Crispy Apple Chips

New York Housewives Premiere tonight! What better way to ring in the new season than with some apple chips. Perfectly crisp and indulgent chips that make you feel like your eating heathy, because you are! After your second martini tonight you’ll need a snack.

Crispy Apple Chips


2 Medium Apples
1/2 tsp. Sugar
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
Pinch of Salt

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.

Begin by peeling and coring two apples. Cut each apple in half, using a mandolin, thinly slice the apples.

On a metal baking sheet, lay the slices in a single layer (make sure not to over lap them).

Mix together sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Sprinkle on top of the apple slices.

Bake the apple chips for 40 minutes. Remove them from the oven, and flip the slices over. Sprinkle again with cinnamon mixture and continue to bake for another 40 minutes.

Once the apple chips are slightly browned, and edges have curled, it’s time to remove them from the oven.

When you initially take the chips out of the oven they will still be slightly soft. Don’t worry! Allow them to cool, and they will crisp up!

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, so eat up!

Pumpkin Apple Dog Cookies

We are finally escaping the DOG DAYS OF WINTER! So, let’s treat our dogs in celebration! These dog cookies are great for Pups-giving, a Dog-mitzvah , or just a treat at the end of a long day of digging and fetching. My dog, Orbit, says, “Never have pumpkin and apple ever tasted so good!.” He gives them two paws up!


2 c. Whole wheat flour
2 Eggs
1/2 c. Pure pumpkin
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 Diced apple

Makes 20 3in x 1 1/2in cookies

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Combine the eggs and pumpkin together. Next, add the flour and salt and mix until the dough begins to form (the dough might be slightly dry, the apples will fix that). Last but not least, add the diced apples.

Turn out the dough on to a floured surface and knead a few times. Before rolling out the dough, dust the surface one more time. Roll out the dough to a 1/4 of an inch. Using cookie cutters, cut out the cookies and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake cookies for 20 minutes. Flip over and bake another 20 minutes. Let the cookies completely cool before letting your furry friends enjoy them.