I Cook!

Day Four Prompt: Who do you like to be with when you’re feeling sad?

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Looking at the days prompt and as I thought about this, I realized that I don’t really go to anyone person when I’m sad. If I do I will go to my baby sister and baby brother because they always seem to make me laugh as well as look at things from a different point of view.

I realize that most of the time when I’m feeling down I will cook something. I will start working on a new recipe, sometimes its something I pulled from one of my cookbooks or I will just see what I have in the house and go from there.

There’s just something about working in the kitchen that makes me feel better and things are a little bit brighter when I create something.

Well I’ve been a little down this week, not good for the Christmas season and I should have kept it all to myself because now I’m even more confused. Guess that’s why I decided to redo the pie my daughter made which was an Apple/Cherry Pie a confusion of flavors that worked.

Not so pretty pie :)

Not so pretty pie 🙂

The pie my daughter made was good, it was just missing a good healthy dose of sugar, so I remade it and added sugar and a little more spice. When she tasted it she shouted that’s it, that’s what I wanted to make. So I guess that means it reminded her of when she made it with her stepmom when she was younger.

Now I have to admit that the flavors came out great, plus I soaked the cherries in a little root beer whiskey that I had on hand, but the look of the pie was way off. I don’t know how to crimp or flute or whatever you call it, I can’t do it to make the crust look pretty. Oh and remember even if they say it’s a non-stick pie pan, grease the pan or the pie will stick 🙂

Does anyone else turn to the kitchen when a little down?

Peace, love and all that jazz!!

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2 Fruit Pie (Cherry/Apple)

Ingredients:
Piecrust for top and bottom 9-inch pan
1 can cherries
4 medium green apples
½ cup sugar
1-cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
Butter

Directions:
Drain cherries completely
Peel and thinly slice apples.
Add apples and drained cherries in a large bowel
Add the sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Toss to coat.
Pour fruit mixture into pastry-lined 9-inch pie pan. Dot with butter. Layer top crust, seal and flute. Slit top crust to allow steam to escape.
Brush top crust with an egg wash.
Cover edges with foil.
Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 25 minutes or until top is golden and filling is bubbly.

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Hitting the big Five O, and time to do something new in my life!
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4 Responses to I Cook!

  1. Princess says:

    🙂 I haven’t tried using puff pastry yet, but my daughters bf makes this dessert which encloses a brownie inside a puff pastry and OMG it is so friggin good makes you just giggle in delight 🙂 I will have to ask him for that recipe one day and share that one on here.

  2. jesskawrites says:

    Sounds good :)Looks great too 🙂
    If you sprinkle sugar onto the top of the pie, so it sticks to the egg, it generally won’t turn so dark. Also, you can get away with less fancy crimping 😉 I paint a ring of egg/milk around the edge of the pastry before I put the ‘lid’ on. I find the pastry sticks together better /more easily that way…

    • Princess says:

      🙂 thanks for the tips I will keep those in mind the next time I attempt to make this pie. I also did forget to put the sugar on top 😦 I am not a baker, I just pretend sometimes and hopes it turns out good 🙂

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