Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tumblr Tuesday #64

It's pretty late on a Tuesday for me to be posting this (10:16pm over here), but I managed to get it together on time. Life has been pretty hectic for me, getting back into a routine after being sick, but I'm glad to be healthy again. I hope everyone is enjoying their week so far!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Vegan Caramel Apple Pie

After my boyfriend and I went apple picking a few weeks ago, we had a surplus of apples that we really had no idea what to do with...so we did what anyone in this situation would do and made pie. This caramel apple pie was so incredible that we had to make it twice!
This original recipe is via the Earth Balance-sponsored blog here. We kept the recipe the same, but made a few tweaks to the write-up to make it easier to understand. Let me know if you make this pie and what you think!

  • two pie crusts, for bottom and top (I bought mine, but homemade would be that much better)
  • 3-4 apples, cored, peeled, and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup, plus 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance, or preferred butter substitute
  • 3 Tbs whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1/3 cup water

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Prepare apples. Mix with 1/4 cup brown sugar and a dash of cinnamon. Fill pie crust.
  3. Lattice (or if you lack that skill, as I do, crumble) the second pie crust over the apples.
  4. Combine the Earth Balance, flour, cane sugar, water, and 1/2 cup brown sugar in a saucepan, and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes, until the liquid starts to thicken.
  6. Pour caramel sauce over the pie, letting it seep through into the apples under the top crust.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes at 425F.
  8. Decrease oven temperature to 350F, cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 40 minutes.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Crafty Saturday #52

If I had done Crafty Saturday posts every single week without fail (which hasn't happened due to laziness and a hiatus), then I would have been doing these posts for a year. My first Crafty Saturday post was actually in February 2013, so it was just over a year and a half ago.
Anyway, here is this week's collection of awesome projects I've come across recently!

brittanymakes floor poufs 2
Pouf Cushions, via Brittany Makes

DIY Bicycle art
Bicycle Canvas Art, via ModPodge Rocks

diy jump rope
Natural Jump Rope, via Say Yes

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tumblr Tuesday #63

I have spent almost my entire weekend sick in my with my boyfriend (who I managed to get sick). I really enjoyed getting to spend so much time with him, but I am ready to feel better and get back into the swing of things. I am very much on the mend, and I hope everyone who is sick with an autumn cold/flu/who-knows-what feels better soon too!
Here is this week's Tumblr Tuesday post (my computer is acting up again, so I apologize for the short post).

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