I had intended on posting a new blog every day or two in order to keep things flowing well. I have even succeeded in my pie a week challenge thus far. However, I had a few setbacks since the year started that have kept me preoccupied. Family health issues, personal logistics stuff, and some loss.
The loss isn't as terrible as it sounds. I had to re-home my gorgeous perfect, pug son. It's been in the works for a while now, but that doesn't make things any easier for myself or my daughter. So instead of spending my free time blogging, I spent it playing and cuddling with my handsome boy so that I could have lots of wonderful memories. Now that he's gone, I should be back on the blogging ball as I'll need a distraction once my daughter goes to bed. In the meantime, I can't help but think about how much I miss my Hamilton <3
Monday, January 7, 2013
One of my goals for this year is to bake one pie a week. I have been having a very tumultuous beginning to this year so I was really looking forward to some baking time. I wound up squeezing it in last night. I decided to start the year with this recipe from Whole Living. I couldn't find any fresh or frozen cranberries in my neighborhood so I wound up having to double the amount of dried cranberries. Here is my finished product:
Overall this wasn't a difficult recipe which is a plus for a the first one of the year. I like the mix of flavors. However I do feel that it was a bit too tart. If I ever make this pie again I would go for a more mellow apple to even out the tartness. As it is I need to eat this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to try to balance the flavor. I think I'll keep this recipe for the future.
|I'm not a great photographer but I tried|