APPLE PICKING 2014!

It's apple season! We try to go apple picking somewhere new each year in late-September or early-October (you can see a recipe for cider doughnut holes and last year's trip here), and so last weekend we took a mini road trip out to Elkhorn, Wisconsin to a cute little apple farm and picked ourselves a boatload of apples. Well, more like half a bushel of apples. I now have 20-ish pounds of apples to consume. Or to force upon others to consume. Needless to say, over the next few weeks I'll be sharing some apple-related recipes so you can find a way to partake in apple season, too. Apples are a quintessential fall food for me, just like pumpkin and squash. Caramelize them, mix them with spices, turn them into sauce, throw them in a coffee cake or muffins...there are so many things you can do with apples! Stay tuned for apple sauce, apple butter, apple-cinnamon challah, and some other apple-y things. I've also got a recipe for coffee caramel sauce to share with you early next week, and a recipe for streusel-y, spiced butternut squash muffins coming up soon too!  Until then, I'll leave you with a photo montage of our apple picking adventure.

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