This A Night In is sponsored by Anolon.
You guys are all used to seeing my home, both here and on Instagram, when it is bright and sunny. And that is my favorite way to see it too. But the truth is that I am home mostly at night, and usually when it is dark outside. This is never more so than during these fall/winter months in Seattle. Working outside the home and then shuttling my kids around in the evenings leaves me with turning on ALL the lights as the very first thing I do when walking in the door at the end of the day. So when Julia and Kim asked me to share how I do a night in inside my kitchen with Anolon, I was all over showing you guys how we live in our kitchen every day. I mean night.
I’m an imperfect but frequent cook/baker. When I’m home I’m most often found in our kitchen – usually with music, a glass of wine, and surrounded by cutting boards and cookbooks.
But being in the kitchen is always more fun with the whole family. And with dessert. So when my husband randomly got an enormous crate full of apples, we went all in for some family apple baking.
We also made chunky cinnamon applesauce, which is so easy and kids (and adults) love it. Just peel/chop apples, add cinnamon and a tiny bit of water, then cook on the stove until the apples soften and begin to break down. That’s it. I don’t even bother to measure. For years I tricked my kids into believing it was dessert until they finally made the recipe with me and realized that because it was only apples and cinnamon, it is perfect for breakfast too!
The cookware/bakeware we used is from Anolon and was perfect for our fall baking. We used this saucepot for applesauce cooking and this cobalt blue baker for apple crisp baking. Gotta love products that are good looking enough to serve in and that clean up easily (because who has time for soaking dishes).
I had so much fun baking with my family and sharing our A Night In with you! My waistband, however, wishes I hadn’t enjoyed that apple crisp quite so much. Big thanks to Kim and Julia for including me in their A Night In series!
If you are like me and love seeing how people really live in their homes, be sure to check out the bloggers below to see how they cook in their kitchens at night. Let me tell you, these bloggers and their kitchens do not disappoint!
- Julia & Chris Marcum, Chris Loves Julia
- Kim & Scott Vargo, Yellow Brick Home
- Kristin Jackson, Hunted Interior
- Alison Allen, Deuce Cities Henhouse
- Gwen Hefner, The Makerista
- Anna Smith, Annabode + Co.
- Joni Lay, Lay Baby Lay
- Shelby Reed, Grey Loves Grey
This post is sponsored by Anolon but all thoughts, words, photos, and questionable cooking skills are my own. Thanks for supporting brands that support bloggers!
Happy baking friends!