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Apple Pie #Tasteofhome #Homemade #Applepicking

October 26, 2016 · Leave a Comment

I love pies.  Apple, pumpkin, blueberry, raspberry, strawberry….place a slice of pie in front of me and I am in dessert heaven.  Just one slice all it takes.   Out of all the pies apple pie  is my favorite.

I never considered baking a pie because buying a pie was easier than making one. Until my daughter dropped off  a bag of apples (the apples were handed picked), and said, “Here mom, make an apple pie.”   At first I shook my head and said, “NO!”  However, after looking at the apples just sitting inside my refrigerator, I thought, what a waste of apples, I should try to bake an apple pie with them. And so I did!

I searched the web for an easy recipe and found one – Apple Pie Recipe from Taste Of Home. 

At first I couldn’t help but feel that I was taking on a big baking responsibility.  I quickly shook that feeling off and began gathering the necessary ingredients.   The most tedious task of making this pie was peeling the apple skins and cutting them up into bite size pieces.   I only had to buy the  ready made pie crust ( package of two crusts).   You didn’t think I would attempt to make a pie crust?  No way.   🙂  The second pie crust was placed over the filled bottom crust.  Preparation done, now the baking.

I could not believe my eyes as I removed the pie from the oven.  There it was my very own home baked apple pie.1286470098_500mae-evening-2010  19-362471-1WOW!  I did it.  I made an apple pie.

Thanks Taste Of Home.  1233847846lifebest

Note:  I omitted  some of the suggested ingredients.  I added more cinnamon in place of the ginger (didn’t have ginger in the house) and omitted adding the egg white and sugar on top of crust (did not want a sugary crust).

Now if you will excuse me,  I need to pour a glass of milk and enjoy my homemade apple pie.

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Monster Doughnuts #pinterest

October 19, 2016 · Leave a Comment


I got this idea from Pinterest and I knew I wanted to let my grandchildren have some fun while I babysat. This is a very easy DIY fun Halloween project. All you need is some doughnuts, any candy eyes and plastic vampire teeth.


Then let everyone make their own Monster Doughnut – so much fun. Gently press in vampire teeth and add as many eyes as you like.


Some monster have four eyes


Natalie wore her vampire teeth too!


Do you know the best part of making Monster Doughnuts? We get to eat gobble them all up!!


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Microwave Peeps S’mores

March 26, 2016 · Leave a Comment


Microwave Peeps S’mores

Graham Cracker


Place chocolate on graham cracker and top with peep, more chocolate and graham cracker


Place in microwave  for 15-18 seconds.


Enjoy. Be sure to make lots because you cannot eat only one.




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House Foods #Tofu #MeatlessMonday #FettuccineAlfredo

March 21, 2016 · Leave a Comment


With National Nutrition Month in March, there’s no better time to celebrate good food and healthy eating. One easy way to focus on healthy eating this month is by getting back to the basics and consuming simple, plant-based foods. Healthy eating starts with clean ingredients such as House Foods (known for its delicious and nutritious protein packed tofu).

Here is a very simple and yummy way to try tofu for the first time – I add some frozen veggies (optional)

Fettuccine Alfredo

1 pkg House Foods Tofu Shirataki Fettuccine shaped noodle substitute
2 Tbsp heavy cream
1 Tbsp plain non-fat yogurt
1 Tbsp shredded parmesan cheese
dash garlic salt
dash salt and pepper

1. Prepare Tofu Shirataki according to package instructions. Cut into manageable size.
2. Add heavy cream in pan over medium heat. Stir in yogurt and cheese and heat until cheese has melted. Add noodles to pan and mix until well combined with sauce.
3. Season with salt, garlic salt and pepper. Serve hot.


It’s time to change our idea about  of tofu.  Along with the health benefits,  it’s actually quite a all around food and can be incorporated into delicious  dishes – tofu is not limited to stir-fry dishes anymore! There are so many recipe for any  meal type and cuisines that your family will love all the  U.S. grown, non-GMO products. For more information and recipes click here

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Maltese Baked Rice AKA Ross Fil Forn #BakedRice #Maltese

February 27, 2016 · Leave a Comment


Maltese Baked Rice – a family favorite
2 cups long grain white rice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 pound lean ground pork – I had a cooked pork chop so I cut it up and added to sauce
1 1/2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
1 1/4 cups chicken stock
3 bay leaves
salt and black pepper to taste
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
3 eggs
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup  grated cheese

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground pork, and cook, breaking up into crumble, until  browned. Mix in the crushed tomatoes, chicken stock, and bay leaves. Simmer low  for 25 minutes

Put rice into a saucepan with enough water to cover by one inch. Bring to a boil,  cook for about 10 minutes (halfway), then drain

Remove the bay leaves from the sauce, and mix in the half-cooked rice. Stir in the basil, mint, eggs, and mozzarella cheese; season with salt and pepper. Put mixture into  a greased baking dish. Sprinkle grated cheese on top.

Bake for 40 minutes in the preheated oven,  until the rice is tender,  liquid has been absorbed.


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