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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

APPLE STRUDEL RECIPE


After you do your apple picking this year, come home and bake some delicious apple strudel!

Apple Strudel Recipe:

Sweet Pastry:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup butter softened (no substitutions)
1 egg slightly beaten

Apple Filling:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 medium peeled and sliced apples

Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp. whole milk
1 tsp. almond extract

To prepare crust, mix flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until crumbly. Gently mix in the beaten egg.

Spray a 9x13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Gently pat the crumb mixture into the bottom of the dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To prepare apple filling, combine flour, sugar and cinnamon. Toss this mixture with apples and then remove apples from mixture and spread apples on the prepared crust. Sprinkle left over mixture on top of apples. Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes.

To prepare glaze, whisk together powdered sugar, almond extract and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Place glaze in plastic squeeze bottle (I got mine at Walmart) and drizzle over cooled pastry. Allow pastry to cool and cut into squares. Enjoy!

Note: We have tried this recipes with different types of apples and liked them all. Sometimes it even tastes good to use a couple different kinds of apples.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

APPLE DAZE THEMED DINNER

As part of this download, you will receive:

Recipes and Buffet Cards

Napkin Rings and Candy Labels

Seating Cards and Invitations

Placemat and Stitchery Patterns
(There is also an option for printable place-mats and stitchery's!)

So many things come with the Fall - crisp air, changing leaves...but our favorite is Apples! Enjoy this themed dinner by downloading it HERE and treat your friends to some delicious apple pie!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Cowboy Cookie Recipe!


After rounding up all of those outlaws in the Jail House, your little cowboys are going to need a treat...and what is more appropriate than cowboy cookies! These cookies make the perfect play time snack and you will surely reap your reward in little cowboy kisses. Check out more of our themed recipes HERE.

Cowboy Cookies

2 cups flour
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda in 2 tbsp. boiling water
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup shortening
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 package chocolate chips

Cream together shortening and sugars. Add eggs and mix well. Mix salt and baking powder in with the flour and sift together. Mix baking soda and boiling water. Add this to flour and shortening mixture. Add vanilla. Add oats and chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Do not over bake Enjoy!!!

Halloween Quilt Patterns "Frankenstein"


Halloween Quilt Pattern
"Enter If You Dare"