Baked Apple Cinnamon Dessert

Sounds like the perfect fall dish, right? The seasonal aroma was wonderful this morning when I baked it for my Bible study group. If the temperature in San Antonio could just get out of the 90’s, it would really be time to celebrate!

I received this recipe from my MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) mentor — another great thing about MOPS, you find awesome mentors who have mothering wisdom and lots of great recipes 🙂 You can find more of Karen’s recipes at

1 Granny Smith apple
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 stick butter
6 oz Mountain Dew
1 can crescent rolls

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel, core and cut apple into eight slices. Roll each slice in sugar and cinnamon mixture.

Roll one crescent roll around each apple slice. Place in dish and pour remaining sugar and cinnamon on top. Pour melted butter over top, then 6 ozs Mountain Dew.

Bake 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

You can serve for breakfast or with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Just a note, for our family of four … we always have leftovers. If you’re making for a larger group, of course you can double the recipe.

Happy Fall, Y’all!

Cooking with Kids: Mini-Pizzas

My daughter finished 1st grade yesterday and today marks the beginning of our summer break. Yes, it was nice not having to pack a lunch at 6:30 this morning!

Since I will be making lots of summer lunches, though, I wanted to make a new category on my blog for how to involve your kids in the kitchen. Below is how we make mini-pizzas from English muffins … and they are actually good.

Here’s what you need: 

English Muffins

Pizza Sauce

Mozzarella Shredded Cheese

Mini Pepperonis

Other toppings (optional)

1.         Preheat oven to 400°.

2.         Take ½ of an English muffin and spread pizza sauce on top.

3.         Cover with shredded cheese.

4.         Arrange mini pepperonis as a smiley face. Be creative! You can also use additional toppings and make other shapes, letters, etc.

5.         Bake 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

* Put some fruit and veggies on the side and you have lunch.

* Just a note, my daughter wanted a “cooking” birthday party a couple years ago and we made these, the kids loved it.

Here’s how you can help – I need more recipe ideas for my summer lunches. You can post as a comment so other moms can benefit from your creativity. Have fun cooking with your little ones 🙂