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How to Make Apple Hand Pies

Gluten-free, Dairy-Free Apple Hand Pies

The other night I was really craving pie, and we only had a few apples left from the orchard bag I bought last Friday.  So what better way to feed four people apple pies than with individual ones!  I have seen a few tutorials on line, but did these up on my own, based on what I'd learned about pastry.  And focussing on my daughter's food issues, I created a delicious snack for their lunches (I ate mine right away, as you can see at the end of this post!)  The recipe will come later, but today is the tutorial: How to Make Apple Hand Pies. The steps are fun and easy.  My kids helped me put them together once I had the the crust made up.   Roll out your dough and cut eight rectangles, about 1/8" thick, and 3"x4" in size.  Place half of … [Read More...]

Three-tiered wedding cake

Cakes by Erin: the End of an Era

This past Saturday marked the end of an era.  I opened my cake business in April 11, 2008, and I officially completed all of my cake orders Sept. 13, 2014.  Looking back on the day I placed a homemade ad on the school bulletin board, I had no idea how the business would quickly take… 

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triple chocolate cake

Triple Chocolate Cake for an Important Cause: Osteosarcoma

This year’s Terry Fox Run is especially important to us and my husband’s family, as a dear friend has been diagnosed with cancer.  Just graduated from high school, a beautiful young woman is suddenly facing chemo treatments for Osteosarcoma in her shoulder.  Osteosarcoma is the same type of cancer that Terry Fox had, and so… 

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How to Use An Apple Corer/Slicer/Peeler

It’s Almost Fall! How to Use an Apple Corer/Slicer/Peeler

As much as I am trying to hold on to summer, it is hard to stay in denial as the leaves are falling while I am on my morning walk dressed in shorts.  The apple orchards are full of produce to buy in bushels and bags, and pumpkins will soon be everywhere.  This weekend, I… 

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Video Tutorial: How to Make a Mini Cupcake

Well, I did it.  My first YouTube video tutorial.  How to make a mini cupcake. Thanks to iMovie and PicMonkey, I was able to take my poor recording and turn it into something I am happy with.  Unfortunately you can still hear my phone ringing in the background!  I’ll remember to put it on vibrate… 

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