Johnny Appleseed Apple Pie {Recipe}

Creative Madness Mama makes another Apple Pie

Autumn has come in with enthusiasm to my kitchen and I am loving the creative vibes that I have been able to express with making my first few pies. The first pie we made when we were studying Johnny Appleseed and an apple theme. My Enginerd bought 10 varieties of apples and we compared, contrasted, and taste-testing them all over the week and the using six Golden Delicious apples we set forth to make ourselves an apple pie (my first in baking a pie!). I got the basics of an idea for the pie crust from Young Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie but interestingly for the pie filling it says not to use Golden Delicious! We found the basics of a good pie filling from Apples by Jacqueline Farmer (a new science supplemental reading recommendation from Memoria Press Second Grade book list). Veggie Tales also enjoy pie… The first experimental pie was. . .

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Is quitting sugar right for me?

Is quitting sugar right for me? Let’s get a little personal today. I’m not one for usually getting too personal on the blog, however maybe I should from time to time. After all, people are curious sometimes right? And if you knew me IRL (in real life) it’s not like anything I’m saying would be a surprise or unknown to you already. Yet as for on the internet, this is personal. There are some blogs that shout about their exercise and dieting efforts. I’m so not that person. I won’t keep it up and then people will notice and judge me, right? I’m a try your best as often as you can type of person. Hmmm… Where to start? As a youth, I wasn’t a terribly skinny person. I always thought I was heavy, but looking back I realize I was not. I just wasn’t as small as my friend. . .

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December Shari’s Berries perfect for any occasion!

[Links removed due to request from the publicist.] Next to November, December is my favorite month. Previously I would have told you it was because of Christmas and the festivity that started up after my birthday month, but now it is also to celebrate the Enginerd’s birthday. Ever since we got married I have had the hardest time picking gifts for him, whether for Christmas, birthday, anniversary or any other time because he works and I stay at home and technically any money I spend is his own so the idea of getting a present he might not love, well that’s uncomfortable. This year I totally nailed it with the help of Shari’s Berries! ETA: Enginerd quote: Nom nom nom. Huge. Nom nom. Chocolate. Great packaging. Arrived in perfect condition to be eaten. Oh my goodness, give me these for any occasion and I’ll be in pure bliss. I put. . .

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Kraft Milk Bites

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