Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fall-oween Blog Hop Day 3

Hello, and welcome to Day 3 of the Fall-o-ween Quilt Designer's Blog Hop.

Today's featured designer is Roseann from Rosebud's Cottage.

I am sure she has something fantastic cooked up for you to make.
Hop on over to her blog and check it out.

The topic of the day is Tastes.
Oh my gosh where should I begin. Those of you who know me, know that food is my first love.

When the nights start getting cooler I start craving comfort food. Days of meals consisting of sweet corn, cucumbers, and tomatoes have passed and we move into things like, meat loaf, squash, cheesy potatoes, chili and cabbage and pork.

And yummy things like apple dumplings and caramel apples.

When I was growing up, fall meant caramel apples from Klemish's Bakery.
They cost a nickel or a dime, depending on the size of the apples that day.
The caramel was soft and buttery and would puddle
on the wax paper at the bottom of the apple.
I would always choose the one with the biggest caramel puddle.
I saved that part for the very end. Yep just lick the caramel off the wax paper.
Klemish bakery is no longer in Jackson.
I have never found a caramel apple as good as the ones made at Klemish's bakery,
and I have been told that the recipes from Klemish bakery died with old Gloomy Klemish .
(I was very old before I realized why they called him Gloomy.) Baker….worked at night...slept in the day...never saw the sun.

Fall brings us an abundance of apples.
My favorite way to use fall apples is my sister's Apple Dumpling recipe.
It is quick, easy and VERY good.

Brenda's Apple Dumplings

1 cup sugar
1 stick real butter (do not substitute)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 green granny smith apples
1 can refrigerated Pillsbury crescent rolls
1/2 cup Mountain Dew soft drink

Melt sugar, butter, vanilla and cinnamon together in a saucepan.
Cook until sugar is dissolved.
Peel and quarter 2 apples.
Wrap 1 crescent roll dough around each apple piece; dough does not have to cover apple entirely.
Place apples in a greased glass pie pan or small glass baking dish.
Pour sugar mixture over all.
Pour Mountain Dew over all.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until apples are soft and dumplings are a golden brown & crispy.
Serve warm with ice cream & drizzle caramel from bottom of dish over the ice cream. Serves 4 people.

My favorite Fall snack is Corn Candy and Peanuts.
Gudrun mixes popcorn with hers and calls it a salad.
Gudrun is my kind of gal.

Tomorrow designer is: Kari of New Leaf Stitches.

The topic tomorrow will be Texture.

When you finish your projects take a picture. Use this link to post the pictures on Flickr for all of us to see.

Hop around from blog to blog, I am sure you will find some yummy recipes. Leave a comment to be eligible for the Grand Prize.
GE Designs, Pieces of My Heart, Atkinson Designs, Pat Sloan, Anka's Treasures,
New Leaf Stitches, Whimsicals, Miss Rosies,
Rosebud's Cottage, Linda Lum DeBono.

Now go mix yourself up some corn candy and enjoy the day.

See you tomorrow.

From my heart,


  1. Brenda's Apple Dumplings can not wait to make it!!! Thanks!!!

  2. A blog about sewing and cooking.... how much better can you get? I mean what a great way to start the day. And I really will have to try the apple dumplings! They look so yummy! And by the way candy corn is the perfect treat to have while you're trying to navigate your way out of the corn mazes with your kids this fall. :o)

  3. Oh that candy caramel apple looks heavenly.
    I love the fall it is 53 degrees here this morning, perfect walking weather with my dog down by the harbor.
    Off to see todays project.

  4. Oh. I have not made apple dumplings for years. Now I have to make them.

  5. Caramel apples! I would have fought you for the biggest caramel puddle.

    Sometime try that recipe with fresh peaches, too. It's delicious as well.

  6. YUMMY! Thanks for the recipe..

  7. Love the fall and all the foods that are part of the season!

  8. Yes the tastes of comfort foods are a great part of fall! We love a good stew this time of year! Thanks for the recipe for Apple Dumplings! Looks like a must try one!

  9. I've seen this recipe before and have it earmarked to try...maybe today would be a good day! Yum!

  10. This recipe looks absolutely wonderful! I'm going to put the ingredients on my shopping list right now!

  11. Oh yes........candy corn and peanuts....... so yummy. The apple dumpling recipe sounds yummy too.

  12. Apple Dumplings...yum. I can imagine having a piece even with morning coffee.

    Happy Fall.

  13. Yikes! I am really missing Connecticut LOL....everything looks soooooo good here, Sandy in MD

  14. What a yummy recipe! And thanks for the link...I'm off! ♥

  15. I love the apples at this time of year, especially the macintoshs, they are so tangy, one bite and your mouth is puckering in anticipation of the next bite.

  16. a world of recipes! thank you!

  17. Carmel apples - must be fair time! I can taste the cotton candy, chicken on a stick, roasted corn on the cob - wonderful! And, the sights - the lights, rides twirling in the air, and the lovely handmade quilts, pies, cakes, jellies. Thanks for the memories!

  18. Thanks for the recipe & wonderful stories. This hop is such fun.

  19. My children will be thanking you for days! I'm going to have to give the recipe a try ~ it looks too good not to! :)

  20. Thank you so much formthe awesome dessert recipe! I'll be having our bee at my house in a few weeks and I'll serve this for dessert!! Polly

  21. I want that candy apple right now! It is perfect! Thanks for sharing the recipe for the Apple Dumplings.

  22. Thanks for the recipe, I just printed it.

  23. I love caramel apples, too. We make an annual trek to "The Black Barn" in our area to get our pumpkins, apples, cider and homemade jams and jellies. They have great caramel apples, and I look forward to getting one every year!

    Thank so much for the yummy apple dumpling those, too!



  24. Oh my goodness...those apple dumplings sound amazing! I am picking up so many good recipes today from your hop! And this is the second time I've heard of candy corn and peanuts...gotta try that.

  25. Oh my! Your treats look amazing! I haven't had a real caramel apple in forever! I think this might just be the year to try it with my kids. ;)


  26. Candy corn and peanuts.....just had a good helping last Sunday night. Couldn't say no to that treat. So simple So satisfying! And carmel apples, YES YES YES! So sad a great recipe died. We will wonder forever what the secret was. They just don't make them like they used to.(that said for many things)Crisp, Juicy and carmel all over from your nose to your chin. I want one!
    Apple dumplings also look delicious. Have you ever made anything bad with cresent rolls?;o)
    I think my family would love them so cresent rolls it is on my next shopping list. Have a fantastic fall day

  27. Yum, I'm going to try your apple dumpling recipe. I just happen to have all the ingredients!

  28. Love those dumplings.I have also made them with peaches. YUM!

  29. Sounds delicious! Can't wait to try it!

  30. Seeing that caramel apple makes me want to go home and whip something up myself. Maybe I'll slice the apple and dip the slices in caramel. That would be much more fun that eating the apple on the stick (that way I could lick it off my fingers and arms where it's dripped). Yummy. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

  31. Now that just made my mouth water! Thanks for the recipe.

  32. The Apple Dumpling's sound wonderful. I will have to make them for DH real soon. Thank you!

  33. I have some serious baking to do.....Thanks for the recipe. I am having such hopping fun!

  34. I've never had a caramel apple, don't know why but after your description I'm definitely going to have to try one.

  35. from Iowa to Minnesota....just passing on the love:o)

    Not tried but with a three star rating it is tempting.

  36. Mountain Dew? Hmmm, I just might have to try that!


  37. I just wanted to thank you for the yummy recipe, and also for the cute blog hop project. I am looking forward to making it. Fall is such a great time of the year! It's too bad it doesn't last longer.

  38. Carmel apples are definitely one of my favorite fall foods. My problem has always been making sure there were enough carmels left to put on the apples....because I eat them as I unwrap them...Carmel is one of my favorites.


  39. Mmmm, that caramel apple looks delicious!

  40. Your caramel apples made me think of trick-or-treating as a child. We always got those and the caramel popcorn balls. Keep in mind this was 40+ years ago. When packaged candy was rarely given, you got cookies, fudge and other handmade goodies.

  41. Too many good food ideas--only my all too willing to eat husband and me, I'm going to have to share a lot with the neighbors!

  42. Oh my goodness. It all looks so good. Are you guys trying to fatten us up.

  43. The apple dumplings sound amazing! Can't wait to try them.

  44. I don't have a good Apple Dumpling recipe,thank you! I have to laugh when you talk about all you eat, you are such a little twig of a thing!! But,if you say a recipe it good,that is good enough for me!! Love the Blog Hop!! Bonnie Nyquist bonniesline at aol dot com

  45. The recipe looks yummy, and Gudrun's "salad" inspired me to go out and buy some candy corn. I've been eating it mixed with peanuts...yummy!

  46. I'm trying to wean myself off of sweets and you ladies are killing me! Everything looks so good. I'm just glad we don't have smell-o-vision!
    Leslie S. in MN

  47. I LOVE caramel apples. Well, actually I love anything caramel & today I found a bag of special addition caramel tootsie roll pops.

    Pat's rulers rule!

    -debby,chester ny

  48. Thank you for the great recipe. I just learned to make pies about 3 years ago. So this will be much fun too.
    Have enjoyed all of the blogs I have clicked on this week. Have never see so much pretty stuff.
    Molly - Alabama

  49. What a fun hop. Love the recipes and all the pictures.

  50. I've always wanted to try apple dumplings ... thank you for the recipe! Enjoy the candy corn ... I like to eat the white tips first ;)

  51. I have some spare apples from my apple tree, I should try your recipes.

  52. Thank you for the apple dumpling recipe - sounds delish!

  53. I have an dwarf apple tree with small green apples. Your apple dumpling recipe looks like something I could use them for!

    I've seen a mountain dew apple dumpling recipe on Pioneer Woman. Maybe she copied yours!

  54. The apple dumplings were yummy! I made the dish last night to follow Gudrun's Creamy Harvest Soup. Pillsbury now has a version of their crescent rolls that are rolled "buns"--they unroll easily and wrap nicely around the apples. Thanks for sharing!