Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Delicious Apple Crunch

Fall...my favorite season of the year.  I am a hot person by nature, so when the cool temperatures come, I consider it perfect weather.  When I think of Fall, I also think of apples and pumpkins.  After canning several batches of apples, I still had a few left over and decided to make this Delicious Apple Crunch recipe.  The secret ingredient that makes it better than other recipes is the cinnamon!

Delicious Apple Crunch

5 cups sliced, peeled apples
1 cup of flour
1 cup of firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon
1 cup butter, softened at room temperature
1 cup of quick-cooking oats

Arrange apples in the bottom of a greases 8" square baking dish.  Combine flour, brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.  Cut it butter with a pastry blender until crumbly.  Add oats and mix well.  Sprinkle over apples.  Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes, or until apples are tender.  Serve warm with ice cream if desired.

Friday, September 13, 2013

3 Ingredient Peach Cobbler

I love the weather outside today, the sun is shining and it's in the low 70's.  I adore the Fall season for it's cooler temperatures and the changing color of the leaves.  It won't be long and the crops in the field will need to be harvested.

After a visit to our local orchard (which is literally down the road from our house), I purchased some Monroe peaches from South Carolina and WOW - not only were they big, but the flavor was out of this world.  My overall intention was to can them, but we ate most of the first batch we bought.  I did, however, make a simple peach cobbler one night.

3 Ingredient Peach Cobbler

2 lbs of peaches, cut up to your liking
1 box of yellow cake mix
1 (16oz) can of Diet Sprite (or 7-Up)

Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and add the peaches to the pan.  Next, sprinkle the cake mix (dry) evenly over the peaches.  Pour the can of Diet Sprite over the cake mix.  Be sure to get the entire cake mix wet with the soda.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden in color.  Let cool 10 minutes and serve with vanilla ice cream.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sloppy Joe Casserole

I admit, it's been awhile since I've blogged.  With the remodeling of our house just about complete, things are starting to slow down to a "normal" pace again.  I was able to process about 50+ pounds of tomatoes this weekend, which felt like quite an accomplishment.

The following recipe is adapted a little from one i previously saw on Pinterest.  It's quick, easy and only took 30 minutes.

Sloppy Joe Casserole

Brown 1 pound of hamburger and 1/4 cup of chopped onion.
Once made into sloppy joe mixture, line the pan with biscuits.
Bake in the oven on 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until biscuits are done.
Sloppy Joe Casserole
1-pound of hamburger, cooked
1/4 cup of chopped onion
1/4 cup of green pepper (optional)
1 tube of buttermilk biscuits
1 can of Manwhich Sloppy Joe Sauce
Shredded cheese (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Brown hamburger, onions and green peppers (optional) in skillet.  Drain grease.  Add the Manwhich (or I make my own sauce) and let simmer for 5 minutes.  Grease the sides of an 8x8 casserole dish.  Take out a tube of buttermilk biscuits and cut 4 of them in half.
Pour the sloppy joe mixture in the dish, line the border of the dish with the biscuits, sticking the biscuits somewhat down in the sauce.  Cook for 10-15 minutes, or until biscuits are cooked through.  The last 5 minutes, sprinkle with cheese and let it melt.  Let cool a few minutes before serving.
I know the picture doesn't do it justice, but trust me, this is a dish you'll want to make when you're in a hurry and the biscuits add that extra touch!