Saturday, July 27, 2013

What's to Eat?? Mini Apple Pies and Vegetable Pot Pies


((Sorry it took a few days extra to post this post! All my pictures were on my phone which happened to break this weekend, but all better now!))

What you will need::
4-5 apples
4 tablespoons of flour
3/4 cup of brown sugar
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
1-2 boxes of Pillsbury pie crust
1-2 muffin trays--1 tray will make 12 mini pies
Time::  Around 10-15 mins prep and 25 mins to cook
  • First start off by preheating your oven to 400 degrees and taking our your pie crust to thaw out  a little.
  • Now you can start peeling and dicing your apples.

  • Combine the diced apples with the sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix it very well and then taste it.  I made the silly mistake of putting 2 TABLESPOONS of cinnamon instead of 2 TEASPOONS.. whoops! So when I tasted it and it had a strong cinnamon flavor to it.  If something like this happens to you, then just simply peel and dice up another apple and mix it in the bowl.  Once everything tastes up to how you like, you can then move on to the pie crust!

  • Unroll your first pie crust.
  • You want to get small even circles for your pie molds.  I just used a small bowl and it worked perfectly.  Continue to do this until there is no more mold left but the leftovers.  You can roll it back out like I have done below and make at least 3-4 more  pies.

  • Take the circle pie molds and slowly pressed down on the middle of it and into the tray.  Pinch the edges together so it becomes a nice and neat muffin shape and not spilling over too much.

  • Then take a spoon and start filling these bad boys up! I filled it to the top of the pie molds.

  • I ended up running out of apple pie mix and had a few extra pie molds left.  I found that sautéing veggies a little and putting it in the pie molds turns out for a great dinner item alon with your apple pie for dessert!

  • Top of the pies with a small layer of pie crust mold just barely enough to cover each pie.

  • Cook at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes and voila! Get some salad for your veggie pot pie and some ice cream for the apple pie and enjoy!!  They're amazing little bite size wonders!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday Favorites!

Check out these favorites of the week that are sure to put a smile on your face! :)

Favorite Smile:: With this heat, everyone wants to just splash around! How cute!!
Favorite Mantra:: 

Favorite Capturing Photo:: As Frou Frou once said, "Cause there's beauty in the breakdown"

Favorite Summertime Unwind:: What to do on a Friday night enjoying sweet summertime? Go to a Drive-In movie like I did at Benji's below!

Favorite Laugh:: They do say imitation is the highest form of flattery little dog! Haha

On the blog tomorrow:: Mini Apple Pies and Veggie Pot Pies recipe!!
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Monday, July 22, 2013

Mani Monday:: Candy Stripes

Candy Stripes

This week's Mani Monday is just fun and colorful inspired!  Who knew adding random lines would be such a cute look?
Add a base look with a white/creme coat.
Then, add just a pink line to all the nails on the same side.
And now do the same with the gold and blue polish.

And here your effortlessly fun look has been created!

Always remember to have fun wit your nails, I know I do!
ps, don't forget to =)