Crumb Apple Pie Recipe

This apple pie is just delicious – a huge hit!  Such an incredibly easy pie to throw together!

Crumb Apple Pie Recipe

Category: Pie

Crumb Apple Pie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust
  • 8 cups peeled, cored, sliced same type apple
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Place pie crust into deep dish crust, press against sides, trim edges if necessary, flute edges
  3. In large bowl, mix all filling ingredients, pour into prepared crust
  4. In medium bowl, use pastry blender to mix butter, flour, and brown sugar until it resembles coarse crumbs; sprinkle evenly over apples. Sprinkle the granulated sugar over the top
  5. Bake 45-55 minutes or until apples are tender and the filling begins to bubble
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Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe

Yes, I have posted this before, but I thought it was time for new pics of this FABULOUS AMAZING easy pie!

Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe

Category: Pie

Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 unbaked pie crust, store bought or your own
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 squares semi sweet baking chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs - beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • dash salt

Instructions

  1. Place prepared pie crust into pie plate, crimp edges
  2. Melt butter and chocolate together on low in microwave in glass bowl
  3. Blend in sugar and vanilla and salt
  4. If chocolate mixture is hot, stir to cool it down or let cool a few minutes; temper the eggs by mixing a small amount of the chocolate mixture with the eggs
  5. Pour the tempered mixture into the chocolate mixture and whisk til blended
  6. WORDS OF WISDOM! - Do NOT use a blender!
  7. Pour into prepared crust and bake at 350 for approximately 35 minutes
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Italian MeatBall Recipe

I am trying to cook in bulk here, freeze items for later, etc.  I mixed up all the meat, and then divided into 2 bowls.  The first bowl – I added all the ingredients for Swedish Meatballs, and the second portion was for this!  These are delicious and freeze quite well!

Italian MeatBall Recipe

Category: Beef, Pork

Italian MeatBall Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground italian sausage
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 diced onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 3 gloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp dried Italian seasoning

Instructions

  1. Mix the ground meats together, then add in rest of ingredients, mixing well
  2. Refrigerate one hour
  3. Preheat oven to 425
  4. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
  5. Using wet hands, form meat mixture into balls (I used small cookie scoop to get like size amounts, then pressed them into compact balls)
  6. Place them on prepared baking sheets
  7. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 18 minutes
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Great Pizza Dough Recipe

I used whey from my awesome Greek Yogurt Recipe in this pizza dough!  You can use water instead – I just happened to keep the whey for just this purpose!

The crusts freeze really well for a quick dinner with whatever you have on hand at the time!

Great Pizza Dough Recipe

Category: Pizza Crust

Great Pizza Dough Recipe

Ingredients

  • 12 oz liquid whey (or water), warmed to 100 degrees (my breadmaker warms the liquid!)
  • 1 Tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp dry active yeast

Instructions

  1. Layer items in breadmaker pan, in order, yeast in well on top of flour
  2. Press dough cycle
  3. When complete, remove from breadmaker pan, place in greased pan and turn to coat all sides, cover with towel and allow it to rise for an hour
  4. Remove from bowl, divide into 2 balls for larger crusts, or 4 for individual size pizzas
  5. On a well floured surface, press dough out to a circle - I used a floured rolling pan as well
  6. Preheat grill
  7. Place dough onto lightly greased pan, and then make the rest of the crusts
  8. Place dough onto well greased grill pan and grill until black grill marks form, flip over, grill other side
  9. Preheat oven to 425 with a pizza stone in the oven while preheating. OR you can bake them in the grill (they just have to be very carefully watched!)
  10. Top pizza with sauce and desired toppings - we used deli turkey, peppers, onion, pepperoni, goat cheese, fresh mozzarella, basil from the garden, mushrooms, and parmesan cheese
  11. Slide pizzas onto preheated pizza stone (this makes the crust crispy!) and bake approximately 15-17 minutes, watching the last few minutes
  12. Remove from oven, allow to cool 5 minutes
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Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze Recipe

This lemon cake is the BEST evah!  So delicious, such a lemony crisp flavor and just downright DELICIOUS!

 

Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze Recipe

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Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 Tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs fresh lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Glaze:
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice, at room temperature

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325
  2. Grease a bundt pan, covering all sections well
  3. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together, set aside
  4. In separate bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs, 1 at a time; mix in sour cream, lemon juice, vanilla and lemon zest
  5. Mix half of the flour mixture into the butter mixture; mix in buttermilk next, then add in remaining flour and mix just until flour disappears into batter. Pour cake batter into heavily greased bundt pan
  6. Bake for 70-80 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean; remove from oven, cool 10 minutes. Turn cake onto a cake platter, poke holes in with a toothpick or fork. Mix powdered sugar and lemon juice until the glaze is smooth. Slowly pour glaze over the warm cake so the glaze soaks in.
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Instant Pot Swedish Meatball Recipe

Looking for new recipes here in this stay at home time, so I whipped this up today for dinner!  So delicious and flavorful!

 

Instant Pot Swedish Meatball Recipe

Category: Beef

Instant Pot Swedish Meatball Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 pound ground italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 medium, onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1-2 Tbs olive oil
  • 4 Tbs all purpose flour
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbs chopped dill
  • 2 Tbs parsley (optional)

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, combine ground beef/turkey/pork, panko, milk, eggs, onion, garlic, thyme, season with salt and pepper
  2. Using clean hands, mix until well combined. Roll into 1-1.5" meatballs
  3. Heat a 6 qt instant pot on high saute. Heat oil. Working in 2-3 batches, add meatballs and cook until browned evenly on all sides. Transfer to paper towel lined plate.
  4. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Stir in beef stock, scrape up browned bits with wooden spoon. Season with more s&p, to taste.
  5. Return meatballs to pot, select manual setting, adjust pressure to high, set time for 8 minutes. When cycle is complete, quick release pressure.
  6. Remove meatballs from pot. Select manual setting, simmer until sauce is reduced/thickened. Stir in sour cream.
  7. Serve immediately with meatballs. Garnish with dill and parsley if desired.
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Strawberry Cobbler Recipe

My wonderful neighbor brought fresh strawberries so I whipped this up for fun and took some to her 🙂  YUMMY!

Strawberry Cobbler Recipe

Category: Cake

Strawberry Cobbler Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts fresh strawberries, washed/hulled/halved
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 2 Tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • whipped cream or vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Stir sliced strawberries, lemon zest and juice, 2 Tbs sugar in large bowl until combined. Let rest for 20 minutes or until juicy
  3. Place butter in 9x13 pan. Place pan in oven until melted, about 8 minutes. Remove from oven
  4. Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and 1/2 cup sugar in medium bowl until well combined
  5. Whisk buttermilk and vanilla in glass measuring cup
  6. Whisk buttermilk mixture into flour mixture and whisk until smooth
  7. Pour mixture evenly over melted butter; DO NOT MIX!
  8. Using a slotted spoon, evenly scatter strawberries over the batter. Drizzle 3 Tbs of the accumulated juice over the berries. Discard remaining juice
  9. Bake in preheated oven until batter is puffy and slightly golden in the center, and golden brown around edges, 40-45 minutes
  10. Cool on a wire rack
  11. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream
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Dill Potato Salad

I made this on a whim as I love dill and had extra potatoes on hand!

Dill Potato Salad

Category: Side Dishes

Dill Potato Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs small or baby red/yellow potatoes, cut in half in if necessary, in order to make uniform pieces
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 medium red onion, chopped very fine
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup dill, chopped

Instructions

  1. Place potatoes in medium pot, cover with cold water
  2. Bring to a boil, boil until just tender, around 15 minutes
  3. Toss onion with vinegar and 1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper, allow to rest for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally
  4. Drain potatoes, run under cold water to cool
  5. Whisk oil and mustard into onion mixture
  6. Add potatoes, toss gently to coat
  7. Add peas and dill, gently toss
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Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes

My daughter loved anything “cookie dough” as a child (still does in fact!)  So I started making random cakes/cupcakes/brownies with cookie dough filling and here’s a new recipe that is quite delicious!

Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes

Category: Cake

Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 cake mix that makes 24 cupcakes - can be white/yellow/chocolate
  • Frosting Recipe
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2-4 Tbs milk
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Bake cupcakes according to recipe
  2. Cool completely
  3. To make the filling:
  4. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add vanilla, beat well
  5. Add flour, baking soda and salt, mix until well combined
  6. Add milk gradually until the mixture is of desired consistency
  7. Fold in mini chocolate chips
  8. To fill the cupcakes, gently core out a small hole in the center of each cupcake - I used an apple corer - just be careful to not core the entire cupcake to the bottom!
  9. Stuff a small chunk of cookie dough into each cored cupcakes
  10. Frost cupcakes with Frosting Recipe
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Lemony Tortellini Carbonara with Peas

Fabulous pasta meal!  I highly recommend this – quite easy – and very delicious.  You could substitute any type of pasta – I just loved the cheese tortellini against the peas and bacon.

Lemony Tortellini Carbonara with Peas

Category: Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 pound tortellini
  • 6 pieces bacon, cooked crisp
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 10 oz fresh or frozen (thawed) peas
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup grated parmesan
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 3 Tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to directions, drain, reserve 1 cup water.
  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove, crumbled into pieces. Add garlic into same large skillet, and cook until light golden brown and crisp, about 2-3 minutes. Add peas and cook, stirring occasionally, until color brightens, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir bacon back into pea mixture.
  3. In large bowl, whisk eggs, parmesan and 1/2 tsp pepper.
  4. Toss hot pasta into egg mixture, adding some of the reserved hot water as needed to make a creamy sauce.
  5. Fold in the bacon mixture, then lemon zest and juice.
  6. Serve with more parmesan, lemon zest and pepper if desired.
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