While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
It ain't all about the pumpkins! - October is National Apple Month.
This is prime time and peak season for one of our favorite fruits, so get ready to grapple for some apples all month long.
Forget the "apple of discord" and forbidden fruit lore associated with this fine fruit, apples are crisply delicious and outrageously good for you. Plus, according to Greek lore, apples are symbolic of love.
While you can chomp down on an apple whenever the mood strikes, baking with them in the fall is not only rewarding, but it makes your house smell like heaven. Toss apples in a crisp, pie, streusel cake, tart, popover, crumble or galette. They're also a wonderful addition to pancakes, oatmeal and other breakfast treats. Find recipes to whet your apple appetite on the Joy of Baking site.
And don't forget to thank Johnny Appleseed for spreading the love (and seeds) for apples all over the country.