Nearing the end of Summer and our son’s birthday! (And an apple crisp recipe!)

As we reach the end of Summer, I reflect on my recovery, how far I’ve come and the time I was able to spend with my husband and children and am so grateful to be in a better place with my health and have had that lovely time with my family.

It was a beautiful and scorching hot season, but I did enjoy it. My husband and son, and when I could, we were able to accomplish so much around the yard and gardens, and spend a lot of time outdoors. I’m sad to see the season end, but Autumn is approaching and I’m looking forward to our traditions, cozying up by the fire with a good book as well as the holidays.Β  Are you looking forward to Autumn? πŸ‚πŸπŸƒ

This was a busy month as my husband celebrated turning 50, my son (just yesterday) celebrated his birthday and is back to school. It’s an exciting time.Β  A Very Happy Birthday to our son, Jake!

Birthday breakfast al fresco πŸ˜‹
My son loves music and is an accomplished musician. He loves trying new instruments! His new Steel Tongue Drum sounds so lovely and soothing!

Our son requested instead of a birthday cake, an apple crisp. So I made that yesterday and it was delicious! I’m feeling the Autumn vibes now! See below for recipe.

Hope you all are having a lovely week and enjoying your last days of Summer!! πŸŒžπŸ¦‹

Apple Crisp


Fruit filling:

6 cups, sliced and peeled apples

1 tsp cinnamon

1 Tbsp water

1 tsp lemon juice


1 cup gluten free quick oats

3/4 cup gluten free all purpose flour

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup grass fed salted butter, softened


1) Preheat oven to 375Β°F. Peel and slice apples and place in 8″ square glass pan.

2) Place rest of filling ingredients on top of apples. Set aside.

3) In a medium bowl, combine all topping ingredients and mix until resembles crumbles.

4) Sprinkle crumb mixture over the filling in glass pan. Bake in 375Β°F oven for 25-35 minutes, until crumb topping is browned and apples are tender. You can check for tenderness with a fork or sharp knife. Serve warm or cooled, alone or with ice cream, or with whipped topping.

Happy Birthday Jake! πŸŽ‚β€οΈ

Looking for recipes? Check out my cookbook on Amazon “Plant Based Living for the Gluten Free Cook”

2 Comments Add yours

  1. cheapdad says:

    Happy Autumn! Happy birthday Jake! Glad he chose the apple crisp! So delicious!!

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    1. Gina says:


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