What you need: 2 boxes of Pillsbury Pie Crusts 3 large apples 3/4 cups of sugar 2 teaspoons of cinnamon 6 tablespoons of flour 2 tablespoons of butter Makes: 24 Tarts Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Step 1: Using a cookie cutter, cut an even number of small circular crusts. Place half of the cuts an inch or so apart on a cookie sheet or stone for the bottom of the tarts. Set aside the other half for the tops to use later. Step 2: Peel your apples, and chop them into small pieces. Step 3: Combine the chopped apples, sugar, cinnamon, flour, and butter into a mixing bowl. (Use hands to mix ingredients.) Step 4: Place a spoonful of filling on the bottom cuts. Step 5: Place tops on. Using a fork, mash the two cuts together. Step 6: Cuts small slits on the top of the tarts. Step 7: Cook 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Bon appetit!
Oatmeal baths. Seriously! I suffer from severely dry skin on my legs during the winter. When I say dry, I mean scaly, fishy looking skin that sheds in flakes. Gross, I know. I would lay awake at all hours of the night scratching my legs raw until they bled. And, getting in the shower to next morning was miserable, because the sores I had caused to myself would burn as the warm water touched them. I've tried a many different types of lotions, but the only eased the itch for a few hours before I had to reapply more. Applying lotion isn't so bad, but having to do it two or three times a day is sort of inconvenient.
Please someone tell me I'm not the only one turning into a fish!
Anyways, a dermatologist came into work one day and we somehow got on the subject of dry skin. She told me about the magic behind the oatmeal bath.
You can prepare your oatmeal bath two ways:
1. Fill a coffee filter or a tea filter full of plain (not instant!) oatmeal. Tie it up at the top, and toss …
There are certain flavors and spices I associate with certain times of the year. Cinnamon is one spice where when I taste it - be it in a drink, a cookie, or what have you, I think of the Holidays. The way some people are religious about not putting up Christmas decor before Thanksgiving is over, I can't eat cinnamon any other time of the year. But come time for the Holidays, I can't get enough of it.
If you share my love of cinnamon around the holidays, or just love cinnamon in general, get a load of this recipe.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
cinnamon sugar (for rolling cookie dough in)
1. Unlike the original recipe, I warmed the butter up enough in to microwave to be just slightly melted, but still mostly solid. I found it sort of exhausting to get all the dry flour mixed in well.
2. Mix ingredients in a bowl. Make sure butter and egg is mixed evenly.