Happy Halloween! What a dreary, rainy day it is here--although, I think it adds to the Halloween vibe. It was SO windy and eerie this morning when I left the house. Super warm, still dark out, and the wind was blowing like crazy. I definitely felt a little creeped out!

For those of you that remember, I made a 3-year goal list a little over a year ago and have been hammering away at checking things off of it. I did a "here's what I've accomplished" round-up here, and committed to blogging and sharing as I crossed more things off the list! The list hangs right by my desk and inspires and encourages me to keep pushing myself, keep learning, keep growing and keep making the most of each and every day in this beautiful life.

So, #47. "Make apple pie (Matt’s favorite!) from scratch." Check and MARK! And it was even gluten-free :)

I combined two recipes for this baby, a gluten-free crust recipe from Joy the Baker and the filling recipe from Martha Stewart's "Martha's American Food" cookbook, which is a beautiful book to have on my counter. Pro tip: you can find the recipe online here. It was AMAZING. Matt is what I'd affectionally call an apple pie connoisseur, and he loved it. I don't think he would have even know it was gluten-free if I hadn't told him. Winner!

This won't be the last time I make this yummy dessert, that's for sure. Oh and bonus? Eating it for breakfast every morning :) Who says you have to do dessert last?!

XO, Val