Grandma Sue’s Apple Butter

It’s that time of year again. The air is crisp, the leaves start changing, and people turn into fall obsessed, pumpkin spice loving, boot wearing crazies! Don’t get me wrong, I love fall and everything about it. I just think its hilarious how much attention fall gets! You would get a weird look if you said something like, “I can’t wait to wear sunscreen and hide from the blistering sun this summer!”

I especially have a soft spot for fall this year because we are expecting our second son in October. I am 34 weeks along and I am so ready for summer to be over! I know there are tons of moms out there that can sympathize with me, so I am not going to go into details. All I want to say is it has been a HOT summer! So bring on fall and all the crazies!

Okay my rant about fall is over. What I’d like to share with you today is Grandma Sue’s Apple Butter recipe! Grandma gave me tons of apples, so what better thing to do then make her apple butter. The aroma of allspice and cloves turns me into one of those crazy fall people! And it will you, too! If you are looking for a sugar free recipe….I am sorry, this is not for you. But when you spread this spiced jam on a fresh baked biscuit, you will be thanking me for every calorie!

Apple Butter

10 C. Apples (peeled and cubed) 

8 C. Sugar 

1/2 C. Vinegar 

2 tsp. Cinnamon 

1 tsp. Allspice (ground) 

1 tsp. Cloves (ground)

Peel and cut apples, put them into a crock pot with all other ingredients and cook  on low for 10 to 12 hours. Apples will cook down. Apple butter makes a great gift! 

<3 Justina 



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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Friends!

What’re your plans this weekend? Costume party? Trick-or-treating with the kiddos? Or are you like me, and use the excuse “I want to see all the cute kids dressed up” to stay home and answer the door? 😉 Don’t tell my husband that it’s just because I’m lazy…although he probably already knows. Dang.

No matter what you do to celebrate we’re all doing a little candy binging, amiright? 

I think we’ll be carving pumpkins tonight. I’m not gonna lie…it’s an activity that I’m okay with only doing once a year. Something about the slime, the smell & the mess. It’s just not my favorite. Please tell me I’m not alone.  

But, back to the reason for this post! Jaclyn made this cake for our family birthday party this month and it is the perfect Halloween treat! We just had to share!

Halloween Cake |

This is a really simple cake to make, we promise you can handle it! It’s even easier if you have some frosting tips, like the ones in this Cake Decorating Set. But you can always go the plastic bag route too.

Enjoy your sugar coma tonight & let us know if you make the cake!!

Spider Cake
Serves 15
A fun, festive cake for Halloween. Or anytime you get the urge to eat a spider.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
450 calories
76 g
0 g
16 g
4 g
3 g
107 g
649 g
49 g
0 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 450
Calories from Fat 145
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 649mg
Total Carbohydrates 76g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 49g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 Devil's chocolate cake boxes & all ingredients on box
  2. 3 Oreo cookies
  3. Orange food coloring
  4. Black food coloring
  5. 6 mini marshmallows
  6. Black licorice laces
  7. 1 can of frosting - or your favorite homemade frosting recipe
  1. Spray 2 - 8" circle cake pans
  2. Follow the instructions on the cake boxes to make & bake cakes.
  3. Once cooled-stack on top of each other.
  4. Frost cake with orange frosting
  5. Pipe black frosting into a web
  6. Add Oreos for the spiders & decorate with more black frosting
  7. Use mini marshmallows for spider eyes
  8. Use black licorice laces for spider legs
Sometimes those licorice laces are hard to find so we included a link to some here
  1. Kenny's Black Licorice Laces 1LB Bag

<3 Michelle

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