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September 9th, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Apple Recipes

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Fall is in the air…and when I think of fall, the first thing that comes to mind is apples!

Here are some of our favorite apple recipes that you might want to try out this fall. You’ll also find my personal recipe for Apple Crumble Pie at the bottom! Every year we visit an apple farm for apple picking. Check and see if there are any near you!

Apple Pork Chops

Caramel Apple Salad (This is my go-to dish for pot lucks, birthday parties, and every event we host. There are never leftovers!)

Apple Pancake Ring 

Chicken Apple Wrap

Bacon, Apple Raspberry Vinaigrette Salad

 

Apple Crumble Pie

Ingredients:

● 5 cups of baking apples, cubed and peeled
● 1/2 cup sugar
● 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
● 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
● 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
● 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)

~~ — Topping — ~~
● 1/2 cup sugar
● 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
● 1/2 cup butter or margarine

Directions:

In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients and spoon the mixture into the pie shell. For the topping, combine sugar and flour, then cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the topping on the pie filling. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to 375° and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the topping is browned and the apples are tender. Cover the crust edges with foil during the last 15 minutes if needed. Cool the pie completely before cutting. Yield: 6-8 servings.

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April 11th, 2014 at 8:38 am

Planning an Easter Brunch

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One of my favorite things about Easter is the meal. It’s the one time a year where we eat my favorite meal, breakfast, with lunch as well! There are so many different things you can do with brunch. Here are some things to consider when planning your meal.

Buffet or Served Plate?
Personally, I like to offer my brunches as a buffet. This way, everyone can choose what the foods they like best, and they can control how much they take of each. Seconds are much easier to handle as well.

Planning Your Dishes
When choosing food types, you want to consider the time it will take to make them…simpler recipes will allow you to enjoy your party more. Some things that are easy to make ahead of time are breakfast casseroles, pancakes, quiches, scrambled eggs, waffles, french toast, and fruit and vegetable platters. Also think about things like taco bars or waffle bars, where your guests or family can personalize them and put them together. I also like to include a deli meat selection, pulled pork, or shredded chicken or beef for build-your-own sandwiches. Ham, lamb, and chicken are typical Easter meats, so you can offer one of these as well…especially if brunch is the main meal you’re planning for the day. Here are some categories you can incorporate into your brunch:

  • Egg dish
  • Pancakes, French Toast, Waffles, Crepes
  • Meat Dish
  • Potato Dish
  • Bread Dish (Easter bread with dyed hard boiled eggs is a nice idea!)
  • Light Pasta Dish
  • Salad or Fruit
  • Dessert

Drinks to Serve
Have fun with the drinks – think about coffee, juices, water, and milk. You can also make fun punches or alcoholic drinks like mimosas, bellinis, and sangrias for the adults.

Brunches can be lots of fun, but portions are difficult to control, so make sure you have enough food on hand. My guests always get excited when they hear i’ll be serving brunch – the BEST of breakfast and lunch!!

 

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March 20th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Classic Easter Recipes

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When I was growing up I always knew what dishes to expect each holiday because my mother is a traditional chef who enjoys cooking the meals her mother and grandmother made. Today I want to share with you my family’s delicious classic Easter meal plan. You can go by the book or you can add your own flair… whatever you decide, you can’t go wrong with these excellent recipes your whole family will enjoy as much as mine has!

Breakfast:

Appetizer:

Dinner:

Dessert:

Do you have a traditional Easter meal you follow every year? Share your favorite recipes with us!

 

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