Apple Pie

I don’t know about you, but we have lots of apples at our house right now.  What better way to use those apples than in an apple pie?

I will admit that I was kind of on the fence about apple pie until I tried this recipe.  I took a community education class with a local caterer and she changed my mind about apple pie forever!

As with any really good pie this starts with a home made crust.  If making pie crust is not your thing, you can use refrigerated, but you really will be missing out.  Personally, I think home made crust is a must.  I like to make my dough up a little ahead of time and let it chill.  It is much easier to roll out when the dough is chilled.

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What would Thanksgiving be without dressing?  I think it would be just another day.  Hands down, the dressing is my absolute favorite part of Thanksgiving!  It is something I look forward to all year.

Dressing, or stuffing as some people call it, can really spark a debate among people.  Different parts of the country have different versions of dressing.  I realize I live in Illinois, but I consider our part of the state very Southern, especially when it comes to food. 

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Now that we are into November my mind instantly starts thinking about Thanksgiving.  Over the next couple of weeks I will be sharing some recipes that are Thanksgiving staples.  Today I am sharing my Grandma’s dumpling recipe.

My Grandma was a great cook.  Her fried chicken was the best I’ve ever had, but she was probably most well known for her dumplings.  She came from a very large family and she was always in charge of making the dumplings for the family reunion every year.  In fact, some of her nieces and nephews bought her a bigger pan to make sure there would be enough for everyone to enjoy.

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