Get healthy!

With the first day of school around the corner, we decided this is the perfect time to share our new La Plates Healthy Set. It includes a personalized placemat (with proper place setting) and a small plate (details healthy options for each category). La Plates is a Community Partner of the USDA. Checkout their My Plate program, they have great resources and ideas to choose a healthy lifestyle.

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Nana's Pie Crust - you pick the filling

I've been meaning to blog about Nana's pies - somehow I always forget. Or maybe, it's just that I don't want to share my secrets. For correct preparation, she had me purchase a "sock" for my rolling pin and a proper mat to roll out the dough - both can be purchased at Pryde's Old Westport - Williams Sonoma hadn't heard of either.

Nana's Apple Pie:

1 1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of Crisco
pinch of salt
work together - both should be COLD, as in store in refrigerator before you prepare
1/4 cup ice cold water

1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
pinch of cinnamon
2 cups+ of apples (or whatever fruit you prefer)

Bake 10 minutes @ 425 degrees. Then turn down to 350 degrees and bake for 45 minutes.