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What Happened to Apple Pie?

Put off by the flavor (or lack of it) in mass-produced baked goods? Seems that concern has been around for quite some time, as evidenced by this 1942 editorial about America’s finest dessert.  More
Irish Apple Cake

Rachel Allen’s Irish Apple Cake

Irish Apple Cake (Makes 6 servings) 8 ounces (225 g) plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 3 1/2 ounces (100 g) butter 3 1/2 ounces (100 g) sugar, plus 2 tbsp 1 egg, beaten Approximately 3 1/2 ounces (100 mL) milk 1 large cooking apple, about 11 ounces (300 g) in weight 1 teaspoon ground […]  More
Soy, Flax, and Breast Cancer

Soy, Flax, and Breast Cancer

My breast cancer was estrogen receptor-positive. I’ve heard that eating soy and flax might cause a recurrence. But many cereals and vitamins contain soy, flax, or both, which really limits my food choices. Your help, please?  More

Baked Apple Night

Mark Twain once wrote, “I know the look of an apple that is roasting and sizzling on the hearth on a winter’s evening, and I know the comfort that comes of eating it hot.” So, too, will you enjoy the simple pleasure from this recipe, reprinted with permission of Taste of Home (tasteofhome.com). Baked Apples […]  More

Baked Apples

Baked Apples (Makes 4 servings) 4 apples 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ cup brown sugar ¼ cup quick-cooking oats 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 4 tablespoons butter ¼ cup raisins ¼ pecans or walnuts Preheat oven to 425 F. Cut tops off apples. Core and hollow, leaving ½ to 1 inch of space […]  More

Pork Chops with Apples

Pork Chops with Apples (Makes 6 servings) 6 lean pork chops, 1-inch thick (6 ounces each) 12 small whole white onions, peeled 5 apples, quartered and cored ½ cup seedless raisins 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 cup beef broth 1/8 teaspoon thyme 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon mace 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1 tablespoon currant […]  More

Apple Butter

Apple Butter (Makes about 10 ½-pint jars) 4 pounds apples 1 1/2 cups apple cider 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 1/8 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg Sterilize jars and lids in boiling water for 10 minutes. (Prepare lids according […]  More

Apple Pie

Apple Pie (Makes 1 pie) 2 9-inch pie crusts (store bought or homemade) ¼ cup all-purpose flour ¾ cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg dash of salt 2 tablespoons butter 6 cups of thinly sliced apples. Preheat oven to 425 F. Mix sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, and salt. Stir in apples. Place into […]  More

Them Apples

With 2,500 varieties of apples growing in the United States, what kind keeps the doctor away? But more importantly, what kind makes the best-tasting apple pie?  More

Apple Sauce

Apple Sauce (Makes 5 to 6 cups) 8 large apples ½ cup water 2 lemon slices ½ cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon cinnamon Peel, core, and slice apples. In large saucepan, combine apples, water, and lemon. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Applesauce will be thick so add more water to reach […]  More