Wednesday, September 22, 2010

MEET SOMEONE NEW MONDAY . . . Erin @ I Heart New England

I thought it only appropriate to introduce you to Erin at I Heart New England since we are currently in New England. She has an amazing travel blog about New England, and she has been so helpful with planning our trip. Thank you, Erin!

This is Erin. She describes herself as a"Twenty-two year old college student from Long Island, NY who dreams of New England on a daily basis ♥." She loves traveling in New England, has picked out a dream house, and dreams of living in Monadnock, New Hampshire.

Erin and her mom recently traveled to some of the New England states, and you can check out their trip on her blog. We are visiting and staying in some of the same places! She does a weekly feature called "B and B Friday" where she features three different Bed and Breakfasts in New England. She offers travel advice, which has been so helpful to us. She also features a book of the month and tasty recipes. This month it's apple recipes. How about some . . .

Maple Apple Crisp
(courtesy of New England Travel)

4 large, peeled, thinly sliced McIntosh apples
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup real New England maple syrup
Topping Ingredients:
1 cup uncooked rolled oats
1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons real New England maple syrup
1 teaspoon almond extract
Mix sliced apples, lemon juice, cinnamon and syrup in a large mixing bowl. 
Mix topping ingredients in a separate bowl and set aside.
Grease a 9" x 13" baking dish, and spread the apple mixture across the bottom of the pan. 
Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until the apples are tender. 
Spread the topping evenly over the apples and return the pan to the oven. 
Bake an additional 20 to 30 minutes uncovered at 350 degrees until topping is crisp.
Note: Top with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if you'd like.

Serves: 6-8 people

If you are planning a trip to the New England states, want to see some beautiful pics, or learn more about New England, her blog is a must see. She has helped us so much with our trip, from finding bed and breakfasts to general places to see. 

A few pics of New England on her blog . . .

 Nantucket, MA

Marlow, NH
(we were here ~ it is gorgeous!!!)

A Bed and Breakfast in Connecticut

I hope you meet Erin and say hi, and learn something new about New England; a beautiful part of the United States with so much history.

Thanks for visiting.
We are loving our trip to New England! Today is our last day in Connecticut. We have visited 5 states (Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut) in 6 days. No time for blogging, but I look forward to posting some pics when we get back!
Happy travels.

~ Julie


  1. Dear Julie ~ Enjoy the remainder of your trip. Love your photos!

  2. I'm so glad you like my blog... you don't know how much it means to me! ♥

  3. Can't wait to see your pictures and hear New England adventures. I have been to that blog and I also enjoy it!

  4. Hi Julie! Just loving your photos of your trip to my 2nd most fav place in the world! Hubby and I were fortunate enough to visit Maine many years ago for a friend's wedding, and fell in love with the east coast. So very beautiful! I'm definitely headed over to Erin's blog to see her photos, too! :)

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk


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