Every year we seem to find some time to go apple picking. Picking berries and other fruit is fun, but the great thing about apples is that the kids love them so they usually all get eaten. I like to think of ways to incorporate them into my cooking as well...certainly the oatmeal with carmelized apples is one way, but I also add them to salads and soups, or throw a few wedges in the roasting pan with vegetables, chicken, or pork. Of course, apple desserts are pretty great too! I am sure a few recipes will pop up here in the coming weeks.