Growing up in South Central Pennsylvania, apple orchards are plentiful. From golden delicious to red chief, I can name at least a dozen types of apples off the top of my head. I can tell you when different types are in season and which are the best for baking and cooking. Sometimes, I consider myself an expert on all things apples, even though I have never lived on an orchard. I am a baker, though, and my oven (and stomach) appreciates a freshly baked apple treat. [click to continue…]
The old saying goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Since the main ingredient in this crisp recipe is apple, this is a healthier dessert than the typical cake, pie, or cookie. The truth is that the health advantages of apples are great. They prevent different kinds of cancer, lower cholesterol, help you maintain a healthy metabolism, and assist in diabetes management.
Likewise, cranberries offer a number of their own health benefits. As a superfood, cranberries are packed with Vitamin C and fiber. They help to inhibit the growth of oral, colon, breast, and prostate cancer cells, and the berries contain protective, disease-fighting compounds that act as antioxidants in the body. [click to continue…]