Thursday, October 2, 2014

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Chips

Fall is in the air! This has to be my favorite season, hands down. Granted it is October and Southern Louisiana is still a little warm, I have been able to enjoy warm pumpkin lattes and bought a super cute pair of boots that have found a home close to the front door in hopes of being worn someday soon.

Something about snuggling in a warm jacket, sipping pipping hot apple cider, enjoying the spoils of the hours roaming and picking apples is the quintessential fall activity that I so desperately miss after leaving the East Coast. The apples at Fresh Market will have to suffice for now.

In the spirit of Fall, I decided to find some new ways to eat apples. I love them, my kids love them....who doesn't love them. We do have a slight separation in the house on which apples are apples of course! No matter what color or what size, when cooked they not only make the house smell amazing but taste wonderful.

Never will you buy dried apple slices again. These are so simple and you can basically customize them however you want. So go grab your apples and your favorite spices and lets get baking.

Grab a few of your favorite apples.

Cut off the stems and then cut off one of the sides to give you a flat surface to cut your slices.

I used a mandolin to help get even slices but you are more than welcome to use a knife.

I used cinnamon and brown sugar. There is no right or wrong amount to use. I just put in equal amounts of each.

Take those apple slices and press them into your sugar mixture. Make sure to coat both sides.

Place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and pop them in the oven at 200 degree F for an hour. Then take out the sheet, turn the apples over and let them cook for another hour for soft dried apples or 2 hours for more crispy apple chips.

Take them out and put them in an airtight container. They last for about a week but I am sure they won't see the light of the 2nd day!

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Edible Pumpkin Pie Lip Scrub + Lip Balm

Chapped lips have to be one of the worst things that come with the winter season. It is finally nice and cold down South and the cool crisp air can be unfriendly to your lips. Just like any other part of your body, your lips deserve to be pampered too! So here is another recipe to help keep those lips kissable. By the way, who doesn't love pumpkin spice. I do miss the warm, creamy pumpkin spice lattes from the local coffee shop, they get rid of those way too early. Don't worry if you catch your self sampling the pumpkin-y goodness that you are about to put on your is all edible.



  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon  of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice

It is pretty simple from here. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them together. Transfer the scrub to a little container or jar with a lid. Apply the scrub with your fingers and gently rub it back and forth on your lips. Make sure once you rinse off your scrub to follow up with a balm....preferably your pumpkin pie lip balm that you made.



  • 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
  • 1 teaspoon beeswax
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • lip balm container

In a double boiler, combine the almond oil and beeswax and mix until they are melted together. Remove from the heat and add in the honey and pumpkin pie spice. Once everything is all mixed up, slowly pour it into a container and let it cool and harden.

Now that you have made your own pumpkin pie scrub and balm, you can keep your favorite winter treat around a lot longer!

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