Apple season is here! I have been wanting to make something “apple-y” for a couple of weeks now since varieties have been arriving at the farmers market. There is so much to make with apples for breakfast, sweet, and savory AND these apple pie spiced cupcakes and teacakes (!) that I started thinking about piling a wheelbarrow full of apples into my trunk and all its’ apple baking glory (channeling Laura Ingels from Little House on the Prarie but without the car, of course, give me a minute).
I will confess, Halloween is not a “holiday” I care to celebrate. I bake some cupcakes or cookies with my younger boys every year and decorate them with whatever I can find that is dye free, high fructose corn syrup free, in addition to being gf,df,sf. It’s not easy, gosh the amount of junk out there, wow. The reason I don’t care for the holiday is not because of the lack of allergen free candy, no, it’s about the idea that there is a holiday celebrating evil spirits, and then we give away candy for it. As if we need more crap to add to life. But that’s just me. Pardon my venting moment, and please don’t tell my children I told you that.
More Halloween treats!
After helping out with the Halloween cookies, the kids and me also made these Chocolate Cupcakes with Creepy Crawlers for our Halloween party on Saturday. It seems like this holiday goes on for a couple of weeks, week before with all the baking (and eating), and then the week after with consuming those candy stashes. I feel like I need to run extra long and far from October through January!
Such beautiful weather here in Southern California, even for October! In that pumpkin zone, after making that penne pasta w/ pumpkin alfredo sauce. I spoil my kids with yummy treats, treats they just can’t have anywhere due to their sensitivities to gluten and dairy, which as they know is okay because Mommy can certainly stuff their faces with treats! And boy was this a treat, of course I had to sneak one right away. You know me.