Easy Slow Cooker Baked Apples

When I lived in New England, I loved apple picking and choosing from all of the wonderful varieties.    In fact, it was something that I got to do in September.  Baked apples don’t seem so suited to September in the South.  Actually, in Georgia, it seems like the orchards don’t have the same selection.  (Luckily, we do have a great collection of peach choices.)  In Connecticut, during college, I used to go to the orchard with friends, and we’d bake apple crisp at the house of the person with a oven.  I guess I need to track down that recipe! (In fact, I’ve emailed the recipe holder because he also had an amazing Goulash recipe.)  While this super easy, slow cooker baked apples certainly isn’t his apple crisp, it does bring back those flavors of New England.  It’s also such an easy dinner to make for guests because it takes only a few minutes to prepare, and looks impressive on the dinner table!

There's nothing like Baked Apples in the fall and winter! These Easy Slow Cooker Baked Apples are delicious alone or with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. A great way to have a sweet, homemade dessert! Yummy!

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Easy DIY Winter Soup Bowl

Baby it’s cold outside!  Finally! Well, December came and went, and it wasn’t that bad, but now it’s the season for soup, stews and foods that warm you.  It’s also the season to relax and regenerate from the chaos and overindulgence of the holidays.  (Or is my family the only one living in chaos over Christmas?) Soup has this ability to really help center me, particularly more nutritious and healthy options.  If you realize that you have a person that still needs a holiday gift, or you want to give them a New Years or Get Well Soon gift, soup and a personally decorated bowl are a great choice.  I made this super easy DIY winter soup bowl with a few paint pens and my Silhouette Portrait.  It is a perfect accompaniment for the yummy Progresso Light soups that I have been eating.

My Mom Made That: Easy DIY Winter Soup Bowls

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