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  • sandy 8:58 am on November 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Cooking Stuff 

    Avon Pocket Pie Molds

    Bought these from Avon about a month ago and decided to try them out.

    I bought some Frozen Pie crust and decided to try these cute little things out. Avon makes these Pocket Pie Molds for 6 bucks. At that rate, I just couldn’t resist it. I scoured around the kitchen for canned pie filling, found 2 cans but all were a couple of years old. Hmmm good time to weed out outdated canned goods (here we go, diversion again).
    Two hours later, no pie filling. Went on the internet to figure how to use these things and found a web site from Williams and Sonoma that had those at twice the price and only 1 mold. Anyway, they had instructions on how to use them. So, on to the fridge for some filling, hmm had home leftover hamburger stew, that sounds like a nice meat pie. Using it was pretty easy, cut out, put in the mold, fill, water around the edge, put top crust on, close mold tightly, open and check the seams.
    That was easy. I didn’t have an oven so opted to use my micro/baking oven.
    micro with pocket pies

    This is the micro/baking oven cooking the pies.

    Considering the learning curve, the pies came out pretty good, soo, this morning I made another batch, this time using real bananas and apples. In the banana pie, I cut ripe bananas, put in some butter, sprinkle a lot of sugar and a tad of cinnamon. In the apple I sliced the apples thing, put butter ( I love butter, real butter), sugar, and cinnamon. Sprinkled some sugar on the top for effect and baked them.
    star pocket pies

    This is the meat pies.

    I only make 3-4 at a time cause that’s all the 1 roll of pie crust makes. Maybe i’ll try some homemade pie crust next.
    apple pocket pies

    An this is the homemade apple pocket pies. Looks and tastes good!

    For 3 bucks and change each, I think this is worth it. They are still on sale at Avon: http://shop.avon.com/shop/product.aspx?pf_id=39918 . And today is free shipping! Try make some!

  • sandy 3:44 pm on November 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Quicky Projects and Future projects 

    pvc awning

    Awning made up of a roll-up shade and pvc pipes.

    The west side of the house was pretty hot in the afternoons and I had a roll up shade there. I worked okay but didn’t let in enough breeze. Sooo I used some pvc pipes for braces and put the shade further out. This worked great, wasn’t so expensive and won’t ever get termite eaten or rust. This was a good project, quick and easy.
    By the way, HomeDepot had 20% off cabinets soooo, we are planning the pantry area. Woohoo, next project already!

  • sandy 2:54 pm on November 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Ahh, a working kitchen again. 

    new kitchen

    new kitchen with cabinet doors on, everything works too!

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