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Filed under Apple recipes, Apples, Cookbooks, Cooking and kids

Now, what are you going to do with all those apples? With hundreds of ways to enjoy apples, will you use them in pies, desserts, salads, breads, jellies, or other?

Following is a recipe for a super easy way to use apples in a coffee cake for Sunday morning breakfast or anytime. It’s from my apple cookbook, From the Apple Orchard – Recipes for Apple Lovers. Kids will enjoy making this simple but yummy and quick coffee cake.


2 cooking apples, peeled and sliced
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 cup raisins
1 can refrigerated ready-to-bake biscuits

Comments (2) Posted by Lee on Friday, September 21st, 2012

Filed under Apples, Cookbooks
English: food , fruit , fruits , apple , apples

This crisp Fall air brings with it the wonderful smell and taste of fresh picked apples.

Here are six tips for picking and storing apples:

  • Twist or turn the apple from the branch. If you pull it, the buds next to it will break off and not bear fruit next year.
  • Don’t rely on redness as a guide to flavor.  Apples come in all shades of reds, yellows and greens. Choose clear colored apples. Often those with an intense green undercast or undertone are not completely ripe. Those with a dull yellowish-green undercast may be too ripe.
Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

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I’ve had lots of nice comments on the recent story in the St. Joseph News-Press by Sylvia Anderson about my apple

Various apples

cookbooks and my work with apples. You can see the story here.

Lee Jackson

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Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Filed under Apple recipes, Apples, Cooking and kids

Many years ago when I was a family and consumer sciences teacher, the students could hardly wait to work

Apples are an all-American success story-each ...

in a foods lab. “Are we cookin’

today” was an often heard remark.

Fall especially brought an abundance of different foods to prepare and sample.

One of the most versatile and interesting was the use of apples.  At that time we had five unit kitchens with four students in each. Each kitchen was to choose a different method of preparing apples and then all would sample the results.

Comments (2) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

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