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Apple crisp with scoop of ice cream

Apple Crisp

Yummy, sugary, buttery topping with delicious apple filling – this dessert will definitely become a favorite!


Apple Filling

4 cans apple pie filling

1 cup white sugar

1 heaping tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ cup water

Crisp mixture

2 cups quick-cooking oats

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups packed brown sugar

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 cup butter cubed, cube while still cold


Preheat oven to 350°F

Grease 9 x 13” baking dish

In a bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Cut in cubed butter until entirely coated and about pea-sized. Press half of the mixture, about 3 cups, into greased pan.

In another bowl, mix together apple pie filling, sugar, flour and cinnamon, spread evenly over top. Pour water over entire dish.

Spread remaining crisp mixture over top of the apples and bake for 35-45 minutes

Serve warm and with a scoop of Red Button Vintage Creamery Canadian Vanilla ice cream!

Caramel Dipped Apples

Dip into Fall with the perfect caramel dipped apples! You can’t go wrong with any combination of chocolate, caramel, and toppings. Here are our favorites:

Caramel and milk chocolate dipped apple with white chocolate drizzle.

Caramel and white chocolate dipped apple dusted with cinnamon.

Caramel and dark chocolate dipped apple topped with peanuts.

Caramel dipped apple topped with toffee bits.

apple cider

Apple Cider

apple cider

Homemade apple cider is the perfect fall drink, it is super easy to make, it tastes AMAZING, and, arguably one of the best parts, it will leave your home smelling incredible.


8 cups apple juice

½ cup brown sugar

1 apple, cut in half

1 orange, unpeeled and sliced circularly into ¼ inch slices

2 teaspoons whole cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

½ teaspoon nutmeg

½ teaspoon allspice


Place the wholes cloves into both halves of the apple on both the skin and flesh sides.

Pour apple juice into a large pot and heat over medium heat

Once the apple juice is heated stir in brown sugar until dissolved

Add in the rest of the ingredients and bring to a simmer

Let simmer for 20 minutes

Remove apple halves, orange slices, cinnamon sticks and clove pieces from mixture

Enjoy hot

Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin everything season is here! This recipe combines the traditional favorite, chili, with the seasonal must, pumpkin. You’ll enjoy this recipe so much, you’ll be craving it all year.


2 lbs. ground beef

1 large onion, diced

1 green bell pepper, diced

2 (15 oz) cans kidney beans, drained

1 (46 fluid oz) can tomato juice

1 (28 oz) can peeled and diced tomatoes with juice

½ cup canned pumpkin puree

1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

1 tablespoon chili powder

¼ cup white sugar

Cook beef over medium heat in large pot until evenly browned. Drain any excess grease.

Add diced onion and bell pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Mix in beans, tomato juice, diced tomatoes and pumpkin puree.

Add pumpkin pie spice, chili powder and sugar. Let simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Sweet Potato Chili

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

Sweet Potato Chili

Football season and chili cook-offs are two guaranteed parts of fall. While this recipe can’t guarantee a win, after trying some, you’ll feel like a winner either way.

2 sweet potatoes, diced

2 (14.5 oz) cans diced stewed tomatoes with chili seasonings

1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce

¾ cup diced sweet onion

½ cup chopped celery

½ cup water

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 pinch of salt

1 pinch of ground black pepper

1 pinch cayenne pepper

1 pinch garlic powder

1 pinch onion powder

½ pound ground turkey

½ pound ground beef

1 (12 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup corn


In slow cooker, place sweet potatoes, tomato sauce, onion, chili powder, ground cumin, ground cinnamon, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.

Cook for 5 hours on high. Stirring occasionally.

Cook and stir ground turkey and ground beef in skillet until evenly browned.

Add meat, black bean and corn to the slow cooker and continue cooking until flavors have blended, about 1 to 2 more hours. Enjoy warm.

One-Pot Pot Roast

One-Pot Pot Roast

One-Pot Pot Roast

This simple pot roast will have you begging for more… carrots, onions, potatoes galore. It’s a one-pot wonder!


4 lb. boneless chuck roast (marbled)

Kosher sea salt + ground black pepper

3 tbsp. vegetable oil, divided

4 large carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces

1½ lbs. small red or gold potatoes

1 yellow onion, chopped

3 cups beef broth

1 cup water

2 tbsp. aged balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

6 cloves roasted garlic, minced

4 sprigs fresh thyme, stems removed

1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley (optional)


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Place a large Dutch-oven over medium to high heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil.

Salt and pepper both sides of the roast liberally.  Once the oil is hot, brown the roast for about 5 minutes on each side. Then move to a plate.

Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pot. Add in onion, potatoes, and carrots.  Cook vegetables for 8-10 minutes, or until they begin to brown.

Add water, balsamic vinegar, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, roasted garlic and a few dashes of salt and pepper.

Place roast back in the pot and place over heat. Once it starts to simmer, cover it with the lid and move to the oven.  Roast for up to 3.5 hours, or until tender.

Once cooked, move roast to a cutting board and then tent it with foil.

Let it rest for up to 10 minutes, then garnish with fresh parsley.

Serve and enjoy!

Crock Pot Cider

Slow Cooker Apple Cider

Crisp fall days call for yummy, homemade apple cider. This recipe is super simple and will leave your house smelling amazing!


8 gala apples, cored and quartered

4 sticks of cinnamon

1 tablespoon whole cloves

1 teaspoon whole allspice

10 cups of water

½ cup brown sugar


Place apples in slow cooker along with cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, and allspice. Pour the water on top.

Cook for 3 hours on high.

Using a potato masher, mash the apples. Add in brown sugar and continue to cook for 1 – 3 hours on low. Strain the mixture to separate the solids and discard solids.  Enjoy your homemade cup of cider!

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