easy as apple pie!

6 cups green apples, thinly sliced
3/4 cup sugar
1 T butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1 dash nutmeg
1 great pie crust recipe for a 9-inch single crust pie

Prepare your pastry for a two crust (top & bottom) pie. Wash, peel, core & slice apples; measuring about 6 cups. Combine sugar & cinnamon. If your apples are really tart, you can use more sugar. We like our pie a bit less sweet, but its up to you. Stir apples together with sugar & cinnamon, coating the apples well. Arrange apples in layers in your pastry/pie crust. Dot the top of the apples with small pieces of butter or margarine. Cover with top crust, or weave strips (like above picture). Bake on the lowest rack in preheated oven (450F=230C), for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350F (175C) and bake for 30-35 more minutes. Serve warm or cold!

oatmeal peanut butter choc chip cookies!

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup flour (1/2 white, 1/2 wheat if you prefer)
2 cups rolled oats (oatmeal)
1 cup chocolate chips
Optional: 1/2 cup nuts

Beat peanut butter & butter until creamed together. Mix in sugars, baking powder & soda, eggs & vanilla until combined well. Add flour & oatmeal, and mix again. Add chocolate &/or nuts if you prefer. Drop by tablespoon onto a cookie sheet, and bake at 325F for 10-12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!!