Apple Pie Crisp..

We did something totally different for Thanksgiving..

Apple Pie Crisp

We used a store bought pie crust (deep dish),
Canned Apple Pie Filling that I made earlier this year from the apples we bought
from a local Orchard, (yum) and then made a quick crumble to put on the top.

(The Crumble that we put on top was made from Butter, Quick oats, brown sugar, and a little

Oh boy, it was good!


Are you ready for Thanksgiving?
I know I am.. 

Lots of cooking to do.. and I think I will start today,
so I can enjoy more family time tomorrow!


Happy Thanksgiving!


Dearest Friday..

It is just about time you got here..
It has been a great week, in fact a wonderful week..
but I must admit to you..   that I am ready for the weekend. :0)

Why I will never do this again.. :0)


I made an Angel Food cake today..
and I thought to myself..

I will just use my handmixer this time so I don't have to get my big Stand Mixer out of the cabinet and so on....

 Big Mistake.. I stood there what seemed like hours mixing those egg whites.. trying to
get those medium peaks to form in the frothy foam..  Let me tell you, the first sign of any kind of peak on those things I was done!!! Done I tell you! :0)

Don't get me wrong - I am very happy with my kitchenaid handmixer..
it definately serves a purpose.. mash potatoes and so on.
But as far as Angel Food cake goes..  I will get my big Kitchenaid Mixer out from here on out! :0)

Oh, and the Angel Food Cake turned out great.. (completely edible) so no harm done.. ha, ha.

Something new..

 I wash my hands what easily seems like several hundred times a day..   
Well, since I have never actally counted how many times, let's just say many, many times a day.. that is more accurate. :0)

Anyway, this time of year my hands start getting dry from all that washing.. 

So I decided to try a new bar soap..
(Liquid hand soap is great - but I like to always have bar soap available as well)

So looking at bar soap.. so many choices..
This one says it "gently exfoliates", and says it is "with natural oatmeal to soothe dry skin"...

Sounds good to me..

Result:  I do think it is a keeper..
I actually like the scent of it as well.. Not too soapy, if that makes sense.


Do you have a favorite bar soap or handsoap that you recommend?
(*Please know that this company knows nothing about me,  just my own personal opinion on a product that i purchased)