One thing I love about fall is the coziness of the scents we use. Now is the time many homemakers pull out their fall-scented candles, and begin to bake more. The summer heat is over (unless, of course, you happen to live in a hot climate), and baking no longer kicks the air on.
Yesterday afternoon I baked an apple pie. Oh, it smelled (and tasted!) so delicious! I still have many apples to use up, and I figured I would test my skills on a pie. I have only made a few pies over the six years I've been married.
I used Smart Balance shortening instead of regular shortening, and the crust turned out very nicely. Smart Balance is turning out more and more heart-healthy products these days. We've used their "buttery spread" for years now. (I'm done with my little un-paid-for plug for Smart Balance products. *Grin*) My husband was so impressed with how the pie looked that he took a picture.
What are some things you use apples for? I have some semi-tart apples that I'd like to get used up pretty soon here, because I want to buy more apples in a different variety! I'd like to make a batch of apple butter, and some pie filling as well.
Ahhh...apples and cinnamon and nutmeg...such delicious scents! What are some other scents you associate with fall time?
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