Friday, June 29, 2012

Dinah's Apple Pie

Just popped this in the oven.  We have new neighbors across the street & I'm from the South, where good manners and hospitality are very important.  When I want to impress, I usually cook for people. :) One of my favorite recipes came from Angela Miller (CHECK OUT her fabulous blog.  SO many tasty recipes!), who taught with me more years ago than I care to admit.

Want the recipe?  Here it is!  I've added a crust to the top because I think apple pies need lids. I enjoy the extra crust.

Dinah's Apple Pie
From Angela Miller & Marilyn Craig

1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
2 ten inch unbaked pie shells (I use store bought crust.  I'm lazy)
3 Tbsp. flour
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 cups Golden Delicious Apples (about 6 apples) peeled & cubed

Mix sugar and flour together.  Add the beaten eggs, melted butter, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla.  Stir in chopped apples.  Prepare your pie shell & place it in a pie plate.  Be sure to poke the bottom of the pie a few times with a fork.  This will minimize bubbles on your bottom crust.  Fill the crust with your apple mixture.  Then roll out your top crust onto a flat surface.  Anytime you add a lid to a pie, you have to cut some holes in the top.  I like to use tiny cookie cutters to cut out fun shapes.  If you don't have a cookie cutter, you can just cut 3 or 4 slits spaced out on the top crust.  After you place the top crust onto the pie, take a fork and smash down the edges all the way around the pie.  This keeps the good juicy pie from bubbling out because it joins the top and bottom crusts together.  Spray the top with some canola oil & sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top.

Place it on a cookie sheet (it might bubble over & make a mess if you don't) and put it in the oven for 15 minutes at 425 degrees.  Then turn the oven down to 350 degrees and cook it for an additional 30 minutes or until it's golden.  Be sure to let it cool off before you serve it.  Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Qov sewing day @ Quilter's Haven

Harriet's log cabin.

And Kaye, Shirley & mindy's blue yellow brick road

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Meet Tuesday and Winny

Tuesday is black.  She is Wyatt's cat.  Needless to say, she has infinite patience and when she isn't asleep, she's either running from the kids or being carried like a rag doll.

And this... This is Winny.  She loves to sit just like that.  Right on top of me.  For the first few nights, she slept in my bed in very close proximity to me, but I'm trying to convince her that sleeping in the toy room with Tuesday is a better living situation for us all.  However, I'm torn...  She is very snuggly...
 Winny belongs to Owen.  She's tiny & quiet.  A real lap cat.  Purrs a lot.  Never scratches or bites.  In fact, I'm holding her right now. :)

In spite of our new additions & the chaos they've introduced to our previously pet-free home, I've done some sewing & went to visit family for a week in Little Rock.  Pictures to follow:

a nap

For Dora in the KC Scrappy Bee

For Cousin Hallie's 1st Birthday

Road trip with Tuesday

QOV for my Step Mother, Mary

QOV for my sweet Daddy

More sleeping babies

My newest project out of vintage sheets & solids for Bee Vintage

A cold day at the park

QOV WIP... Spider web from scraps

Now you're mostly caught up. :)