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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My First Giveaway, Works For Me Wednesday, Apple Picking and Apple Crisp

Today I'm linking up with We Are That Family in Works For Me Wednesday.

I'm going to share a secret of mine with you! I don't buy milk. I use powdered milk to cook with. I buy the great big box and I use it in all my cooking. It is so handy, I never run out, and it keeps me from going to the store. It seems like I always buy a few extra things when I run to the store anyway, so it's good when I can keep away from the store for as long as possible! My family doesn't drink milk, so I can get away with this. Don't worry, we've found other ways to get our calcuim. It Works For Me! Now head on over to We Are That Family and see what everyone else is up to!

Don't forget to check out my giveaway at the bottom of this post!

We found this great trail on our way to pick apples and couldn't resist checking it out! Of course we brought the dogs along. This is Sloan and Fifi.

The leaves were gorgeous! This is Chauncey and Seamus.

The bridges were fun!

Sloan even found a place to rest and enjoy the gorgeous fall day.

Chauncey likes picking apples.

This use to be an old apple orchard, and all the apples were just going to waste.

Ya gotta love free apples even if you have to hike a ways to get them!

Chauncey helped me make this Apple Crisp. We found the recipe in my favorite cookbook. I loved the nutmeg flavor in this recipe.

Apple Crisp

8 cups of apples, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup oatmeal
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 cup butter, softened

Heat oven to 375 and spray a 9x13 inch pan with Pam.

Measure all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and whisk to mix. Cut in the butter to make a crumb.

Put the apples in the prepared pan. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the apples and spread out evenly. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream!

My First Giveaway! I'm so excited! Jesse from Jesse Janes Etsy store is offering a really cute Scrable Tile Pendant to the lucky winner in my giveaway! This little pendant is adorable! Don't ya just want it? Jesse has lots of cute pendants and key chains in her shop. So if you can't wait and want to purchase some, Jesse even has a great special going, 5 Scrabble Tile Pendants plus 5 Ball Chains for $32. These would be perfect for party gifts or favors, or Christmas presents. Remember, Christmas is coming up fast. So if you don't win you can get a still get a really good deal.

Here's the rules- don't forget to leave an email address or a way for me to contact you!

1. Visit Jesse Janes Etsy Store and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite item is -You get 1 entry

2. Become a follower of my blog, let me know in one comment - You get 5 entries

3. Make Jesse Janes Etsy Store a favorite, let me know in a comment -You get 1 entry

4. Blog about my giveaway, let me know in one comment and leave me the link to your blog - You get 5 entries

This contest will end Wednesday, November 4 at 3pm.


Judy said...

I love cooking with powdered milk, too - every now and then I have to be careful (like with my buttercream recipe), but pretty much anything else is perfect for powdered milk! Good tip!

Cheryl said...

From the Jesse Janes etsy store, I LOVE the rainbow Hearts tile. I adore rainbows.

Cheryl said...

I follow your blog #1

Cheryl said...

I follow your blog #2

Cheryl said...

I follow your blog #3

Cheryl said...

I follow your blog #4

Cheryl said...

I follow your blog #5

Jennie said...

*I can't pick my favorite. There's too many to choose from! Okay, okay, I really like this owl (

*And, of course, I follow your blog ;)

*Made Jesse a favorite :)

*And I blogged your giveaway!

And I posted your giveaway on my mommy board :) Do I get an extra entry for that? lol!

Betsy Neumann said...

cute pendant, ill give this a try!

i love the Scrabble Tile Hair Pins - HALLOWEEN KITTY - Super Cute Bobby Pins

following your blog, making store a favorite, does putting your blog on FB count as me blogging?
if so i did that to!

Frieda said...

Congrats on your first giveaway~ I'm a follower! I have a friend who loves Scrabble...she would love this as a gift~

{ L } said...
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{ L } said...

What a delightful apple picking spot! That recipe sounds super yummy too! Thanks for doing the fun giveaway. :) MY favorite is the little bike Keep Calm one! too cute!

Renee G said...

My favorite from her site is the ART Dragonfly (blue) - Scrabble Tile Pendant.


Kris said...

I checked out the Jesse Janes Etsy store and love, love, love the necklace tiles! I looked through them all, and my fav of all favs was the Keep Calm Eat a Cupcake with the brown background and aqua lettering. That is the cutest!!!

Kris said...

YES! I became a follower of your blog!!Its tons of fun to see what you are up to and whats new in the kitchen!!! Gotta love it!!!

Kris said...

I made Jesse Janes Etsy Store a favorite!

Kris said...

Ok, I "blogged" about your contest with Jesse Janes Etsy Store and told them to check out the store!

Kris said...

I also told everyone to check out your blog!!

Its So Very Cheri said...

I like the primitive snowman,


Its So Very Cheri said...

Already a follower


Its So Very Cheri said...

I'll add it to my post right now


Andrea said...

ok... Favorite Jesse Jane tile... "Put your BIG girl panties on". HA!!! This has been my BF's saying for a long time... I now know what she is getting for her b-day next week!

Andrea said...

I am now a follower of yours... let the stalking begin! :)

Andrea said...

I added Jesse Jane to my Faves... :)

Anonymous said...

What a very nice "giveaway". I just came over to check on you as I haven't visited for a bit, and here you are giving things away -- oh my. Let's see. I'm a follower. I visited the store. My favorite item was the treebranch with the bird pendent. Very cute. I think that's it, my friend. Happy November, and your blog is really looking so very very nice. I like it over here!

Tara said...

Totally cute pendents! I loved the purple with the peacock feather but my FAVE was the Keep calm and eat a cupcake with the the brown background and blue lettering. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Tara said...

I am now a follower. I am so glad I found you.

Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure said...

I'm a follower of your GREAT blog!

Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure said...

I made Jesse Janes store one of my favorites :)

Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure said...

my fave item from the store is the cherry blosson pendant :) SOOO CUTE!

Lori said...

I was just over at her Esty shop and there are too many cute ones to choose from!! Do I have to pick just one??
I am becoming a follower right after I leave this comment! See you again soon!

Valerie said...

I love these tiles! One of the many I like is the purple Tranquil tile.