Tag Archives: Apples

(Some) Grandma’s Award-Winning Apple Pie

26 Nov

PieHappy (almost) Thanksgiving! The holiday of tryptophan and lumpy mashed potatoes is almost upon us and of course that means last minute scrambling to create your own contribution to the dining room table.

Now that I’m an adult (sort of), I’ve decided it’s my duty to add my own concoction to this year’s Thanksgiving feast.

After running down the highly scrutinized menu, I noticed that no party guest volunteered to offer the apple pie. Appalled at our family-wide lack of attention to detail, I decided it was my mission to complete our dinner setting and compose a perfect pie specimen, delicious enough to impress my Nana.

Obviously, when attempting to impress your grandmother, you’re required to scour the internet for recipes claiming to be fifth-generation, first-prize-winning apple pies. And that’s exactly what I did, with minor adjustments.

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Pinterest Fail: Miniature Caramel Apples

20 Oct

Apples11Pinterest is a trap. It lures in un-crafty people with pictures of miniature whoopie pies and then crushes their hopes when they come out looking like cat turds.

Sorry for the graphic imagery but Pinterest got me again. My company held a fall themed cook-off. Two of the judging categories were appearance and fall-ness so obviously I thought Pinterest’s plethora of sickeningly cutesy foods would deliver me a winning dish.

I settled for mini caramel apples. I trekked to my local ACME, purchased 6 apples, a bag of Popsicle sticks, caramel sauce, and sprinkles. Then proceed to spend the next two hours cursing Pinterest and eating lukewarm caramel sauce. Here’s my Pinterest failure.

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