Apple Wrapper Pie

Apple Wrapper PieI absolutely love apple pie.  This Apple Wrapper Pie is just like Apple pie, but super duper easy, takes less apples, and only uses one crust.  Yah. I'm just as surprised and excited as you are.Ingredients:Pastry for One-Crust Pie (I buy mine at the store most of the time - yup, I'm lazy.)2/3 cup packed brown sugar1/3 cup all-purpose flour4 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples (4 medium)1 tablespoon butter or stick margarineGranulated or Brown sugar to sprinkle on top if desiredHeat oven to 425 degrees.  Make the pastry (if you're into that sort of thing).  Place the pastry on a large ungreased cookie sheet and cover it with some plastic wrap to keep it moist while making filling. Peel and cut up the apple.Mix brown sugar and flour in a large bowl.Stir in the apples and mound the apple mixture on the center of the pastry.  Leave about 3 inches edges to wrap it up.  Cut butter into small pieces and sprinkle over the apples.  Now take the edges and fold them over the apples, making pleats to it lays flat on apples.  Top with some sugar.I maybe made my mound just a little too tall.Oh well, somehow I think I'll live with it.Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until crust is light golden brown.  To prevent excessive browning, cover the center of pie with aluminum foil.Stick it back in the oven for another 10 to 15 minutes.  Cool on cookie sheet or wire rack.Now, cut it up.Put it on a plate, stick a fork in itand enjoy! … [Read more...]

Bridal Shower goodies

Okay this is the last one on J's Bridal Shower. I couldn't resist this one. Those are some good lookin' goodies.  But wait. What's this in the middle?That cake-looking present there.  Let's get a closer look.Whoops, too close.Guess what this is? Okay, okay, I'll tell you.  It's a towel cake! That's right, a cake made out of towels.  J's mom made this!  How incredible is she?  I can't get over it.  It's amazing.  I might have to copy it. … [Read more...]

Giveaway winner!

Congratulations Maggie at The Southern Graduate!You have 48 hours to claim your prize by e-mailing me your info (including an address to mail your prize!) at … [Read more...]

Bridal showers and my love of cupcakes

I think my favorite part of any party is the thought that everyone puts behind every little details from the decorations to the gift wrappings to the delicious food.  Especially the desserts.And cupcakes.  Cupcakes are my favorite.Amazing, sugary cupcakes.There's nothing like digging in to this sugar-filled goodness and finding a creamy filling.And who's this taking a big bite?That would be our bride.  Caught in the act.Don't worry, dear friend.  You are not the only one who can't resist this goodness.What can I say?We're classy broads. … [Read more...]

J’s Bridal Shower

First, I should tell you a bit about J.Janelle and IJanelle and I met about five and a half years ago.  When Jon was first moving in to our apartment over 5 years ago, he brought some friends with him.  I knew that one of the "friends" that was coming along to help him out was his ex-kind-of-still-trying-to-make-things-work girlfriend.  I was excited to meet her.  When Jon arrived, I saw a cute blonde chick get out of the car.  She had on a trendy outfit, some cute heels, and a medium straight cut.  I was so excited - this girl was just like me!  I skipped down the stairs to help Jon unpack some of the things and ran over to the cute blondie to introduce myself.Janelle with her ribbon bouquetJanelle extended her hand and introduced herself as Dave's girlfriend.  I was confused and a bit embarrassed.  Woops!  I met Jon's ex-kind-of-still-trying-to-make-things-work girlfriend and Dave as well and helped Jon move his junk into our apartment.  That was the day I met J.Bridal Party - the girls (minus Andrea)Over the next few months, Dave and J continued to visit frequently and we all got to be pretty good friends.  In fact, the first night that Jon and I ever kissed, Dave and J were with us (well, not with us with us, but you know).  They were there when Jon and I decided to start dating.  They were among the first people we called when we got engaged.  J was right there by my side as I promised to be true … [Read more...]