Friday, October 31, 2014

Apple Pie Filling

15 apples, cored and peeled and chopped
3 Tbsp Lemon juice

Combine the above in a large bowl. Set aside.

6 cups water
4 cups sugar
1 cup corn starch
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt

Combine all in a large pot and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 mins stirring constantly. It will get thick.

Add apples to pot. On low heat, let simmer for 8-10 mins until apples are tender.

Scoop enough into a freezer ziploc bag to fill a pie pan.

This made 2 deep dish size pies and about 2 extra cups for ice cream topping.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Banana Bread

I used the recipe in my Betty Crocker Cook Book. It turned out so yummy :) These are easy to freeze.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Applesauce Bread

1/2 cup softened Butter
1 large Egg
1 cup Sugar
1-1/2 tsp Baking Soda
3/4 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla
1-1/2 cups Flour
1-1/2 cups Applesauce

Preheat oven to 350. Take one bread pan and line with parchment paper.

Mix butter, egg and sugar together. Add baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla. Slowly add flour.  Add applesauce until combined.

Put in bread pan.  Bake for 1hr 10 mins.

These freeze really well.

Homemade Applesauce

10 Apples, peeled and cored and sliced
1.5 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 tsp Vanilla
3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Water

Combine all the above in a large crock pot.  Cook on low 6 hours.  Mashing occasionally with a hand potato masher.

This is great to freeze!

It's awesome hot on top of ice cream :)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Pumpkin seeds with a kick

3 Cups Pumpkin seeds, rinsed and colander semi dry
4 tsp melted butter
3 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 300. Combine all of the above in a bowl. Once coated, place the seeds on a cookie sheet and put in oven. Every 15 mins for one hour, stir. Once they are done they are a golden color.

Saturday, October 18, 2014


1 lb Ground Meat
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 28oz can crushed tomatoes
1 14.5oz can crushed tomatoes
1 6oz can of tomato paste
1/4 cup sugar
Chili Powder

Brown meat in large pot.  Season with garlic salt, onion salt, and pepper. Add kidney beans, crushed tomatoes, and tomato paste.  Bring to a boil.  Add sugar and chili powder to taste. Serve hot with corn bread.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

3 Layer No Bake Pumpkin Pie

Click here for the original recipe.

1  8 oz cream cheese, softened
2  Tbsp Milk
2  Tbsp Sugar
2  Cups Cool Whip
1  pre-made graham cracker crust

Combine the first three things above together with a whisk (do not use a mixer it will clump).  Fold in Cool whip. Put the cream cheese mixture at the bottom of the graham cracker crust.

1  Cup Milk
2  3.4 oz packages of vanilla pudding
1  16 oz pumpkin
1  tsp cinnamon

Combine milk with dry pudding packs with a wire whisk and let stand 3 mins.  Add in the cinnamon and pumpkin to the pudding. Spread over the cream cheese mixture.

On top of the pumpkin mixture, place 1-2 Cups Cool whip. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.