This year my mom let my sister in law and I decorate her house for the holidays! Usually she goes all out with the christmas theme, I'm talking snow men and santa's galore … which is of course cute and festive but it's also fun to mix it up from time to time ! So this year we did a more rustic modern style, we used mostly what nature gave us ! Lots of holly berries, pinecones, cranberries, winter greens etc ..
Here's a little peek into her home!
Hope you are all having a good holiday season !
My Mom's Homemade Carmel Apple Pie Recipe
1 pie crust (my mom uses pillsbury)
1/2 cup sugar
3tbsp all purpose flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
6 cups thinly sliced and peeled apples ( my mom likes macintosh for this recipe)
1 recipe crumble topping (below)
1/4 cup carmel topping
Stir together 1 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup rolled oats. Using a pastry blender, cut in 1/2 cup butter until the topping mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Preheat oven to 375
Spray pie pan with non stick cooking spray then put pie crust in pan.
In large mixing bowl stir together the sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Add apples and gently toss till well coated. Transfer apples to pie crust and sprinkle crumble topping over pie. To prevent over browning, cover edge of pie with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake an additional 25-30 mins or until top is golden brown. Remove and drizzle with carmel topping. Enjoy!
One of my favorite things to do is get some coffee, put on some good tunes and get in the car and just drive, I generally bring my camera with me in case i stumble across a new places to explore like this one! I am a sucker for old barns, I love all the different textures of the wood and the old paint. They are one of my favorite things to photograph! I stumbled across this old barn last week and couldn't resist taking a few pictures of it !