Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sweet as Pie

Okay, so here's my latest sweet I've made. I'm becoming more and more of a organic freak. I'm trying my best not to buy canned goods and go for as much organic and fresh fruits and veggies as possible. Of course, the summer offers us so many fresh, local fruits and veggies that I couldn't resist trying to make a fresh peach pie. It was so easy and Ryan loved it, so I thought I'd post the recipe.

Crust: 2 cups flour, 2/3 cup Crisco, and 5-7 tablespoons water. Mix Crisco & flour till crumbly. Add water a couple tablespoons at a time until dough is formed. Split dough in half (one for bottom and one for top.) Roll out on lightly floured surface & form to pan. I did my top as lattice. Bake bottom pie crust before filling.

Inside: Peel and slice 4-5 peaches and place in saucepan on stove. Add a little water (I did around 1/2 cup,) about a half stick of butter, about a 1/4 cup brown sugar, sprinkle a little cinnamon and nutmeg and about 1 1/2 tsp of cornstarch to thicken. I really just made this up and the amounts as I went along and it turned out great.

Pour into pie crust and place top crust on and bake till top is flaky. It's easy as pie!!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Okay, so the hubby is making fun of the name of my blog. What's new, right? When we were first married, we moved off from home. He was gone all the time with his new job and we didn't know anyone. I was bored silly. I guess I was crowding him because he informed me that I needed to get a hobby. Can you imagine? Now, there just aren't enough hours in the day for everything. And, as if there's not enough to do around here, I've decided to join my friends in blogging. My bio lists many of the things I'm trying to do and some that are just dreams (hence the name of the blog.) So, anyway, here's mine!