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Apple Tea

Hello hello. So, I’m gonna be real with you and say that calling this recipe for Apple Tea a “recipe” is a bit of a stretch, but it’s good and easy, and because steeping tea in apple juice isn’t the most obvious thing to do, sharing this new discovery seemed like the right thing to do. So, if you’ve been looking for new ways to enjoy warm apple drinks this fall, I’ve got you covered. The Caramel Apple Spice and Hot Chai Apple Cider are great options too.


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Homemade Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice

It’s been six weeks since I last posted a Thirsty Thursday post. Six weeks! That is not ok. This long, hard look at the calendar was the wakeup call I needed to start refocusing my efforts on this supposed “food” blog of mine. Thankfully, we just checked off two major items on the wedding to-do list (photographer and band!), and suddenly I feel a lot better about things. It also helps that I have some newfound free time for baking now that we’re staying put for the next several weekends. A full month into fall and I’ve been neglecting my oven big time. It’s time I fix that. 

Just not quite yet. Today’s post didn’t require an oven, but the autumnal Caramel Apple Spice is a step in the right direction. It’s a copycat recipe of the pricey Starbucks version, and get this, Starbucks is the one supplying it! Check it out here. Now, to be fair, hot apple cider with whipped cream and caramel sauce isn’t exactly rocket science or patentable, and their act of sharing is likely just a ploy to sell their Fontana Cinnamon Syrup, but we appreciate the sentiment nonetheless. Too bad for Starbucks, we’ll be saving our money with a homemade cinnamon syrup, because we’re scrappy like that. 


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Caramel Apple Hand Pies
Today is a big day at the office, we have a baby shower to celebrate! To honor the occasion, the coworkers and I are throwing one of our signature potlucks. We like to do it up big. Especially big this time, because Mommy-to-be’s had such a great year. In the last 12 month’s she’s gotten engaged, married, upgraded to bigger digs, and is now just weeks away from welcoming a baby boy into this world. What a year.

It wasn’t long ago that I baked a batch of Apple Pie Cupcakes to send her and her then husband-to-be off on their nuptials. They’re big pie people and ditched the traditional wedding cake for an assortment of pies. So when it came time to make something for their little one on the way, these little Caramel Apple Hand Pies were a no-brainer. 


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Fried Cinnamon Apple Rings | fortune goodies

My love for frying food is alive and well. Thanks in large part to these fried cinnamon apple rings. I can’t say enough good things about them, but all you need to know is they’re easy on the eyes and tongue. Think of them as mini apple pies in the form of onion rings. Now think about yourself enjoying one. Why stop there? Go for it and try making a batch of your own. 


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Potato Latkes with Cranberry Applesauce

Potatoes are probably the last thing you need right now, but I couldn’t let this week pass without sharing a recipe for Thanksgivukkah-appropriate latkes with cranberry applesauce. 

Better known as Thanksgiving, yesterday was also this year’s first day of Hanukkah. The two haven’t coincided since 1888, and it won’t happen again for another 79,811 years! How crazy is that? Luckily these latkes, better known as potato pancakes, are pretty straightforward to pull off, so you don’t have to wait for the next Thanksgivukkah to make them happen. 


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Apple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

I love me a good chewy oatmeal-based cookie, but the oatmeal-raisin sort just hasn’t done it for me for quite some time. I used to be all about them, but ate one with almost every meal my freshman year of college, and would be perfectly content if I never had to lay eyes on another raisin ever again. So to help me battle the standard oatmeal-cookie fatigue, I made these here chewy and comforting apple walnut oatmeal cookies with drizzled-on apple cider glaze. 

No way am I ever getting sick of these. 


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