Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cassandra’s Recipe for Apple Pan Dowdy

An Old Photo of a Family Peeling Apples Found by Cassandra in Indiana this Past Summer

“…apple pan dowdy makes your eyes light up and your tummy say, ‘howdy’…”

An easy, delicious recipe for using all those wonderful, fresh, ripe autumn apples: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Peel, core and cut enough apple slices to fill a medium iron skillet.  (Cassandra loves her new cabinet-mounted apple peeler/corer – only $8.99 at Christmas Tree Shops!) 

Mix together ½ cup brown sugar, ½ cup butter, 2 tsp. cinnamon, and a sprinkle of nutmeg.  Pour mixture over apples. 

Add 2 more cups brown sugar over top and cover with ready-made crust (Cassandra's favorite is Mrs. Smith's frozen Oronoque Orchards™ Deep Dish Pie Crust).  Prick top and bake 1 hour at 350 degrees. 

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or by pouring warm milk over the dowdy in a bowl.    

Enjoy while listening to Dinah Shore’s famous rendition of the song, Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy, from the late 1940s! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Falling Leaves

From an antique book, Falling Leaves: Songs and Sketches arranged by E. Nesbit & Robert Ellice Mack, which I recently purchased in upstate New York...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Shop Windows of Paris

(Photos taken by Cassandra)
On a recent trip to Paris during “Fashion Week,” I thoroughly enjoyed the many shopping and “window shopping” opportunities.  The French term for window shopping, faire du lèche-vitrine, translates directly as “to go window licking.” Of course the shop windows were filled with fabulous fall haute couture, but I chose to photograph some more varied items during my three days of walking the streets of Paris…

Au revoir!

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