Sunday, May 20, 2012

It's Been A Long Time Since Our Last Post.....

Well Hello Goddesses! It's been a while since we've said that huh? WHEW! It feels like it's been forever and a day since I last posted.  All I can say is I'VE MISSED Y'ALL!  So much has been going on.  Mostly, I've not been feeling so great.  As some of you may know (or not), I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and an immune deficiency syndrome.  So, when I do go down, I go down HARD!  Also, when that happens, Shauni is left holding the bag all by herself and this has been a tough time for her as well.  However, I think I have everything back together *checking all my limbs and rattling the brain around* (well, as much together as I can get LMAO) and so now we can get back to a little bit of the business of BOOKS AND BAKING!

First, let me give a shout-out to one of our favorite authors....Deena Remiel! Her daughter is going to the Junior Olympics in gymnastics!!! HOW AWESOME IS THAT!?!?!  If you would like to read more about what Deena's daughter will be doing and how you can help this young athlete get to the Junior Olympics, please click the link below! There's a special treat in it for you! Go check it out!

OOOOH!!! That makes me think of good ol' fashioned American Apple Pie!!!! I have an AWESOME recipe that I got from my cousin -- who is a FABULOUS cook/baker.

Here's an awesome pic for you! Good Goddess doesn't that look fabulous!? It isn't MY apple pie but it looks like the one I make from the recipe I'm going to give you.

Cousin Tabby's Apple Pie

3 cups apples sliced & peeled (Granny Smith apples hold up the best; however, I don't use Granny Smiths)
1-1/2 cups sugar
Cinnamon to taste (Saigon Cinnamon has more flavor than the generic cinnamon)
2 Tblspn flour
1 Tblspn lemon juice
4 Tblpsn melted butter (I always add a few tablespoons of butter IN with the apples for a richer flavor)
1/4 tspn salt

Mix all ingredients EXCEPT THE 4 Tblspn MELTED BUTTER and put into your unbaked pie shell.
Add the top pie crust and smear with melted butter -- then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar

Bake at 350 degrees until the MIDDLE of the crust is a golden, flaky brown.  This is about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

*When the crust edges have started getting brown, cover them with foil or they will burn. The pie will be done when the center of the crust is a golden brown.

Let the pie rest so that the apples soak the juices back up; otherwise, your pie will be a runny mess when you cut it.

Well, Goddesses, I hope your weekend has been spectacular! You have all been missed!

We'd love to know.....What have you been reading and baking????

Keep Reading and Keep Baking!