Wednesday, July 18, 2018

July 18, 2018

Cyndy makes a homemade apple pie to celebrate Carlsmon's soccer team victory, which her brother is a part of. This delicious dessert is enjoyed by everyone!

Crust Ingredients:
  • 2 2/3 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 c Crisco
  • 7-8 Tbsp cold water
Crust Instructions: 
Measure flour and salt into mixing bowl. Cut in shortening thoroughly using pastry blender. Sprinkle in water, 1 Tbsp at a time, mixing with fork until all flour is moistened and dough almost cleans side of bowl (1-2 tsp water can be added if needed). Gather dough into ball; shape into flattened round on lightly floured cloth-covered board. Divide in half and shape into 2 flattened rounds. Prepare filling (see details below). With floured rolling pin, roll dough 2 inches larger than inverted pie pan. Add filling. Then top crust. Flute edges. Make 3 2-inch slits in top crust. Drizzle 1 Tbsp milk on center of top crust and sprinkle with 1 Tbsp of sugar.

Filling Ingredients:
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/3 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Dask of salt
  • 8 c thinly sliced pared tart apples (about 7 medium)
  • 3 Tbsp butter
Filling Instructions:
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare pastry. Stir together sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt; mix lightly with apples. Turn into pastry-lined 10-inch pie pan; dot with butter. Cover with top crust. Seal and flute. Cover edge with 2-3 inch strip of aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning. Bake 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees. Remove foil and continue baking till crust is golden brown and filling bubbles thru slits on top. About 30 minutes more.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

When you are your friends are working hard to solve a mystery, nothing hits the spot like a glass of Chyli's Lemonade.

  • 1/2 gallon water
  • 1 rounded tsp. Stevia
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened cranberry juice
Sprinkle Stevia over water. Stir with wooden spoon. Add lemon and cranberry juice. Stir again.

Chill and server over ice in a tall glass. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

The best soup doesn't have to take forever to make. This next recipe is a crowd-pleaser and can easily be made for any number of guests. As you can see from the ingredients, there are lots of possibilities.

2 qts. water
12.5 oz can Chunk Chicken Breast
8 chicken bouillion cubes
2 large carrots peeled then sliced into 1/8-inch thick disks
1/2 c chopped onion (try different varieties)

Simmer 15 minutes.
Add 2 cups cooked brown rice

Add seasoning to taste:
- Salt
- Pepper
- Italian seasoning
- Garlic powder
(Use your favorites)

Further Instruction:
Simmer 5-10 minutes more.

*Makes 4 generous servings.

It doesn't matter what time of day or night. I always go for a good piece of chocolate. That is why I picked "Welcome Home, Mr. Anders" Chocolate Cake as my first recipe. This is the recipe we always make for my birthday cake. Delicious!


2 c. all-purpose flour
2 c. sugar
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking powder
¾ c. water
½ c. butter
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
12 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil or vegetable oil
1 Tbsp. lemon juice in ¾ c. measure fill rest with nonfat milk – let sit 5 minutes to sour milk

Heat oven to 350°. Grease, flour two 9-inch baking pans, line bottoms with wax paper. Measure all ingredients into large mixer bowl. Blend ½ minute on low speed, scraping bowl constantly. Beat 3 minutes high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour evenly into pans.

Bake 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool on wire rack for 7 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely.

*Note: Mrs. Anders filled and frosted the top and sides of their cake with yummy chocolate frosting.