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Saturday, October 2, 2010



When I think of September.... I always think of APPLES!!! :) So, when the last day of Septmeber came so quickly & I had not made any Apple Crisp yet I decided we needed to take the kids to the orchard!! :)




We went to Ecker't Orchards in Belleville, IL. There is just something amazing about going out and picking your own apples! :) The kids searched through the many rows of trees to find just the perfect little apple. They examined them closely & searched for "soft" spots. They took great care into this job they had been given. For these apples were to make the perfect Apple Crisp!!

The weather in September is a perfect combination of sun & coolness that makes being outdoors with your children a great memory! Noone is cranky because of the heat! There are so many great memories to be had by taking your children on their own adventure in a garden of apples!


My children enjoyed some Apple Cider & examing all of the pumpkins (October's adventure)! :)

I know September has past but Fall is still a great time of the year to pick apples. in fact, Fuji apples are my persoanl favorite & they are just now ready in October! So, what are you waiting for? GET BUSY....and get to an orchard!!!!! :)


P.S. I have also included my famous APPLE CRISP recipe for you to try with your family...the recipe is fun for kids to help with too because it is best mixed with your hands!!!!


Apples to cover the bottom of 9x13" pan
1C. brown sugar
1C. white sugar
1 1/2C. butter (yes 3 sticks-but you can use Light Blue Bonnet & still tastes good)
2 C. quick oats
1C. flour
Salt & Cinnamon

Slice apples and layer in the bottom of pan. Mix remaining ingredients with your hands until crumbly. (It is best to pinch butter off into pieces befor mixing)Sprinkle on top of apples until fully covered. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 mins.


  1. I love fall & apples are always a plenty. Good for snacking & baking. Apple crisp is sure to please all the family here. Wishing you blessings from my homestead to yours!

  2. Isn't fall fabulous and all the wonders that go with it. Thanks for the apple crisp recipe. Sounds simple and delicious.
    Enjoy your day,

  3. What a fun trip! Love that old truck! Thanks for the recipe. I will give it a try this weekend, that is if the deer haven't gobbled all my apples by then!

  4. I tried your apple crisp recipe & it was a hit her at the homestead. DELICIOUS! I mentioned it in on my blog. Post titled A Glden Day. Thanks for sharing. Blessings to you & yours!

  5. love all those fall apples..and the crisp looks tasty..I got a wonderful package in the mail yesterday..lets just say I couldn't wait to get my bisquits and honey in my tart warmer..oh my home smelled out of this world..:) Thank you for a wonderful package will be blogging it on saturday...yours will be in the mail by tomorrow..sorry so late..when you read my blog you will know why.:)

  6. Hi! I'm so happy you entered my Giveaway at CluckleBees. Good luck!

    I am going to come on by and visit your blog tomorrow. I'm fighting a terrible sinus infection and I am having a dickens of a time focusing tonight. Though, I did look at your photos and I just enjoyed the ones I've seen. I can't wait until I can actually sit up long enough to read through your posts! :-) Hopefully by tomorrow morning. Fingers are crossed.

    See you then!
    Oh, I'm following you too, now.

  7. Thanks for stopping in to see me! Love your beautiful photography! Good recipe, too...just like mine, with a little 'extra' butter!

  8. We love picking our own apples ~ our favorite is Honey Crisp! I nominated you for "The Versatile Blogger" award over on my blog ~ so come by for a visit and pick it up!

  9. Arent Apple orchards husband and I went to two this past month and had fun as old as we are!!!
    Great photos...such a delicious Apple Crisp of my all time Favorites any time of year.


  10. I chose you to receive "The Versatile Blogger"
    award! Come on by to get it!

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  11. Thanks for sharing an apple crisp recipe! We are going this weekend and I really have been wanting to make some! I will have to look for some Fiji apples, about how many for this recipe? I'll let you know how it turns out!