I have heard that I’m a “bird of a different feather” because in my house; fruit is the last thing to get used. Sometimes I have a hard time using it. I would much rather get all vegetables! I can use fruit to make pies, a snack here or there; but mostly, we struggle to use the fruit up. One thing I have found to help me beat the battle of the forgotten fruit is a juicer! (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Apples’
Not going to lie….This sounds hideous (this coming from my cousin who I love for telling it like it is), even for a non picky eater which I can claim to be these days! But something about it is just darn good! What is it about this that makes it good when everything thing screams THOSE FOODS DON’T GO TOGETHER!!!! (more…)
Christmas morning. … Turkey is brining, new, space age Super Wave Oven ready on the counter. Now what?
Potatoes? Cranberries? Waldorf salad? No. Stuffing. Oh, you mean dressing? No, stuffing. Same concept up until the baking. I love mine the old fashioned way-stuffed inside the bird while it roasts, absorbing all those juices and adding touches of flavor to the bird.
The things we do for the people we love!
I am a pretty simple kind of gal. I like my routines, I like the foods I like and I don’t like trying new things or making changes to my routine… until that is, I started on this food revolution/adventure I’m on. If I were asked to list 10 things to put on my toast or biscuit, Apple butter wouldn’t be one of them. I had never even heard of it before I met my husband. (Shocker, I know), I know by now, most of you think that I lived in a cave or I was grew up isolated from the world. But neither of those things are true. When it came to food, I had tunnel vision, I only ever saw the few things I knew and liked. Everything else was like a foreign country to me.
You know, I never was really a fan of cranberries until Bountiful Baskets. But then they started showing up in baskets and hostess packs, and I figured I really ought to start trying to find a way to make them more palatable. A couple of years ago I came across a recipe for a Pear and Cranberry Conserve, which was super tasty. It also came with a recipe to make a pretty amazing salad dressing. Anyway, I make it around the holidays, but this year I decided to switch it up and use apples instead of pears (confession: no pears in the house, but plenty of apples). Without further ado – here’s the recipe!
I think I am in LOVE! I know I am on a sugar high/rush since I haven’t had much over the last few weeks. My friend Lizabeth was talking to me the other day and I’m not sure how we got on the topic of food since we are both doing this “Biggest Losers” challenge but we did. She told that she had seen this apple nacho thing on Pinterest and told me that I needed to try it. (I think she was trying to get back at me since I am always telling her that I am going to bring her naughty baked goods from my kitchen.)
This is a quick and easy recipe for a cross between a tart and a pie. You have all the flavors of an apple pie with the crisp sweet addition of pears. And to save on the pie crusts, use a crumble topping instead.
Our basket site is full of awesome volunteers. I don’t think that we can say that enough! Every once in a while someone shows up with goodies. This recipe is from one of our volunteers, Katy.
I must add a disclaimer….. I am not known as the “pie maker” in our family. For that title, you will need to go to my aunt Ellen or my cousin Becky. They have been baking pies that have been pleasing our family for years! From them, I did learn what a good pie should taste like and how sweet making pies can be (all pun intended!), although I’m not at their level of pie making status, I love to make pie and this one is one of my sweet indulgences!! This pie will get your sweet tooth zinging!!
Pizza and a movie…seems so simple right? Where do I start? My refrigerator of course! I have Gala and Granny Smith apples from the last couple lunch box packs, lots of cheese (I think we could open a cheese shop), and a nub of fresh ginger from my last juice pack… Oh, I have a recipe for apple rhubarb chutney and I have rhubarb in the freezer (Spring rhubarb add-on). Sounds like the beginnings of a Fall inspired Pizza, and when I think of Fall I think of my childhood, which was spent in Europe (Father was in the Army). We spent many weekends touring around Europe in our old VW bus, seeing castles, farms, and beautiful English estates; this movie is my Fall “go to”!