Simple and delicious Apple Upside Down Cake! Moist cinnamon-spiced cake topped with apples in a buttery brown sugar sauce. 

Apple Upside Down Cake - simple and delicious apple cake! Moist cinnamon-spiced cake topped with apples coated in butter and brown sugar.

Hi guys, happy almost Friday!

Not to be dramatic but this Apple Upside Down Cake is my favorite thing I’ve made in forever.

And you know that I don’t usually like any dessert with fruit.

But see, I’ve been craving pineapple upside down cake for literally months now and I was too lazy to make one so I finally broke down and bought one last week while I was in the middle of a week long argument with the boyfriend.

And then I couldn’t even enjoy it because I was too busy saying things like, “I keep dreaming about these giant bugs and google tells me that means I have anxiety and you won’t kill them for me!”

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Carrot Apple Salad is the perfect quick, healthy side dish! It’s a kid favorite and so easy to put together. Thinly sliced carrots and apples with raisins in a creamy sweet and tangy dressing. 

Carrot Apple Salad - sliced carrots and apples with raisins in a sweet and tangy dressing! So easy and so delicious! My kids love this!

You guuuuys.

It’s finally the first day of school around here!

Y’all know I love summer but man, this was a long one. This was the first summer in years that we didn’t take several roadtrips so it was just me and 3 boys.

All summer.

In central Texas. Where from the hours of 9 am to 7 pm, it’s too hot to play outside most days.


So now we’re transitioning to school and soccer and football and whatever else the boys plan on getting into. I’m anticipating a very busy fall.

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These fall-inspired cupcakes are full of apples and delicious spices. Top them with spiced vanilla frosting and cinnamon apple chips – you will definitely love Apple Spice Cupcakes!

Happy almost Friday! I made cupcakes!

Guys, I am sick. Ugh. It’s about time since the kids have been in school for a few weeks and have all sneezed once or twice. Seriously though, weakest immune system ever.

If you need me, I’ll be Dayquil wasted (I don’t care what anyone says, that stuff makes me useless for hours) and watching Dawson’s Creek all day.

But cupcakes!

Honeycrisp’s are finally under $3/pound at my store. It’s absolute torture seeing them in the store for 4 or 5 bucks a pound because I refuse to pay that much for apples.

But oh my gosh, they are so good.

I picked up a few last week and sacrificed one for these Apple Spice Cupcakes. The cupcakes are full of the apple and lots of spices and then they are topped with a spiced vanilla frosting and cinnamon apple chips.

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Easy Homemade Apple Butter recipe - only 5 ingredients!

Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? Ours was good. Found all the Lay’s Do Us a Flavor chips. Spoiler: the Truffle Fries one tastes just like sour cream and onion chips. Laaaaaame. However, the Reuben one? Amazing.

I also decided that it’s too hot in Texas. I’d really like to go anywhere with snow right about now. The dogs end up looking like this at the end of our walk, no matter how early or late we go. Seriously, 95 degrees at 7 pm is stupid.

Dear Army gods, please send us far away from here. Colorado would be fabulous. Thanks.

Easy Homemade Apple Butter recipe - only 5 ingredients!

Despite the heat, I’m all in on fall foods. I had apples and pumpkin going in the kitchen this weekend and it was amazing.

First up was this Easy Apple Butter!

My husband’s been obsessed with apple butter for probably all of his life. Like, he’ll take a jar and eat the entire thing with a spoon. Side note: my mom makes this awesome strawberry freezer jam and he also eats entire jars of that with a spoon.

I’m not really sure what’s wrong with him.

Anyway, he saw me making this and was all “WAHHHH! I CAN’T EAT THAT! IT’S NOT PALEO!” so I ended up making this recipe as written below and then another batch with no added sugar. Obviously, the one with sugar is yummier but the one without wasn’t bad at all.

And it is seriously so easy! Only 5 ingredients and it takes less than an hour from start to finish. The hardest part is peeling the apples!

Easy Homemade Apple Butter recipe - only 5 ingredients!

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Do you want to know how sad my life is? Yesterday I took a nap (don’t judge me) and dreamt that I was on and saw snow in the forecast. And I woke up so excited. Like, it wasn’t even snowing. It was just the weather forecast. In my dream. And I was excited.

Another more real life thing that has been exciting me recently is apple recipes. It’s quite weird because I really don’t like apples much.

I think I’ve eaten two apples this year and both times I covered them in chocolate PB2. Which is one of my favorite things on earth and if you aren’t covering your apples in it, what are you doing with your life?

But yeah, I’ve been pulling apple recipes out of magazines like it’s my job. Cakes, bars, battered and fried.

I made these Apple Fritters over the weekend, because I figured I could get away with serving them for lunch. I mean, apples. Healthy! Fiber! Stuff like that! And then flour which is basically bread. So an apple sandwich.



Anyway, my kids loved them and I had a lot of fun making them. Plus it gave me an excuse to buy an apple corer. And that’s always a good time.

If you aren’t a fan of the smell that lingers after frying things, I’ve heard that putting a capful of bleach on the counter will get rid of it really quickly. Let me know if you have any other tips because you know I never remember to put bleach on the grocery list!

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