An Apple a Day Helps to Keep the Doctor Away

Here is a great recipe for apples to make them into a warm and yummy treat.  Go apple picking in the fall at your favorite apple orchard and use fresh apples – it can’t much better than that.  The orchards around our house always have extra fun events and activities for kids in the fall when the apples are ready to be picked.  From tractor drawn wagon rides to face painting, it is a fun day for kids.

Baked Apple with Granola Recipe


  • 1 large crisp apple
  • 1 Tbsp. raisins or sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup granola


  1. cut the apple in half from top to bottom
  2. scoop out the seeds and core
  3. put each half in a microwave safe bowl
  4. sprinkle the raisins equally on both halves
  5. sprinkle the brown sugar equally over the raisin on both halves
  6. cut up the butter into little bits and sprinkle equally over the brown sugar on both halves
  7. cover the bowl, leaving a space for venting
  8. microwave each half for 2.5 to 3 minutes or until the apple is soft to the touch but not too mushy
  9. sprinkle granola over the top and serve

Enjoy!  You can also add a scoop of yogurt, whipped cream, or ice cream to make it into a real sweet dessert.


Snow White Topsy Turvy Doll

Snow White Topsy Turvy Doll

 The evil Queen is offering Snow White an apple – should she eat it?  The Topsy Turvy Dolls was created by the North American Bear Company in 2001.  Fairytales come true!     The Topsy Turvy is a reversible doll that flip upside down to reveal storybook characters in contrasting outfits.  A fashionable twist on a timeless classic idea.

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Baked Apple Dessert – A Warm & Delicious Treat

A quick and easy treat to make your kids when they are whining “I’m hungry!”  Made with apples which are a good source of vitamins A and C.



  • 1 large apple
  • 1 T. raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 2 t. butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granola


  1. cut apple in half lengthwise
  2. with spoon, remove apple core
  3. place each half in a small microwaveable bowl
  4. fill the indent of each apple with raisins and brown sugar, then dot with the butter
  5. cover each with microwaveable plastic wrap, leaving a small opening for venting
  6. microwave each apple half on high for 2 to 3 minutes
  7. top with granola
  8. OPTIONAL:  serve with a little milk, cream or yogurt

Perfect for the cold winter months.