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Treat Tuesday – Easy Apple Pie


I don’t make my own pie crust. Because who has time for that? Especially during the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving week through New Years. If I’m going to make something from scratch, it wont be a pie crust.

Since I’m vegetarian I buy the Marie Callender brand frozen pie crusts, which come in a set of 2. These crusts don’t have lard in them. Either get this brand, any brand you prefer or make your own if you’re fancy like that.


* 2 Pie Crusts

* 6-7 Medium Apples – I used Gala (peeled, cored and sliced)

* 1/4 Cup Sugar

* 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

* 2 Tablespoons Flour

* 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

* 1/2 Teaspoon Grated Lemon Peel

* 1/4 Teaspoon Salt

* 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice

Toss all the ingredients in a bowl. Sprinkle the apple mixture into the pie crust. Either top completely with the second pie crust cutting slashes or designs  in top crust. I used little cookie cut outs that make Turkey and Apple details making a design on top of the pie.

Bake 40-50 minutes in the oven at 425 degrees until the crust is golden. Enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving 2015


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Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday. While I think the holiday season starts in October, things really start to feel festive around Thanksgiving. Hopefully, we realize how blessed we all are and think about those who aren’t as fortunate than us.

I have been thinking about what I want for Christmas. The list isn’t big. I have to struggle to think of anything I want, let alone need. There isn’t anything I need. That is definitely something to be thankful for. I hope that I will always remember how lucky I am to live the life I do. I hope that if I can ever do something kind for someone else, that I take the opportunity to do so.

You will not see me Black Friday shopping. You will absolutely not see me Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving should be focused on what all we have, not what we can get by saving a buck. Let’s let everyone have the opportunity to spend the holiday with their own families. I’m thankful I don’t have to work on this day, but so grateful to all those people who do have to work on this day to keep society safe and healthy.

Happiest of Holidays to you all!

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Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Feast


Not every holiday party needs to be decked out with your finest tableware and decorations. Some of the best parties are the simple ones. As long as you have good company, any party should be a hit.

I love this time of year. The holidays are becoming more magical since I have a little one. We can watch all the holiday movies together to help get us in the spirit. And Charlie Brown is a classic.

With the new Charlie Brown movie coming out I thought this would be the perfect time to have our own Charlie Brown feast. I was talking with my sister the other day and told her if she came over I would give her popcorn and jelly beans. She said it would be just like CB Thanksgiving. That gave me an idea to have a little CB picnic of my own.

I’m sure several of people have had their own CB Thanksgiving meal. If they haven’t, they probably should. I remember watching the show when I was little and actually thinking the meal that snoopy prepared was appetizing. I don’t think most kids are into regal meals. I know my 2 year-old would gladly eat a meal of pretzels and jelly beans. Who could blame her?

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I covered our coffee table with a tablecloth in our living room. My husband did the grocery shopping for this one. He picked up the popcorn, pretzels and jelly beans. I just needed to make the toast and serve it all up on “fancy” aka paper plates. Makes cleanup a breeze.

My daughter had 2 of her buddies come over for the picnic. While eating their feast they watched a CB Thanksgiving. A perfect snack for a perfect cartoon. I think we will start making this a pre-Thanksgiving tradition. If you have little ones, I do hope that you have your own Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Snoopy was really onto something here!

Photo Credit: The Berry

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