A Fall Haul Getaway

Pumpkin spice is my favorite season…

Hello, sweet friend…

I hope you are doing well…

I’ve just returned from a fall haul mini getaway…

Joe I were able to visit with friends…

An afternoon with friends…

explore a few fun restaurants…

Heading out to Trader Joe’s with pumpkin spiced latte in hand…

In dressing room…trying on shirt dress…

and…of course I was able to do some fall shopping…

A few of my favorite pumpkin spiced items for the fall

It’s no secret that I love all things pumpkin spice…and because Trader Joe’s my favorite all things pumpkin spice store is almost 3 hours away…this grocery trip has turned into a mini getaway tradition in which I take an autumn grocery trip to Trader Joe’s…among other favorite stops…(of course)


What’s Cooking?

Shortly after returning home from our mini getaway…and a cupboard filled with pumpkin everything…I asked my wonderful husband Joe if he would take a quick run to the local market for Granny Smith apples…I had a yearning to bake apple crisp. It turns out that I also love everything appleit’s my one little weakness…(especially in the fall)🥰



  • ▢ 2 pounds Fuji or Granny Smith apples peeled and thinly sliced
  • ▢ 1/4 cup orange juice
  • ▢ 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • ▢ 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ▢ 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ▢ 1 1/2 cups flour
  • ▢ 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • ▢ 3/4 cup light brown sugar , packed
  • ▢ 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ▢ 1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
  • ▢ 1/2 pound cold unsalted butter , diced


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl add the apple slices, orange juice, ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • To make the crisp topping, mash together the flour, ¾ cup sugar, ¾ cup brown sugar, salt, oats and butter.
  • Add the apples to a 8×8 pan and add the crisp topping on top before baking for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
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2 Responses to A Fall Haul Getaway

  1. Jose says:

    Wow, your post really put me in the Autumn spirit!
    What a way to go, Pumpkin Spice all the ways !
    Thank you for the Apple Crisp recipe, sounds scrumptious!

  2. Donna L Kelly says:

    I LOVE all things pumpkin spice TOO!!!!!! Trader Joes is not 3 hours away from us, but in a horribly busy and crowded part , right outside of downtown Pittsburgh, so we rarely go, but love to! I bought their pumpkin spice pancake mix years in a row as it was the best. On vacation we discovered that Walmart also has one now and its really good! Such a nice little getaway for sure! HAPPY FALL , Marcia and Joe xo

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