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apples watermarkHi Friends!

It’s me, Jen. It has been almost a whole year. What the what?

I know, you have always been on the back on my mind.

A little voice, “oooh this tastes good. You should share it with the interwebs.”

But alas, time got away from me. I have much to tell. Remember I started derby?

Well I still love it and it pretty much rules most of my free time.

Remember my 3 crazy dogs? Well now there are 4! What?

Remember my love of Fall?

Well I got some derby gals together and we went apple picking and I have an amazing recipe coming your way.

It is a waffle, it is a donut, it has apples, it is FANTASTIC.

SO, I just wanted to get you ready. I will be back more frequently with all my tales from in the kitchen, on the track with my pups and so on and so forth!.

xoxo

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apple cider donut 3I’m not shy about my love of Fall.

There is just so much orange and crispness and corduroy that makes my little heart want to burst with happiness.

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I’m not afraid to tell you that it is in fact the best season.

Leaves changing, pumpkin and apple picking.  Soup!  My gosh the Soup!

And the donuts.

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Now I’m not afraid to tell you that donuts are in fact an any season treat but when it comes to fall you’re going to want to jam your face with Apple Cider Donuts!

Yes, that’s right.  Jam them in your face and let the magic of the season behold you.

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Go on, it’s okay.  It’s Fall.  Magic!

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blackberry macaroon tart muffin 5I come bearing muffins in an attempt to apologize for my absence.  Sorry!

If any muffin is going to make up for my utter scheduling woes and my pure laziness when I did have free time these are the ones to do it.blackberry macaroon tart muffin 3

We could solve some real world problems with these muffins.  You will definitely have some nation building happening, you know if muffins are served during those sorts of things.  They should be if they are not if you ask me but no one has asked so we will just have to enjoy them. What?

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They are a muffin, they are a macaroon, they are a tart, they are amazing!

But back to my disappearance.  You already know I joined roller derby and am flat-out obsessed.  It kicks my tush and I love it.  I was driving 2 hours away once a week to get to practice and it really was having an exhausting effect for the rest of my week.  With summer season coming the drive was going to only get worse.  I was torn, I just found this amazing sport that I’m loving but I can’t be a zombie for the rest of my week. Folks, I was bummin’.

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Well luck would have it, right around the time I started roller derby some ladies right here on the Cape were trying to start a league, I met them for some open skates and well the practical thing occurred.  I talk to my other league about the distance and I ended up joining the Cape league. YAY Salty Dolls!  What?

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We are all just starting out but we are determined to make this happen plus I love that I can be in a league and fundraise and all that jazz in the community I live in.  Sure we don’t have a roller rink and are currently using a melted ice rink so we have some hurdles to get through but we are having so much fun along the way.  If you happen to know anyone who wants to build and own a roller rink on Cape Cod there are some ladies who would be ever grateful, I’m looking at you Bill Murray.

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apple tart

Short on time?

Out of patience?

Got a couple of apples?

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How about the desire to eat something yummy with your coffee? Tea?

Tired a sacrificing quality because it’s a mad, mad, mad rushed world?

Does this sound infomercialish?

Is infomercialish a word?

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If you answered yes to any of these questions, wait.  Should you have answered no?

I’ve confused myself, it’s not difficult to do.

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Any who, raise your hand if you want to have a simple apple tart.

Good, I can help you out with that.

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vanilla cupcakes

I wish that I could own an apple orchard right by the ocean.

I wish that my outfits were all styled from the 1940’s and each had a smart little hat to go with them and of course were practical.

I wish I could figure out a haircut that worked for me and it wasn’t so uncomfortable for me to get said haircuts.  To my hairstylist, I apologize for my lack of social skills and zero ability to make casual conversation and that our time together is agonizing silence.

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I wish I could roller skate everywhere.

I wish I could never worry about money and bills and adult like stuff and could just spend my days cooking and baking and playing with dogs and my photography.  All while roller skating!

I wish I could master the guitar.  It’s not happening.

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I wish I could live in a lighthouse.  A lighthouse on an apple orchard overlooking the ocean.

I wish I was as wonderful a person as my grandma was and will always be in my heart.

I wish I could bake and cook like she did.

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I wish that I could always be smelling fresh-baked bread.  I wish I could always be stuffing fresh-baked bread into my face.

I wish I could be an old-timey lobster boat captain.  You know, as a side job from my lighthouse, apple picking, baking/cooking, dog playing, photography, roller skating duties.

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I wish and hope that my husband is up for some of these things.  I wouldn’t want to not have him with me, that’s no fun.

I wish I had a cupcake right now.  A yummy little vanilla cupcake with a sticky sweet coconuty marshmallow top!

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Well folks, we are in luck!

I’ll keep working on the others but the cupcake, that’s a go!

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