Tag Archives: Fall

Easy Homemade Applesauce

by Tammy Taylor

 

When I find myself with bushels of apples as I did recently I like to preserve that sweet fall deliciousness.  There are many fun things to do with them – I’ve made and canned Apple Pie Filling for quick homemade pies, made Crispy Cinnamon/Sugar Apple Chips for RancherMan’s snacks and even made Dehydrated Apples to use for the dried fruit in my homemade pumpkin granola.  But sometimes there are apples that have a windfall bruise or a small bird peck that needs to be cut out that doesn’t leave them with the appearance I want for those uses.  I don’t waste those less-than-perfect apples – I make homemade applesauce with them!  Although I enjoy applesauce as a sweet natural snack, I also like to use unsweetened applesauce as a replacement for some of the oil in my baking so making applesauce is a double-win for the food budget.  I recently wrote a piece for the Mother Earth News about how my slow cooker makes it so easy to make homemade applesauce, check it out!

EASY HOMEMADE SLOW-COOKER APPLESAUCE recipe shared at Mother Earth News - it's easy to make homemade applesauce with fresh apples! #MotherEarthNews #TaylorMadeHomestead

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September 11th, 2001 – Where Were You?

by Tammy Taylor

 

September 11th, 2001, a day most Americans were changed forever.   I worked at an international trade association and they held a huge convention each year in September.  As the Director of Administrative Services, it was part of my job to attend this convention each year along with other executives of our association.  It’s a huge amount of work and it takes many hands to assure a smooth successful convention.  This year the convention was in Florida so I packed the night before to make sure I can get to the airport the next day to make my early-morning flight.  Little did I know this day would change my life and the lives of all my fellow Americans forever!

September 11th, 2001. Little did I know this day would change my life and the lives of all my fellow Americans forever! Read my story... #TaylorMadeRanch

 

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Preserving The Harvest: Dehydrated Cinnamon/Sugar Apple Chips

by Tammy Taylor

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Today I’m continuing on with my series on Preserving Fresh Apples.  My aunt shared many bushels of apples from her tree this year and I’m making sure to get them all preserved, I certainly don’t want that apple deliciousness to go to waste!  I’ve been busy making and canning apple pie filling, apple butter, applesauce, etc. but one of RancherMan’s favorite ways to enjoy these apples is for me to sprinkle apple slices with with cinnamon & sugar and dehydrate them into sweet apple chips.  Check it out!

DEHYDRATED CINNAMON/SUGAR APPLE CHIPS - A Crispy Delicious And Healthy Snack For Your Family. Preserve The Harvest! #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Preserving The Harvest: Canning Pears In Light Syrup

by Tammy Taylor

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A sweet friend offered to let me pick pears from her very large pear tree.  I love pears both fresh and home-canned so I eagerly accepted her offer.  I made pear preserves with some of the pears primarily because RancherMan loves them so much, but I love to eat canned pears in light syrup as a simple dessert, eaten cold right out of the fridge.  So today I set out to can some of these delicious pears in light syrup.

WATER-BATH CANNING FRESH PEARS In Light Syrup. I like to add a light splash of vanilla to the syrup before adding to the pears - DELICIOUS #TaylorMadeRanch
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