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Fun Find Friday – Amy’s Gourmet Apples

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

It’s still pretty warm here in Atlanta, but in the early morning, I can feel a bit of Autumn trying to peek out.

Which convinces me that Fall is just around the corner. Almost.

And Halloween. Halloween is less than six weeks away. Halloween means candied apples. This year it means Amy’s Gourmet Apples. Look at these babies:

Photo Courtesy of Amy's Gourmet Apples

They are huge! And there are all types to choose from. Oh my goodness. I need them all. Well, maybe not need, but want. Definitely want.

Sure, you could make your own, but if you have no inclination for dealing with the mess of piping hot chocolate, this would be much easier.

Wouldn’t they make a swell hostess gift? Or a gift for that hard-to-buy-for boss? Or for yourself? Or for me! Yes, they would make a lovely gift for me.

And since they’re apples, that must mean they are healthy! You can get one of your daily fruits in for the day.

Rationalization is a wonderful thing.

Now, excuse me, I must go purchase some of those apples.

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Glen Campbell and Bobbi Gentry – Little Green Apples

For the Love of Aprons

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

At Chomp and Stomp last weekend, I had the delightful fortune to meet Becky of Glue and Glitter and purchase one of her adorable aprons. It is green and white gingham with a big pink, felt cupcake sewn on. Oh you have to check her out. Since it’s kinda hard to take a picture of me with it on and the dogs will not sit still and don’t have a waist….here’s a photo from Becky’s site. Isn’t it the sweetest?


My only issue is that it’s so cute, I don’t want to mess it up!

I always feel so June Cleaver with an apron on. It makes me want to put on some pearls and whip up something yummy for my hardworking husband.

Aprons appear to be enjoying a fashion resurgence. Even ladies who don’t like the kitchen seem to be buying them up.  The show Mad Men could be another reason – the 1960s are hot again. And these aprons look so chic over a little black sheath dress.

Check out Jessie Steele’s creations. They are the darlingest!  Almost makes you want to wear just the apron….and some nice heels.

Isn't this the cutest?

Isn't this the cutest?

Other apron designers include wicked Carolyn West at Carolyn’s Kitchen. Her designs are just the thing to ignite the spark in your beloved. Whip up some cookies and wear this while doing so and you will be the hit of the house! She also has some fabulous aprons designed to bring out your inner cougar, if you are so inclined. Let me share with you.

So Naughty!

So Naughty!

So there you go. Pick up an apron and see what heats up.

There’s more to cooking than the oven, Darlings!

xoxo, Patti