Thursday, October 28, 2010

First Attempt at Homemade Cupcakes

Right in time for Halloween, too ;)

Chocolate cupcakes (, The best icing ever (tasty kitchen... I'll drop in the link later), and those cute little candy corn like pumpkins!

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Oatmeal Apple Crisp

Okay... first post!  This is a recipe I've adapted from my husband's repertoire.  We recently picked TONS of apples and despite being the end of "apple picking season", we found some really great suncrisp apples (developed by Rutgers University... oh useless trivia).  This is a reallllly easy recipe.  I did increase the temperature in the recipe (I only used 350 degrees... I think it would have been better at 375... please watch carefully!

Oatmeal Apple Crisp
8-10 peeled, cored, and cut apples
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter
1/2 cup oatmeal

Peel and core apples (I am IN LOVE with our new apple corer).  Preheat oven to 375ยบ.  Cut apple slices in half.  In a mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, and oatmeal.  Work the butter in with a dough blender or fork until you have firm, yummy crumb topping.  Place apples in a baking dish (any will do... just be sure it is deep enough to contain a good layer of apples and crumb), sprinkle cinnamon on top, and pour crumb over the apples.  Bake for 30-35 minutes or until browned and crispy on top.  Apples should be a little sizzly.  Enjoy!