September 2015 archive

Fried Apple Sundae with Pie Crust Crisps

Remember this post from last fall? We have a tiny Honeycrisp tree in our yard at the cabin, which produces the most beautiful, delicious fruit…and we have no idea why or how. We don’t touch it all season, it’s subjected to some pretty fierce wind, and it’s all by it’s lonesome (which was confusing to me until I read that Honeycrisp is a varietal that self-pollinates). We ended up with quite the crop this season, so I’m always looking for easy ways to use up the apples (there are only so many sliced apples a family can eat, before you need to start dressing them up a little!). This recipe is far easier than making apple pie yet has all the yummy flavor served up fresh and warm. Perfect for the season! See also this delish apple crisp recipe from my mom’s blog (link here).

I needed to be a little bit faster with the camera for this shot, as the ice cream melts quickly when the warm apples are placed on top. The picture doesn’t do the dessert justice.

Chambray Stripe

Does it count as variation when I throw in a vertical, chambray blue stripe top amidst all of my horizontal, navy blue stripe ones? Probably not, but this is one of those tops that would catch my eye every time I would pass by the store (I have an Anthropologie dangerously close to my house). I love the cut and the bold stripe pattern, and the versatility of wearing it as a tunic dress right now or over skinny jeans or black pants in the cooler months.

Anthropologie tunic (sold out, other similar options herehere and here) | Lilly Pulitzer for Target tote (sold out, love the navy on this one) | Tiffany & Co. sunglasses | Tory Burch shoes (plus check out these cute ones on sale)| Anthropologie cuff (sold out, similar here) | Michael Kors watch | Hermes bracelet

Elote (Mexican Corn)

This time of year I fluctuate between wanting to never see another ear of corn again to wanting to eat as much as possible before the roadside stands switch over their stock to pumpkins (which will happen before you know it!).To take a break from the usual butter and salt routine, I’ve made this version of corn on the cob a few times this summer. There are several ways to make this traditional Mexican dish, but I liked this recipe for the simplicity – mix together and slater on grilled corn!


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