Tuesday, September 19, 2006

SImple Things...

Its the simple things about fall that I love the most. The crisp autumn air seems to have a tingle of magic in it. I have always said that my fascination and love of this time of year is because I was a fall baby. These mum's are a fall must have for my autumn-time deck.

Another of my love's is painting on terra cotta pots. This is one of the many that I have done, and also one of my favorite. I really like how the falling leaves turned out. You cannot have too many colorful falling leaves this time of year.

I have also made so many decorative pillows in the last several years that my house is starting to overflow with them. I just can't seem to help myself, they are so fun and easy to make. This cute pumpkin head is a block that I just finished for another pillow. I am working on one more, so will show a completed picture soon. I love how this one is reminiscent of the vintage Halloween cards.

And last, but definately not least, on todays list of fall loves, is my Mom's Fresh Apple Cake. Mom would make this for us every fall. It is a very simple, easy recipe but never tasted as good as it did from my Mom's oven. I think it was the love that she baked in.

1 cup sugar
2 cups fresh apples, cut into bite-size pieces
1 egg
1 cup sifted flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. soda

Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8 inch square pan.

Mix sugar and apples until sugar dissolves. Beat egg and add to bowl. Add dry ingrediants. Bake 40 minutes.

See, I told you it was simple. You need to serve with homemade whipped cream for the perfect snack. This cake comes out with a crunch crust, but is very soft and moist inside. You may not think it is done at first, but let it sit for 15 minutes and you will fall in love. If you have a large family, the recipe can be doubled, but does not bake up as well. Enjoy!

Happy Fall, Ya'all!!


Barb said...

Those mums are gorgeous. And I love what you do with the terra cotta pots. Your deck must be really nice this time of year.

Thank you for the recipe. Looks like it's really easy to make, too. It's funny in a way. I know apples are available year round but honestly, they always remind me of autumn. Expecially red apples for some reason. Nothing like the smell of apple pie this time of year.

Stacey said...

The Mums are so pretty.
I saw pumkins at Albertsons today & am going to have to buy some soon.
I realy need some pumpkin decorations.
Last year I grew them, so had pumkins all over the place!
Willie's building a board fence beside our house. I want to put bird feeders on it & grow sunflowers along it.
I hope Riff is feeling better!
Where did they go Elk hunting at?

monique said...

The mums are gorgious!!!!
I also LOVE the FALL!!!!
I love your flower pot and the stitched pillow your making.
Thanks for that lovely recipe.

farmgirl said...

I love the pumpkin head pillow. Definitely reminds me of a vintage Halloween card. So cute!

kansasrose said...

What lovely fallish pictures and recipes and posts! Love it! Your Fall angel is adorable. How special that must be to hang up every Fall...the cake sounds yummy. Thanks for the recipe. Your mums are gorgeous. I can tell this is truly your favorite season! You are so creative and talented...that pot is precious...as for the pumpkin head pillow...I LOVE it!!!! It looks really old fashioned and cute.