Apple of My Eye

This last weekend Randy and I were taking a drive and we passed an Apple orchard and  the special ….a bag of apples get one bag free. We got 6 bags and I made apple pie filling. Which will be for pies, apple crisp and even yogurt topping…

I have to say it feels so wonderful when you accomplish something…..enough for 23 pies in the freezer.

Apple Pie Filling

6 pounds apples- Washed, peel, core and slice apples.Treat to prevent darkening.

2 cups sugar

1/4 cup flour

1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

2 Tablespoons lemon juice

Combine sugar, flour and spices. Rinse and drain apples; stir into sugar mixture. Let stand until juices begin to flow, about 30 minutes. stir in lemon juice. cook over medium heat until mixture begins to thicken. Ladle pie filling into freezer bags. Try to get as much air out of the bag as you can.  Lay bag  flat and let cool and place in the freezer.

Have a blessed day, Candy

Growing Green Onions

I read this some while ago and I just had to try it to see if it works. I bought green onions to put on top of our bean dip for New years eve. They leftover was in the fridge and I trimmed all of them off and put them in water.

and one week later look what we have….

The water needs to be changed every so often to keep the roots happy and healthy. Green onions can top potatoes, noodles or salads…..just cut them up. You can keep uses the plant you and eventually it will stop growing and then you know it is time to start another one!

Have a blessed day! Candy

1/2 full or 1/2 empty bag of chips?

This week  while grocery shopping I noticed  the bags of chips and pretzels are smaller and less full. The bags are full of air to appear bigger and fuller. Tonight while out chips were $4.99 a bag…..I give up! My husband is always telling me I need to give them up well maybe today was the day. Tonight with our movie we are having popcorn!


While getting my popcorn out of the cupboard the lid popped off and spilled out…..Now my popcorn is 1/2 full!

God’s blessings, Candy

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Happy New year! Yesterday we were invited to a friend’s home. I usually like to stay home and watch the Twilight Zone on Hulu, but my friend was persistent and  we went. We were asked to make a dish to pass I made my taco dip and had all my ingredients but the taco seasoning. So we made our own. It tasted great and I am wondering why I haven’t kept up making my own like years passed. Here is the recipe .

Taco Seasoning

1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder ( I had dried onions so I crushed them in a small dish and which the back of a spoon)
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (we had some dried ones from our garden and I crushed them with the back of a spoon)
1/8 tsp. ground ginger

Combine all ingredients in small mixing bowl

and mix well.

Store in an airtight container if not using right away. Makes enough seasoning for about 2 lbs. meat

I doubled the recipe and now I have more for when I need it again! Have a blessed day and New Year! Candy