Snow Day Apple Pie

Kansas got hit by a pretty large snowstorm on Tuesday, and we ended up with two snow days because of it. It was a dream come true. Wednesday I wanted to make the most of the forced time off and decided to bake my first apple pie from scratch. Scott had been wanting me to make one for a while, and his mom even gave me a pie crust that had been passed down to her (which added to the pressure). I had never made a pie crust before, so I wasn’t very confident that it would turn out, but I was pleasantly surprised! I forgot to take any photographs once it was done though; next time perhaps.

It wasn’t a special recipe, so I won’t post it here. But I used a butter/shortening combination for the crust, and just cinnamon and sugar for the filling with the apples. It was quite simple really. After I put the pie in the oven I noticed that my crust edges weren’t very pretty, so I have something to work on next time. 🙂

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Rhubarb Eton Mess and Salmon with Herbs

I have been super busy lately and haven’t shared any of the images from my recipe challenge here, let alone anything else. So, it is time to catch up. First up, is the week one recipe I made. My sister and I had chosen rhubarb, so I made a Rhubarb Eton Mess (a traditional English dessert). Be sure to check out the full post here. Kari (the sister) made a rustic rhubarb tart that you can check out here.

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For week two we had decided on fresh herbs. I made a simple rosemary salmon on the grill, and it was delicious. My sister made an oregano pesto for her recipe.

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