Wacky Apple Blog & News

  • Healthier Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies

    January 27, 2015

    As much as we all would love to devour a batch of buttery and sugary chocolate chips cookies it’s not always the healthiest option. Obviously, everything in moderation is the best rule to follow but if you put a plate of fresh baked, ooey gooey, chocolate chip cookies in front of me my will power ... Read More...
  • Our Definition of the Word “Wacky”

    January 26, 2015

    When you hear the word “wacky” what is the first thought that comes to mind? Your first thought of the word “wacky” may differ slightly from ours. Some words that may pop into your head may be words like “crazy” or “odd”. After all, if you look in the dictionary that is just what they give ... Read More...
  • Gifting Wacky Applesauce Granola

    December 23, 2014

    Do you enjoy getting homemade, edible gifts? I think it’s one of my favorite things to give and receive. I am always on the search for simple, healthy treats that the kids and I can enjoy making together. Granola is one of my favorite treats! I love it sprinkled on yogurt with berries or just eaten ... Read More...
  • Stocking Stuffers from the Heart

    December 16, 2014

    You know that feeling you get on Christmas, whether you are a child, adult or parent? That feeling of anxiousness, excitement and Joy? I remember that feeling as a child and feel it still as an adult and a parent. It is a magical feeling that I hope never goes away. This magical feeling gets ... Read More...
  • 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...
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