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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers Day Out There!

Spalted Dogwood Baron Rollerball Pen - Handcrafted Wooden Pen - Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day to everyone out there who qualifies.  Hope it's been fun for you!

Shopping for a little something for my husband is rather hard.  He's the type of guy who doesn't want anything and means it.  He does love his pens though and I saw this one on Etsy right here.

You see, his hobbies are minimal and work (which is also his hobby) seems to provide him with the tools and resources he needs.

But there is one thing that always is well received.  A desert made with apples.  And have I got a delicious one from Colorado Cache, a Jr. League of Denver cookbook.  Below is the recipe and dh will get a gift coupon as he will be stuffed from earlier going out to his favorite restaurant.  So bake this one up and save a little touch of "Grand Ma" (as my kids call it) or Amaretto for a baker's bonus. Yum!

Pikes Peak Apple Crisp

  • 5 C peeled and sliced green cooking apples
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon sugar
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 jigger Grand Marnier
  • 1 jigger Amaretto
Crumb Topping
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1/4 C light brown sugar
  • 3/4 C sifted flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 C butter
  • Whipping cream or ice cream for topping, optional
  1. Arrange apple slices in greased 2 quart round casserole.
  2. Sprinkle cinnamon, lemon and orange rinds and both liqueurs on top of apples.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix sugars, flour, salt and butter with a pastry blender until crumbly.
  4. Spread mixture over top of apples.
  5. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees until apples are tender and top is lightly browned, approximately 1 hour.
  6. Serve warm with cream, whipped cream or with vanilla or cinnamon ice cream.