery foliage and jumping into leaf piles… crisp mornings and warm spices… comfort food and oversized sweaters. I’m technically December-baby but fall in New England is my jam.  There’s nothing else quite like it.

Oh and apple picking. Can’t forget apple picking.

One apple-picking-perk? Apple crisp. There’s nothing quite like sweet and spicy warm apples topped with an super crispy, crumbly crust, right? Last weekend, I got together with a couple of my favorite people (…and can’t forget my fave pup, Pebbles!) to tackle crisp-making.

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We worked with a super simple recipe from A Family Feast that Amanda found on Pinterest – and doubled up the recipe to up all of the (20+) apples that we had.

Pebbles was super helpful with peeling…

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We had fun peeling, chopping, mixing and crumbling — and followed the recipe almost to the tee. We added more oats than it called for – and I’m glad we did. It was definitely a sweet recipe, but not TOO sweet…but it could have gone there reallllly fast. I think if I use this recipe again, I’d use less brown sugar and add more oats.

I mean…c’mon you can’t really go wrong with a buttery, sweet crust? Really buttery…like Paula-Deen-would-approve buttery.

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After 40 minutes of hanging out in the oven, it came out golden brown, bubbly and crunchy….

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Not too shabby for a Sunday night??

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….and breakfast the next morning. Whoops.

Busy Bee

Hey loves! I cannot believe it is suddenly Thursday…well, in one sense I can – I have been super busy, but I can’t believe that I haven’t been able to squeeze a post in!

This week – photos of food have been put on the back burner…too much to do. haha Today alone I have 3 meetings on top of classes. Bah! …stressed.

Last week, I helped out at a Breast Cancer Awareness event at my school…free food = lots of people.

The frosting on those cupcakes was so good.

Luckily last weekend, I had a lovely time at home…apple “picking”, beach-going and general R&R. Absolutely necessary and wonderful.

The had lots of squash, too! haha

Okay, I’ll be honest, as much as I love apples…my true excitement came in the form of cider donuts and fresh apple cider. Sooo good.

My mom and I also explored Newburyport, MA. We went to the beach, did a little shopping, and a lot of eating. Glorious. haha

Beach reconstruction at its finest.

Literal living on the edge.

An absolutely gorgeous day!

We ate at Michael’s Harborside (I had unpictured fish tacos…delish!), and then wandered around a bit more.

Mwahaha -mom didn’t know she was in the picture.

My mom asked, “What do you think the artists was thinking when they made it?… my response..”Wine.”

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It was such a lovely weekend…hopefully this weekend, I’ll get to head back to my mom’s and help her out with baking some of the apples we got. Yay! …so much to do until then.

Sometimes you just need a light at the end of the tunnel…and for me, right now, that light is PIE. haha

  • What’ve been your favorite fall activities? … or foods?