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. WOW! I did it. I made an apple pie.
Thanks Taste Of Home.
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.
Tagged: apple, fresh, healthy, homemade, pie, taste of ome
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!!
Categories: arts/craft · recipe · Time of the Season
Tagged: DIY, halloween, Monster Doughnuts, pinterest
Microwave Peeps S’mores
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.
Categories: Family · recipe · Time of the Season
Tagged: hershey's, Keebler Graham Crackers, Peeps
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)
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
Categories: product review · recipe
Tagged: Fettuccine Alfredo, House Foods, Meatless Monday, non-gmo, Tofu
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
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.
Categories: Family · recipe
Tagged: Baked Rice, Maltese, Ross Fil Forn