Happy Birthday Normy and Dutch Apple Pie

So for Normy’s actual birthday I had his mom and Jim over for dinner and made his favorite meat, PORK!

Happy Birthday to my Norman!
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Made this recipe
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Here’s the lady that gave him LIFE! His Mom.
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Thank you for giving Normy life, cause I kinda, sorta like him and stuff!

Everyone about to eat some Jamie food!
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And here is The Norman and his AWESOME cook of a wifey, ME!
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So Normy is pretty sick of cake as I am always making cupcakes and cakes. So I made him a pie for dessert instead Dutch Apple Pie

•2 cups all-purpose flour
•1 cup packed brown sugar
•1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
•3/4 cup butter, melted
•FILLING:
•2/3 cup sugar
•3 tablespoons cornstarch
•1-1/4 cups cold water
•3 cups diced peeled tart apples
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
•In a large bowl, combine the flour,
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brown sugar,
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oats
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and butter;
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set aside 1 cup for topping.
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Press remaining crumb mixture into an ungreased 9-in. pie plate; set aside.
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• For filling, combine the sugar, cornstarch
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and water
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in a large saucepan until smooth;
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bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in apples
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and vanilla.
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Pour into crust;
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top with reserved crumb mixture.
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Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
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Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6-8 servings.
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Here is that recipe for you again:

•2 cups all-purpose flour
•1 cup packed brown sugar
•1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
•3/4 cup butter, melted
•FILLING:
•2/3 cup sugar
•3 tablespoons cornstarch
•1-1/4 cups cold water
•3 cups diced peeled tart apples
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract

•In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, oats and butter; set aside 1 cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into an ungreased 9-in. pie plate; set aside.
• For filling, combine the sugar, cornstarch and water in a large saucepan until smooth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in apples and vanilla.
• Pour into crust; top with reserved crumb mixture. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Scrumptious Apple Pie

I made a feast for Thanksgiving! I have been posting recipes all week!

So this is the last post from my Thanksgiving Feast!

And while one is cooking Thanksgiving dinner, one must sip wine…
Cheers!

So I wanted to tell you all what I am Thankful for:

I am Thankful for my Hubby Norman:

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he is my world, my family, he’s there everyday, my assistant, taste tester, my everything…

For Friends:
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Friends like James. Great friends, who love you for you, and come and visit you on Thanksgiving and bring you gravy since you didn’t have time to make any.

For Family:
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For food, THE PIONEER WOMAN! and my camera, My Blog, Life, Health, for having a job, WINE, Alcohol in general…

Butter

BACON, Paper Towels…I could be here all day! You get the Point! I am Thankful that Normy and my inlaws and James let me cook for them. They know how much I LOVE to cook and how much I LOVE to cook for people I love. So I am glad I got to share this meal with them…

So I saved the best recipe for last from my Thanksgiving meal DESSERT! Scrumptious Apple Pie

So I started with homemade pie crust. I used this recipe

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Then get your apples and do this, before you cut them up
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and this
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Recipe

■1 whole Pie Crust
■6 cups (to 7 Cups) Peeled And Sliced Granny Smith Apples
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■1/2 whole (juice Of) Lemon
■1/2 cup Sugar
■4 Tablespoons Flour
■1/4 teaspoon Salt
■1/2 cup Flour
■1-1/2 stick Butter
■1 cup Brown Sugar
■1/2 cup Quick Oats
■1/4 teaspoon Salt
■1/2 cup Pecans, Chopped
■1/2 jar (or More) Caramel Topping

In a bowl mix peeled apples, lemon juice, sugar,
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flour
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and ¼ teaspoon salt. Set aside. For crumb topping, cut the butter
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into the flour
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with a pastry cutter, then add in brown sugar,
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oats,
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and ¼ teaspoon salt.

Add apples to prepared pie shell
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and top with crumb topping.
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Cover crust edges with aluminum foil and bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil from crust and place back into the oven for another 30 minutes. Chop pecans, and when five minutes remain, sprinkle them over the pie. Finish baking. Quiver with anticipation.
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Remove the pie from the oven and pour ½ jar (or more, if you’re feeling dangerous and naughty) of caramel topping over the top. Allow to cool slightly before serving, or don’t if you can’t wait. Eat. Enjoy.
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This is what happens after you have eaten dinner…
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Take over the couch!

and show off the food baby!
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Oh yeah stick it out!

and the next day you can use the turkey to make a salad with bits of turkey in it

and/or a Turkey Sandwich

Apple Crisp

Got some apples from Normy’s co worker George.
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MMMMMMM Apples…

What should I do with these?

 

Well first things first…
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that is all…

now let’s get to baking…

recipe

10 cups all-purpose apples, peeled, cored and sliced
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1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup water

1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, melted

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degree C).
2. Place the sliced apples in a 9×13 inch pan.
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Mix the white sugar,
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1 tablespoon flour
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and ground cinnamon together,
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and sprinkle over apples.
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Pour water evenly over all.
3. Combine the oats,
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1 cup flour,
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brown sugar,
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baking powder, baking soda
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and melted butter together.
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Crumble evenly over the apple mixture.
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4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 45 minutes.

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Mom’s Best Meatloaf

Recipe Adapted from: Carolyn 

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/8 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 1 dash liquid smoke flavoring
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 2 dashes liquid smoke flavoring
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    2. In a large bowl, combine the beef, onion, oatmeal, cornmeal, bread crumbs, salt, sugar, egg, tomato juice, water, barbecue sauce, 1/8 teaspoon liquid smoke and vinegar. Mix together thoroughly and place mixture into a lightly greased 9×5 inch loaf pan.
    3. In a separate small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and 2 drops liquid smoke and mix thoroughly. Spread over the top of the meatloaf.
    4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for approximately one hour.

    Eggnog Muffins

    • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup quick-cooking (not instant) oats
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 cups eggnog
    • 1/3 cup oil (or melted butter, cooled)
    • 1 large egg, beaten
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • Cinnamon-sugar for sprinkling
    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 12 regular muffin cups or 6 jumbo.
    2. Place flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Use a whisk to combine the dry ingredients.
    3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the eggnog, oil, egg, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
    4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Do not overmix or your muffins won’t rise properly. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups and sprinkle cinnamon-sugar over each. Bake in preheated over at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

    Recipe