February 04, 2009

Someone's Favorite Apple Pie

If I've seemed unresponsive to your comments and you've noticed there's not many posts lately, it's because I'm still under the weather a bit. It is so unusual for me not to be at my computer all the time. I have read and enjoyed your comments, though I'm still way behind in everything computer-wise.

The other day I was wondering what to do with all those sets of recipe cards I have sitting around that don't really serve any purpose other than taking up valuable real estate.

I was happy, then, to receive a phone call from someone who was looking for her family's favorite Dutch Apple Pie recipe from one of the McCall's recipe card sets. She said that even though she had been making the recipe for years, she still didn't know it by heart.

I can understand that. After all, I'm the one who still double checks the two- ingredient dumpling recipe on the side of the Bisquick box every time I make Chicken and Dumplings. Just in case I forget something.

(I know you people who don't rely too much on recipes won't understand this.)

I was quite happy to locate and send her the recipe.

All I really needed was a tiny bit of justification for leaving those recipe cards right where they are.


At 4:44 PM CST, Blogger ~~louise~~ said...

Hi Kathy,
I'm sorry you are still under the weather. I was getting a wee bit concerned.

I wish I still had the McCall's recipe card set. When I do manage to get my dander up to bake, I absolutely need a recipe:)

I'm going to have to check to see if this recipe is in the McCall's Cookbook file. Now, I'm curious. I'm going back to PA tomorrow. I'll check then.

Feel better soon. I for one miss your posts!

At 5:52 PM CST, Blogger Kathy said...

Louise - I always thought the McCall's recipes turned out nicely. Thanks for the thoughts, it's nice to be missed.

At 11:55 AM CST, Blogger T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Hope you're feeling better. I love making pie, but love the crumb topping variety even more since it's less work, and often more tasty.

At 3:54 PM CST, Blogger Kathy said...

T.W. - Thanks! I like the crumb crusts too since I'm a failure at piecrusts. Although for some reason, I can do that Alice Waters Apple Tart decently. I've been making that a lot since I discovered it works for me.

At 7:56 PM CST, Blogger P-Dot said...

I am pie crust impaired. Maybe 3 decent crusts have passed thru my kitchen in 46 years. It is just easier for me to say, "pie crust isn't good for you," and go onto something I can do.
Glad you are back......

At 7:58 AM CST, Blogger Kathy said...

P-Dot - LOL! I will have to remember that response the next time someone asks for pie!


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