August is Here & I’m Thinkin’ All Things Delicious Apple Recipes!

Happy August, friends! No, there’s no way I’m rushing you into fall, friends. I’m simply preparing my heart for a magical season approaching (and also not letting my fall planners down). Everything autumn-centric sells out quickly and limited stock struggles are real! August means my favorite apple orchard will open, signaling a call to bake delicious apple recipes, toast marshmallows by the fire, and savor nature’s bounty here in Northern Illinois.

Fall decor inspiration from an apple orchard in Poplar Grove, IL (Edward's) - autumn magic in the heartland is hard to beat! Hello Lovely Studio. #falldecor #autumn #farmhousestyle #countrystyle #rusticdecor
Honeycrisp apples at Edwards Apple Orchard – Hello Lovely Studio…certainly delicious indeed.

At Edward’s Apple Orchard, the apple cider donuts there are legendary, and time is marked by apple varieties emerging through the fall. (Oh, Honeycrisp, I can’t quit you.) While our kitchen renovation is still proceeding, you can bet the aroma of spice cake, apple crisp, and apple muffins will be wafting through these halls! Apples and cinnamon smell like SWEET COZY LOVE to this homebody. So let’s take our tastebuds on a journey while we enjoy a feast of humble fall decor ideas.

My serene white Modern French kitchen with terracotta urn and rustic branches - Hello Lovely Studio.
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6 Delicious Autumn Apple Recipes + Simple Fall Decorating Tips & Quotes

For the very best results for your autumn apple recipes, get your pretty paws on quality apples. Make mine local, fresh apples that require refrigeration and cost a little extra. Oh, and I always need a few of these:

Autumn or Fall Quote to inspire and soothe - Hello Lovely Studio. #fallquotes #autumnquotes #inspirationalquotes
Delicious apple recipes as well as autumn cozy vibes!

My Favorite Apple Orchard in Fall!

Fall decor inspiration from an apple orchard in Poplar Grove, IL (Edward's) - autumn magic in the heartland is hard to beat! Hello Lovely Studio. #falldecor #autumn #farmhousestyle #countrystyle #rusticdecor
McIntosh apples at Edwards Apple Orchard – Hello Lovely Studio…certainly yummy indeed.

1. Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake

You’re gonna love this cinnamon sugar apple cake I tested out for you. Delicious! I subbed coconut oil for the fat and left out the egg (we were fresh out of ’em!), and the cake still held together nicely.

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake on a plate with honey butter.
Pinch of Yum’s Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake – Delicious apple recipes as well as cozy autumn vibes.

Simple Decorating Idea for Fall

Make a fall wheat wreath (or a wreath with leaves from the yard!)…here’s a tutorial:

Yellow fallen leaves on my patio with vintage dining set - Hello Lovely Studio.
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2. Apple Cider Doughnut Cake Recipe

If you love the apple cider donuts that appear at fall festivals, flea markets, and at bakeries in autumn…maybe capture the flavor and texture in a bundt cake!

Delectable looking apple cider doughnut cake (bundt cake) recipe from Martha Stewart.
Apple Cider Bundt Cake from Martha Stewart (Photo: Jonathan Lovekin) – FIND THE RECIPE HERE…certainly inspiring indeed.

Simple Fall Decorating Tip No. 2

Enjoy the deeply rich fall color in something natural like Indian ear corn.

Fall decor inspiration from an apple orchard in Poplar Grove, IL (Edward's) - autumn magic in the heartland is hard to beat! Hello Lovely Studio. #falldecor #autumn #farmhousestyle #countrystyle #rusticdecor
Indian corn at Edwards Apple Orchard – Delicious Apple Recipes as well as Simple Fall Decorating Tips
Vintage clawfoot tub in a serene white bath with plantation shutters - Hello Lovely Studio.
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Fall decor inspiration from an apple orchard in Poplar Grove, IL (Edward's) - autumn magic in the heartland is hard to beat! Hello Lovely Studio. #falldecor #autumn #farmhousestyle #countrystyle #rusticdecor
Gala apples at Edwards Apple Orchard – Hello Lovely Studio…certainly yummy indeed.
indian corn from Iowa
BUY it HERE: Indian Corn

3. Apple Sangria Recipe

What’s great about serving sangria if you’re entertaining is that it always looks beautiful and festive. Serve it in non-traditional stemware, and save yourself the expense and trouble of stocking a full bar by simply offering a signature drink like this.

Autumn or Fall Quote to inspire and soothe - Hello Lovely Studio. #fallquotes #autumnquotes #inspirationalquotes

In fact, you just may be inspired to christen the season with it as a new tradition.

A gorgeous fall seasonal drink incorporating apples...apple sangria from Damn Delicious.
Apple Sangria from Damn DeliciousFIND THE RECIPE HERE…certainly inspiring indeed.
Fall decor inspiration from an apple orchard in Poplar Grove, IL (Edward's) - autumn magic in the heartland is hard to beat! Hello Lovely Studio. #falldecor #autumn #farmhousestyle #countrystyle #rusticdecor
Dried flowers and tobacco baskets: Autumn Recipes With Apples as well as Simple Fall Decorating Tips.

Simple Fall Decorating Tip No. 3

Enjoy a farmhouse style tobacco basket for the table or a wall.

rustic farmhouse decor for fall: a tobacco basket for the table or wall
BUY it HERE: Tobacco Basket Wall Decor…certainly simple decor indeed.
Golden apples photographed artfully by Joan Marie and Co.
Joan Marie & Co…certainly simplistic and lovely indeed.
Autumn quote by George Eliot on Hello Lovely #fallquotes #autumnquote
Serene white kitchen in early fall with hydrangea - Hello Lovely Studio.
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Fall decor inspiration from an apple orchard in Poplar Grove, IL (Edward's) - autumn magic in the heartland is hard to beat! Hello Lovely Studio. #falldecor #autumn #farmhousestyle #countrystyle #rusticdecor
Hello Lovely Studio – Autumn Recipes With Apples as well as Simple Fall Decorating Tips.

4. Slab Apple Pie Recipe

I love Elizabeth’s blog Pinecones & Acorns because she always has seasonal goodness baking and brewing on her site along with encouraging words and book recommendations.

Who says pie has to be shaped like a pie?

Delicious and perfect for fall, this slab apple recipe from Pinecones and Acorns is sure to please family and friends.
Slab Apple Pie from Pinecones & AcornsFIND THE RECIPE HERE…certainly inspiring indeed.
Fall decor inspiration from an apple orchard in Poplar Grove, IL (Edward's) - autumn magic in the heartland is hard to beat! Hello Lovely Studio. #falldecor #autumn #farmhousestyle #countrystyle #rusticdecor
Fall decor inspiration from a gift shop 0 Fall Recipes With Apples as well as Simple Fall Decorating Tips.

Simple Fall Decorating Tip No. 4

Not everyone has access to real leaves in gorgeous autumn colors. But everyone can craft a fall wreath or garland with colorful and everlasting faux leaves.

Yellow fallen leaves on my patio with vintage dining set - Hello Lovely Studio.
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Here are some simple DIY ideas for Fall as well.

Colorful faux maple leaves in vibrant colors for crafts and DIY decor - Come on over to enjoy 5 Autumn Recipes With Apples + Simple Fall Decorating Tips on Hello Lovely!
BUY it HERE: Faux Fall Leaves…certainly useful indeed.
Fall decor inspiration from an apple orchard gift shop! Come on over to enjoy 5 Autumn Recipes With Apples + Simple Fall Decorating Tips on Hello Lovely!
Fall decor at a gift shop at Edwards Apple Orchard – Delicious Apple Recipes as well as Simple Fall Decorating Tips.
Indian corn with its deeply rich hues is a lovely sight in autumn! Come on over to enjoy 5 Autumn Recipes With Apples + Simple Fall Decorating Tips on Hello Lovely!
Indian corn in the fall – Yummy Recipes With Apples as well as Simple Fall Decorating Tips.

5. Apple Muffins Recipe

Back in the fall of 2018, I could tolerate almost no fat at all yet was determined to bake apple muffins.

A season of experimental baking ensued where I substituted yogurt, applesauce, bananas, and various no-fat alternatives.

Oh what a chapter full of fails! Hahahahaha! There are things you can dupe and things you simply canNOT.

Hello Lovely Studio fall porch.
Hello Lovely Studio

I found myself sampling muffins which tasted like…air. AIR! Good to breathe, but not a quality to which a baker aspires for densely rich and comforting old fashioned muffins.

Hello Lovely's courtyard through the window in early fall.
Hello Lovely Studio

I stopped trying to fake an unhealthy treat and focused instead on consuming delicious whole foods…like LOVELY APPLES straight up or as a topping for yogurt with homemade granola.

Yummiest apple muffins from The Girl Who Ate Everything. Come find delicious apple recipes to bake this fall! Come on over to enjoy 5 Autumn Recipes With Apples + Simple Fall Decorating Tips on Hello Lovely!
Apple Muffins from The Girl Who Ate EverythingFIND THE RECIPE HERE…certainly a delicious prospect indeed.

Now that I can tolerate more fat in my diet, I can consume small portions of fall yum…ever see my mini s’mores HERE?

Who needs graham crackers when rice krispy treats and cookies work just fine for s'mores? #hellolovelystudio #gfreesmores #smoreweather #roastedmarshmallows #fallvibes
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Fall humor, funny tweet humor quote on Hello Lovely Studio from the hilarious @simoncholland! #funnytweet #humorquotes #funnyquotes

Simple Fall Decor Tip No. 5

Try a new candle for fall that has a recyclable and pretty jar like these:

Red Co. olive bucket scented candle with farmhouse style. Come on over to enjoy 5 Autumn Recipes With Apples + Simple Fall Decorating Tips on Hello Lovely!
Olive Bucket Scented Candle…certainly a simple touch for fall indeed.
Fall decor inspiration from an apple orchard in Poplar Grove, IL - Come on over to enjoy 5 Autumn Recipes With Apples + Simple Fall Decorating Tips on Hello Lovely!
Country decor style and autumn inspiration – Hello Lovely Studio…certainly country living inspiration indeed.
Olive bucket fragrance candle - Come on over to enjoy 5 Autumn Recipes With Apples + Simple Fall Decorating Tips on Hello Lovely!
Red Co. Olive Bucket Candle…certainly a simple decor touch for fall indeed.
Park Hill Citrus Grove candle in olive bucket holder - Come on over to enjoy 5 Autumn Recipes With Apples + Simple Fall Decorating Tips on Hello Lovely!
Park Hill ‘Citrus Grove’ Fragranced Candle…certainly a beautiful scent to enjoy in all seasons indeed.
Fall decor inspiration from an apple orchard in Poplar Grove, IL. Come on over to enjoy 5 Autumn Recipes With Apples + Simple Fall Decorating Tips on Hello Lovely!
Fall Decor Inspiration on Hello Lovely Studio…in case you love the season of autumn.
6 Autumn Apple Recipes + 6 Simple Fall Decorating Tips - Hello Lovely Studio. #fallvibes #fallrecipes #applerecipes #autumnapples
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6. Pear Apple Crumble Recipe

A sweet apple crisp is hard to beat, and I’m cuckoo for them. You don’t have to fuss with a fancy, fattening pie crust, and it’s a great excuse to enjoy a little vanilla ice cream for the topping. I recently discovered no-fat frozen vanilla yogurt, and it’s delish.

Funny tweet and fall humor quote on Hello Lovely Studio from the hilarious @simoncholland! #funnytweet #humorquotes #funnyquotes

If sugar isn’t your friend, this crisp isn’t for you. And if you have a terribly unhealthy diet and need gentle nudges to eat more plants, um, this has plants in it.

Inspirational quote about fall, autumn, flowers, and nature on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #autumn #nature

In the mood for pears? SEE THIS.

Make this delicious pear apple crumble recipe in the fall when you're ready for sweet deliciousness and the aroma of home! Hello Lovely Studio's recipe is easy and yummy. Come on over to enjoy 5 Autumn Recipes With Apples + Simple Fall Decorating Tips on Hello Lovely!
Pear Apple Crumble Recipe from Hello Lovely Studio…certainly delicious indeed.

For a boozy version of this crumble, substitute Limoncello for the orange juice (find my limoncello recipe HERE).

Try this delicious fall recipe for Pear Apple Crumble from Hello Lovely Studio for your next dessert or autumn get together!

Simple Fall Decorating Tip No. 6

Is this truly a decor tip or just an idea for better organization? Maybe it’s both…a place to organize mugs or little plates you’ll be reaching for in fall.

Rustic farmhouse style metal rack for mugs and little plates in a simple style for the kitchen or dining room.
Metal Wall Mounted Mug Hooks…certainly useful indeed.

Oh, and I’m fully aware that apparently Rae Dunn style artwork and decor (like the dishes above) is soooooo 5 minutes ago. But hey. Give it about a year or two, and folks will be scrambling to collect it again. If you like it, good gracious, it’s okay to like it forever.

Fall decor inspiration from an apple orchard in Poplar Grove, IL. Come on over to enjoy 5 Autumn Recipes With Apples + Simple Fall Decorating Tips on Hello Lovely!
Vintage style country decor and farmhouse style – in case you love country decor inspiration.

In the same spirit of displaying functional everyday items as decor…

Pipe style pot rack - Come on over to enjoy 5 Autumn Recipes With Apples + Simple Fall Decorating Tips on Hello Lovely!
Pot and utensil rack…certainly useful decor indeed.
Come on over to enjoy 5 Autumn Recipes With Apples + Simple Fall Decorating Tips on Hello Lovely!
Apple and fall are a decidedly irresistible combination!
Thoreau fall quote on Hello Lovely. #fallquotes #autumnquote

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing