This is the Easy Ina Garten’s Apple Crostada or apple pie recipe! It is now our favorite Apple Pie recipe!!
The recipe is from this cookbook.
This is the Easy Ina Garten’s Apple Crostada or apple pie recipe! It is now our favorite Apple Pie recipe!!
The recipe is from this cookbook.
I can’t begin to tell you how much I have used her cookbooks! Everything turns out perfect EVERY TIME!
This apple crostata or apple pie is the best tasting “apple pie” you will ever make or eat!!
Making Ina Gartens’s apple crostata dough recipe
The crust is a buttery flaky and it is to die for!!!
You make the dough in a cuisinart food processor and it comes together quickly. Refrigerate the dough for 30 min or longer. Make sure the dough is super cold before rolling it out.
Add in chopped apples to the Crostata dough
Once you have made the dough, refrigerated it and rolled it out, you can add your chopped apples.
I like this particular apple pie because the apples are cut into chunks and you don’t bake it a long time so the apples don’t get mushy.
You can make big ones or personal sized ones….you could make cherry, pear or peach crostata’s.
Make topping for apple crostata
Make the topping by adding cold butter, orange peel, sugar, cinnamon, allspice and little salt to a bowl. Mix it up until it is crumbly and add to the top of the chopped apples.
Sprinkle the topping over the top of apples.
Folding the edges of Easy Ina Garten’s apple crostata
Now it time to fold up the edges of the Crostata.
Start at one side and pull up the pie dough almost in a pleat all around the crostata.
This holds in all the apples and topping.
The finished Easy Ina Garten apple crostata or apple pie
Bake the crostata at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes until the crust is golden.
Try it you will love it.
It is a free form apple pie….you don’t have to put the dough into a pie pan or figure out how to place the pie dough over the top.
Hey Gnomies,Fall is just about here and the mornings are starting to get chilly again.I’ve been making the switch from iced coffee back to hot coffee.I am making some big changes to my diet over the last month or so. I have been seeing a Chiropractor who also does nutritional counselling.I have switched to a ketogenic, gluten free diet. For a sugar and carb addict like me this is a big deal. I’ve been doing quite well on my program and have noticed a big change in my energy level.In addition to improving my eating habit I also have been getting back in the gym and training for a 5km run with my friend.I used to run all the time but got out of the habit over the past two years. I registered to run a 5K race in a couple weeks and have been training almost every day.
For those who have been following along for even a hot minute, you know how much I LOVE breakfast!If not, let me just tell you now that it is my absolute FAVORITE meal of the day! In fact, I could eat so-called ‘breakfast’ food for lunch, snacks, AND dinner! That’s how much I LOVE it!You can find plenty of breakfast treats under my recipes tab, but today I’m sharing one of my all-time FAVORITES!Waffles have always been a ‘special treat for me. Mom would rarely make them as a kid, and when she did it always seemed like such a process.Divide the eggs…sift the flour…scoop the precise amount of batter into the waffle iron and if you didn’t what a mess! …oh and then you had to clean the waffle iron. UGH!It just seemed like a lot of work, so like I said, I only made them on special occasions.
The idea of making a traditionally time consuming dish, like spaghetti and meatballs, does not normally appeal to me.I do not love the fact that I have to stay home for hours, babysitting a bubbling pot, frankly, nor do I have the time.There's always an errand or carpool calling me, unfortunately, even on a Sunday.For meals that require that much of my undivided attention, I turn to my crock pot. It's an easy way to cheat and get delicious results.
Microgreen Salad with Chickpea Croutons and Green Goddess Dressing – This salad will impress everyone around the table, crunchy chickpea croutons, purple cabbage and micro greens all covered in a decadent homemade vegan green goddess dressing!
It’s rhubarb season in Iowa and rhubarb pie is one of my most favorite ways to use our homegrown stalks. My mom’s amazing rhubarb pie recipe is still my very favorite, but I was inspired by a rhubarb custard pie that a sweet co-worker of my husband’s gifted us from a little Amish bakery near her farm. It was so delicious that I decided to try and recreate the recipe myself, and ended up with this tart and creamy Old Fashioned Rhubarb Custard Pie.
-Creamy cucumber salad is so delicious! It’s perfect to serve for a summer party, a family get together, or a picnic in the park. The “secret sauce” is the right combination of vinegar, sour cream, and milk.This simple recipe can be made in just minutes and you probably have all of the ingredients you need already on hand. It’s great served with barbecue grilled Texas Flank Steak and a side of good old-fashioned homemade mashed potatoes.
If you love watermelons and cocktails, then these watermelon mojitos will be your new go-to. They are refreshing twist on the traditional mojito cocktail perfect for any summer gathering. Mint and watermelon go together so well. I’ve made so many recipes with watermelon and mint, so why not make it into a refreshing cocktail? They’ll blow your guests away!
FULL RECIPE HERE: https://biteswithbri.com/garlic-and-herb-seasoning/Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links.This homemade Garlic and Herb Seasoning is the perfect everyday spice blend to make in large batches to store in your pantry. It will spice up pastas, veggies, and goes well on most proteins. Not to mention it takes 5 minutes to prepare.
No matter who I cook for, whenever I make fajitas, the crowd goes wild. There's just something about Mexican spiced chicken or shrimp tossed with roasted peppers wrapped in warm flour tortillas that sends people over the moon. It also doesn't hurt that I make a mean guacamole and salsa. Normally, I prepare fajitas on a skillet but today I'm going the sheet pan route. By cooking everything in the oven, these sheet pan shrimp fajitas come together in no time. Enough time, in fact, for you to make homemade smoky tomatillo peach salsa, cilantro lime crema, and guacamole. You won't regret taking those extra steps to make these sauces, trust me.
Lemon Berry Waffles are colorful, fruity and delicious. They are perfect for breakfast or brunch. Lemon Berry Waffles are a fun breakfast idea for a Fourth of July breakfast bar. Top these yummy waffles with lemon or vanilla Greek yogurt to avoid some sugar from popular syrups-make them a bit more healthy. Then, add your favorite berries such as, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries. Berries are yummy sprinkled on the top of these waffles! Check out our many other breakfast recipes and ideas on our recipe blog. There are many easy and delicious breakfast casserole recipes that you and your family will love, too.
Pumpkin peanut butter dog treats are a fun homemade biscuit that your pups will love. Canned pumpkin is mixed with bacon and peanut butter for these tasty biscuits. Your fur babies will be begging you for these pumpkin peanut butter dog treats and best of all they are super cheap to make!
Kale and crunchy shaved Brussels sprouts with apples, roasted walnuts, and goat cheese all tossed in a maple vinaigrette. The perfect and quick salad to accompany any meal!I’m a sucker for a good salad! A plate (or bowl) full of plants… sign me up! This kale and Brussels sprouts salad comes together in less than 15 minutes and is bursting with flavor and is super nutritious. You can easily just grill (or bake) some chicken to add to this salad and you have a healthy and easy meal!If you salads as much as I do, be sure to check out my Healthy Chicken Salad and Broccoli and Kale Salad.Enjoy!
Although this is a cod with mango dish, I adapt the recipe for Hubs who doesn’t like fish. Do you have picky eaters in your household too? If so, you can make this same dish, but just switch out the protein. So while I make this with fish for me, I cook chicken for him and serve it with the same mango and avocado slaw. And we’re both happy!Since we’re only cooking for two, you may notice that we halved the recipe in the following pictures.
This classic yellow birthday cake recipe is one that you’ll want to keep around for any special occasion! It is moist, full of flavor and topped with a fudgy dark chocolate buttercream that you just won’t be able to resist! I love the classic combination of flavors of a yellow cake and chocolate frosting. It just cannot be beat! This is the best yellow cake recipe for any birthday. Top with sprinkles for a fun, festive touch! Or, if you’re just in a cake mood, you can certainly whip this up “just because”. Do we really need an excuse to make cake?! I think not!
If you’re looking for the perfect breakfast dish, Dutch Baby Pancakes are the best option for you! The laziest and most delicious pancake recipe. Why lazy? Because you don’t need to stand at the stove to bake a Dutch Baby pancake. Knead the dough, pour it into a hot skillet, and send it to the oven. All that remains is to make coffee and place the plates on the table.The effect this food produces is difficult to describe in words. It seems as if the pancake is jumping out of the pan – it rises so high! The pancake turns out to be very tender, with a crispy crust on the outside and it ideal for breakfast or can be a complete dessert.
Friends, these are the best! Not kidding! You need this sandwich in your life. They are delicious! These sands have chicken (of course), sliced cheese, bacon, bread, and an alfredo sauce that will blow your mind! All the items on this sandwich are great but add them all together and it is spectacular. Let’s get started. You’re going to need a hoagie roll or whatever sandwich bread you desire as long as it holds up to all of the ingredients. To make the chicken:
Looking for an easy treat? This recipe for peanut butter blondies is simple, delicious, and perfect to share! Everyone will love these blondies! Making blondies from scratch doesn’t have to be super difficult. I’m sharing an easy version of this classic recipe today so you can try it out! Even beginners in the kitchen can master these sheet pan blondies. Peanut butter blondies are great with some ice cream, on their own, or even iced. The possibilities are endless. This post contains links for items to purchase. I make a commission on any sales.
I used to think the only way to get a good iced coffee was to go to Starbucks. But, how wrong was I when I discovered I could easily make a delicious iced coffee from home?! Not only does it save me a ton of money to do it from home, but also a ton of calories too. By making it from home I can control exactly how sweet I want it or how much ingredients to add in. This is always helpful for when you are trying to eat a little better and be more conscious of what you are putting in your body. And don’t get me wrong, I do love a Starbucks drink occasionally to treat myself! But, I just don’t want to have to go there every single morning before work. So keep on reading to see what I do to make this easy iced coffee from home!
Stop swine-ing! Dinner will be ready soon. This pork tenderloin with balsamic and dijon glaze is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Seared on all sides and then roasted in the oven. The glaze adds depth of flavor and leave the pork incredibly juicy (dare I say moist?). The recipe is perfect as a meal prep idea for a single person or couple and it also makes a perfect weeknight dinner for families. Add any sides you want! My go-tos are creamed kale, diced sweet potatoes, or stuffing. Furthermore, this recipe is WW friendly.Preparing meat properly is essential. Pork is not a meat to eat rare. The correct internal temperature is a minimum of 145F. Definitely make sure you have a meat thermometer on hand and always check the temperature at the thickest part of the tenderloin. Please know that you can cook to a higher temperature if that makes you more comfortable, but the meat may dry out the higher you go.
Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links.This easy recipe is my take on the famous Steven's Special, a dish that is made up of a bed of rice loaded with chicken and white queso. My version is extra cheesy (I’m talking 12 ounces) and only requires one pot. It could not be any simpler or more indulgent. All you need is tortillas/chips and a margarita!
Red wine hot chocolate is one of those drinks you see on Pinterest and think, “Wow, that sounds disgusting!” Being the curious creature that I am, I had to try this drink for myself and find out if my instincts were right. Were all the recipes I saw online created by a bunch of liars trying to trick us into making a gross drink or does this red wine hot chocolate mixture actually taste good? Try this decadent winter drink recipe tonight and decide for yourself! *Spoiler alert* It’s delicious!
Lavender Moon Milk will help you get a good night sleep. Steamed milk is infused with edible lavender buds and earl grey tea to make this delicious nighttime drink. Relax and soothe yourself before bedtime with lavender moon milk. You will feel rested and refreshed and ready to start your day after waking.
FULL RECIPE HERE: https://biteswithbri.com/pigs-in-a-blanket-seattle-style-cream-cheese-onions/Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links.These Everything Pigs in a Blanket with Cream Cheese are inspired by a classic Seattle style hot dog. Like the classic, these pigs in a blanket are filled with caramelized onions and cream cheese. For extra flavor they are brushed with a honey dijon egg wash and finished with everything bagel seasoning.
Making this easy strawberry frosting recipe is simple, quick, and it’s perfect for topping all your favorite recipes! This simple strawberry icing recipe is one of my favorites, give it a try! This recipe for strawberry frosting uses simple ingredients. There’s nothing complicated and you’ll be able to pronounce everything we are using which is great! Frosting might not be a healthy food but that doesn’t mean we have to add insult to injury by including a bunch of chemicals as well! This homemade strawberry icing is great for cupcakes, pies, cakes, dipping fruit or crackers, and more! You can use this homemade frosting in place of canned frosting without adding a lot of extra work to your recipes. This post contains links for items to purchase. I make a commission on any sales.
This gorgeous napoleon looks difficult to create, but really, it's easy. This Smoked Salmon Mousse Napoleons recipe was fun to create and perfect in my test kitchen, and I have to admit that the end result is not only impressive, but SO DELICIOUS!! With the help of a piping bag, the salmon mousse pipes easily on the backed puff pastry toasts for even coverage and flavor. The arugula adds that wonderful peppery flavor that compliments the mousse beautifully, and adds that pop of color to the dish. This is a perfect summer recipe, and if you're entertaining, your guests will leave raving! I encourage you to make this Smoked Salmon Mousse Napoleons recipe this summer!!
FULL RECIPE HERE: https://biteswithbri.com/iced-white-mocha-starbucks-copycat/Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links.This Iced White Mocha (Starbucks Copycat) is creamy, loaded with white chocolate syrup, and only requires 3 ingredients. So yummy and so easy to make. My favorite part might be the whipped cream on top. This iced latte is the best way to get your daily dose of caffeine.
This Thai-inspired homemade Peanut Sauce is so delicious and versatile you are going to want to put it on everything and dip everything in it! It’s really easy to make and only takes about 5 minutes. I promise this will be one of the easiest multi-purpose sauces you ever make! I use this sauce as a dipping sauce for my Fresh Spring Rolls recipe. I add it to rice noodles with some chicken and veggies for a quick and healthy meal. You could also use it as a salad dressing, for pad thai, or a dip for fresh veggies or satay.
This roasted tomato Caprese salad is a twist on the classic recipe. Made with tomato, cheese, basil and avocado, this is an easy salad to make as a side dish. It’s also perfect to serve as a vegetarian lunch or dinner idea on hot summer nights. You’ll love how quick and easy this Caprese salad is to prepare, even on busy weeknights.