Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fall Pies, Award Tag, and a Special Announcment

Stay tuned for this long post. At the end there will be a special announcement, but don't skip to the end just because I said that. The beginning and middle are pretty good too!

Got this great idea to make these cute little leaf apple pies from Family Fun magazine. They put peanut butter and chocolate chips in theirs, but I was excited to use the apples I got from the local farmer's market in them.
The recipe is pretty basic. Use the Pillsbury roll out pie crusts and use a cookie cutter for whatever shape you would like. Spread your filling of choice in the middle and brush the edges with egg white to help seal shut. Use another cut out pie crust for the top and press the edges together gently. Brush the top with egg white to help it brown and sprinkle with raw or course sugar. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until brown.

The particular cookie cutter I used only allowed for about 2 tablespoons of filling and there was only enough pie crust in the package to make 6 little pies, so reduce the amount of filling you make, or buy a lot of pie crusts!

I tried pumpkin pie filling too with a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter, but I definitely liked apple a lot better.

Prudy, from Prudence Pennywise, tagged me with a Kreativ Blogger award and lucky 7 trivia and now it's my turn to make 7 other people as happy as I was when she gave it to me. I have to say that I feel the same way as she did that most people just won't find my life interesting at all, so feel free to skip to the Special Announcement, as that is very exciting for me.

7 Things I Did Before
1. Work in Student Services at a local technical college
2. Got my Nurse Assistant License
3. Was a nanny to an adorable little girl for about the first 8 years of her life
4. Was a college student at Utah State University
5. Worked at a scrapbook store back when I had time to scrapbook
6. Volunteered at an elementary school cafeteria
7. Worked at Whole Grain, a bakery with the best cinnamon rolls, scones, breads, and cookies

7 Things I Do Now
1. Take care of my three kids ages 5, 2, and 5 months
2. Go to the gym Monday through Friday at 5:45 am without fail
3. Bake...a lot!
4. Talk to both of my sisters on the phone at least once a day, one is in AZ and one is in Southern Utah
5. Work with the youth in my church
6. Run my vinyl lettering business (let me know if anyone needs vinyl lettering!)
7. ALWAYS entertain a house full of neighborhood kids

7 Things I Want To Do
1. Finish my nursing degree
2. Travel all over the world with my family
3. Win some recipe contests
4. Have a reunion with my girlfriends from Utah State
5. Lose the rest of my baby weight (that actually might happen if it wasn't for #3 in the previous section)
6. Be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune
7. Become a really good photographer

7 Things That Attract Me About the Opposite Sex
1. The way he treats his mom
2. He is so good with kids and they just love him
3. He is an extremely hard worker both in and out of the home
4. He is always making me laugh
5. He is spontaneous and always up for whatever
6. He loves playing games with me
7. He will drop whatever he's doing for me
(this was the easiest section to fill out; I could even keep on going)

7 Favorite Foods
1. Spoon Me and Red Mango yogurt
2. bread and butter
3. German pancakes with lemon juice and powdered sugar
4. french fries
5. all fresh fruit
6. Slushies from Sonic and their ice when I'm pregnant
7. pizza
(okay I lied, maybe this was the easiest one and I could definitely go on for a long time)

7 Things I Say Most Often
1. No no, Tallan!
2. Brooklyn, no!
3. Use your words
4. No hitting, pushing, throwing, or kicking
5. Go bug dad for a minute
6. What does crying get you? Nothing!
7. I love you

7 Tags and Awards
1. Cake Wrecks - This blog seriously makes me laugh SO hard. It features professional cakes that I might have actually done better myself!
2. Candy at The Courageous Cook - I love her Courageous Comments and her Football Fridays
3. Tina from Carrots N Cake - She cooks such meals that are healthy and still appetizing
4. Melody at My Sweet and Saucy - This was the first food blog I ever saw and I am constantly amazed at the talent she has with everything she does. Plus, she has her own business and teaches classes that I wish I could take as well!
5. Avesta from Check It Out - this girl is good! Her food is so beautiful and she cooks such a good variety of foods too
6. 3B's - good recipes, good books, and she loves baseball. Such a well rounded woman
7. Clumbsy Cookie - she is like a cookie scientist! I learn so much from her blog!

You guys are all great! Don't forget to do the tag, pick up your award, and pass is on!

Now what you've all hung in there this long for. Something I am very excited to share with everyone. If you haven't heard yet, Foodbuzz has started a new 24, 24, 24 event where they feature 24 meals in 24 hours, featuring 24 blogs and guess what?! I submitted my meal proposal and have been chosen to participate this month! I have to keep my meal a secret, but I'm doing it this Saturday along with the 23 others from around the world that were chosen this month. We will all be posting about our meal on Sunday so be sure to come back and see what we've done! You won't want to miss it!

Watch the little video of the meals that were done last month.


Tina said...

Thanks for nominating me!!! :)

Stephanie said...

Those pies look awesome! I'm gonna have to try that!

Snooky doodle said...

these look great. Nice idea :)

Laina said...

That is sooo awesome!! Congrats! Im sooo happy for you! I can't wait to see it!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Thanks so much for the award and your sweet words! I really appreciate it!

Karen said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing your choice!

Lisa said...

Very cute. Congrats on your award!

Mindy said...

The little pies look wonderful. I have lots of apples on hand, and my little girls would love helping with something like this. Yum!
By the way, I also, am a USU alum (yes, I read the whole post!). Go Aggies, and congrats on the award.

Jacks said...

Congratulations on the 24, 24, 24. That's really exciting! I can't wait to see what you do.

And I'm in love with German pancakes, lemon and powdered sugar.

avesta said...

Becky, how nice of you to pass on this award to me! I appreciate the love and will get to passing on the award. Thanks again for enjoying my site!

hot garlic said...

So fun to read about you! Congrats on the 24 challenge, can't wait to see what you've cooked up!

Love your most ADORABLE leaf pies. Seriously, so festive, seriously, so delicious {looking, I'm sure they really were too!}

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Thanks so much for the award/tag and nice words about my blog! Those pies are soooooooo cute, my kind of thing! I just don't know if I prefer the leafs or the apples. Adorable!

Ingrid said...

Oh, hey thanks! I was just tagging you for a purse meme. Cool!! Thank you so much.

Prudy said...

I loved reading about you. You're amazing! You must have loads of energy. I think it's great that with all you do you still manage to make the time to talk to your sisters. I have 7 sisters and I manage to talk to at least one for a few minutes every day. Can't live without them! The leaves are adorable too. And congrats on foodbuzz!