Sweet Saturday: 10/19/19

It’s sweet Saturday: 10/19/19. What a beautiful Saturday morning it is here in VB! Another week, another weekend.

ocean lakes mirror image with a little fog

I’m really loving this beautiful crisp fall weather (shhh, don’t tell summer, she’s still my favorite season). I have to say that walking in the fall is way better than walking in the summer. If I don’t get out the door before 7:00 a.m. in the summer, I’m sure to be dying from the heat and humidity.

I think Scott had about two good days of being home before he caught a bug of some sort and has been down for the count since. He’s pretty sure it was something he caught on the plane on the way home. Now I’ve caught a little bit of it myself and have been out of it for a few days. I did have my flu shot, so I think if it was the flu it’s not affecting me as bad. Thank God!! I’m hoping to be back to semi-normal today.


When I started feeling like I was getting a cough, (and when I get a cough, I’m usually coughing horribly for 2-3 weeks), I immediately made this concoction that seriously really works!!

Mash two slightly overripe bananas and place in a small saucepan with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, simmering for about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and strain “banana water” through a sieve into a medium bowl or glass pitcher. Add about a tablespoon of honey (a little more or less to taste), a dash of cinnamon, and a dash of cayenne pepper. Mix and pour into mugs. Drink while still hot or warm.

I have a bunch of Granny Smith apples on my counter that really need to be eaten soon. Although I don’t use Granny Smith in my gluten free apple pies, these Instant Pot Cinnamon Apples are the perfect thing to make with them!!

I don’t have little kids anymore, but this Unicorn Popcorn is still right up my alley! I’ve always loved flavored sweet popcorn.

There’s something about these Tuscan White Beans that looks just so appetizing to me!


Gluten Free Apple Cider Donuts — these donuts are the ultimate in fall flavors. They’re crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and are perfect for a cool fall breakfast!

gluten free apple cider donuts

The Best Gourmet Caramel Apples — I’m telling you, once you make these you will NEVER buy another caramel apple again! They’re easier than you might think and your family will thank you till the end of time, after they stop fighting over them!!

the best gourmet caramel apples


Sampson smiling

What are your plans for the weekend? Relax or get busy?? I think I’m doing a little of both 🙂

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