Thursday, October 11, 2018

Celebrate It Blog Party!

Hi Everyone!
Thank you for stopping to join the party!
If you were effected by the latest hurricane, I hope you are safe, dry and warm. Let's get this party started by sharing as many links as you wish! Don't forget that each link is tweeted and pinned to two different boards.Link up and have fun!

Features from last week:


BLT Inspired Chicken Salad
from


White Chocolate Spiced Platter
from


[OUTFIT] Leaves and Trees
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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Celebrate It! Blog Party!

Hello and welcome to Celebrate It! 
Link up what you have been creating and celebrating!
It's going to be a fun week of sharing and fun!


Features from the last party!:

Halloween Maternity Shirt
from


Elegant DIY Fall Wreath
from

10 Free and Fun Birthday Traditions for Kids
from


Let's have some fun!


Saturday, September 29, 2018

Apple Hand Pies with an Oatmeal Crust / #appleweek

For my final recipe of #appleweek, I wanted to make something traditonal, but special. I had so much fun creating these recipes, and I hope you will make and enjoy them! This Apple Hand Pie with an Oatmeal Crust is made with cooked apple pieces wrapped in an easy oatmeal recipe. They are cute, yummy and you can't eat only one!


Apple Hand Pies w/an Oatmeal Crust
(printable recipe at end of page)
(makes 5-6 pies)

Crust
1/2 cup Flahavan's Irish Oatmeal
1 cup Flour
1/3 cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
1 tablespoon Ground Walnuts
1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
Pinch Salt
1 Egg
1/2 teaspoon Butter, melted

Filling
1 Apple
1/2 teaspoon Lemon Juice
1/4 teaspoon Rodelle Vanilla
1 1/2 tablespoons White Sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg


In a large bowl mix together the oatmeal, flour, light brown sugar,
ground walnuts, baking soda and salt.
In a small bowl, beat the egg with an immersion blender if you have one. If not, use a mixer. Add the beaten egg to the crust mix and mix together. Form the crust into a circle, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for an hour. 
Wash, peel and chop the apples. The pieces need to be small to fit properly in the little pie. Place in a frying pan.
Season apple pieces with the lemon juice, vanilla, both sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook until soft, but with a little firmness, approximately 5-10 minutes. Let cool. 
Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll out with a rolling pin to 1/8" inch. Cut the circles, remembering you will need 2 pieces for each pie. The cutter I used is 3 1/2" round, but of course, any size will work.
Place 1/2 teaspoon to 3/4 teaspoon of the filling in each bottom piece of the pie.
Place a top piece on each pie, and using a fork, move around the pie, marking it wth the tines of the fork. Brush the top with some of the melted butter. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 5-7 minutes. 
Cool on a cooling rack and serve!

I am so glad you stopped by today for my last recipe for #appleweek! These Apple Hand Pies are one of my favorite recipes from this fun event! The oatmeal crust gives the pies a different, but delicious flavor! I know I will be making these pies over and over again. I hope you will give them a try! Let me know what you think!

Our huge giveaway will continue for 6 more days, so don't forget to stop by and register. The prizes are so exciting! Click here!!!!!


I am not the only one with a recipe to share today, so check out these #appleweek recipes from my blogger friends! YUM!


Saturday Recipes:


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desserts, treats, apples,
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Yield: 5-6 mini piesPin it

Apple Hand Pie w/an Oatmeal Crust

ingredients:

Crust
1/2 cup Flahavan's Irish Oatmeal
1 cup Flour
1/3 cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
1 tablespoon Ground Walnuts
1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
Pinch Salt
1 Egg
1/2 teaspoon Butter, melted

Filling
1 Apple
1/2 teaspoon Lemon Juice
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/2 tablespoons White Sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg

instructions:


  1. In a large bowl mix together the oatmeal, flour, light brown sugar, ground walnuts, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the egg with an immersion blender if you have one. If not, use a mixer. Add the beaten egg to the crust mix and mix together. Form the crust into a circle, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for an hour. 
  3. Wash, peel and chop the apples. The pieces need to be small to fit properly in the little pie. Place in a frying pan.
  4. Season apple pieces with the lemon juice, vanilla, both sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook until soft, but with a little firmness, approximately 5-10 minutes. Let cool. 
  5. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll out with a rolling pin to 1/8" inch. Cut the circles, remembering you will need 2 pieces for each pie. The cutter I used is 3 1/2" round, but of course, any size will work.
  6. Place 1/2 teaspoon to 3/4 teaspoon of the filling in each bottom piece of the pie.
  7. Place a top piece on each pie, and using a fork, move around the pie, marking it wth the tines of the fork. Brush the top with some of the melted butter. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 5-7 minutes. 
  8. Cool on a cooling rack and serve!
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Friday, September 28, 2018

Caramel Drizzled Apple Pie Egg Rolls / #appleweek

I love egg rolls, don't you? I pretty much love any type of egg roll, and lately I have been experimenting with dessert egg rolls! They are so much fun!! Plus, everyone loves them, from little ones to Grandma. I don't remember anyone ever refusing a dessert egg roll!

So, for #appleweek, I made these Caramel Drizzled Apple Pie Egg Rolls! They are crispy, full of Imperial sugar and spice, and apples that taste nice! Drizzle with a creamy, caramel sauce for complete dessert euphoria!
Caramel Drizzled Apple Pie Egg Rolls
(printable recipe at end of page)
(makes 10-15) 

3 medium to large Apples
1/2 cup Imperial Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
pinch of Nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon Cornstarch
1/4 -1/2 cup Water
1/2 tablespoon Butter
12 Caramel Squares
2-3 teaspoons Heavy Duty Whipping Cream


Peel and core the apples. Then chop them into smaller than bite sized pieces.
Mix together the Imperial Sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.
Pour sugar mix on to the apples, and thoroughly mix together.
Melt a 1/2 tablespoon of butter in a large pan. Add the apple mix. Cook on medium heat to start, stirring the apples often.
In a small measuring cup, mix together the corn starch and water. 
As your apples cook, you will want to thicken the sauce a bit. You need to make a roux. Add a little of the cornstarch mix to the apple mix. You may need to add more. The juices need to be mixed together with a whisk. Turn the heat up to medium high and as the heat goes up, start whisking constantly. The immersion of the mix and the hot juice, will make the sauce thicken and be so tasty. Once it is as thick as you want, pull the mix off the heat.
Lay the apple mix diagonal across an egg roll wrap.
Using a bit of water and a pastry brush, brush water around the edge of one sde of the eggroll wrapper. You are creating a border around the edges so they will not break open when you are frying them. 
Fold the right and left corners into each other.Then bring the bottom one up to meet the middle. Put a slight bit of pressure on the roll as you roll it to the top to secure it. 
Place in a preheated fryer or pan and cook for 3-4 minutes at 350 degrees. They should be golden brown when they are done.
Melt the caramels in a double boiler. Once melted, heat the heavy duty whipping cream in the microwave for less than 10 seconds. Once it is warm, add the cream to the melted cramel, a little at a time. It should be smooth and drip from the spoon when the spoon is lifted from the pan.
Drizzle the egg rolls with the caramel sauce. Serve additional sauce on the side.
Look at these yummy Caramel Drizzled Apple Pie Egg Rolls!
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you give these dessert egg rolls a try. You won't be disappointed!

Don't forget about our huge giveaway that is still going on! Drop by and enter today! Good Luck!

A lot of blogger friends made recipes for today! Check out this list of deliciousness and find something to make this weekend!

Friday Recipes:




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dessert, fall, egg rolls
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Yield: 10-15Pin it

Caramel Drizzled Apple Pie Egg Rolls

ingredients:

3 medum to large Apples
1/2 cup Imperial Sugar 
1/2 cup Cinnamon
pinch of Nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon Cornstarch
1/4 -1/2 cup Water
1/2 tablespoon Butter
12 Caramel Squares
2-3 teaspoons Heavy Duty Whipping Cream

instructions:

  1. Peel and core the apples. Then chop them into smaller than bite sized pieces.
  2. Mix together the Imperial Sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.
  3. Pour sugar mix on to the apples, and thoroughly mix together.
  4. Melt a 1/2 tablespoon of butter in a large pan. Add the apple mix. Cook on medium heat to start, stirring the apples often.
  5. In a small measuring cup, mix together the corn starch and water. 
  6. As your apples cook, you will want to thicken the sauce a bit. You need to make a roux. Add a little of the cornstarch mix to the apple mix. You may need to add more. The juices need to be mixed together with a whisk. Turn the heat up to medium high and as the heat goes up, start whisking constantly. The immersion of the mix and the hot juice, will make the sauce thicken and be so tasty. Once it is as thick as you want, pull the mix off the heat.
  7. Lay the apple mix diagonal across an egg roll wrap.
  8. Using a bit of water and a pastry brush, brush water around the edge of one sde of the eggroll wrapper. You are creating a border around the edges so they will not break open when you are frying them. 
  9. Fold the right and left corners into each other.Then bring the bottom one up to meet the middle. Put a slight bit of pressure on the roll as you roll it to the top to secure it.
  10. Place in a preheated fryer or pan and cook for 3-4 minutes at 350 degrees. They should be golden brown when they are done.
  11. Melt the caramels in a double boiler. Once melted, heat the heavy duty whipping cream in the microwave for less than 10 seconds. Once it is warm, add the cream to the melted cramel, a little at a time. It should be smooth and drip from the spoon when the spoon is lifted from the pan.
  12. Drizzle the egg rolls with the caramel sauce. Serve additional sauce on the side.
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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!

Thank you for stopping by today! 
I want to apologize for not having a party last week.
I have very bad arthritis in both of my hands and my spine, 
and sometimes, I just can't do what I want to do! 
It is extremely annoying and painful, 
and I apologize for letting you down!

I am so happy you are here today, so let's get on with the fun!

Featured Links from our last party:

How to Make Velvet Acorns and Pumpkins
from


5 Ingredient Quick Spaghetti Sauce
from


Accordion Paper Fall Leaves
from



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Grandma's Apple Butter / #appleweek

I have enjoyed Apple Butter several times, but this is the first time that I have made it myself. I love it! It is so much better than the jars I have picked up at the grocery, and it is even better than the time I bought some at an apple festival! It is a sweet, flavorful mix of apples, cider, sugar and spices. No butter is involved, but you can spread it like butter on anything and everything!
This is not a quick recipe, and if you make it like I did, pressing the apples with a sieve, you need a little muscle. A food mill would work much better. But, either way, it is worth your time and energy! I only made enough for one canning jar, and it was gone within the week!
Grandma's Apple Butter
(printable recipe at end of page)
(makes 1 jar)

3 pounds of Apples
1 quart Water
1/2 quart Sweet Cider
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1 teaspoon Spice House Apple Pie Spice


Wash the apples and cut them off the core.
Chop the apples into small pieces. Place in a large saucepan, cover with water, and boil until soft. It takes about 30 minutes.
Once the apples are soft, place a small amount at a time into a sieve and press down on the soft apples, pushing them through the holes and into the bowl underneath. This helps the apples breakdown. You could also use a food mill.
Pour the quart of sweet cider into a medium pot, and boil down the cider to half.
Here is a quick tip for making sure you boil the cider to half volume and not more. Pour the cider into the pot, and mark where it is in the pot on the outside with a pen and a piece of paper. Then mark where you want it to end up, which is halfway down. When the cider gets to that point, you are done. This helps you remember to keep an eye on the cider, because it boils down fast, and it is easier to gauge.
Add the apple pulp, sugar and Spice House Apple Pie Spice to the pot. Mix in.
Cook until the apple butter becomes a spreadable consistency, stirring often. The amount on this spoon is at the beginning of the process. Stir often to prevent burning.
The continued cooking and stirring will make the apple butter thicker, like it looks on this spoon.
After cooking, the apple butter wll look like this. Pour into jars and let cool. This Apple Butter is perfect for canning, and would make a great hostess or teacher gift!  

Tip-I should have peeled the apples, but forgot until after I had cut them. So I went ahead and left them on. Some of the peels came off as the apples cooked, and some of the peels came off as the apples went through the sieve. The peels would not go through. 


Thank you for joining me today for another fun #appleweek recipe. I hope you will enjoy making and eating Grandma's Apple Butter!


Don't miss our #appleweek drawing. There are some amazing giveaways, and I hope you win one of the great prizes! Click here!


Don't forget about my blogging friends and all their tasty recipes they are posting today! You don't want to miss them!


Thursday Recipes:


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treats, breakfast, snack, after school treat,
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Grandma's Apple Butter

ingredients:

3 pounds of Apples
1 quart Water
1/2 quart Sweet Cider
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1 teaspoon Spice House Apple Pie Spice

instructions:


  1. Wash the apples and cut them off the core.
  2. Chop the apples into small pieces. Place in a large saucepan, cover with water, and boil until soft. It takes about 30 minutes.
  3. Once the apples are soft, place a small amount at a time into a sieve and press down on the soft apples, pushing them through the holes and into the bowl underneath. This helps the apples breakdown. You could also use a food mill.
  4. Pour the quart of sweet cider into a medium pot, and boil down the cider to half.
  5. Here is a quick tip for making sure you boil the cider to half volume and not more. Pour the cider into the pot, and mark where it is in the pot on the outside with a pen and a piece of paper. Then mark where you want it to end up, which is halfway down. When the cider gets to that point, you are done. This helps you remember to keep an eye on the cider, because it boils down fast, and it is easier to gauge.
  6. Add the apple pulp, sugar and Spice House Apple Pie Spice to the pot. Mix in.
  7. Cook until the apple butter becomes a spreadable consistency, stirring often. The amount on this spoon is at the beginning of the process. Stir often to prevent burning.
  8. The continued cooking and stirring will make the apple butter thicker, like it looks on this spoon.
  9. After cooking, the apple butter wll look like this. Pour into jars and let cool. This Apple Butter is perfect for canning, and would make a great hostess or teacher gift! 
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