Here is the letter sent to me by Daryl, and is my first damaged letter! For some reason, I find this letter all the more exciting as it was damaged. Why? I really have no idea.
In the very least, they expedited the letter to me, and as nothing was severely damaged, I consider it a win.
Enter to win this lovely giveaway! There are quite a few lovely items to win here, along with a grand prize! Very easy to enter!
TWIN PEAKS CHERRY PIE
2 cans (16 oz.) pitted sour cherries, reserving 1/2 c. juice
1 c. sugar
3 tbsp. cornstarch
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. refrigerated pie crusts
Drain 2 cans cherries, reserving 1/2 c. juice. Combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt in medium saucepan. Stir in reserved cherry juice and lemon juice.
Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in cherries and vanilla extract. Cool completely.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare your favorite pastry for a double crust pie or use 1 package refrigerated pie crusts. Roll half the pastry on lightly floured surface into a 12-inch circle.
Line a 9-inch pie plate with pastry. Spoon in the filling. Roll remaining pastry into an 11-inch circle and cut vents with a small sharp knife. Place pastry over filling; trim edges, leaving 1 inch overhang. Pinch edges together. Fold overhang up over edge and flute.
Bake 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees; bake 30 minutes more until crust is golden and filling bubbly. Cool on wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Pair with a damn fine cup of coffee. Agent cooper would be proud.
Mini. Apple. Pies. Have I got your attention yet?
I found this recipe on Pinterest, but the original post comes from the blog Joyful Homemaking and can be found here: http://margo-joyfulhomemaking.blogspot.com/2011/11/easy-mini-apple-pies.html
I had to do a post on these because this is one of the best and easiest recipes I have ever found (and actually used)! All you need is a can of biscuits, apple pie filling, and few ingredients for the topping (which you already have in your cupboard… at least you should.) I know, I know, apple pie with canned biscuits sounds gross and possibly like something a 10 year old would do, but trust me, they are fan-didly-tastic! And since they are made with biscuits you can eat them for breakfast, right? Well thats how I operate. And you cant even tell that it all comes from a can.
And let me take this opportunity to mention how much I friggin’ hate those damn biscuit cans! Whoever had the wonderful idea of inventing a can that you have to carefully pull the paper away, waiting for it to explode, and ending up having to bang it on the counter anyway while your nerves are being shot to hell because it could burst at any moment and possibly cause significant damage to all persons involved, should be shot in the face.
Our first family photo with everyone in it!
My Diy clutch makeover; I received this clutch as a gift, and I loved it except for one thing: I hate gold. Determined to put it to use, I whipped out my trusty Mod Podge and gave it a coat with some old book pages (the book wasn’t that great)…then another coat of Mod Podge…and another…and another…and finally voila! I had a brand new clutch that suited me while still using my gift (because you know I was obligated to).
My letter/keyholder made from a cereal box.
Toilet paper rolls. Oh yes.
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