Wacky Apple Blog & News

  • 25 Memorable Advent Calendar Ideas

    December 9, 2014

    Many families (ours included) use an advent calendar to celebrate the days leading up to Christmas. I remember growing up and having the square, paper calendar. This one had a small door that you would open each morning and inside it would read a religious verse, words of wisdom/encouragement or an experience that your family ... Read More...
  • Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

    November 26, 2014

    Happy Thanksgiving! It’s the time for gathering with friends and family, chowing down on delicious food, watching football in your sweatpants, giving thanks for all of the wonderful blessings in your life and…creating FUN, homemade crafts with the kids. My son had the whole week off of school, which made plenty of time for playing in ... Read More...
  • Healthy Up Your Halloween Treats

    October 28, 2014

    It’s almost time for Halloween parties, trick or treats and scary costumes! Call me crazy but I am already thinking about what I am going to do with the loads of candy that my son scores from trick or treating. Surely, we will eat some but it’s definitely not necessary to eat it all. I ... Read More...
  • Baked Pork Chops and Apples

    October 15, 2014

    My opinion and taste buds say that apples and pork just go great together. This is a great way to enjoy the apple season without making more breads and pies (as much as I love apple desserts :)). I hope you enjoy this seasonal apple dinner! Ingredients: 4 pork chops 1 tablespoon of butter Salt and pepper 4 apples (any variety), ... Read More...
  • Celebrating the Apple Harvest

    October 1, 2014

    It’s officially Fall, which also means peak apple harvest time across the region. For our family it also means our annual trip to Wacky Apple’s home base of Hotchkiss, CO for some apple picking and wine tasting with good friends. We pack this weekend full of tastings at our favorite hometown vineyards, a BBQ with ... Read More...
  • Introducing Kelly Helminski – Healthy Mountain Mom

    September 9, 2014

    My name is Kelly Helminski. I am a wife, mother and health and fitness enthusiast.  I am a small town girl who moved to the beautiful Rocky Mountains from Michigan eight wonderful years ago.  Since moving to the mountains, I have adapted the active lifestyle that so many of us here enjoy. Whether it be ... Read More...
  • How the Wacky Apple Company Got It’s Start

    September 5, 2014

    The Wacky Apple Company is a true family company! My dad has been an organic apple farmer for as long as I can remember. I grew up playing in orchards and eating fresh organic fruit off the trees until my stomach hurt. I was one of the unique children where my parents had a harder ... Read More...
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