Apple Week: Apple Dumplings

Apple DumplingsLast week was a doozy. I ended up needing to see a doctor and so I went to an Urgent Care only to find out that said Urgent Care was closed. Not closed as in I was there at the wrong time, but closed as in it no longer existed. I called my husband and he directed me to another Urgent Care, Wendy asking all the while “where’s the doctor? Where’s the doctor, Mommy? Where we going NOW?”

I got the kids out of their carseats and discovered that Micah had had a diaper blowout. Carried him under one arm into the new Urgent Care and asked for a place to change him.

Discovered that I had no baby wipes in the diaper bag. Continue reading

Apple Week: Honeycrisp Apple Sangria

Honeycrisp Apple SangriaOne of the best things about baking with apples is the wonderful aroma. There is usually cinnamon, sometimes vanilla, and just that delicious apple scent.

But I enjoy the smell of this sangria even more than the smell of apple pie, as evidenced by my silly¬†selfie. The fresh citrus and apple, the spices, the wine, and the peach schnapps form one beautiful fragrance. And don’t even get me started about the taste. Continue reading

Apple Week: Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

IMG_4439WELCOME TO APPLE WEEK! :) This week I will be sharing a bunch of my favorite delicious apple recipes with you, so come back often!

You have probably seen this recipe before, but if you haven’t allow me to bring it to your attention! And if you have seen it, allow me to order you straight into the kitchen to make it. Cheesecake has never really been my thing and I made these bars thinking they would be more for Printz Charming than for me.


I’ve already promised both of my sisters-in-law that I will make them again for Thanksgiving. There are four layers to these bars which makes them a little more time-consuming to make than some recipes, but well worth it. I’ll introduce you to the layers: Continue reading