Apple Crisp


We’ve had a great crop of apples from our apple trees this year, so it’s been nice to have extra apples readily available to do all sorts of cooking and baking!

Usually Rick loves and prefers anything chocolate, but this is one exception! Apple crisp has been a favorite now for many years. He loves to eat it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!

So, since it is apple season, what better better time than now to share this delicious, homemade recipe with you…..

  • 4 cups sliced apples (approx 4-5 large apples)
  • 1/ 1/3 c. Brown sugar
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1 c. oats
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2/3 c. butter, softened

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Coconut Oil Candy Bars


Now, here’s a new favorite recipe in our house!

We have several in the family cutting back on, or cutting out, sugar for the time being. But, sometimes you just need a little something for that sweet tooth!

So, here is a chocolate recipe that is good for you, and oh so delicious- with only a small amount of honey as a sweetener.

And even better, it’s super easy to whip up too!

  • 2/3 c. melted coconut oil
  • 2/3 c. cocoa- I use dark chocolate cocoa (such as Hershey’s ‘Special Dark Cocoa”)
  • dash of salt
  • splash of vanilla
  • 1/4 c. honey

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Fresh Blueberry Crisp



Want a special July treat? I just finished making a fresh blueberry crisp!

We order blueberries from some Mennonites who travel up to New Jersey and bring back 10 and 20 lb. boxes of berries. Boy, are they tasty.

We LOVE Apple Crisp, so I thought I’d try a Blueberry Crisp tonight, and boy, it’s almost gone. Everyone’s had seconds!

Here’s how you make it…

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Mocha Punch


Here is a special and delicious treat!

We celebrate everyone’s birthday separately in our family- all 37 of us! The birthday person gets to choose their meal and dessert . Mocha punch is often chosen by some of our family members for their birthday dessert.  We also sometimes serve it to our guests as well on special occasions.

I don’t think we’ve run into anyone who didn’t go back for seconds. It’s easy to make too!

  •  1 1/2 quarts water
  • 1/2 c. instant chocolate drink mix
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 gal vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 gal. chocolate ice cream
  • 1 c. whipped cream

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