America is Apple Pie

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Apple pie is to thiis day and forever will be th classic American desert.  Sometimes there is just nothing better than than a nice warm ooey gooey apple pie with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and maybe some caramel sauce…..  oohh I’m drooling just typing about this.  I’m gonna have to go make one now.

Baking is a great past time and certianly something thats fun to do with your kids.  Baking is fairly forgiving because you can almost fix something in the process if you happen to do something wrong.  Take your time, follow a great recipe, and enjoy the finished product.

In my opinion the two most important things about an apple pie are as follows:

1: Presentation

    The weaving of the strips on top are a vital part to the finished look of the apple pie.  If the strips are too skinny or too fat it doesn’t look kgood.  If the strips are not straight with one another it doesn’t look good, and if they are not weaved correctly it also does not look as appealing.

Side note: the best apple pie I ever EEEVVVVVERRRR tasted was made by the owner of a germantown tn roofing company…. It was absolutely to die for

2. The Goo

     I’m sure theres another term for this but I call it the goo.  Apple pies with no goo in them are just too dry and not a bold or fluid enough flavor in my opinion.  You’ve got to make sure you get that warm goo in there as it brings flavor and moistness to the pie as well as pairing so well with the ice cream that is coming.

Cooking is cool, but Baking is the Bomb



Baking is a tremendous creation that has brought us some of the tastiest treats and desserts I could have never thought imaginable.  But it can come with its own difficulties if you are not that savvy in the kitchen.

For those of course that don’t want to try and take on the somewhat daunting task of baking, there’s always boxes of just add water products.


For any else that are adventurous enough to take on the challenge… here are few things you will need to have down to ensure success


1. Choose a great recipe

        I remember baking one of my first cheesecakes.  I pulled a recipe off the internet that called for the cheesecake to have 9 eggs.  Now I have enough knowledge to konw that 9 eggs in a cheesecake is proposterous.    Point being to look at enough recipes that you can be educated about your selection.  Choose one that will be delicious but simple to follow as well, and when you find one that works… don’t fix what’s not broken.  Stick with it!



       Prep is a pretty broad topic and includes a number of items like:

                     – preheat the oven

                     – set out and premeasure all the ingredients

                     – have your bowls and your tools ready

                     – get your timer ready

3. Mix the contents well

       The muscles that you use in your arms and hands to mix during baking are not muscles you use doing anything else in life.  So be prepared if you are just starting out to start cramping very quickly.  If you have to, be ready to use a mixer.  Mixing the batter is a truly important part of the process and paying attention to the needed consistency of the batter is not to be overlooked.  Do you best, time it well,a nd always remember that the end result is sooooo worth the pain…..


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