Monday, November 17, 2014

'Thankful For You' Neighbor Gift and Free Printable

Eighteen. That is the number of loaves of apple bread I've baked in the past month. With November being a prominent month to show thankfulness to others, I wanted to really focus on the people I'm most grateful for and give them something to show my gratitude. And what better way to do that than with something edible, amirite?

My kids and I took a trip with some friends to a local apple orchard to pick apples for the first time recently. It was SO much fun to wander the rows upon rows of apple trees in search of the perfect, juicy apples. We even did a little tree climbing to reach the ones at the very top. Well, mine was more of a slipping-shimmying-desperately grasping branches-thing, but my limbs remained intact, so that's a win in my book. We all had a great time, and I ended up walking away with a huge bag of every variety of apple you can imagine.

In my quest to figure out what to do with all of the lovely apples I stumbled upon this recipe. I made a couple substitutions (no nuts, 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup brown sugar, added vanilla, made 2 mini loaves instead of 1 big loaf) and crossed my fingers that it would turn out well. As I'm sure you gathered by the 16 additional loaves of bread that followed, the recipe was amazing. Moist, flavorful, and apple-y. Which, thanks to this recipe, is now a word.

I spent the next week living in the kitchen baking and eating apple bread, which is a pretty great life if you ask me.

Apple-y goodness like this must be shared, so when I eventually made it out of the kitchen, I made some free printables (go here to download) so that you can share some yummy apple bread with your neighbors too. Or just keep it all to yourself, I won't tell. I made 2 versions to choose from - a chalkboard tag and some in pretty fall colors.

Just print these babies up, add some kraft paper and twine and you have a treat that your neighbors will love you for.

Also, I can't be blamed for any subsequent addiction that you may develop to the apple bread.


  1. I thought this was going to be a recipe for the apple bread. Disappointed. :(

  2. Lovely tag and gift idea. Thanks for sharing. Just curious, does the watermark show when printed?

  3. Is that just cling wrap that you wrapped around the pan?

  4. Any way you can make that downloadable artwork higher resolution? It's only 72ppi at 8.5x11 size. They turn out pixelated when printed. Thanks!

  5. I tried commenting on this before but it didn't show up. Do you have a high resolution printable version of this? Your downloadable file is only 72 ppi/dpi at 8.5x11 size. Print resolution is 300 ppi/dpi. When I print the downloadable version you have it is really pixellated. The design is great, just not for printing.

  6. Looking for apple bread recipe. Is that published somewhere?

  7. The recipe is linked in the article if you'd read it, you whiners.


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