apples

Maple Walnut Apple Crisp with Raisins

Maple Walnut Apple Crisp with Raisins

Did I mention that last week I was able to finally perfect my apple crisp while the baby was sleeping? Since the beginning of the summer I've been on a quest for the ultimate apple crisp, which to me means big juicy chunks of apples, a little tart a little sweet, slightly soft with a little crunch, bathed in a thick sweet syrupy liquid topped with a buttery, nutty crumble, but not too crumbly.

Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole with a Cream Cheese icing

Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole with a Cream Cheese icing

The casserole turned out perfect. It was the first time I had made something like it, and I was so pleased with the results. I picked up a fresh loaf of brioche bread from the market, which smelled incredible. I think the key to a good French toast is having a really good loaf of brioche.

Kale & Quinoa Salad with Apples, Pecans, and Cranberries

Kale & Quinoa Salad with Apples, Pecans, and Cranberries

In the midst of the sewer disaster, I knew that trying to make things feel normal around here would be difficult, so I decided to head into the kitchen to brainwash my guests with lots of delicious food. Hopefully, the memories of delicious food will block out the ones of the exploding toilet.