Archive | November, 2013

Apple Pie

I had a peck of Honeycrisp apples that needed to get used up today.  So after church and lunch at mom’s, I came home to make a pie.  This recipe is from a neighbor that lived down the street from my parents many years ago.  I used to babysit for her kids and one Saturday she invited my mom and I over to make apple pie.  This recipe card is in her handwriting, it has the pie crust recipe on one side and the apple filling on the other.  And now, 20 years later, I still pull this recipe out any time I make an apple pie.  Very easy and very good on a cold, November day.  My recipe below is for the filling, I am assuming most know how to make a double pie crust.  Enjoy!

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Apple Pie:

9 apples peeled and sliced (I like to use Honeycrisp or Granny Smith)

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1 t. cinnamon

dash of allspice

dash of nutmeg

dash of cloves

3 large T. flour

Mix all together.  Layer apples into bottom crust.  Continue until pie pan is full.  Place your second crust on top and finish off as you normally would.  Bake the pie at 375 degrees for 1 hour or until crust is nice and brown.  Enjoy!

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Fall Cookie Decorating

Every fall the boys and I decorate cookies in the shape of leaves.  This year we had a very special friend come and help us.  I used to work with Miss Marie and she is like a second mom to me.  I love her dearly, and my kids love her dearly.  I’ve taken senior pics of both of her kids, I’ve taken wedding pics at her daughter’s wedding, and most recently family pics with her daughter.  I love her more than she will ever know and I’m so glad she was here today to make special memories.  Here are some of the fun shots from the day.

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