Boo! Country Living October 2012

by Matt on September 7, 2012

Psst. Go buy the latest issue of Country Living magazine, will you? October 2012, to be exact! We wrote, styled, and photographed a feature on indulgent upgrades for candy apples, and yes, it features our spooky apples from a few years back! It was fun to recreate them, but if you want to know my favorite it’s those Triple Dipped S’More Apples. MY NEW FAVE. Buy the magazine for the recipe, it’s on newsstands now and also available for ipads!

Apples waiting for their close-ups; notes, napkins, tables


The set of the spooky apples, in which I used all the same things from the original shot years ago. Call me the Reflection Wranger (all the black curtains help control all the light and reflections).

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Averie @ Averie Cooks September 7, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Congrats on the magazine and I love seeing behind the scenes photos like this!

wandering educators September 8, 2012 at 9:59 am

LOVE this!!!

Mila September 8, 2012 at 10:15 am

Gorgeous shots! I loved seeing the set up shot as much as the finished product.
Congratulations, Matt!

Marilyn September 8, 2012 at 10:51 am

So pretty and subdued in that fall kind of way. Beautiful, actually. Love seeing Adam’s styling too. Thanks for the peek behind the magic. :)

Tammy Bilodeau September 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Wow! what an awesome spread in a cool magazine. You must be thrilled, I love the pull backs so thanks for that. Reflections can be tricky and this is a trick I can use in the future

simplydolicious September 9, 2012 at 10:13 am

Always inspiring! The black/red apples look amazing!

Holly September 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Those coconut covered apples look delicious.

Kiran @ September 10, 2012 at 1:18 am

Beautiful spread, Matt!

Martha Rose September 21, 2012 at 12:32 pm

SO COOL!!! I think I really fell for you and your blog with the original post. I still lust for those black Juliska goblets!!!

Maria September 27, 2012 at 12:04 am

Does anyone know where to find the awesome glass and brass mugs featured on page 104 of the october 2012 issue? They are shown in the recipe section with “spiked pear cider” in them. They are unusual and I covet them! I emailed the editor with no response.

Amanda October 8, 2012 at 8:49 am

Matt! LOVE these apples. Anything S’mores is fantastic in my book. I really enjoy this behind the scenes look into your world…the creativity never ends with you, you are so inspiring! I’m gonna get this issue!

Amy Jo Nicholson October 19, 2012 at 9:02 pm

i have never been more inspired to go outside and gather every stick in my yard. parents, bribe your kids with these apples…your yard will be cleared of fallen tree limbs within an hour. THIS IS FABULOUS! <3

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