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Apple Dumplings

Apple dumplings made based on this recipe makes a great desertApple Dumplings

Every year we go to a local orchard and pick apples. This year we picked a ½ bushel of Mac’s. Other than eating an apple every day and making apple sauce or an apple pie, we are always looking for new and easy recipes. While watching Food Network we watched Trisha Yearwood make this apple dumplings recipe. Right after the show we went into the kitchen and tried it. I give this an A+


2 apples
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 Pillsbury Grands biscuits
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon


In a medium saucepan, mix 1 cup water, 3/4 cup of the sugar, the butter and vanilla. Bring the sugar mixture to a boil over medium heat.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

Peel and slice the apples vertically into 8 slices each.

Separate each biscuit into 2 layers. Wrap a biscuit layer around a slice of apple, stretching the biscuit slightly to overlap, and seal on the bottom. Place the wrapped slices, sealed-side down, in a casserole dish – do not use a dish that is too small you do not want the liquid to boil the dumplings but rather you want the liquid to reduce down into a thick syrup.

Pour the hot sugar mixture over the apple slices. Mix the remaining 1/4 cup sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle the mixture over the tops of the wrapped apples. Bake until golden brown, 35 minutes.

Serve this freshly cooked, warm and with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Make sure to take a tablespoon of the syrup and drizzle over the apple dumplings!!

I found this apple dumplings recipe while watching Trisha Yearwood on Food Network but made a few modifications. This Apple dumplings recipe is an A+. Give it a try.

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Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

Like many other meals, making your own blueberry muffins is rewarding. Being able to eat warm muffins just of the oven with a bit of butter and REAL FRESH blueberries beats anything from the box or Dunkin Donuts hands down. Here is a simple to make recipe.


1 cup of blueberries
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of sugar
1 egg
1 cup of yogurt
6 tablespoons of melted shortening


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Grease 14 2 ½ muffin-pan cups with either butter of Pam spray

In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and set aside.

In another large bowl, whisk together the sugar, shortening, egg and yogurt. Add the flour mix reserving 1 tablespoon of the dry ingredients to toss with the blueberries. Stir mixture. Add 1 cup blueberries to mixture and quickly fold – don’t beat too much (lumpy is good).

Pour into muffin cups. If you want you can sprinkle some granulated sugar on top of the muffins. If you have any muffin cups left empty, pour in some water for even baking. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until muffin tops are a golden brown and a test toothpick comes out clean