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Fall Slow Cooker Pork Chops

My heart gets happy this time of year when I start to switch over to my fall meal menu. This doesn’t have to mean all stews and chili (we can save some of that for winter, people) but the incorporation of some great fall produce. This Fall Slow Cooker Pork Chop recipe is a go-to in my house in the cooler months. It incorporates sweet potatoes, apples, onions and sauerkraut for a deliciously hearty yet healthy fall meal. Just a little peeling and cutting in the morning will give you an earthy evening dinner.

Fall Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Fall Slow Cooker Pork Chops
Serves 4-6
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and thickly sliced into rounds
4 large apples, sliced
1 large onion, sliced
1-2 lbs boneless pork chops
1 2 lb bag sauerkraut, drained
1/4 C apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper

In slow cooker, layer sweet potatoes on bottom, followed by apples and onions. Place pork chops on top. Lay sauerkraut over the top. Pour apple cider vinegar. Mix all spices together in a both and sprinkle over the top. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.

So simple. So delicious. So fall!



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Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day from Haute Apple Pie


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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Congrats to commenter @ajgreer for winning the Hanna Martine Long Shot giveaway! We hope you are all enjoying your Valentine’s Day. Here is a snapshot of what my little guy gave to all of his Packer loving friends at school today.

Bears ValentineLove to all!



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Easy Pan Cheeseburger Sliders

Unfortunately, polar vortex temperatures are not conducive to outdoor grilling. Unless you are into deep frozen cheeseburgers. I, for one, am not. I recently tried this incredibly easy way to cook up a burger inside with little mess and lots of flavor. By baking the ground beef patty in a rimmed baking pan, you end up spending less time at a grill and more time with your guests.

This is the perfect addition to a Super Bowl spread. I’ve listed the recipe for the most classic of cheeseburgers, but the possibilities with these are endless. Next time I’m thinking BBQ Cheddar or Mushroom Swiss.

Easy Pan Cheeseburger SlidesEasy Pan Cheeseburger Sliders
Makes 10-12 servings

2 lbs ground beef
1/4 C diced yellow onion
2 TBSP worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
1/2 cracked black pepper
6 slices, sharp cheddar cheese
small pretzel buns, or other small dinner rolls
Lettuce, ketchup, mustard or other desired condiments

Preheat oven to 400. In a large mixing bowl, mix ground beef, onion, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper together. Press beef mixture evenly into a rimmed 9×13 baking pan. Using the end of a wooden spoon or other similar utensil, press down, making indents randomly across the meat (as shown in the picture).

Pan Burgers

Place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. About halfway through, remove from oven and empty grease. Repeat after 25 minutes. Place cheese slices across the top and place in the oven for 2-3 more minutes to melt cheese.

Using a pizza cutter, cut patty into squares of desired size. Place on buns and serve!

Check out these other Super Bowl friendly sliders!

Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Gluten-Free Maryland Crab Cake Sliders
The Heritage Cook: Italian Sliders with Fried Polenta and Marinara Sauce
Feed Me Phoebe: Thai Chicken Sliders with Sriracha Mayo
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Shredded Beef Sliders
Devour: Pick Your Slider Stuffing for Super Bowl
Dishin & Dishes: Philly Cheesesteak Sliders
Blue Apron Blog: 5 Tricks to a Great Slider
Weelicious: Mexican Chicken Sliders
Taste With The Eyes: Classic Chicago-Style Polish Sausage Sliders
Virtually Homemade: Meatball Sliders
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Buffalo Sliders with Bacon & Cheddar
Red or Green: Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Bacon & Celery
The Sensitive Epicure: Arepas — The Ultimate Gluten-Free Slider with South American Flair
Domesticate Me: Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Meatball Sliders
Daily*Dishin: Italian Roast Beef-Smoked Almond Creamy Cheesy Sliders
FN Dish: Super Sliders



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From the newest piece of the pie..

This Christmas season has been filled with many great joys. Wishing you the happiest of holidays and blessings in the new year from Stef’s newest piece of the pie…

Xavier Stephen
December 10, 2013
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HAP in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel!

Look Ma! We made the papes!

Check out the November 3 Entree section of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for a special DIY feature article, highlighting Haute Apple Pie! Or you can read the entire article online.



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Haute Apple Pie Bake Sale Today!

Children's Tumor Foundation Team IzCome one, come all to the Haute Apple Pie Bake Sale today (September 18) from 4-7 pm at the Hartung Park Farmer’s Market in Wauwatosa (corner of Menomonee River Pkwy and Keefe). All proceeds go toward Team Iz to benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation and the NF Walk, being held on Saturday, September 28 in Wauwatosa.

Some of the items for sale: Apple Turnovers, Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats, Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread, Cinnamon Roll Popcorn, Cranberry Crispie Cookies and more! Lots of fall flavors for a good cause.

If you cannot make the bake sale and wish to join the walk or donate, visit

Hope to see you this afternoon!



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And the winner is…

The winner of the Super Snacks for Super Kids cookbook is HAP reader Erin who said: “My little guy is only 7 months old, so he’s pretty new to the snack scene. His favorite food so far? Acorn squash.”

We are excited for your little man to experience some of these great recipes in the future!

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And the winner is…

Thanks to everyone who entered our Chasing Paper giveaway.  We wish we could give you all some stylish, removable wall paper but unfortunately we can only have one winner!

Congratulations to Nicole who loved dot in grey and white!  You will receive a $50 credit towards you next Chasing Paper purchase.

Winner chosen using Blog giveaway sponsored by Chasing Paper.

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{Giveaway} Chasing Paper

As a homeowner, I have painted almost every room in my home.  Some more than once!  I have looked into hanging wall paper and love the pop of color and pattern that it brings to the walls, but have always been hesitant to jump in and go for it.  It just seems so permanent and complicated. I have also scrapped the glue off one too many walls to ever want to do that again!

Enter Chasing Paper.  A company that creates removable wallpaper that is both stylish and easy to use.  You can get the look your going for without the commitment.  And it isn’t just for walls!  The removable paper can be used on tabletops, closet doors or any other smooth surface.  Chasing Paper was founded by Elizabeth Rees and launched it’s new website today.   We are thrilled to be able to offer our readers a chance to win $50 to use towards a Chasing Paper purchase.   I had the honor of interviewing Elizabeth, the mastermind behind Chasing Paper.  Read on to learn more about this wonderful company and for details on how to win!



Give us the one-minute bio of yourself.
I am a Midwestern gal that has found her home all over the world in the last 10 years.  Working, studying and finding my way through tiny towns and big cities, I have been cultivating my entrepreneurial spirit along the way.  Since I grew up in the printing industry, it was important for me carve out my own place and conquer my own territory, and so Chasing Paper was born: stylish removable wallpaper for the urban home.

Tell us a little bit about Chasing Paper.

Chasing Paper was created in the conversations with serial-movers, stylish mamas who get exited with the idea that a room could grow with their babies, renters who feel like anything but, those with a hate-hate relationship with white walls and of course, DIYers.  High design meets no-commitment, no-hassle, change-your-mind-as-many-times-as-you-want-to. Whether you are subletting for the summer, changing your teenage daughter’s room with every mood or just been staring at that white wall one week too long, with Chasing Paper transformation is just around the corner.



What has been your favorite Chasing Paper creation?

It’s hard to choose a favorite since Chasing Paper can be used in so many different ways.  When preparing for our photo shoot I put the black and white stripes up horizontally in my bedroom.  It took 10 minutes to do and the effect was so dramatic!  

Enter to win!

To enter our giveaway, check out the Chasing Paper website, then leave a comment below letting us know your favorite pattern and how you would use the stylish removable wallpaper.  The giveaway ends Thursday at midnight and the winner will be selected at random and announce on Friday March 25th. Good Luck!



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