Fresh Homemade Apple Pie

  I know that a freshly baked apple pie is the very best – especially when it’s homemade. I  have a recipe for  homemade apple pie filling, and that’s usually my go-to for apple pie.  When you’re out of ingredients for a freshly-baked pie, homemade apple pie filling  is next best.  If you want to can some homemade pie filling, go to that recipe. One day as I was out and about, I got a text … Read more

Hickory Nut Cake

It is November 16, 2015. Today my mama is celebrating her sixth birthday in Heaven. We always had Hickory Nut Cake for Mama’s birthday. We still do. Now we eat it in honor of her – and in memory. Every year since she has been gone, we remember Mama and her love of Hickory Nut Cake. My sisters and I are scattered from Virginia to Maryland to Nebraska to Canada. There are six of us, … Read more

Apple Pie Filling

I’ve had this recipe for a quarter of a century.  I got it from my mother-in-law, Mom Slabach.  I have no idea where she got the recipe.  Every time I make a batch of this, I think of Mom, because the recipe is in her handwriting.   And every time I make a batch of this, I miss her. She’s enjoying better apple pie than we can ever make here on earth.  You can read … Read more

Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

Apple dumplings – what a treat! Summer is here produce is bountiful.  There are so many choices of fruits and vegetables.   Canning season is in progress and before we know it, autumn will be here. This is the recipe that my mother used, and it comes from The Mennonite Community Cookbook. I grew up with this recipe, but my mother didn’t use red hot candies in the sauce.  I married a man whose mother did  … Read more