Monthly Archives: September 2010

September Daring Bakers’ Challenge- Decorated Sugar Cookies

The September 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mandy of “What the Fruitcake?!” Mandy challenged everyone to make Decorated Sugar Cookies based on recipes from Peggy Porschen and The Joy of Baking. This month we got to make something that I actually consider to be part art and part craft. You definitely need to […]

We Love Apples

Everybody in this family loves apples and eats at least one apple a day. Yesterday we went to a nearby orchard and got a mixed bushel of sweet and tart. Today I wanted to bake with them and make applesauce for the first time. I was amazed at how easy it was! Basically you chop […]

Staying in a Camper Cabin and Some Fall Colors at Lake Maria

Josh and I took the kids to Lake Maria State Park yesterday. We reserved a remote camper cabin since we still don’t have a tent. Some of the state parks in Minnesota provide you with a cart and call it “cart-in” camping for sites that are away from vehicular traffic but we had to provide […]