Apple Cider Caramels

Apple Cider Caramels 2

One of the things I love most about our location in Michigan is the plentiful and diverse fruit picking options. Our sandy soil generally produces abundant crops of fruit throughout the warmer months of the year. We start with strawberries and raspberries, move into cherries, blueberries, and then apples and grapes. It’s something we look… 

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Maple-Pumpkin Baked Donuts

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There’s still 9 days until Halloween and it seems everyone is so “over” pumpkin. Not I, not I. Firstly, I didn’t start indulging in anything and everything pumpkin prematurely. Bloggers pride themselves in beating readership to the seasonal trends, but I enjoy the seasons way too much to jump the gun. Sorry, not sorry! It’s… 

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Simple Stovetop Applesauce

Simple Stovetop Applesauce 3

So we’re 8 1/2 days into this thing called parenthood and honestly, it’s going really well. Whenever I feel overwhelmed, all I have to do is look at her, hear a coo, or give that baby soft head a little rub to bring me back to this little sliver of paradise called motherhood. And yes,… 

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Pumpkin Pie Bread

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As you may know, our bulldog Lily is a complete and total beach bum. Problem is (other than living in Michigan and only having a few weeks of good beach weather), there’s about 85 stairs to get to the beach (this photo gives you the idea…). She seems to have no issue getting down the… 

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