There’s always one last thing to make , one more dish to prepare. Here’s a quick pretty fail safe delicious one we made this morning. It was all hands on deck. The kids peeled and cored an put the apples into lemon water. My husband helped remove the rough spots.
We put it into my new dutch oven and I poured a little apple cider over top. For the piece de resistance We grated fresh ginger and gave it all a toss.
Heat it up giving it a stir every few minutes until its mostly melted into sauce. Yummy.
I hope every one enjoys their day and thanks to all those working today to make our lives easier. My daughter is a working waitress. Be extra nice to your waitress today if you eat out. She’s missing the family dinner, but needs the money for school. We miss her, but we understand. God bless us everyone. Happy Holidays to all, from Winter solstice through Happy New Years and every holiday in between.Diana
I bring killer applesauce to family dinners and I often can some and give away as gifts. I get many compliments on my sauce and my response is always the same- it’s all in the apples you use. Seriously, I don’t need sugar in my sauce at all because I’m using a blend of apples to come up with the best sauce.
Learning which apples to use in your recipes is the key to achieving the desired result. Fuji and Gala are great for salads and fresh but I wouldn’t put them in sauce. I’ve used Rome because they make a pretty pink sauce but the taste is meh. My husband loved Red Delicious until I pointed out they only had flavor for a couple of days and then the flavor went downhill fast.
I use Winesap, Gold Rush and/ Suncrisp together for the sauce. Winesap are sweet and melt right down into sauce with very little effort. The Suncrisp and Goldrush have a little tartness and hold their shape more and so they add a little chunkiness and texture to the sauce.
Making applesauce is easy peasy.
Wash and peel apples.
Core and slice – place in a bowl of water with citric acid …Diana
The time has come to start the Thanksgiving dinner recipes. Dressing or Stuffing what’s the difference. Where I came from, everything was called stuffing, here in Ohio, mostly it’s called dressing so I always thought it was a regional thing. Whatever – you can also call it stuffing if you stuff it, and dressing if you don’t. Usually I don’t stuff the turkey, I bake the stuffing (or dressing) and serve it as a side dish – because I like it that way. I love apples and pecans in my dressing (stuffing) and sometimes I throw in some raisins. Here’s a recipe developed by the Deen Brothers. Oven dried bread means cube it and toast it on low until the bread is dry enough to use for stuffing.
Southern Apple Pecan Dressing
Recipe created by Jamie and Bobby Deen on behalf of the Grain Foods Foundation
Servings – 8
PreHeat – 350°
Prep Time – 20 min
Cooking Time – 1 hr
Total Time – 1 hr 20 min
Difficulty – Easy
- 10 cups oven-dried white bread, torn into pieces
- 1 sleeve crackers, crumbled …
It’s apple season and I have had such a craving for an Apple (Cinnamon Coffee) Crumb Cake. It doesn’t help that I have all of these apples that my husband and I are planning on canning sitting around the house calling to me. Psst, psst, you want it, you know you doooooo. Well, I caved. I hit the books looking for a simple cake that I could put together quickly for a nice evening snack. This is one of the times it would be nice to have kids hanging around. I’ve got apple cake and I’m eating it, and eating it. This is my type of cake, not too sweet, a little bit of apple, moist and delicious. Love it. Warm is better, and if you have vanilla ice cream, dollop it on top. I don’t have any, but I just keep snacking on it. I found this recipe in my Best of Cooking Light Kitchen Secrets for Quick and Easy Meals from Sept 2008. I guess this is the reason I keep magazines I like around for a while.
Here’s a way the whole family will enjoy butternut squash and apple. I used a splash of orange, plus grated the rind and ginger. This was fabulous, fantastic, divine, delicious and good tasting. Butternut squash is so delicious and nutritious for you and such a great autumn food to serve. Apples go well with it, and the orange gives it sweetness without adding sugar.
I told my son to tell me it tasted wonderful, and after he tasted, he agreed. If you have kids that balk at squash, this is the way to serve it.
Oh, this dish is heavenly good. I think I’m bringing it to my mom for Christmas.
Roasted Apple and Butternut Squash Print Ingredients
- 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced