Delicious homemade apple pie topped wafflesApple season is here, and there are bunches of apples ready to be picked.
Apple cobblers, apple sauce, apple cider, apple muffins, candy apples… there are so many delicious options for the abundance of apples! One morning an apple pie craving hit and I decided to try a simplified twist on classic apple pie.
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It was only about 8 a.m., and making an entire apple pie was not an option. I essentially decided to create a simple apple pie filling and used it to top my homemade buttermilk waffles. The following is an "un-recipe" as it's not precisely exact, but more of a general guide.
Note: 1 apple yields about 2 servings (enough topping for two).
Apple Pie topping via Little Life of Mine (used for waffles, pancakes, French toast, oatmeal)
1 green apple; peeled, cored, and sliced
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Sprinkle to taste: cinnamon
Dash: ground nutmeg
1. Peel and core your
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Even though summer produce is still at its peak, we're already craving a comforting dish that feels right for fall. That's why we've decided to make this vegetarian end-of-season dish. Sauteed eggplant becomes silky and slightly sweet, making it a perfect complement to mild Israeli couscous. Toss everything together with a bit of basil, and serve this fragrant (and incredibly simple!) meatless meal for dinner tonight!
Eggplant Salad with Israeli Couscous
3/4 cup Israeli couscous
Coarse salt and ground pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound Italian or graffiti eggplants, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
3 shallots, trimmed and quartered
2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar
1/3 cup lightly packed fresh basil, torn
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The first cut made into the wedding cake is ceremonial. According to tradition, a knife tied with a ribbon is set next to the cake; the bride picks up the knife (it shouldn't be handed to her) and cuts a small piece from the bottom layer of the cake. This is the piece the bride and groom will feed each other.Read More »from The Best Way to Cut a Tiered Wedding Cake
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- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Mon, Sep 9, 2013 1:46 PM EDT
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Comfort Food Remix: Flaky Pot Pie Meets New England Clam ChowderBy The Casserole QueensRead More »from Comfort Food Remix: Flaky Pot Pie Meets New England Clam Chowder
Creamy clam chowder and hearty pot pie come together in this warm and soothing dish, perfect for crisp autumn nights. Filled with veggies and and packed with protein, this pot pie is the ultimate comfort food. Photo by Steve Giralt.
Cost Per Serving: $3.28
Prep Time: 30 min
Total Time: 1 hr 15 min
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(per serving) Calories 420
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 7g
Total Carbohydrate 32g
Dietary Fiber 3g
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• Olive oil, for the baking dish
• medium (about 1 pound total) russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
• Kosher salt
• 6 slice(s) bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
• 1 medium onion, chopped
• 2 clove(s) garlic, finely chopped
• 1/3 cup(s) all-purpose flour
• 1/2 cup(s) dry white wine
• 2 bottle(s) (8 ounces each) clam juice
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Oh, I know. We're modern women. We work. We weight lift. We don't have time for the retro sundries of the 1950s housewife. But, the beginning of the school year makes me try a little harder to give my kids classic memories. It's a good time to indulge in the comfort of traditions, too. Plus, don't you just want ONE day of the year when you're "that" mom?! The one waving neighborhood kids into the house, tucking them around home-baked cookies and giant glasses of milk, and talking about their days before shooing them off to finish homework? Well, we may not be able to do it every day, but this year, we're gonna do it for at least one of our days, dangit. I've gone through and pulled together 7 modern twists on the most classic recipe ever: the chocolate chip cookie. A little bit crazy, a whole lotta gorgeous, just as good as the original. Sound like any mom you know? (Hint: that's you, dollface.) Happy New Year of School! - By Brooke McLay
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