Tuesday, September 19, 2006
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.
FRESH APPLE CAKE
1 cup sugar
2 cups fresh apples, cut into bite-size pieces
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!!
Posted by Paula at 7:33 PM