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Month: October 2017

All Natural Pumpkin Pie Playdough Recipe

All Natural Pumpkin Pie Playdough Recipe

Well things are finally starting to feel a bit cozier here in the northwest as the weather is starting to actually feel like fall. So it only felt appropriate to post our all natural, smells like fall pumpkin pie Playdough recipe. Note, we left this […]

A Healthier Happy Halloween

A Healthier Happy Halloween

Ah Halloween. Costumes, candy, decorations, candy, parties, candy and oh yeah some candy. Halloween doesn’t have to equal hyper active kids. Here is our round up of things to hand out Halloween night that are still a treat, without the trick! Stickers Party favors (dollar […]

Top 5 Tips for Canning Apples | From My Mother In Law

Top 5 Tips for Canning Apples | From My Mother In Law

I’m convinced there’s nothing better fresh, homemade applesauce. This past weekend I was lucky enough to finally get some insight into the ways of preserving this tasty treat, canning.

My mother in law has been canning since her college days, and knows her way around the kitchen! She was sweet enough to take a weekend and show me a couple of her tips and tricks.

Below I have some sweet pics and our list of the top 5 tips for canning apples, according to my mother in law 😉

 

Top 5 tips for canning apples

  • Try cinnamon before sugar
  • Don’t use too much water- it will be runny(about 2 inches)
  • Use a peeler
  • Use a good Apple! Granny Smith can be too tart, honey crisp is great!
  • Keep an eye on them and don’t let them burn!

And there you have it! I hope this post was of some inspiration to you. Let me know in the comments of your favorite fall memories /traditions.  I’d also love any canning tips you might have!

~Ashley

P.s Here is a link to a really great simple recipe with instructions for canning applesauce!

Healthy Pumpkin Recipe Round Up

Healthy Pumpkin Recipe Round Up

Nothing says fall like a scrumptious pumpkin treat. However your favorites don’t have to be sugar ridden! Here is my round up of the internet’s finest, minus the extra calories! First off we have a recipe from the BakerMama. Pretty much anything from this website […]

Banana Pumpkin Pancakes | and Nomster Chef Kickstarter

Banana Pumpkin Pancakes | and Nomster Chef Kickstarter

Hey guys! Happy Tuesday! I hope you all are having a wonderful start to your week, and a great October! I love October and making banana pumpkin pancakes with applesauce seemed like the perfect way to begin the month. I’m also excited to announce Building […]