Month: April 2017

RECIPE: Apple Cream Pie

Posted April 28, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in Recipe, sweet treats, The Seekers by Wanda E Brunstetter, Wanda E. Brunstetter / 0 Comments

So, yesterday, if you were paying attention, my review of ‘The Seekers’ by Wanda E. Brunstetter went live.  All the recipes in the book were included for the reader.  Off all the recipes this was the only one I would and/or could eat.  So of course I had to make it.  Since I have amazing neighbors I took some for myself and sent the rest next door.  I mean seriously, I don’t need a whole pie to myself.  Want?  Of course!  Need.  No way!

Ingredients:
3 cups apples, finely chopped (I used Granny Smith because well, Granny Smith!)
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 rounded Tablespoon flour
1 cup cream
1 (9 inch) unbaked pastry shell

Directions:
Preheat over to 450 degrees.  Mix apples, brown sugar, salt, flour, and cream.

Put in unbaked pastry shell.  Bake 15 minutes.  Reduce heat to 325 degrees for an additional 30 to 40 minutes.  When pie is about halfway done, take a knife and push top apples down to soften.

Halfway Done!  And blurry since well, phone pictures and I aren’t besties!

After pie cools, store in refrigerator.

Don’t make my mistake!  I totally didn’t read the ’rounded’ part of the recipe correctly and put a level Tablespoon of flour.  I’m pretty certain, almost positive, that this is the reason my filling didn’t set up like it should have.  It was yummy and surprisingly I didn’t miss the cinnamon and/or nutmeg at all.  But it was more apple cream soup in a pie shell.  Though not near as bad as when I made cream of broccoli cheese foam (I’ll tell you that story another day, don’t worry!) Don’t make my mistake!

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BOOK REVIEW: The Seekers by Wanda E Brunstetter

BOOK REVIEW: The Seekers by Wanda E Brunstetter

Join a class of unlikely Ohioans who take cooking lessons at Lyle and Heidi Troyer’s Amish farm. A woman engaged to marry, an expectant mother estranged from her family, a widowed mom seeking to simplify, a Vietnam vet who camps on the Troyer’s farm, and an Amish widower make up the mismatched lot of students. But Heidi’s cooking lessons soon turn to life lessons as they each share the challenges they are facing. Is this what God had in mind when Heidi got the idea for cooking classes? Trying to figure out what I want to say about this book is hard.  Within the first little bit I felt like Ron was a toad and Lyle was a push over.  I was almost immediately annoyed with both of them.  However, both played a pivotal role in building a wonderful feel good story.  Let’s talk about my initial impressions of the rest […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Rachel’s Dream by Lisa Jones Baker

BOOK REVIEW: Rachel’s Dream by Lisa Jones Baker

Rachel Kauffman and Jarred Zimmerman seem to have nothing in common. She’s the outgoing youngest of a large, close-knit Amish clan, and longs to raise a brood of her own near those she loves. Estranged from his family by tragedy, Jarred is a young veterinarian who trusts the animals he heals far more than he trusts people. However, when Rachel’s beloved horse falls ill, Jarred’s struggles to save him show Rachel he’s a man who cares deeply. And the respect he feels for her gentle warmhearted ways soon becomes an irresistible bond… When Rachel tries to help Jarred reunite with his parents, it is an unexpected blessing–with one complication. If he takes this chance to put his past to rest, it could separate him and Rachel for good. Now, with prayer, love–and her hope chest’s small miracles–Jarred and Rachel must find the courage to reconcile their wishes into a joyous […]

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Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To take part, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners. I’m going old school To Be Read this week, again from my Kindle library.  I’m pretty sure I’ve read this before, it’s been in my library for years, but I don’t really remember it and never reviewed it.  Hopefully that will change soon. Joan Sanderson’s life is stuck. Her older sister, Allie, is starting a family and her younger sister, Tori, has a budding career. Meanwhile, Joan is living at home with Mom and looking after her aging grandmother. Not exactly a recipe for excitement. That is, until a hunky young doctor moves in next door. Suddenly Joan has a goal–to get a date. But it won’t be easy. […]

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RECIPE:  French Onion Soup

RECIPE: French Onion Soup

Spring is here and soup season is drawing to a close but today was a bit cloudy and chilly and I developed a craving for some French Onion Soup.  I don’t typically crave this outside of winter only because while it’s not ‘hearty’ with lots of filling ingredients but because the flavors are so very rich.  Today though, today was a French Onion Soup day (not the day you are reading this mind you!).  This soup has such basic ingredients that I always have them on hand so it’s a good soup to crave and not have to plan for! Ingredients:OnionButterFlourBeef Broth – I use soup base and waterWorcestershire SauceToasted BreadCheese – shredded (I prefer Swiss but mozzarella, white American, or even Monterrey Jack will be just a yummy) Directions: Bread not pictured. I’m making for just myself with the intention of leftovers, because common sense says that soup is […]

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