Thursday, October 19, 2017

October is National Apple Month

This month is National Apple Month and our friends at Krusteaz have some great recipes to share, that include APPLES- 

                                 Caramel Apple Crumb Cake


Prep Time: 15 min Total Time: 1 hr Servings: 1 9-inch cake


1 package Krusteaz Cinnamon Swirl Crumb Cake & Muffin Mix
1 package cinnamon topping (cinnamon topping enclosed)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 large egg
1/4 cup caramel sauce + more to serve
2 medium apples, cored and chopped
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch spring form pan with baking spray. Line with parchment and grease parchment. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together water, yogurt and egg. In a separate large bowl, combine the cake mix with half of the cinnamon topping. Add water, yogurt and egg; stir.
Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the batter and using a knife swirl the caramel sauce into the batter. Toss chopped apples with ground cinnamon. Sprinkle apples over batter along with remaining cinnamon topping. Bake cake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cake cool for at least 15 minutes in pan before removing. Serve warm with a drizzle of caramel sauce.

                                Apple Pie Pancake Rolls


Prep Time: 5 min Total Time: 30 min Servings: 10


1 cup Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix
1 cup apple juice or apple cider
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling


Whisk pancake mix, apple juice or cider, and cinnamon in a large bowl until smooth. Batter will be thin. Let sit while pan is preheating. Preheat a small frying pan over medium-low heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place about 2 tablespoons of batter into pan and swirl the pan to make a thin pancake that’s about 5” in diameter.
Cook about 45-60 seconds then carefully flip and cook for an additional 30 seconds, until the bottom is browned. (To easily flip the pancake make sure you’ve sprayed the pan with nonstick cooking spray. Use a spatula to lift up the edges. Work the spatula under one part of the pancake and then flip it.) Warm the apple pie filling, if desired.
Place 3-4 apples from the apple pie filling in the center of each pancake and roll up. Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm.

Be sure to try all their Delicious, and Easy mixes. Pancake Mixes, Muffin and Crumb Cake Mixes, Cookie Mixes, Cornbread Mixes, Dessert Bar Mixes, Bread Mixes, Pie Crust Mix, and more! See more apple recipes on their site and have fun baking!

October is National Fair Trade Month

What is Fair Trade? Fair trade is a financial relationship between producers, sellers, and consumers based on the principle of equity within the exchange of goods. 

Learn How YOU Can Support Fair Trade:

We can all do our part to make a difference in the lives of people around the world and help them to remain true to their cultural diversity.

Supporters of Fair Trade include:

Honest Tea:

Honest Tea launched its first-ever bottled tea made with Fair-Trade certified leaves in 2003 and by 2011, the brand had converted all of its organic tea leaf varieties to Fair-Trade certified. Since then, all of Honest Tea’s products are created with Fair-Trade tea leaves and sugar—including its mainline of teasHonest kidsHonest Sport, and its glass bottle varieties. Honest Tea’s newest flavor, Unsweet Peach Ginger, uses Fair Trade black tea that is mixed with honeybush leaves to balance the robust taste of the black tea. Then a touch of organic peach puree and a kick of real ginger are added to give this tea a rich and full-bodied taste

Beyond being able to use Fair Trade ingredients to offer a quality taste and product, Honest Tea is also committed to giving back to the Fair Trade communities from which ingredients are sourced. Honest Tea has partnered with VisionSpring to fund eye care screenings and glasses to over 3,885 tea farmers and community members of the West Jalinga Tea Estate in Assam, India.

**Watch this spot for more supporters of Fair Trade products..