Thursday, October 6, 2011

Checking in

I know, I know – it’s been a long time since I’ve last written. And here I am back again, only to tell you that I’m taking another break for several days and won’t be able to write.

I baked you a pie, though ~



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And then I took pictures of it with my camera phone.



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I really baked it for my husband. He loves this apple pie. I’ve been using the same recipe since I found it in my country cookbook 35 years ago. The crust is an old family recipe from Grandma Betty (Crocker).

* snort *

I love her pie crust in the box. Here’s the wonderful recipe:


The Apple Pie That Wins Hearts


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Thanks for all the wonderful comments about the vintage photos I posted this week. I can’t believe how many people wrote me and asked for more. My husband found two more boxes upstairs and brought them all down, as if I was going to begin this huge project just like that.

Geez.

Take care, have a glorious weekend, and I’ll see you later ~

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42 comments:

Lisa RedWillow said...

Pass me ice cream and a fork. .
Have a beautiful weekend Kate.

Caroline said...

OMG...that looks for flipping good! Ha...you and I like the same retro cam! :)

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Best looking pie I've ever seen Betty make!

Low Tide High Style said...

Yum, I want a slice! And I hope you have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are running off to! My guess, NYC! ;-)

Kat :)

Karena said...

Oh Yum, I went to get apples and puff pastry the other night!! Maybe cinnamon ice cream....hmmm!

I hope you will come visit & tell me what you think of my fall decor.....so far! Plus a new giveaway!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Mental P Mama said...

Love to you....

Hilary said...

Whatever your time off is for, I hope it is good to you.
Mean lookin' pie!!!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Looks delicious and I'll bet your home smelled fantastic!

missing moments said...

Having fun with the new phone! Those look awesome! Thinking of you guys! Hugs!

Flat Creek Farm said...

what a lovely pie. My hubs is a huge sucker for apple pie as well, and it's been far too long since I've baked him one. Thanks for the recipe - Aunt Betty is one of my faves too ;) -Tammy

JackDaddy said...

Cherry pie is good too! :) Just so you'll know!

Deb said...

awesome pie...

Cloudia said...

You always make us want what you're cooking up!


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Sweetpea said...

I have been remiss making the bloggy rounds of late, CG, but I can see you've been really busy 'round your place (thanks to the hubs)! ♥ your *historical* photos...just priceless and I can't wait to see more. I am a bit miffed tho because I've really been trying not to spend much moolah of late and now I WANT THAT SCANNER BAHD. :>P

nighty night,
Christi
p.s. even yer phone photos rock. cripes.

wayne15575 said...

Pie excepted !! Hope you come back soon. But, even more, hope you have fun while you're gone.

Mary said...

Oh yum, I'm coming down for some apple pie! ;). Have a wonderful weekend, dear Kate! xoxo

Kerri said...

Mmmmmm - my favorite! Have fun on your break ..... we'll leave the light on for you ;)

Besoterio said...

Great looking pie!

Daryl said...

hugs .. I hope he saved you a slice

forgetmenot said...

Your pie looks great--I'll have to get my old Betty Crocker Cookbooks out and thumb through them. They always had "simple but good" recipes. What fun to use your scanner--and what wonderful memories everytime you look at one of your old photos. Enjoy your time away from blogging--I'll look forward to your return. Take care. Mickie :)

The Japanese Redneck said...

Betty is a wonderful cook.

Heart ur pie!

Carolynn said...

Oh...so not fair. I'm on a restricted diet right now and this is just cruel. *sigh* I think I caught of a whiff of it just now...heavenly.

Oliag said...

Yummy yummy yummers! My second to favorite pie! (The first remains rhubarb:)

Have a wonderful, long weekend...hope you are doing something fun fun fun!

Lili said...

I heart apple pie too Kate! We must be related (I see we have the same Aunt Betty!) xo ~Lili

Jeannelle said...

Looks scrumptious! I like how you gave the photo a "crust", too!

Jeanne Walker said...

I am sitting here, eyes closed, with a visual of that pie and I tell you I can smell it...it smells out of this world!!!
Have a great weekend wherever and whatever you're up too!

TnTConnect said...

Pie looks wonderful, can't wait to see more vintage pics and don't know where you get the time to do it all. You go girl!

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

YUM! :)

beth said...

snort...grandma betty :)

and you and your hubs are cracking me up....the old photos, the scanner.....what a great winter project to have. and i'm totally serious !!
xoxoxo

Bluebird49 said...

I can hardly wait to see many, many more pictures of y'all--and to see another great post :) Thinking 'bout you two! Take care..

A New England Life said...

For some reason my apple pies never look that fancy. Sometimes I put little leaves on them but that's about it. I better pick up some apples today!

Thinking of you, Kate.

Tess Kincaid said...

Yummingtons...

sharon said...

That pie looks sooooooo good! I'll be right over with the milk!

Marcie said...

You know what they say - the way to the heart is thru the stomach!! Thanks for the pie..:-)!

Emom said...

Hey! I'm back after a bit of a lull too....and what a surprise to find you scanning away....I love my Canoscan Lide600f....just wait, you will be permanently glued to the chair next to it.
Great photos, and now, I have to go bake a pie...smiles

mrs mediocrity said...

Looks delicious! Sounds like you are going to be busy with those photos for a while...
thanks for the pie :)

BrendaLou said...

For Canadian Thanksgiving yesterday I made three of these apple pies. wonderful!

Jan's camera said...

Hi, I must try your recipe. I love the photos and especially the frame. What is that frame called if you don't mind? Thanks again for the recipe. Can't wait for more vintage photos.

Mom on a mission said...

The pie looks wonderful:) I swear I could smell it as I was reading your post;) lol

Tiggeriffic said...

I'll take mine with vanilla ice cream.. This pie looks so wonderful~! Think tomorrow I'll make one for hubby and grandson Ben..
Have a Tiggeriffic Day~! ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Donalyn said...

hope all is well with the CG family - as a more scarce blogger myself these days, I can understand the pulling away a bit. and I did NOT need another photo app for my Droid! Love it though :) -D

Teresa Culpepper said...

Sure miss your daily blogs. Hope you are enjoying your time off.