Have you been following along with apple a day party? I wanted to make sure you saw all of the deliciousness that took place this week plus a few other things!

An apple a day party at bakedbyrachel.com

But let’s chat first, K? So we’ve been to the apple farm twice now but I forsee having (and wanting) to go back again this week. I’m limiting myself on the bag sizes until my absolute favorite apple comes out… cortland! I have to wait a few more weeks for them. The anticipation is growing! During bi-weekly question night on Facebook this past week, honeycrisp apples were the overwhelming favorite. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one in person before and I definitely haven’t ever had one! Do you have a favorite variety of apple?

Instead of only making new apple recipes, I decided I must make some favorites from year’s past too. So far this week I made apple snickerdoodle cobbler. A total must make for apple crisp lovers. The snickerdoodle topping makes this super special and delicious. And yesterday I whipped up a batch of apple cinnamon fruit leather. We managed to wrap and store them all for later. Not a single one eaten yet. Impressive! They’re easy to make and a great homemade option for a lunchbox treat! I highly recommend them (as do my kids).

I’m a little behind on telling you about the movie’s we’ve watched recently so let’s catch up… This is spanning back over the course of a month or so. Don’t worry… we didn’t have a crazy movie marathon this week. ;)
Thor: Definitely a must watch if you like all of those super hero/action/comic book based movies. Lots of action and a handful of totally funny moments too. I hate to admit this, but I returned a Ryan Gosling movie back to Netflix without even watching it. I just couldn’t get behind the concept of the movie, and not to mention that I wasn’t really interested in seeing him and Eva Mendez together on screen. Just meh. The International: a really good watch. It’s got suspense, action and drama. If you like that kind of thing, totally worth watching. The Mr and I kind of disagree on GI Joe Retaliation. I thought it was pretty good. He, on the other hand, thought Terminator Salvation was better. Clearly he’s wrong because I couldn’t even keep my eyes open during Terminator. Something we did agree on… Olympus has fallen. Very good and a definite must watch if you like action movies. Apparently action movies are the trend this month.

Now how about some apple recipes?

Apple Cider Donuts: 3 Ways! from bakedbyrachel.com

I kicked off the week with a New England classic. Fried (NOT BAKED – because that would be very very bad) apple cider donuts. Three tasty versions to choose from; plain, coated in cinnamon-sugar or dipped in caramel icing. Super easy to make and even more delicious!

KitchenAid 7Qt Stand Mixer Giveaway at bakedbyrachel.com

A KitchenAid giveaway!!! If you haven’t entered, be sure to click on over and do just that! Four gorgeous colors to choose from, a HUGE bowl and a powerful motor. What more can you ask for?! GO ENTER.

Spiced Apple Chutney by Nutmeg Nanny

Sweet and spicy apple chutney by Nutmeg Nanny. It would be such a perfect compliment to so many main dishes this Fall!

Apple Pecan Pie Roll Recipe by Very Culinary as seen on bakedbyrachel.com

Amy of Very Culinary made an apple pecan pie roll for the party!! I seriously still can’t get over the thought of having this baby for breakfast. Because let’s be real… if it has fruit in it, that makes it totally acceptable for breakfast! ;)

Apple Cinnamon Scones by Katie's Cucina on bakedbyrachel.com

If you’ve never made a scone before, these apple cinnamon scones by Katie’s Cucina are the ones to start with. How could it get any better than apple cinnamon? Obviously I’m totally biased because duh… apple month! But seriously, I want these for breakfast and snack.

Cider Yeast Doughnuts Filled With Cinnamon Caramel by Bakeaholic Mama on bakedbyrachel.com

So clearly it was almost completely breakfast week here on the blog. Bakeaholic Mama and I are both New England girls, so it makes total sense why we’d both have cider donuts on the brain! I’m not complaining. I only wish I could have tried these cider yeast donuts myself! Look at that cinnamon caramel filling. Wow!

Spiced Apple Pie Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream Frosting Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

I finished the week up with these seriously out of this world spiced apple pie cupcakes. They feature a caramel buttercream frosting and an apple pie center (you’ll have to click over to see that)! Not to mention that I determined homemade (these!) are way better than box spiced cake mix!

King Arthur Flour Giveaway at bakedbyrachel.com

And last but not least… another giveaway!! Courtesy of King Arthur Flour, you have a chance to win everything you see shown in the photo above. Click on over and enter for a chance to win this Fall baking package!

I can’t wait to share some more incredible guest posts this week! Stay tuned…

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