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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Wednesday 25 September 2013


"Not many sounds in life,
and I include all urban
and all rural sounds,
exceed in interest
a knock at the door." ~ Charles Lamb

Welcome to my HOME, friends, and Happy Autumn! I'm so glad you are here!

What a busy week! A Family Reunion and then a carload of company the other day, a few relatives who had been at the Reunion. A knock at the door of your home signifies all sorts of surprises. One being the faces of loved ones!

Here in Blogland, when you visit me and leave a comment, it's like a knock at my door. I love your company and that you have taken the time out of your busy day to say "Hello!" 

At this week's tea party I shared my gifted 'Queen's 1959 Visit to Canada' teacup as well as the commemorative silver spoon. 

If you would like to see more of my tea party, please check out my previous post.

I made an Apple Crisp Pizza for my company and enjoyed some of it for tea as well.

I can't remember where I found this recipe. If it's yours then please let me know and I will credit it to you.

Apple Crisp Pizza

You will need pastry for a 9" single crust pie
2/3 cup sugar
3 TBSP flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
4 medium apples {I used Gala} peeled and diced into 1/4" pieces

1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup caramel {ice cream} topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Roll pastry to fit a 12" pizza pan; fold under the edges to give the pizza a bit of a raised crust.
Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, in a medium bowl. Add peeled, diced apples and toss.
Arrange apples in a single layer over the pie crust to completely cover it.
For the topping: Combine the flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, and butter in a bowl. Mix well. Sprinkle topping evenly over the apples.

This should resemble apple crisp/crumble on a pizza crust.

Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove from oven and immediately drizzle with caramel topping. Cut into pizza slices and serve warm with ice cream. Makes 12 servings.


Several posts caught my eye last week....

Debra @ Frugal Little Bungalow shared close-ups of her goldfinches. My favourite little feathered friends!

goldfinch 3

Poppy @ Poppy View shared her photos of the end of summer around her home. Isn't this a beautiful photo?

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color set a stunning Autumn table beneath her apple tree. Love it!

Bernideen @ Bernideen's Tea Time Blog shared her gorgeous totes made from vintage linens. Bernideen is such a gifted lady!

Schotzy @ Wings of Eagles shared some Autumn touches around her home. Lovely!

Thank you ladies for sharing your wonderful posts. A special thank you to all of you who open up your homes to us every week.

Do you have something HOME related you would like to share with us? Then please link up below and I will be happy to come and visit you.

"Lord, this humble house we'd keep
Sweet with play and calm with sleep.
Help us so that we may give
Beauty to the lives we live.
Let Thy bounty and Thy grace
Shine upon our dwelling place." ~ Edgar A. Guest

As a courtesy, please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants.

I am joining the following parties as well~

What's It Wednesday ~
Home and Garden Thursday ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Tutorials Tips and Tidbits ~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Hi Sandi,
    Lovely features, thanks for hosting and have a blessed week.

  2. Never heard of an apple crisp pizza but I bet if I show this recipe to my sons they will want me to make it! :)

    I am a fan of the Queen and that teacup and saucer is just lovely!

    Thank you so much for the feature this week, I appreciate it! :)

  3. Hi Sandi,

    Your Apple Crisp Pizza, AND à la mode, to boot, is perfect for an autumn tea, especially when shared by friends and family AND blogger buddies, like me!
    Thank you so much for featuring my pink geraniums; they're STILL blooming!

    Thanks for hosting a lovely party every week!


  4. Wonderful post ! Oh my I love Apple crisp this looks YUMMY in a pizza form . Thanks for sharing . The weather has been lovely warm sunshine and cool breezes during the day with chilly fresh nights and mornings . Have a good day !

  5. An apple crisp pizza?!! Sandi, that sounds amazing! Especially since most of us love the "crisp" on the apples...there would be more...yes?
    Hope your week is Extraordinary!

  6. I love that apple crisp
    never made it saying pizza
    I am trying to eat lest goodies and this makes me want to make one right now


  7. Thanks so much for the feature, Sandi! It makes me smile:) Happy week to you! Hugs, Poppy

  8. How sweet that you featured me - I have some idea how much time this all takes so I want to say THANK YOU! Lovely posting as we all "knock at the door"!

  9. Thanks for the delicious recipe. Your tea cup is very lovely

  10. Wow, that apple crisp pizza looks amazing - must try the recipe soon :) Thanks for the party, Sandi. Added three posts today, hope that's not too many... Hugs and Spring greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla all the Autumn/Fall decor at this time of the year!

  11. Sandi,
    Thanks so much for hosting!! Also thanks so much for always stopping by and having such nice things to say!!
    My remodel is progressing nicely and I will be posting about it soon...


  12. Hi sweet Sandi,
    I don't have anything to share today, but I wanted to stop by and visit your HOME. Your apple pizza looks like the perfect fall dessert. I love anything apple or pumpkin for fall. I hope you have a good week, my friend. xo

  13. I simply LOVE your teacup! It's so beautiful. And your apple crisp looks delicious ~ I must try it. I've linked up the start of our fireplace makeover. Thanks so much for hosting!

  14. Lovely pictures, Thank you for sharing your home with me.

  15. That apple crisp pizza looks delicious! Thank you for hosting Sandi! Is your weather noticeably cooler? It is some days here and then the next it is like summer.

  16. Hi Sandi, I'm happy to join your party this week. This recipe looks so easy and sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Blessings, Pam

  17. Hello Sandi, this is my first time at your party. Glad to have found you. Thanks for hosting - Dawn @ We Call It

  18. Hi Sandi, I'm a little late to the party but I will still enjoy visiting all these talented ladies! Your apple recipe sounds delicious! Thank you for hosting. Linda

  19. Hi Sandi, thank you for the recipe. It resembles apple crumble only baked in a pizza base, very clever indeed. And thank your for hosting and once again I missed the past tea parties. Hope you are doing well.



  20. Lovely post! Beautiful cup! The apple crisp pizza looks wonderful!

  21. Thank you Sandi for the yummy recipe. It is one I've added to my list of "good" Today I made a tomato pie and we had it for lunch."

    Such a great idea and simple to make as a last minute. I'd like to get back to tea, home and taking time to breath.... smile

  22. Sandi, what a lovely teaspoon and teacup and great story to go along with them! How sweet of Bernideen to make it a gift to you. It is amazing how close we feel to fellow bloggers we have never met in person! Jeannie and I count you as a sweet friend to us. We pray for your continued good health and appreciate your beautiful parties.
    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

  23. I love what you said....a comment left is like a knock on the door....The teacup is beautiful and I love those little birds on the the sunflower.
    Sandi...wishing you a beautiful weekend.

  24. I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party, the best linky in town! I hope you'll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

    The party goes on ALL weekend.

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

  25. My mouth is watering already looking at your apple pizza. Pinning. Thanks for sharing.


  26. Your apple pizza looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe with us. Perfect warm and cozy comfort food!

  27. Sandi.... just added to home, lol. I have been behind the 8 ball for weeks and just getting caught up.

    Life has a way of making you busy at the times you would rather be with friends. I'm glad to be back, even late.

    Nice to have a memory of the Queen's visit from 1959.

    I know I commented on an apple crisp somewhere this week if it was yours, it still looks good the second time I've seen it. As long as I can purchase pie crust it will turn out. Thanks for the recipe, hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

  28. Hi Sandi,
    I make and love Apple Crisp, but have never heard of an Apple Crisp Pizza. Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.


I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY!

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