Sunday, October 4, 2015

Live Appley!

Fall season is here, which means it's time to bust out those flannel shirts, boots, and scarves. It's also time for some PSL, pumpkin pie, and apple picking! Apple picking is one of my favorite things to do in the Fall - all you can pick and eat apples, apple cider donuts, apple pie with vanilla ice cream... I could go on and on! *GASP*

Last weekend, I went apple picking with my church friends at Masker Orchards in upstate NY. It's about 1.5 hour drive from Queens. This orchard is one of the bigger ones I've been to - they have almost everything, from Golden Apple, to Red Delicious, to Empire, and so many more. The only ones they didn't have were Honey Crisp and Pink Lady, which happened to be my favorites.. But fear not, that did not stop me from bringing closed to a whole bushel of apples home!

I've been eating an apple a day along with forcing my coworkers to eat them as well (opps). There are still closed to thirty sitting in the fridge. I guess it's time to turn on the oven and start baking, give me some suggestions guys!

Wish you all a h-apple-y day!

xx,
Mich

PS. Thank you Steph and Felix for finding the best Jonagold tree ever! We should have cut that tree down and bring it home.




Sunday, September 20, 2015

Banana Muffins - All Day Every Day

Perfect ripe bananas = Banana muffin time! 


Opted for a healthier option this time from Creme De La Crumb - Greek Yogurt Banana MuffinsThis recipe uses Greek yogurt in lieu of sour cream, makes them a tad bit less fatty. I've also cut the sugar from 3/4 cup to 1/2 cup (just a little habit I have when it comes to baking) so they're not as sweet. Walnuts are used, instead of chocolate chips, so they are more breakfast-like [but now that I think about it, every minute of the day is a perfect time for chocolate - who am I kidding!?]. 

The muffins came out pretty darn good. I just ate two and am reaching for the third one (oops, I hope there is enough left over for my roommie)! If I can start my everyday with these bad boyz, the week would be purrrfect. ;) 

xx, 
Mich

PS. Thanks to my biffle Jenny - I can now put all my baked goods on this beauuuuutiful cake stand! Love you so much <3 div="" nbsp="">