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Apple Butter Recipe,  How to make apple butter,Quick and Easy Apple Butter, #Apples, #FallRecipesIf you like apple butter (or just want your house to smell fabulous) then fall is the best time to make it.  We have an apple tree and it does not produce the best shaped apples.  Most of them are rather small, and have worm holes but the apples taste great.  These “ugly” little apples are great for making apple butter.  If you do not have an apple tree check your local farmers markets, or even the grocery store as apples tend to be stock up price in the fall.   The best part about this recipe is it is fast, and NO NEED TO PEEL THE APPLES… just core them and your on your way.

Apple Butter Recipe, made with the peel on

Ingredients:

  • 6 Medium Apples (or 10-11 small apples), cored and cut into quarters
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 Cups Granulated Sugar

Directions:
The first step is to make applesauce by cooking the apples in 1 cup of water in a large saucepan for about 10-15 minutes until the apples soften. Don’t bother to peel the apples it won’t affect the texture and saves a lot of time.  Cook them with the lid on.
With a blender, blend the apples until smooth and return to the saucepan with the rest of the ingredients.
Simmer gently, for approximately 2 hours, stirring often to prevent the mixture from burning on the bottom of the pan.
The apple butter is ready when it darkens, thickens and when a spoon drawn through it leaves a clear trail.
Transfer into sterilized mason jars leaving about 1/4 inch headspace.
Seal with two-piece vacuum seal lids and heat process the jars in a water bath for 5 minutes.
Store in a dark, cool place.

Makes 3 Medium Jars
Keeps for up to 6 months, keep refrigerated once opened.

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Nutter Nutter Ghost ~ Quick and Easy Halloween Treats

Nutter Butter cookies are one of my personal favorites, so these little ghosts make me smile.  Quick and easy… and you can make them days before the party. That is a winner in my book.

To make your own Nutter Butter Ghost You Need

  • 1 package of Nutter Butter Cookies
  • 1 1/2 cup of melting white chocolate
  • Black Circle Sprinkles
  • Black writing icing

Start by melting your white chocolate in the microwave according to the chocolate directions. Usually microwave for 15 seconds and mix in between until it’s smooth. Then you want to get a fork and dunk the cookie in the chocolate and coat it fully. Then place the cookie onto Wax paper and repeat for all your cookies. Then let the chocolate set and harden. once that is set you can decorate. place a small dab of black icing for the eyes and a big circle for the mouth. Put a small round black sprinkle where the eyes should go. Let sit for a moment and they are ready to be eatten. ENJOY!Nutty Ghost for Halloween

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Deviled Eggs with Spiders, Halloween treats that are healthy, #Eggs, #HealthyHalloweenFood, #SpiderEggs, #HalloweenThese Spider Eggs (Deviled Eggs) are quick and easy and a healthy Halloween treat.  They have the perfect amount of “spooky” to make them perfect for any Halloween party.

You need

  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1/2 cup of mayo
  • 1/8 cup of yellow mustard
  • 3 tablespoons dill pickle juice (or vinegar)
  • pinch of salt
  • paprika for sprinkling on top
  • 1 can of black olives

First start by boiling your eggs for 10 minutes in boiling water. Then once cooled down, peel and cut in half. Put the yolks in a separate bowl and place the white part of the egg on a tray. Then after all those are done, Grab your mayo and put that in the bowl with the egg yolks. Mix that around a little bit and then add in the mustard, pickle juice and salt. Mix well until a smooth texture. Then you want to place the mixture into a big zip lock baggy. Cut the tip off the corner and slowly squeeze into each half of the egg until it’s all gone. Then you want to sprinkle paprika on top of them if desired.Deviled Eggs with Spiders, Halloween treats that are healthy, #Eggs, #HealthyHalloweenFood, #SpiderEggs, #Halloween

To make the spiders on top you will want whole black olives (Pitted). Cut one in half and use the half for the body of the spider. Place in the middle of the egg. Then get another olive and cut in half. Then cut into thin slices for the spider legs. Lay the olives around the spiders body and the middle of the egg. Then you will have some spooky Eggs for any party you go too. These are really easy and take no time at all to prepare. Bring the crowd pleaser to the ext Halloween party.

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Apple Pie Filling Recipe, can be used fresh, frozen or canned #Apples, #ApplePie, #CanningRecipe, #ApplePieRecipe, #FrozenApplePie

Apple pie filling is rather easy to make, and the aroma will make your house smell like Autumn.  Best time to make it is in the fall when apples are in season and tend to be at their lowest price point.  Check your local orchards or fruit stands you can often get them for a fraction of the retail store price.   This recipe is great you can use it fresh right away, freeze it or can in for later use.

What you need (this is for one large deep dish pie)

  • 5-6 Medium Apples, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Ttbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • Salt
  • 2 cups Water

Instructions:
Toss the apples in a large bowl with lemon juice to keep them from browning and set aside.
Pour cornstarch into a large saucepan and slowly whisk in water to prevent the cornstarch from getting lumpy.
Mix in the sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt and bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
Allow to come to a hard boil, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
Add the apples and bring back to a boil then reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes or until apples soften to the desired texture.
Cool completely before storing in the freezer or using.

* If you plan to can this pie filling clean and sanitize your canning jars and lids.   Fill jars with hot apple pie filling, stick a knife blade down the side of the jar to remove air bubbles. Put lids on and process in a water bath canner for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and seal on the counter.Apple Pie Filling Recipe, can be used fresh, frozen or canned #Apples, #ApplePie, #CanningRecipe, #ApplePieRecipe, #FrozenApplePie

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Pumpkin Spice Candied Pecans, #FallRecipes, #ThanksgivingRecipes, #HalloweenPumpkin Spice Candied Pecans

One of my favorite snacks is nuts, pecans, almonds and cashews are my favorite.   Fresh roasted or candied nuts and one of those things I can literally eat the whole pan.  Yummy Yummy Yummy. Trust me when I say they are as delicious as they look. These pecans are also perfect for giving as gifts. It’s an inexpensive way to make your friend’s and family’s mouth water all year long.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 Tbsp Water
  • 1 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (you can find it in the bulk bins at WinCo)
  • 1 C Brown Sugar
  • 1 Lb. Pecans

In a large mixing bowl whisk your egg, water, and spice until it becomes foamy.  Next add  your pecans and sugar. Stir well till they are evenly coated. Spread in an even layer on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 250 for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

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Blueberry Breakfast Bake, Recipe that uses left over hot dog buns to create a hot and yummy breakfast, #HotDogBuns, #BreakfastHave you ever noticed that after a family bbq there always seems to be left over hot dog or hamburger buns?  You never know how many to buy, and there is normally lots left over. BUT they have been sitting out in the heat so the bag has started to get moister in it, so they are going to mold fast… or the bag has been left open for a few hours and the buns are starting to get stale.  The “thrifty” part of me does not want to toss food. SO I came up with a recipe that allows me to use the buns for breakfast the next morning.  If you only have a few buns you can substitute normal bread… or toss the buns in the freezer till you get enough to make the recipe.

Blueberry  French Toast Bake

What you need:

  • 9 cup cubed Hot Dog or hamburger buns
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 7 eggs whipped
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 2 cups half and half

Heat oven to 350 degrees, coat mini loaf pan or 9X13 casserole dish with nonstick spray and set aside.

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In a large mixing bowl whip together the melted butter, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, eggs, and half and half.  Once they are well blended add the cubed Buns/bread and blueberries.  Mix together well, let sit for 5-10 minutes while the bread soaks up most the liquid. Once it has set, spoon the mixture into prepared pan.  Bake at 350, the mini loaf pan only needs 30-35 mins to bake, while the casserole dish will take 45-50 minutes.

You can also prepare the bread/ egg mixture the night before for a quick and easy breakfast idea.  Just pop it into the oven after it has soaked overnight.  You might need to adjust cooking time since it will be cold from sitting in the refrigerator overnight.

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