Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tried and True recipes - DESERTS -

Today over at Kims you will be able to find some really wonderful deserts!! I have gotten soo many wonderful recipes this week and I just sooo appreciate Kim for hosting this wonderful Tried and True Recipe week! So without further ado...adue...aadoo?? however, you spell that word LOL here is our family's tried and true favorite desert(s).

This Apple Pie is AWESOME and it is sooo pretty but trust me it doesn't last long! My DH makes this for every holiday not just Thanksgiving. Our kids ask for it on birthdays as well. I must give honor to my late Mother-in-law ~ for this is her awesome and amazing recipe.

Apple Pie

5 -7 Granny Smith apples
3/4 to 1 c. sugar
2 T flour
3 T. red hots
2 t butter
dash of salt
pie crust ~ store bought or make your own

Peel and Core apples and slice thinly. Combine flour, sugar, red hots, salt and mix with apples. Line 9" pie plate w/ bottom of pie crust and fill w/ apple mixture. Dot with butter. Put on top of the pie crust pinching the sides. Save the extra crust and put aside. Slit top of the crust and sprinkle with a bit of sugar. Take the extra pie crust and use cookie cutters according to the holiday and cut out cute pie toppers and place on edge or in center according to how much extra dough you have. It makes such a cute added touch! Leaves for Thanksgiving, Trees for Christmas, Hearts for Valentines ~ you get the idea
Cook for 45-50 min @ 400' or until golden brown on top.

NOTE:::: LINE OVEN WITH TINFOIL BC THIS OOZES OUT BIGTIME! if you don't use a really deep pie pan

This is our other favorite desert and from my Nana. It is a classic but I just received this recipe last year so it is so very precious to me!

Classic Chocolate Sheet Cake

2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1/2 t. salt
2 sticks butter or margarine
1 c water
3 T Cocoa
2 eggs beaten
1 t. soda
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 t. vanilla
stir flour, sugar, add salt. Combine butter, water and cocoa and bring to a boil. Mix with dry ingredients. Combine eggs, soda, vanilla and buttermilk and beat into mixture.

Grease and lightly flour 10x15 cookie sheet and pour in cake mixture.
Place in Oven 15-20 min @ 350'

While the cake is baking prepare the Icing!
1 stick butter
4 T cocoa
4 T buttermilk

Place butter is pan and melt then add cocoa and buttermilk and bring to boil. Remove and add 1 t. vanilla and 16 oz powder sugar.
Pour on cake as soon as it comes out of oven.

This is the BEST AND MOISTEST CAKE you will EVER eat!!!!

I want to thank all of you for your prayers yesterday while I attended my first rehab for my shoulder. Let's just say it was tough and it's gonna take a bit before they can start to strengthen my arm because my range of motion is no where near where I should be BUT we will get there.

I wanted to ask for prayers for my dad. I talked to him last night and he has been experiencing some chest pain and is very weak from the round of chemo already. He slept most of the day on Wednesday and unfortunately his doctor did not call in regards to this chest pain. My stepmom is concerned as am I, but I know the Lord is on the Throne and is hearing the cry of my heart and the prayers of each one of you! Thankyou Lord for what you are doing in my daddys body, heart, mind, soul, and Spirit!

Love and Blessings


The Real Me!

Yummy yummy! I got you linked up my friend.


They both sound yummy. Thank you.
Blessings and prayers, andrea

Kathy C.

Oh yum! Who would have ever thought of putting red-hots in a pie? Interesting, but I can imagine the combination of them melted in with the apples, tasty!!!!
Love the cake, it's soundin' pretty yummalicious!

Girly Muse

You are so sweet to share these sacred recipes with us!!!

I can tell the eating is GOOD at your house!!!

Love ya!

Apron Senorita

I have just placed your dad in prayer. I took a deep breath in the name of our heavenly Father God and asked the Holy Spirit to fill you dad with the living breath of Christ.


He & Me + 3

Stop with all the recipes...because I am seriously going to be way too big by Christmas...these sound so good. I just made my first apple pie last month and boy was it yummy.

E @ Scottsville

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, those sound soooo yummy! I'll take one of each please. I mean you ARE taking orders, right???


Happy Thursday!



As always, you are my blessing for each and every day. I thank God for you continually for bringing you around when I needed you the most! I love you.

Now see here you just posted two amazing recipes and I am thinking I am going to have to try the apple pie cause it has red hots in it! Yum! Although Caitlyn would add that chocolate cake must always come first.

Praying for you my sweet sister that in time, your range of motion in your shoulder will be completely restored and off your pain meds. Lifting your dad's health up in prayer as well this morning and asking for a mighty miracle in his life.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat


These are great recipes. The chocolate cake is a familiar one. It really is moist. I pray for your pop every day so I'm glad when you give us updates on him and your shoulder. Love you, sweet friend, and appreciate your prayers for us.


Loren, What two great recipes. Yummy... Apple and then Chocolate:)

Glad you enjoyed Maxine. I do too. How are you feeling? You have not updated about your surgery. How is your Dad? Has his weakness gotten any better? Love you, Audrey


Praying with you and for you sister...with all the requests you brought up...Those recipes sound good! again...drool...drool...
I just made some stuffed eggplant for dinner. I like to cook early. Why do those desert sound like they will go well with this dinner? yummy...Take care. God bless.


Sounds delicious.

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