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Family Favorite Apple Crisp is a Taste of Fall

17 Sep

Apple CrispIt’s hard to believe that autumn is almost here, but it feels like the seasons are changing.  For me, the sure tell sign of fall for me is when the apple trees are ready for picking. Next weekend, the honey crisps will be ready to pick in Michigan and I’ll be there, bushel in hand, picking my share.  My family loves honey crisps and what could be better than the sweet taste of a freshly picked apple?

I’ll pick enough, of course, to share with family and friends and will bring a bucket of them to the office too for everyone to enjoy.  And I’ll look forward to baking with the apples too.  That’s such a treat! The smell of baked apples and spices and a warm autumn dessert filling the house with that fabulous aroma is the best.  If you are planning an apple-themed party, we love our Basket of Apples Die-cut Invitations!

Basket of Apples Die-cut InvitationsAlthough I normally stick with my tried and true favorites in my recipe collection, I’ve been browsing recipes online lately as I want to try a new recipe this fall.   When I see a 4-star recipe on All Recipes.com, I feel pretty confident that it will be terrific.  The Family Favorite Apple Crisp seems like the perfect choice.  I’m going to make it for some company in a couple weeks, along with a peach foster.  I picked some peaches a month ago and froze the slices just for that reason.  Both, paired with vanilla ice cream, will make the perfect fall ending to my BBQ steak dinner I’m planning.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/231586/family-favorite-apple-crisp/

I am really excited to enjoy the warm sweet taste of this baked apple dish this year and hope you will find some time to enjoy a special dish that sounds good to you too!  Enjoy the many tastes of the season!

Happy fall,

Renee
recipe shown is © 2016 Allrecipes.com

 

New Puppy?

13 Sep

Do you (or someone you know) have a new puppy?  There’s nothing like a new puppy to add excitement to your life.  They’re so cute and full of energy!  Renee at The Stationery Studio just brought home this sweet puppy, Libby.  She’s a silver Lab and she’s adorable!  So what kind of gift do you give someone who gets a new puppy?  I made sweet Libby some homemade dog biscuits and put them in a reusable container.  I wanted to share the recipe with you … you can make these for any puppy (or any dog) who would love a yummy treat. WOOF!

 

Dog Biscuit Recipe (modified from Caser Millan’s original recipe)

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (substitute regular flour or oats if your dog is sensitive to wheat)
  • 1/2 c. ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp. salt (or less)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. Beef or chicken Bouillon granules (can substitute beef or chicken broth/stock)
  • ½ cup hot water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Dissolve bouillon in hot water
  3. Add remaining ingredients
  4. Knead dough until it forms a ball (approximately 3 minutes)
  5. Roll dough until ½ inch thick
  6. Cut into slices or bone shapes (you can purchase a bone shaped cookie cutter to make shapes with)
  7. Place dough pieces on lightly greased cookie sheet
  8. Cook for 30 minutes

Maybe baking isn’t your thing?  No worries.  Check out the great selection of personalized pet gifts we sell at The Stationery Studio.  We just customized a personalized pet bowl for Charlie, the new puppy on the Today Show.  How cute is he with his new personalized bowl?

charlie

(photo credit:  TODAY SHOW Instagram)

Wedding Inspiration: Yellow & Grey

31 Aug

Yellow

Our latest wedding inspiration is yellow and grey.  We love this fresh combination of sunny yellow and neutral grey.  Such a modern yet classic look that could really be done in any season.  Some flower ideas to go with this theme (ideas inspired Fifty Flowers):

  • Summer/Fall Wedding: Sunflowers, Yellow Freesias, Golden Yellow Peruvian Lilies, Dejavu Golden Yellow Roses and Yarrow Achillea Yellow Flowers.
  • Winter/Spring Wedding:  Yellow Butterscotch Roses, French Cream Tulips, Creamy Yellow Button Dahlias and Pale Yellow Gerbera Daisies.

Get inspired with our picks:

Presidential Initial Linen Like Napkins, Charcoal Vertical Little Hanging Gift Tags, Buttercup Endearing Love Photo Save the Date Cards, Dauphin Monogram with Text Guest Towels, Yellow Bristol Invitations, Design Your Own Personalized Plastic Plates, Top Dot Invitations, Heart Made of Arrow Stadium Cups, Lemon Vintage Roses Thank You Note Cards, Charcoal Wedding Union Photo Save the Date Cards, Sunflower Chevron Melamine Platter

Other Image Sources:

Groomsmen: https://www.boho-weddings.com/2013/03/11/sunshine-yellow-ibiza-wedding-at-amante-beach-bar-by-ana-lui/

Bridesmaids: http://www.couturecolorado.com/wedding/2014/01/interview-love-letters-floral/

Bottle Vases: http://www.picklee.com/2012/05/24/10-cycled-wine-bottles-inspiration/

Ring Bearer: http://www.lovemydress.net/blog/2014/03/diy-handcrafted-yellow-wedding.html

Table Number: http://happywedd.com/wedding_theme/70-grey-and-yellow-wedding-ideas-for-spring-and-summer-weddings.html

Ring Bearer and Flower Girl: http://www.kelseyalmond.com/2013/11/my-best-friends-wedding-continuedthe.html

Cake: http://www.deerpearlflowers.com/pretty-lace-wedding-cake-ideas/

Decor: http://www.weddingchicks.com/2013/02/13/stylish-yellow-and-graywedding/

Mr. & Mrs. Chair Signs: http://www.knotsvilla.com/grey-wedding-ideas-3-perfect-colors-combine-grey/