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Thanks and Food

29 Nov

What better holiday than Thanksgiving to resurrect my hiatus from this blog! On the menu were the typical items, all made from scratch, and I appointed myself on dessert duty. A rendition of an old favorite returned, as you might have read before: Mascarpone Mini Cheesecakes. Only this time, I made the full-sized cheesecake and the center did not collapse!

My new project was a classic apple pie. It’s not Thanksgiving without apples! For this recipe, I quartered the apples, but I think next time I will cut or slice them smaller and then substitute half the white sugar with brown sugar for a gooier filling. Though delicious, the filling in this recipe was more runny than I would have liked. I also think it needed a bit more nutmeg or maybe even some ginger.

I decided to iPhone this project, so forgive the subpar quality of the photos.


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Apple Pie Cookies

1 Oct


I’ve been debating writing this post because I’m not done tweaking the recipe to my liking. I saw this post¬†and knew I had to try it myself. The recipe calls for canned apple pie filling and bottled caramel sauce, and since I prefer homemade ingredients to canned/bottled, I tried this recipe by making my own apple filling and caramel. The cookies turned out good, but not perfect. That’s the great thing about baking, you get to learn from your experiences! I will continue tweaking this one until it suits my tastes better. Read on if you want to try this yourself!

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