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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 Random.org. 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!

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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.
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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.

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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!

anne

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In Remembrance…

National Blogging Day of Remembrance

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by | December 17, 2012 · 8:00 am

Three Years Later and Getting Hauter…

We can hardly believe it has been three years since the inception of Haute Apple Pie. This blog started as just a fun side project to share our recipes and ideas with our friends and has grown into more than we ever could have imagined. To celebrate our third blogversary, we have some Haute Apple Pie superlatives for you, with links to some of our best, favorite and most popular posts!

Thanks to all of you for reading this little corner of the world-wide web. We appreciate you stopping by and letting us host this three-year long party.

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…

Most Pinned
This post tops the charts as our most viewed post of all time, mostly thanks to your favorite addiction and mine, Pinterest.

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket over Garlic Parmesan Mash

Best Rehab
Who doesn’t want to make something old, look something new? Katie’s dresser rehab ranks #2 in the blog life traffic list.
{How to} Refinish a Dresser

How to Refinish Wood Furniture

Best Breakfast
We are not Nutella shy here at Haute Apple Pie. Anne’s French toast hit everyone’s morning sweet tooth.
Orange Scented French Toast with Nutella

The most popular meal posts include:

Best BBQ
The Perfect Bratwurst
Best Dinner
Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Pasta Shells
Best Dessert
Chocolate Guinness Cake with Bailey’s Cream Cheese Frosting
Best Snack
The Art of Toddler Food: Veggie Dip

We’ve also found that our HAP readers are wild about parties! It seems we have quite the following of haute hostesses. Here are the winners in the party category:

Best Kid’s Party
Anne threw this adorable camping inspired birthday party for Isla’s 2nd birthday, complete with bug juice and s’mores.
Campfire Birthday Party

S'more birthday party favors

Best Baby Shower
The ladies collectively honored Stef with the adorable safari themed baby shower. Who doesn’t love a good candy bar!
Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Baby Shower

Safari Candy BuffetBest Bridal Shower
Stef’s lemonade shower for her cousin’s wife was much more sweet than sour!
Summertime Lemonade Shower

Other parties topping the charts:

Inspiration for a Peter Rabbit Baby Shower
Pink and Brown Ladybug Party
Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice Baby Shower

We can’t forget about our do-it-yourselfers!

Katie’s DIY tie onesie rounds out at our third most popular post of all time! Consider making one of these for the little man in your life:
DIY Necktie Onesie

tie baby onesie patternOther projects to consider:

Fall Berry Wreath
Window Chalkboard

It has been a great three years and we cannot wait to see what the next three have in store. Thanks for reading!

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Haute Apple Pie Bake Sale for Children’s Tumor Foundation

Join us from 4-7 pm today at the Hartung Park Farmer’s Market for the first ever Haute Apple Pie bake sale benefiting Children’s Tumor Foundation. We will be selling mini pies, muffins, cookies, bars, mixes and more! We hope to see you there!

For more information, click here!

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Smoked Salmon & Egg Baguettes

Ok so I promise this will be my last salmon post for a little while but when the gettin’ is good it’s just too hard to not experiment. My brother-in-law spent an afternoon smoking some of his fresh catch and passed a little our way so I put it together with some equally bold flavors and texture for a super fast and hearty weeknight meal. I especially love the way the gooey egg yolk binds it all together.


Smoked Salmon Baguettes
1/3 C cream cheese
1/2 tsp dill
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 bunch asparagus
Drizzle olive oil
1/2 Tbsp butter
2 C smoked salmon
4 eggs, cooked sunny side up
1 large baguette or loaf of french bread, cut into 4 large chunks
cracked black pepper
Kosher salt

In a small bowl, use a spoon to mix together the cream cheese, dill and garlic powder until well blended. Set aside.

Heat a grill pan on medium and place asparagus on the pan. Lightly coat with olive oil just enough to not burn. Cook asparagus for about 4-6 minutes depending on thickness, turning with a tongs until each side is slightly seared and asparagus becomes tender. Season lightly with salt.

Meanwhile, melt butter over medium. Once pan is hot, crack eggs and cook sunny side up (or over easy if you prefer) for approximately 4 minutes. Egg whites should be opaque and the yolk should be just beginning to cook.

While eggs and asparagus are cooking, slice the baguettes and spread the inside generously with cream cheese mixture. Top with several piece of salmon. Once asparagus and eggs are cooked, place asparagus,then the egg on top of the salmon. Finish with freshly cracked black pepper and a pinch of salt.

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