Today’s post is near and dear to my heart. Not only is this a recipe I’ve been making since I was a teenager, but I also have a very special sponsor today. Already a company of integrity and quality (California milk standards exceed the Federal requirements on calcium and protein, for improved taste and nutrition), Real California Milk is helping a cause that hits very close to home.
Real California Milk is teaming up with the Great American Milk drive to start Spot the Seal, a campaign where they will donate to the families affected by hurricanes in Texas and Florida.
So what do we need to do? Head to your nearest grocery store and shop the dairy section (and ice cream too!). Spot the Seal – the Real California Milk or Real California Cheese seal- snap a photo of it and upload it to social media (Facebook and Instagram are our favorites) with the hashtag #SealsForGood. For every photo Real California Milk will donate $5 (up to $20k)!
Yes, that’s it! So if you’re still wondering what you can do to help the victims of Harvey and Irma, this takes no time at all and doesn’t require any purchase! It’s running from now until 12/31.
What a great way to help these families and try some quality dairy brands!
So this recipe uses butter and yogurt, my dairy products of choice. It’s my go-to dessert when I’m really craving an apple pie but just do not feel like making the dough and dealing with all of the mess. The best part? If you’re feeling extra lazy, you can make this in the microwave! Yep – I’ve done that too. Just pop it in for about 5 minutes and check it with a knife. It should be nice and soft, so the knife should slide through easily, but with a little bit of crunch left.
Try it out and let me know what you think. And don’t forget to share your photo for #SealsForGood – let’s raise some money for these folks! You have until 12/31/17!
Until next time. X
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Cinnamon Honey-Baked Apples with Yogurt and Pecans
An awesome fall dessert that can be enjoyed anytime of year. These cinnamon honey-baked apples are the perfect dessert when you want all of the flavors of apple pie!
- 4 dessert apples
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 1/2 c. unsalted butter
- 2 TB raw, unfiltered honey, plus more for topping
- 1-2 c. vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 c. chopped sugared or praline pecans
Other things you’ll need
- parchment paper
- kitchen twine
- Preheat the oven to 300°F. Tear the parchment into 4 pieces large enough to wrap your apples in.
- Core each of the apples and place inside the parchment. Arrange in a 9×9 pan or casserole dish.
- In a microwave safe bowl, heat the butter and honey 30 seconds at a time and stir until fully combined.
- With the apples wrapped in parchment, open slightly, place a cinnamon stick in each core, then spoon the honey butter mixture over each of the apples. Tie the parchment closed with kitchen twine and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the apples are soft and easily pierced with a knife.
- Let cool for 5 minutes, discard the parchment and remove the cinnamon stick from each apple. Place on a serving dish and top with a drizzle of honey, a generous helping of yogurt (to taste) and the chopped pecans.
Ice cream is another great topping in place of yogurt!
These can be made in the microwave too. Heat uncovered for 5 minutes, or until it pierces easily with a knife.
- Serving Size: 1
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