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Saturdays October 23, 2011

Filed under: Cooking Experiments — Amy Scott @ 8:00 am

I’ve found the last couple of Saturdays have held similar activities – cleaning the house and baking a special treat! The weekends have been filled with gatherings of friends and family. Thus, I’ve needed to have the house tidy and something to offer my guests. For life group two week ago, I made the applesauce spice cake. I’ve already posted how yummy that turned out! I’m already planning on making that again – this time for my Wednesday night class.   

Last Saturday was my first venture at pie making on my own. I’ve watched Jeremy make a pie and I’ve made a pie with Jeremy, but until last week I had never done it by myself. It was a bit of a personal challenge to show myself that I can do it. Apple pie was decided on because it was to be shared with family for my father-in-law’s birthday. He is big fan of apple pie, so it seemed that would be the best option. Since it was my first time, I did learn that I need to add more apples next time. I used an extra apple in the recipe, but I should have used another. I know that for next time. I also used a mix for the crust again. Now that I am out of the mix, I plan of making my own crust next time. Baby steps!

Today is a life group Sunday, so yesterday I decided to bake banana bread to take to the group. It might sound odd, but I’ve learned that bananas freeze well and they can then be saved until you plan on making some bread. It’s a chilly to prepare them, however, they taste great! I used the recipe from my Shueyville cookbook and it’s a classic! I shared the recipe in a previous blog if you are curious. The great thing about this recipe is it needs to be split into two loaves. We will take one loaf to life group and the other loaf will be munched on by Jeremy and I. It’s perfect for sharing!

 

5 Responses to “Saturdays”

  1. Maggie May Says:

    Yum. Chris’ mom has a bomb Banana Bread recipe! She makes a ton of it around Christmas time for all her friends/family … last year while we were down there, I ate a whole lot of it!! I have a couple banana’s in my freezer right now … maybe I’ll have to make some soon since your blog makes me want some now! :)

  2. There is nothing that says Fall like a nice warm apple pie. I have found a great way to make this all time favorite even better. Personal peices of pie:) All you do is make your pie as normal but instead of it getting put into a pan to bake you simply put the shell and stuffing into a cupcake pan. Only 6 are allowed at a time for spill over. This way there is no cutting and everyone gets just the right size/hand held peice of apple pie:)

    • Amy Scott Says:

      I saw a similar recipe just the other day, but it called for a jumbo muffin pan (which I don’t have, but I am now tempted to buy). It’s fun to get creative with seasonal food! I’m looking forward to trying to learn some new tricks, but in a lot of ways I’m still mastering the basics!

  3. Kelly Haymes Says:

    I love to bake but sometimes the goodies don’t come out so good :( The way I look at it is that I took all that time, and it may not look pretty but darn it taste pretty! I love the way baking makes my house smell!Soon thanksgiving will be here and my house is going to smell so good!!!!!

    • Amy Scott Says:

      I find that not super skilled with making things pretty! At least not yet! I am just happy with tasty! My logic is I’ll never get better if I don’t try!


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