Friday, June 24, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie

pie dough for top and bottom crust
6 cups halved, pitted cherries
2 Tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons water
4 Tablespoons butter
heavy cream

1. Preheat oven to 400.
2. Mix cherries, quick-cooking tapioca, sugar, salt, almond extract, vanilla extract and water.
3. Spoon mixture into a dough-lined pie dish and dot with butter. Place the second rolled-out pie dough crust on top of the pie. Score the top with a knife to create air vents. Place the pie on the middle rack of the oven. Put a baking sheet on the lower rack to catch any juices that might bubble out.
4. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes. Brush the crust with heavy cream and sprinkle with sugar. Bake another 30 minutes.
5. Remove from oven and place on wire rack. Cool completely before serving.

Serves 8

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup chunky peanut butte
2 bananas, mashed
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Lightly grease a 5x9 inch loaf pan.
3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs; beat well. Stir in peanut butter, bananas, flour and baking soda until blended. Pour into prepared pan.
4. Bake for 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011



4 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a saucepan, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes. Allow to cool, then mash with a potato masher.

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