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Apple Cider Sangria

This Apple Cider Sangria is the perfect cocktail for this weird transitional season we’re having right now. Yes, it’s October, but it’s 80 degrees right now. Not exactly sipping-hot-cider weather, is it? Don’t worry, I got you. With this Apple Cider Sangria, you can enjoy the flavors of fall, in a cool and refreshing fall drink. The combination of the apple pie spirits and the amaretto is so good. Add fresh apple cider and a little sparkle from the ginger […]

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Apple Cider Martinis

You guys, if you’re looking for a delicious, yet easy fall cocktail… this is it! Apple Cider Martinis are so simple, yet have all the elements to make you forget that fall really just means winter is on its way. 😒 Okay, okay…let’s enjoy it while we can, right? We won’t focus on the fact that it’s already turned markedly colder this week, the leaves are falling, it’s getting dark way too early, and soon the snow will be flying…. […]

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Farmhouse Apple Fritter Bread with Cider Glaze

This Farmhouse Apple Fritter Bread with Cider Glaze was inspired by a trip to the apple orchard. A buttery, fluffy white cake loaf filled with apple chunks, and layered with a brown sugar and cinnamon streusel. It’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a snack with your coffee. I love apple season. There are so many delicious varieties of apples. Honeycrisp are my all-time favorite, but I love trying different varieties, too. Last year, we went to a local apple orchard, […]

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Caramel Apple Bars

Oh hello. Are you still here? I figured after seeing this picture, you’d already be rushing off to your kitchen to make these delicious Caramel Apple Bars. 😂 Seriously though, all kidding aside, they really are worth your time to make. With the buttery shortbread crust, the juicy apple filling, and the cinnamon-y streusel topping….. oh my word. Drizzle some rich caramel over the top, and these Caramel Apple Bars hit all the right notes for fall. How to Make […]

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Early Fall Apple Themed Tiered Tray

This Early Fall Apple Themed Tiered Tray is a great way to transition between summer decor and traditional fall decor. If you’re not quite ready to go “full-on pumpkin” yet, this is fill the gap. It’s feeling like fall in Iowa this week, friends. I’m not talking about lovely crisp autum days with sunshine and gently falling leaves and all. No. I’m talking about literally overnight going from 90s and sunny, to 40s/50s, dark, windy, and rainy for going on […]

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Pineapple Basil Vodka Smash Cocktail

Our cocktail game has been strong lately. 🤣 It’s finally been sunny and warm, there are so many fresh fruits in season right now, and my herb garden is mega-producing. All of these factors are the building blocks for mixing up some delicious, fruity, adult beverages at home! 🍹 This Pineapple Basil Vodka Smash Cocktail is one of the best ones yet! Yesterday was spent working over at my parents’ house, sorting through their belongings and deciding what to keep […]

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Sundays on Silverado #68

Life Lately Thanksgiving/Christmas I feel like I have a leg in two worlds right now–Thanksgiving and Christmas. I’m preparing for the family Thanksgiving feast, but also trying to get a jump start on some of my Christmas decor and shopping. I’m not putting my big 9-foot tree up yet, because I want Thanksgiving to feel like Thanksgiving, ya know? But, I am putting a few things up that I need for blog posts–like a fun Winter Woodland Garland on my […]

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These Are A Few of My Favorite Things –2021

My favorite things– 2021 edition is here. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things… I had to do it. It just wouldn’t be my annual Favorite Things post if I didn’t begin by getting you to sing along to one of my favorite songs from The Sound of Music. Are you singing along in your head now? Good….🎶 […]

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Sundays on Silverado #67

Life Lately Baby shower #2 is in the books now. We traveled to the Iowa City area for an adorable shower hosted by my daughter’s mother-in-law this time. My son-in-law owns his own construction company, so his mom used a “pink construction” theme for the shower and it was perfection! The shower was held in a historic town hall building, which just added to the charm. After the shower, we spent the afternoon at the in-laws’ house, and then all […]

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Pumpkin Upside-Down Cake with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

It’s that time of year when I start craving all things PUMPKIN, and this Pumpkin Upside Down Cake with Bourbon Caramel Sauce puts a new spin on classic pumpkin flavors. This pumpkin pecan cake is a twist on the well-known pineapple upside-down cake, where you place your toppings on the bottom of the pan, and then flip the cake over after baking, making what was the bottom, now the top. This method allows for a caramelized layer to form in […]

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