This chicken stew recipe of Giada’s came with her Dutch oven we received as a wedding present.
Ingredients (I don’t have to type them out this time!):
(I used chicken breasts without ribs.)
In the history of candied apples we’ll of course also have to check out caramel apples.
Honeycrisp and Fuji apples both have higher amounts of sugar in them than other apples, making them intensely sweet. The sweetness in conjunction with that perfect, crisp crunch makes for one darn good eating apple.
Let’s check out the difference betweeen Honeycrisp and Fuji, and if they’re good baking apples as well.
We’re also going to examine why Honeycrisp apples are so darn pricey.
Cider as we tend to think of it here in America is of the nonalcoholic variety. It’s sweet, and wholesome, and we buy it at farmers markets and orchards during September and October.
To the rest of the world, cider equates to hard cider, which is how it originated.
Let’s look further into the history of apple cider.
Empire apples are a cross between McIntosh and Red Delicious. So, in checking out the difference between McIntosh and Empire apples, we’ll naturally have to briefly touch upon Red Delicious as well.
Continuing on through apple month, also known as September, let’s find out what the history of apple pie is.
Gala and Pink Lady: They’re both small, mildly sweet apples, making them highly kid-friendly. And, they have that lovely red blush over a yellow/green skin.
Let’s check out the difference between Gala and Pink Lady apples.
I took wedding preparations very seriously. It was a two year engagement, so I had a lot of time to plan for every teeny tiny thing. And I did. With the help of several significant people, the wedding was pulled off successfully.
Admittedly, towards the end I stopped caring about the minute details.
There was a noticeable crease on the guest stone sign – I did not reprint it. A jewel came off of the center of my dress – I let that roll off my back. I should have touched up the roots of my hair one more time before the big day – I couldn’t be bothered.
Of course, no amount of preparations can assure a completely surprise-free wedding.
Here are the top 5 things I wasn’t expecting. (This is separate from the major things that went wrong, which you can read about here.)
All photos in this post except the first one are courtesy of our fantastic photographer, Jim McLaughlin.
Let’s have some fun as we head into apple season!
We’re going to start off with two of the most well known green apples: Golden Delicious and Granny Smith.