Apple Bread

Apple Bread - LiveDineParty

It is my favorite time of year…Fall!  Boots, sweaters, comfort food, mums, foliage and of course apple picking, nothing could be better.

This homemade apple bread is one of my favorite recipes for using up some apples after a day of apple picking.  The gooey chopped apple and cinnamon brown sugar swirl makes this bread amazing.

Adapted from The Happier Homemaker

Serving Size:  Makes 1 loaf


  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 large apple, cored, peeled and chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line the bottom of a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper and grease and flour the sides.

Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl and set aside.

In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine white sugar and butter until smooth.  Add the eggs and vanilla and continue to beat on medium speed until combined.  Add flour and baking powder, and then the milk.

Pour half the batter into the prepared pan and top with half of the chopped apples. Sprinkle with half of the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Pour the remaining batter into the pan and top with remaining apples and a brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.

Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean.

Cool in pan 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Now good luck trying resist eating the entire thing!


Fall Front Porch

Once I completed giving our new rocking chairs a facelift, I was on a mission to create the perfect Fall porch.  So, here is the full reveal of our porch rocking chairs and our Fall Front Porch 🙂

Fall Porch - LiveDineParty

As a quick reminder, here is a before and after picture of the rocking chairs…

Porch Rocker - LiveDineParty

I’m thrilled with how they turned out!

And, they are an essential part of our Fall Porch decor, which includes all of the necessary Fall components.

  • Bale of hay
  • Pumpkins
  • Jack-o-Lantern (carved by my husband and I)
  • Mums

Fall Porch - LiveDineParty Fall Porch - LiveDineParty

Fall Porch - LiveDineParty



I’m going to love updating this space with each season/holiday!







P.S. I remodeled the blog a little so I hope you like it!