Wednesday, October 28, 2009

winner winner!

**Let's say I will pick a winner for the giveaway below on Friday morning**
UPDATED: All right girls, thanks for playing! The winner is...
km said...
would LOVE it!
October 26, 2009 10:04 AM
Please send me your mailing address and I will mail you your prize!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

here again, and a giveaway! hip hip horay!

I've had a bit of a break, haven't I? Besides the recipe, that is. Have you made that pie yet? You really should. mmmm. I realized this week I turned 1 over here! Blogging for a whole year. Not as frequently as I hoped or imagined, but I won't make excuses for that. Instead, I have a treat to share with you, well one of you anyway. I would like to give one of you a copy of Ultimate Cookies, (Better Homes and Gardens Special Publication) and a Wilton Cookie Scoop! I noticed the mag/book on the newsstands the other day and thought it would be perfect inspiration to start planning holiday baking. And the photo's are really pretty. So, leave a loving comment and in a few days I will pick a winner!

And in the meantime, let's hope that the 'scoots' pass through(no pun intended) my children quickly.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

open apple pie

Thanksgiving is for making pie, right? It is for me. I made 2 pumpkin yesterday and today I wanted to make apple. I found this recipe in The Mennonite Treasury of Recipes. Open Apple Pie. Did you notice the 1/2 cup of cream you pour over the pie just before baking? Yep, 35% cream. That's a Mennonite recipe for you. Delicious!

Open Apple Pie

9" unbaked pastry shell

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup flour

4-5 large cooking apples

Mix flour and sugar and cover bottom of shell with this mixture. Arrange sliced apples over this and cover with the following:

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp cinnamon - I used 2

1/4 cup butter

Pour over all 1/2 cup cream. Bake at 350 until crust and top are golden brown.