Apple Crisp

'Tis the season for apple recipes and this is one of my favorites! 

Apple Crisp
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Quiet Fall Days

Slip on your boots and let's go for a walk outside, shall we? It's fall and I want to soak up every minute of it's beauty. We're having a quiet day at home. These are my favorite kind of days. No plans or agenda, just enjoying a day of rest. 

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My favorite Soft & Chewy Lemon Cookies

They're soft, chewy, and bursting with lemony goodness.
Everything a perfect lemon cookie should be! 

Soft & Chewy Lemon Cookies
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Homemade Apple Cider

Good morning friends! It's apple cider time of year. Did you know you can make it at home? This recipe is really easy to put together and will make your home smell amazing while it's cooking!

Homemade Apple Cider

The best part about this recipe is it's adaptability. You use whatever kind of apples you like, or a combination. Spices...completely up to you. Sugar-you decide whether you want a little or none. Brown sugar or granulated. Crock pot or stove, take your pick! 
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Spicy Creole Sausage & Chicken Soup

Fall weather is slowly but surely arriving in the South and it has me craving soups and stews, how about you? This one is sure to warm you! 

Spicy Creole Sausage & Chicken Soup


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Fun Friday!

Fall days are my favorite, especially when I get to enjoy it with my family and friends at our little town's homecoming parade. 

This is my daughter's 3rd time to go and I think this is the first year that she's truly enjoyed it. I mean, wouldn't you, if this was your candy haul???

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Buttermilk Pie

Good morning, afternoon, or evening wherever you are! Today we're making Buttermilk Pie. Have you heard of it? I hadn't until last week. It's supposedly a "southern classic", but I asked family and friends and hardly anyone knew what it was....but they do now! This pie is perfection and so easy to make.


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Around the Farm, Soul Walk

Come for a walk on the farm with me today, friends. It's time for real talk. How do you calm your soul when you are anxious and the demands of life are too much? 

A few things work for me like writing, knitting, or going for a drive, but my favorite is a soul walk. What in the world is it? When anxiety gets the best of me and I really need to clear my head, a walk around the farm with camera in hand is just what I need. I call it a soul walk.

I've never lived in a suburban area, so I'm not sure what the equivalent is, maybe a walk in the park, a drive out to the countryside? 

I need to connect to nature; see the sunshine, feel the breeze, pick some flowers, observe life. Disconnecting from TV, phone, internet, and go out and just be. Somehow along the way, my anxiety subsides and my soul finds the peace I need. 

What do you do to find your peace?

Oh, give me the country! where grass is green;

      Where the roses bloom with satiny sheen;
      Where the modest violet lifts up its head,
      As on it the warmth of the sun is shed:

Give me the country! where all is serene;
      Where the air is pure and fragrant and clean,
      And noise of the city is far away;
      Where gaiety thrives through each night and day.

God made the country, so lovely and fair!,
      Its wide open spaces for all to share;
      Where joy and contentment each one may find
      If he, earnestly, seeks for peace of mind.

~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "Give Me The Country!" (1940s)


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Roast Chicken

A weekly meal in our house, this roast chicken is sooo good and you won't believe how easy it is to prepare! Don't be scared...let's get started!


Easy Roast Chicken from Katie Gets Creative
A few years ago I would have been terrified to cook a whole chicken. To be perfectly honest, I was scared of most cooking. My kitchen knowledge was mainly centered around baking cookies and scrambling eggs. Fast forward to becoming a stay at home mom, and besides caring for the wild child, my chief role was preparing meals for my small family. And I didn't have a clue how to go about that. 
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