I've never read, much less purchased, an issue of Southern Living before. Not out of any proactive statement against it, I guess nothing ever grabbed my attention enough that I really needed to. But this one got me for one simple reason: I love apples.
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There are some tasty looking dishes in here, I have to say. I'm never really sure what I'll make next, I don't plan more than a week or so out for the office goodies, but I'm sure I'll have to feature something from this issue later this year. Probably the Caramel Apple Muffins, since I love baking in cupcake tins. Although the Caramel Apple Coffee Cake could be cupcake-ized. I could even use my little mini-Bundt cake molds. I also want to try making the Caramelized Apple Chips, sounds simple and delicious, though I'll probably skip the fancy mandolin and having it be a whole cross-section of the apple and just cut my own thin slices from segments.
Aside from apples, there were a few other recipes that sound worth a try in my own kitchen. There was a page called Community Cookbook that had recipes from readers: Potato Skin Nests and Buffalo Chicken Rolls. The first uses a cupcake tin, so obviously that's going on my list. And I love Buffalo hot sauce. The recipe is for either fried or baked, I'll do baked. And at almost the very end of the issue: German Chocolate-Pecan Pie Bars. Umm, yum, that's a must-try!
I also found some of the stuff about gardening interesting, since I continue to harbor hopes that I could cultivate a green thumb despite seemingly perpetual drought. Overall, I'm not clamoring for a subscription of Southern Living, but I'm glad I picked this up. I don't know how much longer this will be available since it's from September, so October should be out soon, but if you find it, check it out.