Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Nothing says AUTUMN like APPLES

Baked apples are a HUGE comfort food for me because my mom
made them for my brother, KEITH, and I all the time we were growing up.

I had two apples in the fridge that needed to be eaten
and BAKED was what I wanted this morning for breakfast.

Mom baked them in the oven....
I baked them in the microwave this morning
and they were both tender but not mushy (we NEVER want mushy)
in 5 minutes...

 "....an apple a day keeps the doctor away."  

I think that saying, heard all my life, is as much a comfort
as the baked apples...

The RED HOTS melted in RED GOODNESS ...

 I love that little blingy pumpkin back there...

I had no intentions of buying another pumpkin but 

he was so cute sitting there...and he winked at me...
and he flexed his muscles leaves  ever so slightly and he said,
"hey...got room for ME ?"
so I HAD to give him a ride ...
in my grocery cart......
what's a girl to do....?
You can't leave a handsome, blingy dude  stranded, now can you ?

I swear....these have that  "CANDIED APPLE from the FAIR" taste....
only the coating is SOFTER...
it is delicious...!

got apples..? 
try baking some....
really good....
and really makes ya feel FALLISH.

linking with WHATS IT WED.


  1. i agree - apples do say fall. yum!! my favorite are the Honey Crisp. they are just delicious. we got a bunch this past weekend. ( :

  2. My kinda breakfast and sure looks faster than pie:@)

  3. oh wow.I didnt know they could be done in the microwave.. I have some granny smiths that would be great with a big ole spoonful of vanilla ice cream later:-)
    no red hots but I have some crushed pecans I got up in virginia,
    thanks for a great dessert idea..

  4. My favorite apple is the Honey Crisp

  5. I haven't baked an apple in a long time! I think I'll try it. I love Galas best! Hugs!

  6. BJ...That apple looks so good. I have never eaten a baked apple. I don't even know why...I guess because I never made one.I always made pies, carmel apples, or crisp... I like the idea of the microwave one . Blessings, xoxo,Susie
    p.s. what a cute bling pumpkin

  7. Well bless my soul...I never thought of adding the red hots. Genius!

  8. What a fabulous breakfast treat, bj!
    p.s. My yummy, delicious smelling candle came today!!!

  9. I never thought to do it in the microwave. Yum! Love your blingy guy, too. Pumpkins are like chicken...a million ways to do them!

    Jane xx

  10. Hi BJ, You just gave me a wonderful idea that I hadn't thought about. I can have me a baked apple now by doing it in the microwave. It sounds so yummy. I love the blingy pumpkin. We are suppose to have some rain tomorrow hopefully after my busy day of running. I am doing catching up with friends tonight. Have a great rest of the week. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

  11. These sure do look yummy! I've never made baked apples. Nope. Maybe the microwave is the way to go. Do you have a recipe you follow or instructions? Thanks, Pam

  12. I love baked apples too. Never tried them with the red hots. Great idea!

  13. Those look so good. Will have to remember to do this when my apples get a little too ripe for me to eat. Thanks for the tip ... quick and easy and delicious.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  14. I've never tasted a baked apple, BJ! I'm not normally fond of fruit, but these look toooooo good not to try.

  15. Wow, don't know how you managed to get such delicious pictures of your baked apples before they disappeared. They look so very tasty.

  16. I have not had a baked apple in YEARS!!!! That sounds so good. And as far as picking a stud up with bling----it's a good thing that you didn't run into Mr. T from the ATeam....lol

  17. Yummy, those apples are just so delish looking I can taste them now...thanks for the tip on the red hots, so funny the things we remember from our childhood.....great post

  18. I never thought of microwaving apples, must try it. And another pumpkin to covet...


  19. Hot cinnamon goodness drizzling over a steamy baked apple sounds wonderful right now! I would have to bake mine, I forgot my microwave when we moved and found out I really never needed it so I didn't replace it since I have such limited counter space.

  20. Yummy, love baked apples, think I'll buy some today!

  21. My MIL made baked apples just like that and they were wonderful! I try to keep red hots here just in case the urge hits us. :)

  22. I can always count on you to make my stomach growl:) Those baked apples look YUMMILICIOUS! Enjoy your day dear B.J. HUGS

  23. yay that was easy enough, so pretty an I know it looks so good, now I must try, and yes I do love your new mr blingy pumpkin, so glad it called out to you for it's new home, he is perfect.

  24. Baked apples one of my favorites. When I able to have sweets I loved red hots. Your new pumpkin is beautiful. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  25. Yum, yum, yummy! I will have to try these since my husband would love them. Thanks for sharing, lovely lady! Have a wonderful day!

    Hugs to you!

  26. Those look delicious. We are going to the apple orchards this weekend to get apples!

  27. BJ You would not want me to be your neighbor because you would get tired of me always "stopping by" at mealtimes! These look so good. I have a baked apple memory: My mom made baked apples one day and my little sister would not try one and pulled a temper tantrum. My mom knew she would like it so she forced open her mouth and fed it to her. Her face immediately lit up as she realized it really tasted good :)

  28. I love this time of the year due to the fresh apples! The local grown ones are the best!! We love baking them in the oven! Yummm

  29. How easy is that and in five minutes too!

  30. Silly me, why don't I ever think of baked apples for breakfast? I think of them as such a treat I eat them for dessert, but they are certainly healthy enough for breakfast. What a great way to start the day!

  31. I am going to have to try these apples in the microwave.

    You always have the best ideas!


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