Tuesday, October 25, 2011

In my continued search to find a purpose for all of these apples, I stumbled upon this Herbed Pork and Apples recipe. My pork loin was only 1-1.5lbs, but I still used the same amount of apples and onions.  OMG.  This was devine.  It might be my favorite pork recipe.  Yep.  It is.  And I could eat leftovers for days - as long as I don't eat it all on the first day!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Jack O'Lantern Pizza

This is an easy, fun fall meal to make for your little ones.

I got a Boboli crust, some pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, and peppers to make the face.  You can get as elaborate or simple as you'd like.  Obviously I went the simple route:

Just as a side note, this pizza was pretty darn yummy.  I have never bought the Boboli crusts before - I think they are way better than making your own or buying the dough from the grocery store.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

My son was having a bake sale at school and I needed to come up with something creative (and nut-free).  We also had just gone apple picking and had more apples than we knew what to do with.  I stumbled upon this Apple Hermits recipe and decided to give it a go.  (and after an internet search, I was relieved that nutmeg was not considered a nut).  I added a little extra apple - the recipe calls for 1 cup... I probably put 3-4 in.  I also probably chopped the apples up too finely.  To soak up the extra juice from the apples, I decided to add in oatmeal.  They came out super yummy, super moist, and tasted like oatmeal cinnamon cookies.  It was a stretch to taste the apples (even though I put too much in!).  I would suggest not cutting the apples so finely next time.

Don't they look delish?!