Category Archives: cinnamon

Cinnamon Bun Scones

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I revisited an old recipe this morning that I haven’t made for years. I found it years ago on the Quaker website, it had won recipe contest that year. I reminisced that I made this when my oldest son was very young, but I didn’t think I even made it since my youngest two were born. I checked out the date on my printout, yep 3/01. I was right. Boy – does time fly!
The kids informed me that I shouldn’t wait so long to make this recipe again, I had to concur 🙂

Click here to find the recipe

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Deep Dish Apple Pie Re-post

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I made deep dish apple pie last Sunday. I had some apple pie filling I made about a year ago in the freezer, I didn’t think I could wait until Thanksgiving to use it. I felt I had pushed the limit on how long it was in the freezer already. So I decided I had better bake up a pie, and it tasted delicious!

So I thought I’d repost this recipe . . .

With this pie, I used a different pie crust recipe. I have always used a simple Crisco, flour and water based pie crust without complaints. But the website I adapted my pie from (Chickens in the Road) had a pie crust recipe with vinegar and egg.

So I used it. My mom and I were curious as to why use vinegar. So we did a bit of research to find that just a bit of acid (need not be vinegar, but cider vinegar is traditional for fruit pie pastry) helps relax the gluten formation that would otherwise toughen the pastry. And I have to say that I had no complaints.

So give it a try if you haven’t made crust like this before, and see what you think.

Click here for the recipe

The Wonderfully Versatile Pumpkin — Final Installment!

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It is a little bitter sweet for us to be making our last “Versatile Pumpkin” post but we are excited for our Halloween posts in October. We hope you have enjoyed the recipes as much as we have and this weeks recipes are just as fabulous!
Christy made a casserole IN A PUMPKIN! It reminds me of Beef and Rice Stuffed Peppers. Delicious! Amy’s cookies were a happy accident and the test kitchen is still standing. 🙂 Click on the pictures to see the recipes.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Casserole

Pumpkin Ice Cream — From the Versatile Pumpkin

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Pumpkin Ice Cream


Christy has run into the same problem that I had last week.  She used her last can of pumpkin puree last week, that she had bought last Christmas, and went to the store to buy some more this week.  She couldn’t find any puree or pie filling!  Therefore, we are only posting one recipe this week and crossing our fingers that Christy can find some pumpkin puree this weekend, because she has a great recipe for pumpkin chili.

We hope you give this pumpkin ice cream a try — the recipe can be found here at The Wonderfully Versatile Pumpkin.