Fall

Apples, Apples and More Apples!

It's apple picking season and that means it's yummy food and snack season with all things apple! Take a look at some of the most delicious recipes our Curiosity Box team loves to snack on during the fall season:

Apple Oat Circles

The first recipe our team loves to enjoy is a healthy and quick snack that is a perfect pick me up in the afternoon! The little ones are sure to love this as an after school snack! This one’s so easy, the kids can even help!

 

Here's what you will need:

  • apples (whatever kind you choose!)

  • peanut butter or almond butter

  • oats

Core out the middle of the apple. Then slick the apple in slices. Spread the nut butter onto one of the slices and sprinkle oats.  Put another apple slice on top and that makes an easy apple protein sandwich!

Apple Dip - This one is seriously SOOOO good!

This recipe is perfect for functions, get together and parties all of the time! It's a family favourite and it always disappears fast! This one is dangerous too - you’ll have everyone asking for the recipe!

 

Here's what you will need:

  • Apples (we prefer the granny smith kind since the dip is so sweet)

  • Cream cheese

  • Apple Caramel Dip

  • Skor bards (or whatever favourite chocolate bar you prefer)

Spread the cream cheese over a plate. Then pour the caramel sauce all over the cream cheese. Hammer the skor bar into small bits and sprinkle over top of the caramel and cream cheese mixture. Cut up the apples and serve. YUM! 

Famous Apple Crisp

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Ingredients

  • 5-6 apples

  • ¼ c. water

  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon

  • ¼ tsp. Salt

  • ⅓ c. margarine

  • 1 c. brown sugar

  • ¾ c. flour

Preparation

  1. Peel and core your apples. Slice them into thin strips and place them into the bottom of your baking dish.  

  2. Pour the water on top of the sliced apples, and sprinkle the cinnamon and salt on top.

  3. Mix together the remaining ingredients and then sprinkle overtop of the apple mixture.

  4. Bake for 40-50 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Tips

When giving an apple crisp away, bake in a tin foil pie plate or baking dish (you can typically get these from the dollar store).  Add some caramels to create a fall fair flavour. Serve warm with some vanilla ice cream.

We hope you love our apple recipes as much as we do! Be sure to share your apple creations with us! We’d love to see all your apple desserts!


Happy First Day of Fall!

I don't know about you, but I LOVE Fall! I love the smells, the routine, the freshness in the air, the cool nights for sleeping, the decorations and sweaters that come out of storage and the FOOD!! 

 
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I might have jumped on the Pumpkin Spice everything bandwagon last week and had my first muffin from Tim Horton's and now it's like total resistance driving past each Tim Horton's and not stopping!! I can't wait for my first latte from Starbucks!! :) I am also excited and can't wait to make these Pumpkin Spice Muffins again this year! They are a huge hit in our house and so easy to make! 

I love decorating for Fall and was so excited to bring out our decorations and get our little mini pumpkins again this year. Here is the outside: 

 
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And a few from the inside: 

 
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The other thing I love about Fall is doing Fall activities! We have checked a few things off of our list for Fall, but we are looking forward to creating more memories soon by doing more items on the Fall Bucket List! 
 

Also, don't forget to check out our Single Seasonal Boxes HERE or sign up for any Subscription and get in on the October box that will be filled with some SPOOKY Halloween crafts! We sent out September's boxes this week and are super excited to share soon about our new warehouse space!! :) 

 
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Here is your Bucket List that you can print or save to your phone and create some fun memories with your kiddos!

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Happy Fall everyone!!! 

Thanksgiving Crafty FUN!

The table needs to be set, the turkey in the oven and the dessert still isn't done. The kids are whining that they are bored as the adults are watching football on TV.... sound familiar?? Well here are 3 crafts that you can set up at a small kids craft table during your Thanksgiving celebration to keep them busy and decorate for Thanksgiving! 

 

1. Turkey Leaf Craft - 

If you're going to use real leaves, this is another great activity that you can do with the kids while you're family is together.  Get the whole family outside for a nice Fall hike and find some amazing and vibrant leaves. 

This craft is great for kids to use their fine motor skills while cutting out the parts and the pieces for the turkey and gluing them together. You can use real leaves or artificial leaves.  If you let the leaves dry enough, (or you use artificial ones) you can even get the child or your entire family to write their names on the leaves or what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving! 

Turkey Leaf Craft

Turkey Leaf Craft

 

2. Turkey Place Setting Craft -  

This is a fun craft for the kids (or the whole family!) to craft before supper is ready so that it can be placed on the table to know where everyone is sitting. 

We simply used patterned paper as the turkey tail and then cut out the turkey shapes for his body and beak and then used googly eyes. We used a fancy tag punch for the tag. It also helps to have a nice fancy napkin behind them ;) 

Turkey Place Setting Craft 

Turkey Place Setting Craft 

 

3. Turkey Plate Craft -  

This was one of our favourites as it's always fun to get the good old paint out :) 

Just as the first craft, you will need either artificial or real vibrant leaves. Simply paint a paper plate and use google eyes and cut a beak and a waddle. Then glue the leaves to the back of the paper plate! Such a fun and creative craft to do :) 

Turkey Plate Craft 

Turkey Plate Craft 

 

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!! We have so much to be thankful for and will be spending some quality family time together this weekend (cleaning out our garage and closing our pool counts as that right?!). 

Don't forget to download your FREE FALL PRINTABLE HERE for another fun activity for you to do with your family this weekend! 

We have lots of big news coming soon so stay tuned!! 

Fall Free Printable

I can't get enough of Fall! I love the smells, the cooler weather and comfy clothes and food. I love the routine of things and I love the busyness of fall too!

Here's a fun way to spend some time with your kiddos and create family memories together. Why not print our free printable - Fall Bucket List!

This is such a fun way for your kids to be able to focus on what activities need to be done to check the list off and need to work together towards a goal.

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Simply right click on the image and save it to your desktop or computer. Hit print and post it on the fridge or the wall for the entire family to see it so that you can check off items as you go!

Don't forget we still have TWO Fall Single Boxes to choose from:

Can't wait to share with you our Fall decorations and favourites...mmm...my new favourite candle included! ;)