Fall is my favorite season by far! Vibrant fiery colors blanketing the slopes, crisp air, jackets. I love jackets.
I also love all the "fall activities"...hay rides, apple picking, corn
mazes. Ever been through a corn maze? Oh, you should! Although I must
say, I had a little toughening up to do the first time we tried it.
You see, I have this irrational
fear of corn
fields. It's silly, I know. Maybe it stems from watching too many scary
corn field movies at junior-high slumber parties. It's also the noise
they make. You know EXACTLY what I'm talking about, if you've ever
walked down a country road with corn fields on either side. Towering
over you. Impenetrable. Crackling in the wind. Murmuring, rustling... Is
someone moving through them...watching? You'll never know.
The haunting sound covers a multitude of sins.
They creep me out to say the least!
However, when wide, well-planned walkways have been cut through, and I have a map,
and a hand to hold, I can enjoy them--in the daylight!
In the Asheville area, the Eliada Corn Maze
is the best we've visited. It is massive, with areas sectioned off for
children and beginners. There are also elaborate mazes that may take
over an hour to get through. The kids, who have no irrational fear of the stalks
, look forward to the corn maze every year. It's a great family activity!
When you return home from the corn maze, a fresh fall treat is well
deserved. Try these Brandy-Apple Mini Pies with CORNmeal Crust as your
These little babies are as close to PERFECT as any pie I've ever made.
cornmeal crust has a hearty flavor, but delicate texture. The Brandy
syrup saturates the apples and wafts through the house with an
intoxicating perfume! If only you could bottle the aroma!
This would be a GREAT dessert for your Halloween Party! Use a spooky cookie cutter for the tops!
Click here for the Brandy-Apple Mini Pies with Cornmeal Crust recipe!