Sunday, September 28, 2014

Delightful Apple Crisp

Disclaimer:I am a member of the TruFan Community, a rewards community on Crowdtap. This review is based on my experience with Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend that Truvia® sent me. All opinions are my OWN & were not influenced by Crowdtap, Truvia or a 3rd party.

On to the sweet stuff!

I was sent Truvia's new Brown Sugar Blend for free to try out.  I got it a few weeks ago, with hopes of doing a big bake-a-thon the following weekend, BUT my wisdom tooth that I was hoping I could keep (lol) got infected! so I've been recovering for the past week!  By recovering, I mean suffering.  ha!

Today I felt great & the weather was a bit gloomy, like typical fall weather, so I jumped right in! Apple Crisp with a caramel sauce with a dab of greek yogurt to cut the sweetness & add some creaminess.  I usually have a little helper in the kitchen with me at every baking adventure, but today he was having a daddy & me day, using the outdoor sogginess to do boy know, look for worms, get muddy, come in & eat all of mama's pie...Grrr! ahaha

Let's get baking!

Here's what you'll need:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F 
Peel-core-slice your apples

  1. Toss apples with Truvia's baking blend & 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a medium bowl to coat; pour into a cast iron skillet

  1. Mix Truvia's brown sugar blend, oats, flour, & 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a separate bowl. Use a  2 forks to mash cold butter into the oats mixture until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs; spread over the apples to the edges of the skillet. Pat the topping gently until even.

  1. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown & sides are bubbling- about 45 mins

While my crumble baked, I made up a QUICK caramel sauce, put it in a mason jar & set it aside till everything was cooled....a bit ;)  I used THIS recipe for the sauce. I used my Truvia brown blend in place of the brown sugar it calls for - 3/4 Cup-.  (I could have ate this whole pot!)

& there you have it!  Truvia did it again! #YAYBROWN!

Sewing my heart out

I love being creative & being able to express myself through different outlets.  From DIY, Baking, Sewing....

This week has been a busy one!  from making costumes, baking & getting ready for PRESCHOOL! Yes, PRESCHOOL!  We've been super blessed & Truvia has paid for 7 months of an awesome preschool for Isaac!  Later, I'll be sharing a FALL FAVORITE recipe, using Truvia's new BROWN sugar!! YES! They have brown sugar now!!!  I'm a very happy girl right now!

But first, here's some fun sewing things that I've been working on!  (All these are MY twists/flips on patterns - details people, details ;) )

A FUN hat for the cooler months 

Genuine suede/sherpa lined boots

Here's my NEWEST dress.  The detail is incredible! 5 yard full tutu underneath =)

Headless horseman!

I've also been making  A LOT of leather moccasins!  I have quite a few pictures of them being modeled, that I should share sometime!  anyways, I hope you enjoy!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Triscuit Pie

Say what?!

Yup - Triscuit Pie!  

We are pie lovah's, y'all! seriously, who isn't?! Pies are especially sweet in the fall.  On a cool crisp day, a hot cup of tea with a slice of pie while you wait for your little ones to wake up, or get home from school = sweet pie bliss!  

Oh, your kiddo is bringing home their bff for a play date & he/she has nut allergies, but you were really wanting a piece of Pecan worries, add triscuits instead!  It's a party in your mouth! Salty, sweet, crunch & smooth gooey goodness!  trickery at it's finest! The triscuits end up having the same crunch/texture as shredded toasted coconuts! 

Crowdtap & Triscuit asked us tappers to come up with a triscuit recipe, & I nailed it. haha.  I could have just searched my cupboards & fridge for things to put on top, but that wouldn't be as much fun as baking something, then having to eat it ALL, because you know, who wants to waste baked goods?!  right?  right.  ha!

Here's what you'll need to try this pie! (You can even add in some pecans with the triscuits, or throw some raisins in the filling! OR if you're real fancy & didn't eat all your chocolate chips like me, you can throw that in!)

4 Eggs
1-1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup  melted unsalted butter
3/4 cup corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla
Pie Shell, unbaked


1-1/2 cups crushed/smashed triscuits (I got reg salted triscuits)
3 t melted unsalted butter
2 t sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix the filling ingredients together
  3. Pour into pie shell.
  4. Combine all topping ingredients in a bowl and stir well to coat your triscuits
  5. Sprinkle topping evenly over pie.
  6. Bake in 350 oven for 1 hour, covering with foil after 30 minutes to prevent over browning.
  7. Allow to cool completely before cutting - otherwise you'll have soup!
If you're a chocolate addict like me, grab the last 20 chocolate chips left in the fridge, nuke them for 30 seconds in the microwave & pour on top!

TADA! you totally just made a triscuit pie!