I have many cherished memories of time spent at Grandma and Grandpa's house, both on the farm, and later when they moved to the nearby small town when they retired from the farming life. Grandma knew how much I loved her homemade cherry and apple pies, and always either had one waiting for me when I would come to visit, or would bake one while I was there. Grandma was an important role model in my life, and I enjoyed spending time with her in the kitchen, whether that was baking pies, making homemade egg noodles, or snapping string beans that Grandpa had brought in from the garden. The food was always delicious at Grandma's house!
I don't get around to it very often, but last night I saw the apples sitting in the fruit basket on the table and just couldn't resist! The girls love to pitch in and help, and love to eat the apple peelings and the dough scraps I bake up with cinnamon sugar sprinkled on. I hope I'm making memories with them, like Grandma did with me. :)
If anyone wants the recipe, you can find it in Betty Crocker's cookbook. My grandma gave me a copy like hers as part of my bridal shower gift, and it has gotten so much use that it is falling apart. Every time I get it out to bake something, I think of her. :)
--Nikki / myMountainStudio