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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Sew ‘n Tell Friday

Hmm… This was a fun week as Grandmama and Grandaddy visited for a few days. I had intended to keep up with my cross stitching but instead I was able to get some things done on my beloved Bernina (with Grandmama’s help and influence!). We completed the girls Frontier Girls Vests and mine is in progress. I had to go back and forth when I was ordering our badges because AppleBlossom is completing more than we can afford to buy. So for individual things that are not hugely something she’s proud of I’m going to have to figure something else out. But I plan to get us organized and go over things officially with them as so far it’s been more on the random. AppleBlossom has finished another!! cross stitch kit, this time a butterfly and has begged to get started on the second butterfly the Enginerd bought her. So. . .

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The Moosewood Cookbook: 40th Anniversary Edition

The Moosewood Cookbook has inspired generations to cook simple, healthy, and seasonal food. A classic listed as one of the top ten best-selling cookbooks of all time by the New York Times, this 40th anniversary edition of Mollie Katzen’s seminal book will be a treasured addition to the cookbook libraries of fans young and old.

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Tyler Makes Spaghetti! by Tyler Florence

Food Network star Tyler Florence is back with another picture book showing where food comes from and how it’s made. In Tyler Makes Spaghetti!, Tyler and his dog, Tofu–the heroes of Tyler Makes Pancakes!–want to prepare their favorite meal. The pair go to Chef Lorenzo Mascarpone for information on making spaghetti and meatballs. They imagine a trip around the world to gather all the fresh ingredients for pasta and tomato sauce. Then it’s back to the kitchen where Tyler discovers that cooking his favorite food is as much fun as eating it! Playful full-color illustrations by Craig Frazier, a Did You Know? section with cool facts, and Chef Tyler Florence’s recipe for spaghetti and meatballs make this a delicious choice for little foodies and picky eaters.

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Six Sisters’ Stuff: Family Recipes, Fun Crafts, and so much more!

Cook, craft, and create with recipes, projects, and ideas from the blog SixSistersStuff.com. Camille, Kristen, Elyse, Stephanie, Lauren, and Kendra are six sisters who share their easy, affordable recipes and crafts in this collection of family favorites. These pages contain more than 90 tried-and-true recipes that use ingredients commonly found in your pantry, with easy-to-follow instructions and photographs of each dish. Charming do-it-yourself projects, such as stained Mason Jars and a Ruffles and Yarn Wreath, are fun to create and require little time or money. Suggestions for indoor activities for kids, healthy snack ideas, or an inexpensive night out are among the many lists included in the book.

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Creative Madness Mama thoughts on a Monday

Lately I have been so domestic. I have really been bitten by a cooking and meal planning bug. I even have a new Pinterest wall dedicated to “Meal-Planning Bliss”. <strike(I will try to come back with a link, but I’m writing from my Kindle Fire app right now). I have been observing and pining interesting recipes that we might try. Then there are several mama blots with meal planning materials and ideas. But my favorite discovery has been a combination app/website/Firefox Add-on for PepperPlate. It’s amazing. (Although I have experienced minor issues between sync-ing from time to time.) PepperPlate is allowing me to put recipes all in one digital place with a little drag-and-drop including pictures. Then the recipe is sourced and I can link back to the original blog post or professional recipe site (like Betty Crockery or Paula Deen) to see ones that have step by step images.. . .

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The Amish Family Cookbook by Jerry and Tina Eicher {Preview}

From bestselling author Jerry Eicher (more than 350,000 books sold) and his wife, Tina, comes this warm and inviting peek into an Amish kitchen, complete with recipes, Amish proverbs, and a dash of Amish humor. Readers will laugh, pray, and eat robustly with The Amish Family Cookbook at their side.

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Don’t Panic: Quick, Easy, and Delicious Meals for Your Family

Don’t Panic: Quick, Easy, and Delicious Meals for Your Family by Susie Martinez, Vanda Howell & Bonnie Garcia Genre: Cookbook Pages: 256 Paperback 7 x 9 Date Published: April 2012 Publisher: Revell Books Great meals for your busy family! We’re all busy, but that doesn’t mean we have to eat like we are. You don’t have to settle for feeding your family commercially packaged meals full of sodium and preservatives or fat-laced fast food. Quick and healthy meals from your very own kitchen are easy with delicious recipes like Southwestern Baked Cheese Dip Thai Chicken Wraps Walnut Spinach Salad Homestyle Mac & Cheese Slow Cooker Pork Chops Oven Roasted Orange Chicken Grilled Flat Iron Steak Sandwiches Spicy Shrimp and Asparagus Stir-Fry Fruit Pizza Mexican Chocolate Mousse and many more From quick meals made on the grill or in the sauté pan to crockpot dishes that require little prep and cook while. . .

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Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free by Karen Morgan

75 delicious recipes for classic desserts and gorgeous French pastries, all made without gluten. Celiac disease is on the rise (more than 3 million Americans and an equal number of Europeans have been diagnosed), and millions more seek gluten-free products to supplement a healthy lifestyle. With this cookbook, gluten-conscious gluttons can dish up all sorts of delectable desserts anytime the craving strikes!

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