Category Archives: Fruits

Hot Caramel Apple Spice Drink That Rivals Starbucks!

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Caramel Apple Spice
Caramel Apple Spice

My Chief Starbucks-loving husband and I had an appointment about an hour away from our home.  Since we were leaving early in the morning, I knew it meant a stop at the Starbucks down the road. [Side note: I don’t drink coffee.  I have never drunk coffee.  I like to cook and bake with coffee granules but do not care to drink it.  For me, Starbucks is a clean bathroom on the way to wherever we are going or coming from!]

On this particular day, I came out of the bathroom andThe Chief was still in line.  I wandered over and as he ordered I said to the Barista, “what do you have that isn’t coffee based?”  She immediately, “OH!  You must try the Caramel Apple Spice.  Caramel. Apple. Spice. What’s not to like?   At this point, I did something that is pretty uncharacteristic for me.  I just said “okay.”  I didn’t ask how much$. I didn’t look for calorie count (mistake) I just said “okay.”

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Alice’s Apple Goodie Dessert

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Alice's Apple Goodie Dessert
Alice’s Apple Goodie Dessert

A couple of weeks ago my sous-chef dish-washing mom announced that she will be making  a new dessert for us each week!  Whaaat?  This is exciting stuff!

Alice's In The Kitchen
Alice’s In The Kitchen

It turns out that mom has “discovered” Pinterest some time ago and is drooling over pictures and recipes.  I am so excited about this and told her that I will blog her recipes!  That made her happy. :)
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Caramel Apple Dumplings

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apple dumpling single plated

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Fresh Blueberry Crumble Tarts

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I am absolutely crazy about this dessert!  It is so simple to make, I actually made it and baked it while I was preparing our dinner the other night.  When my sous chef dish-washing mom and the Chief realized there was something in the oven they both got pretty excited.  I haven’t been baking much lately and so a fresh blueberry tart was a huge hit!

fresh blueberries in tart dish

What I really like about this recipe is that it is low sugar and high on berry flavor.  I started with the berries, a little corn starch and a little white sugar mixed together and spooned into the bottom of these little glass tart dishes.
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