Apple Crisp

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A recent trip to Lyon, France has destroyed any sense of a routine in which to cook, so I've been playing with sandwiches and eating more fresh fruit and vegetables. Trouble is these things go bad a bit faster than I can get through them, so I've been looking at a variety of ways to use them.

Which brought me to this Apple Crisp recipe from SeriousEats. I made some very small adjustments for the ingredients I had on-hand, and produced my own Apple Crisp. It takes about 20 minutes of work, and 45 in the oven, and is a great way to use up a bunch of extra apples.

Next time I'm definitely going to add the lemon zest, and perhaps add the lemon juice to the apples to prevent that bit of browning they get (citrus juices prevent oxidation). And I'm going to try adding the pecans, which are good to have around the pantry anyway, and should give a good bit of contrasting texture.

Read my adapted recipe for Apple Crisp here

apple crisp in a bowl with ice
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Funfetti Day

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Despite spring allergies hitting me hard, I was able to go to the grocery store, where I noticed Funfetti Cake Mix on sale for 99¢. Being frugal, I picked up a couple to see what I could do with them.

I've had two recipes in my Pinterest account for quite some time. One is a recipe for Funfetti cookies I've tried before, the other a recipe for funfetti puppy chow that sounded interesting. Since the cookies have to chill for an hour, I had just enough time to make the puppy chow!

They both turned out pretty well. I was skeptical about the puppy chow at first, but I really like cake-flavored things (that aren't cake, for some reason), and these two things definitely fit the bill!

Funfetti puppy chow in a bowl Funfetti cookies on cooling racks