Monthly Archives: August 2015
today is Cherry Turnover day, this recipe is even better…cherry cherry cherry berry
Tom’s Cheery Cherry Cherry Berry Pie
1 1/2 cups of flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/2 cup Crisco shortening
Mix all ingredients in a stand mixer on medium speed swiftly until crust appears “pea like.” Carefully sprinkle ice cold water in crust mix until it just starts to be fully moistened and gathers together. Pat into disc, wrap and refrigerate for at least one half hour. Roll out on floured surface and make and crimp piecrust. Freeze until ready to use.
4 1/2 cups Montmorency tart cherries –frozen
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp real almond extract
1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp orange zest
1/2 cup dried Michigan cherries
1 1/2 cups of frozen blueberries
Combine frozen cherries, dried cherries, sugar, cornstarch. Stir constantly on med-hi heat until boiling. Add blueberries. Boil for one minute or until thickened. Add almond extract, lemon juice and zest. Pour blueberries in bottom of pie shell and pour cherry mixture over them.
1 cup sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick butter softened
Mix together all crumb topping ingredients by hand or a pastry blender until crumbly.
Cover filling with crumb topping. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 45 minutes to one hour or until filling is bubbling over crust.
another great recipe from thekitchn.com
Mom, I need help. I have lots of problems and I can’t handle any of them. I’m a mess. What can I do?
Maybe it’s just called being alive. You’re having trouble trying to figure out how to solve your problems, but you should try to learn something from them that will help you. Break down your big problems into smaller solvable problems. You need to just start anywhere and go for it…good luck.
Ask Mom. I can never keep a secret. Can I learn how to keep a secret?
The best way to learn how to keep a secret is think about how terrible you’ll feel when the person who trusted you with their secret will feel when they find out that you told someone the secret. You’ll never regret keeping a secret, but telling a secret might cost you a friendship and your reputation as someone that can be trusted- that’s a high price to pay…
btw…today is national dog day…isn’t that every day?
Mom, what’s the first and most important thing I should buy for my new kitchen?
Good sharp knives and use them very carefully…
Dear mom, I want to buy gifts for people who have been very nice to me. How do I find perfect gifts?
It’s not that difficult to find great gifts. Pay attention to what these people like or if they mention what they want during a conversation remember it. Also, get what they want not what you want. Easy, fun and convenient gifts are the best instead of the most expensive gifts.
Dear Ask Mom, I’m really unhappy that the summer is almost over. I’m getting depressed, what should I do?
Me, too. Try to ignore it…and enjoy it as long as you can.
almost forgot the most important thing…eat as much ice cream as possible, at least three times a day!