Some exciting news


macungie pa

Good Morning My Friends~

We have some news to share with you – We are moving !!!

home sweet home

I am so excited  ~  I miss my family so much.

It is good to know we will only be 2+ hours from our family ~ so much better than 4+ hours.

We chose Pennsylvania –

The condo is up for sale, and we have our first showing this Monday.  Please keep your fingers and toes crossed –

It’s so REAL now.

It will be a new adventure, but I love an adventure.  Making new friends, finding new places that will be special to us.

“A new church”  ~

Not sure if we will ever have a church like the one we have now.  It is such a small community, and the friends we have made are so special – but !! we will do our best to find another special church and community.

st lucy's

St Lucy’s Altamont N.Y. ~ This is our church now.

So sweet, one we will never forget.

I know this is the right thing to do – My heart tells me we must go.

It will be bitter sweet, but never the less it is right.

I will keep you updated with our progress.

Much love,



New Item on Etsy

Good morning Friends ~

Today I share with you my new addition to my Etsy shop ~

Sterling Silver Rosary Bracelet ~ All hand wired ~ For that special person ~

Go to ~ http://www.muchloverose.com

Have a wonderful day

Much love,



Apple Rose puffed pastries ~

Good Morning My Friends ~

I found an amazing recipe on Pinterest the other day ~

I am so excited to share this with you.  It was so easy to make & yes I did use the new Baking Station.  Makes life a little easier when everything is right there for you.

Ingredients ~

3 Apples ~ I used Gala apples ~

2 sheets of puffed pastries, thawed

6T of apricot preserves

4T of water

Juice from  1/2 a lemon or 2T of lemon juice



I used 3T sugar and 1T of cinnamon ~

Directions ~

Remove puffed pastries from freezer and thaw according to package

Slice the apples in half from top to bottom

Remove the core ends and then scoop out the core in the center ~ I used a melon ball scooper ~

Slice the apples into very thin slices

Apple Rose Puffed Pastries

Fill a medium sized bowl half full of water and squeeze the lemon juice into the water.

Place the sliced apples in the water and microwave for 5 minutes until slightly tender.

Drain the apples into a colander.

Mix the apricot preserves and water together in a bowl.

When pastries are thawed, place them flat on a floured surface.

Roll the pastries out with a rolling pin the flatten just a little more.

Cut each pastry into 6 equal slices.

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One at a time, spoon apricot preserve mixture onto a slice of pastry.

Place 7-9 apple slices along one half of the pastry slice with the peel side facing out.

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Fold the pastry in half to cover the apples.

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Starting on one end, roll the pastry and apples to the other end of the pastry.

Place in a muffin tin.

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Continue with the other pieces of pastries until you have 12 apple roses.

Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if desired.  (I mix 1T cinnamon to 3T of sugar)

Place a pan of water on the bottom rack of oven so the bottom of pastries do not burn.

Bake at 375 for 40 -45 minutes.

Top with a little powered sugar if desired as well.


They are so good ~

~ Makes 12 apple pastries ~

Have a wonderful day.

Much love,