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Autumn and Apples ….   Autumn has arrived. Pumpkins, cornstalks and chrysanthemums are replacing the Summer pastels on the front porch. Even though my body says kick back and rest, my calendar reminds me otherwise! Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I love the Thanksgiving season - a wonderful and humbling time of the year. No shopping for gifts (that'll be later) - just a time for food, family, friends and giving thanks to God for our many blessings.   
One of my family’s favorite Autumn foods is the all-American Apple!  We bob for it, candy it, fry it, and make delicious apple pies – lots of them. The apple originated in Central Asia and was introduced to North America by the 17th century colonists. The only apple native to North America is the crab apple. Our top apple-producing state is Washington, 58% of our supply. Granny Smith and Honey Crisp are two of my favorite cooking apples. Please check the Recipe section for a delicious way to serve the apples - Classic Apple Crisp!     
Thought for the day:
Opportunities don’t just happen .… you create them.  



 

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Areeda and husband Joe Stampley at home in Nashville
Areeda and husband Joe Stampley at home in Nashville