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Day Four Prompt: Who do you like to be with when you’re feeling sad?

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Looking at the days prompt and as I thought about this, I realized that I don’t really go to anyone person when I’m sad. If I do I will go to my baby sister and baby brother because they always seem to make me laugh as well as look at things from a different point of view.

I realize that most of the time when I’m feeling down I will cook something. I will start working on a new recipe, sometimes its something I pulled from one of my cookbooks or I will just see what I have in the house and go from there.

There’s just something about working in the kitchen that makes me feel better and things are a little bit brighter when I create something.

Well I’ve been a little down this week, not good for the Christmas season and I should have kept it all to myself because now I’m even more confused. Guess that’s why I decided to redo the pie my daughter made which was an Apple/Cherry Pie a confusion of flavors that worked.

Not so pretty pie :)
Not so pretty pie 🙂

The pie my daughter made was good, it was just missing a good healthy dose of sugar, so I remade it and added sugar and a little more spice. When she tasted it she shouted that’s it, that’s what I wanted to make. So I guess that means it reminded her of when she made it with her stepmom when she was younger.

Now I have to admit that the flavors came out great, plus I soaked the cherries in a little root beer whiskey that I had on hand, but the look of the pie was way off. I don’t know how to crimp or flute or whatever you call it, I can’t do it to make the crust look pretty. Oh and remember even if they say it’s a non-stick pie pan, grease the pan or the pie will stick 🙂

Does anyone else turn to the kitchen when a little down?

Peace, love and all that jazz!!

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2 Fruit Pie

This is an apple and cherry combination that is tart and sweet.

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Piecrust for top and bottom 9-inch pan
  • 1 can Cherries
  • 4 medium Green apples
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon Nutmeg
  • Butter

Instructions
 

  • Drain cherries completely
  • Peel, core and thinly slice apples
  • Add apples and drained cherries in a large bowel
  • Add the sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Toss to coat.
  • Pour fruit mixture into pastry-lined 9-inch pie pan
  • Dot with butter. Layer top crust, seal and flute
  • Slit top crust to allow steam to escape
  • Brush top crust with an egg wash
  • Cover edges with foil
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes
  • Remove foil
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until top is golden and filling is bubbly