You'll want firm but ripe apples that are sweet, such as Empire or Gala. With the cinnamon in this homey cake, they'll hit the spot. Take a few minutes to arrange the apple slices in neat circles on the bottom of the pan -- when the cake is baked and inverted, you'll find them decorating the top.
Spaetzle Dumplings Recipe -These tender homemade noodles take only minutes to make and are a natural accompaniment to chicken. You can enjoy them with chicken gravy or simply buttered and sprinkled with parsley. —Pamela Eaton, Monclova, Ohio
Grandmother's Chowder Recipe -Nothing can compare to homemade soup, especially when this is the delicious result! Winter days seem a little warmer when I prepare this savory chowder. —Dulyse Molnar, Oswego, New York