Turn zucchini into a healthy spaghetti!!
Fresh zucchini is so much more healthier for us than pasta…This is a spiralizer, it is small, but can turn most vegetables into different size noodles!!
Just twist and noodles are made thin or thick!!
I like my noodles on the thick side, that way they hold up to tomato sauce and meatballs!! If you were making them for soup you might like the zoodles thin!
My Italian sister-in-law, Marianna, makes sauce and meatballs for us regularly, so we have a supply in our freezer, to share with friends and family!! This day, my sister, Marilyn needed a little TLC, so I brought her some zoodles and meatballs…they were so yummy, sprinkled with Romano cheese!! I like to say that Marianna touches so many people’s lives, with her delicious tomato sauce and meatballs!!
I love the smell of apples baking on a cool crisp autumn day…Cooking this apple dessert will fill your home with those heavenly smells, and it tastes pretty darn good too, I had to share it with you all…
These are the ingredients for Iron Skillet Salted Carmel Apple Crisp!!
This is cooking the salted caramel sauce on the stove…the caramel sauce was so delicious, and is so worth making it yourself, it can be used for so many things!!
Sorry these are the only photos I have…I made it to bring for dessert, after a wonderful meal made by our brother-in-law Don!! As you can see we couldn’t wait to dig in and it didn’t disappoint, it was so very delicious!!!
Iron Skillet Salted Carmel Apple Crisp (copied from Love in My Oven website)
- 8–10 apples*, peeled and diced
- 4 tbsp granulated sugar
- 4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup unsalted butter, cubed (cold)
- 2 cup salted caramel sauce*, plus more for drizzling
- optional: ice cream, for serving
- Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease a 10″ or 11″ cast iron skillet, or 8″x8″ baking pan. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the diced apples, granulated sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. Toss to coat the apples. In another medium-sized bowl, combine the rolled oats, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and all-purpose flour. Using a pastry cutter or a fork, cut in the cubed butter until the mixture resembles pea-sized crumbs.
- Empty the apples in an even layer in the bottom of the baking dish. Pour the salted caramel sauce all over the apples, and stir to combine. Scatter the oat mixture over the apples, in an even layer. The mixture should thoroughly cover the apples. Place the dish in the oven, and cook for 45-50 minutes until bubbling and hot. Remove, and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving with a dollop of ice cream!
Leftovers can be stored in the fridge, in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
Make ahead: the crisp can be made ahead of time and assembled, and kept in the fridge, covered with plastic wrap up to 1 day ahead.
A beauty tip…One of the first things to show our age is our hands, the dark spots or age spots, on the back of our hands is a tell tale sign of aging…
My dermatologist recommended that I use a vitamin C cream, so I bought this one on the right from CVS. It worked well, but I thought I would try this one in the middle and so far this one is working well too..
As you can see, my hands still have spots, but they are significantly lighter from using the cream!! Also, my dermatologist said to use SPF on the back of my hand, the tube on the left is the sunscreen cream I use on my face, it works great for SPF on the back of my hands, especially when I’m driving long distances…hands on the steering wheel while the sun beats down on hands, are a huge cause of age spots
This fall gnome door/wall decoration is made from supplies bought at the dollar store!!
This one is from the website I copied!! Click here for YouTube directions on how to make this cute little guy!!
These are the supplies you will need to make your gnome, all bought at the dollar store. Under the black tinsel on the witches hat, is a plastic form that will work for the gnome hat…it is easy to remove the tinsel!! Four or five leaf branches with a few accent pieces to stick into brim of the hat. The directions called for burlap fabric, which I couldn’t find at the dollar store, but they had similar fabric that worked fine. However, I also bought a leopard scarf to experiment with instead of the fabric for hat. I found it easier to use, just wrap it around the plastic hat form and tack it with glue gun! One thing I didn’t include in this photo is a knee high, which is wrapped around the styrofoam ball for the nose.
This is the first gnome I made with the fabric hat!!
And this is the second one I made, with the leopard scarf wrapped around the hat form!! I will give this jaunty fellow away!!