Homemade Applesauce

homemade applesauce recipe

If you are looking for a delicious homemade applesauce recipe then I am sure you’ve found the right place.

This recipe is very simple to make and results in a truly delicious treat that can be served as a dessert, a healthy snack or even as an accompaniment to pork and other meat dishes.

The secret is adding a few strips of lemon peel to the apples while cooking. This magical ingredient heightens the apple flavor and makes the final apple puree really yummy.

To make your own applesauce, just follow these simple steps…

 

homemade applesauce ingredients

Gather these ingredients.

 
 

homemade applesauce recipe

1. Put all the ingredients into a larger pot. Cover. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes.

The sugar amounts are just guidelines, depending on your taste and on the sweetness of your apples, use less or more.

 
 

homemade applesauce recipe

2. Remove from the heat. Remove the cinnamon stick and lemon peels (if using whole).

3. Mash with a potato masher.

 
 

homemade applesauce recipe

Serve warm or refrigerated.

I really loved my applesauce with a scoop (or two :)) of vanilla ice cream.

Store covered in the refrigerator for one week or in the freezer for about a month.

(This recipe was adapted from simplyrecipes.com. Makes about 3/4 quart – 3/4 liter.)

 

New Crochet Pattern – Chunky Joy-Joy Scarf

crochet chunky joy-joy scarf

Hi dear friends!

And ta-dah!

I am super excited to present the project that I have been keeping secret up till now! It is another crocheted item that uses the cute and lovely joy-joy circles. I decided to name this one the ‘Chunky Joy-Joy Scarf’ and you can find the pattern here.

If you’ve already purchased my first pattern that uses the joy-joy circles called the ‘Joy-Joy Coasters’, you will surely be able to figure out how this scarf can be made. But if you’d like to know all the details necessary to create the scarf, then I think the pattern that I have put together might come in quite handy. The pattern has 17 pages and includes 36 step-by-step pictures to make the project as easy to follow as possible.

 
 

crochet chunky joy-joy scarf

I loved making this scarf. I have to admit that.

 
 

crochet chunky joy-joy scarf

It’s a pure therapy. And a lot of joy, of course.

 

 

crochet chunky joy-joy scarf

Also, it can be easily turned into an infinity scarf, if you wish to.

 

 

crochet chunky joy-joy scarf

I think that the chilly days of autumn and winter will be super enjoyable with a warm scarf like this one. That’s for sure.

Enjoy!

With lots of love,

Petra

(For more fun patterns, feel free to visit my ONLINE SHOP!)

 

Joy-Joy Addiction

crochet joy joy pattern

Do you still remember my ‘joy-joy’ pattern from not long ago? And do you remember how addicted it made me? Like totally!

Ever since those magical circles entered my life, my world has been revolving solely around them. And I love it!

Lately I’ve been trying to design a perfect square that has four circles inside. These could make a pretty blanket, I guess. What do you think?

 
 

joy joy 2 wm

And also, I am having the sweetest time turning the ‘joy-joy’circles into a ‘jumbo joy-joy’ something that I will have to finish really quick so I can show it to you.

 
 

crochet joy joy pattern

I think I’ll be making a pattern for this secret project too. 🙂

Sending you many jumbo joy-joy hugs and kisses!

Love,
Your Joy-Joy Petra

 
 

Honey And Mustard Chicken With Bacon, Mushrooms and Cheese

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

This is definitely one of the best chicken meals I have ever had.

Well, who could say no to a chicken that is marinated in honey and mustard sauce and then baked with luscious layers of bacon, mushrooms and cheddar cheese on top. Not me, that’s for sure!

And being rather quick to prepare, this recipe makes a good choice for weekday dinners as well.

Here’s how to make the magic happen…

 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

We’ll need these ingredients.

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

1. First, make the marinade by mixing together the mustard, honey and lemon juice.

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

2. Cover the chicken with the marinade and refrigerate for two hours.

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

3. When the chicken is marinated, preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).

4. Use a large pan or skillet to fry the bacon on the stove until mostly cooked (it will cook more when baked in the oven). Remove the bacon onto a separate plate.

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

5. Using the same pan and what’s left of the bacon, fry the chicken (discarding leftover marinade). Cook a few minutes on each side, but not until cooked through – the chicken will finish cooking in the oven.

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

6. Place the chicken in a large baking dish.

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

7. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika.

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

8. Place the sliced mushrooms in the same pan where the chicken was cooking. Add about 1/2 tsp salt and cook for about 5-7 minutes. Then set aside.

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

9. Assemble the chicken by topping it with the bacon…

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

… mushrooms …

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

… and lastly with the cheese and parsley.

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

10. Bake at 350 °F (175 °C) for about 20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

Serve warm.

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

I served my chicken with potatoes and fresh salad. Yummy!

Enjoy, dear friends!

Love,
Petra

(This delicious recipe was adapted from everydayhomecook.com. Makes 4 servings.)

 

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