You’ll have to forgive me but the fall brings out both the best and the corniest in me. I just love this time of year and I’m not afraid to get all mushy about it. Go ahead. Mock me if you must. But this is MY time of year and I’m going to enjoy every single bit of it.

These are days of apples followed by chilly nights where you have no choice but to snuggle. You can snuggle with your loved one, with your teddy bear or with your favourite book. Whatever.

While I can’t come to help you with the snuggling part, I can help out a bit with the apple part.

For today’s edition of Magazine Mondays, I give you one of the very best apple crisp recipes that I have ever tried. In fact, it has become my favourite apple crisp recipe. Am I ever glad I rescued it from the magazine pile.

Vanilla Bean Apple Crisp appeared in the March 2002 issue of Bon Appétit magazine. It’s only taken a little over 6 years for me to try it. I am now prepared to snuggle with this apple crisp for the next 6 months of fall/winter.

Have a wonderful, snuggly week!



If you have a recipe that you’ve tried recently from a magazine, send it along and I’ll link to it in my Magazine Mondays post.

This week I’m joined by Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction who pays tribute to her father-in-law with Ginger Pear Muffins; Lori of Lori’s Lipsmacking Goodness tempts us with Green Onion and Cheddar Biscuits; Jen of Chocolate Shavings made Mushroom and Roquefort Tartelettes; Natashya of Living in the Kitchen with Puppies makes me want to swoon with Eggplant Parmesan with Crisp Bread Topping and Wandering Coyote of Retorte made a luscious Deep Chocolate Pound Cake.

Click here for the Vanilla Bean Apple Crisp recipe. For my version, I baked the crips in 6 individual ramekins as opposed to an 8-inch square pan. I also added vanilla ice cream and a generous application of caramel sauce.