Archive for the ‘Dessert’ Category

Lemon Blueberry Crumb Bars

July 24, 2013


Ok, back in June I was lamenting summer’s busy-ness in contrast to the lazy, slow days of living it is supposed to be (I was reading a lot of Shauna Niequist, who loves summer and spends a month in Michigan on a lake. This post is on how she ranks Fall as her 4th favorite season because it is the end of summer).

Well, since then we have gone to the Cape, had a cookout with friends (so excited to have a visit from my old friend Shannon and her girls), attended a luau party, and had two glorious days of swimming at Grandpa’s beach on Lake Winnisquam (next to Lake Winnipesaukee). And this weekend we are going up for a long stay at our condo in North Conway, NH in the White Mountains, where we will jump off big rocks into the rivers …

Apple Crisp & Halloween Fun

October 11, 2012

Hey All!

October always seems to fly by but every New Englander I know has been gushing about these gorgeous fall days.  Leaves carpeting the lawns and the mums everywhere make every yard look like a postcard.

This time of year also brings on a heavy debate at our house.  No, not politics.  It is the perfect ratio of apples to crumb topping in apple crisp.


My husband has been begging me to make apple crisp like his mom and grandmother did.  So, of course I got the recipe from them. And I made it. And he still said, no, this isn’t quite right. (He just figured out that it was actually another family member who made it his favorite way.)

He holds that the best apple crisp has equal portions apple and crisp.  I like a little more apple, since it …