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Post Thanksgiving treat…

What a fun month November has been. From riding the trails in Asheville with my sweet husband…

To celebrating Turkey day here with my family…

Life has been good. I feel like the most fortunate person in the world and truly so am thankful for everything.  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving as well!

Okay, so please tell me why is it, the day after Thanksgiving, you want to eat leftovers but particularly the leftover treats?  Maybe it’s just me, but for some reason, I crave treats more than anything (well, except my favorite broccoli casserole) on this day.  So, today, I used what I had (we are still at the beach) and made some baked apples and man, they hit the spot!! And of course, it was so easy to make them.

This is what you need:

  • 3-4 crisp apples
  • 3-4 tbsp grass fed butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp coconut palm sugar
  • some ground nutmeg and cloves
  • 1-2 tbsp raw crushed nuts (I used almonds and walnuts)

Set oven to 350. Next, cut up the apples into quarters, put in oven safe glass dish and set aside.  You could peel them, but the skin doesn’t bother us, so we didn’t.

Next heat up some butter (approx. 1 tbsp of butter per small – medium apple) and pour over apples.  Then, stir until they are coated all over. Then add your spices and nuts to the apples and mix together.

Then cook on 350 for about 80 minutes or until apples start to get soft. Be sure to stir them up about half way though and maybe once more. When you stir them, be sure to use a spoon and scoop up the juice and put it all over apples).  Then, allow to cool (don’t burn your tongue like I did!) and enjoy!

He look so annoyed to be in this picture, doesn’t he? But he’s so cute! I had to show him off.  We are coming up on 14 years of marriage and knowing each other for 27 years. So hard to believe.  I am especially thankful for him…

I know this looks not super pretty and kind of messy, but it was delicious!

I was going to eat them alone, which were great that way, but hey, it’s the holidays and they happen to have my favorite cheat, Artic Zero Maple Vanilla, at the grocery store here so I thought, what the heck!

I hope you are all looking forward to the next month as much as I am! Bring the holidays on!!

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