Apple Pie

Side note: The less you work the pie dough the better the pie crust will be!

Pie Crust Instructions:
1 cup frozen unsalted butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup cold water

Grate the butter with a cheese grater.
Dump the flour, sugar, and salt into a large bowl.
Mix for a second or two to blend the dry ingredients.
Add the butter and then, using a pastry cutter work the mixture until it's crumbly and the largest pieces of butter are no bigger than a pea.

(The butter should remain cold and firm. To test it, pick up some butter and pinch it between the thumbs and forefingers of both hands to form a little cube. If the butter holds together as a cube and your fingers are not greasy, then the butter is still cold enough. If your fingers look greasy, put the bowl in the refrigerator for 15 min. to firm up the butter before adding the water.)

Tossing with a fork, sprinkle the cold water evenly. Work the dough until it just pulls together as a shaggy mass.

Roll out the dough for a double-crust pie - cut the dough in half and pat each piece into a thick flattened ball. Lightly flour your work surface and tap one of the dough balls down with four or five taps of the rolling pan. Begin rolling from the center of your dough outward. Stop the pressure 1/4 inch from the edge of the dough. Lift the dough and turn by a quarter and repeat the rolling until the dough is at least 12 inches in diameter. Be sure to re-flour the work surface if your dough is sticking.

Pie Filling:
6-8 apples thinly sliced (you need about 6 cups of apple slices)
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp cinnamon
Sprinkle of nutmeg
Sprinkle of salt

Dump apples into large bowl, sprinkle with lemon juice.
Sprinkle all other ingredients over apples and toss to coat (the longer you toss the better coverage).
Put bottom crust in the pie pan, fill with apple mixture, top with 2nd crust and pinch together.

Preheat oven to 425. Bake 15-20 minutes, pull pie out and wrap edge of crust in aluminum foil (to prevent burning). Return to oven and back for 20-25 minutes more. I just stick a knife into the crust and poke an apple to see if it feels done.

Always let an apple pie sit for at least 30 minutes when you pull it out of the oven, it lets the juices set and thicken.

Day 08. Favorite episode of season 4?

Groundhog Fae

By all that's holy in the world, this episode was
the HIGHLIGHT of the year for me!

I loved the Krampus theme and the fact that Hale "used" it to perfect
his come on to Kenzi just made me smile and
Bruce's sad face about not being able to 
be candy was truly a rewatch moment!

Girl With A Smirk


I was totally gonna go Truth/Dare/Truth/Dare but
I'm not really having a problem with "this dare" in my life
unless you count work and I like my paycheck :)

Oh my, what is something you could be more grateful for?

Everything, I think that all of us take what we have for granted - A LOT!
I know I do.
I bitch about craving something to eat but there is food in my fridge I just don't want it right now.
I bitch about not wanting to wear any of my clothes, but I own too many.
I bitch because my shoes are a little dirty, but I have them on my feet.
I bitch about my job, but I have one.
I complain about family, but we are close and help each other out.

What are you bitching about that you should be thankful for?


Day 07. Favorite episode of season 3?

Lachlan's Gambit

While I will admit to loving multiple episodes this year, this one
totally took the cake for me. From the angst of
dealing with the yucky guy to Hale stitching up Kenzi
with a whistle to the heartbreaking death of the lovely Ciara.

However, I must say that for good campy fun - you can't beat

Original Skin

I abso adored all the quirks that each "personality" had when making the 
big switchy switch, but my personal
FAV was of course Kenzi in Dyson's bod-o-roma!
Totally giggle fits.


Day 1: Does tomorrow count? Staying up late to grab sushi & girly convo! I'm totes excited!

If tomorrow doesn't count then the last "school night" that I gave myself permission to have fun, 
would be 2 weeks ago when I said to hell with going
to bed and went out for sushi and time with the loveliest SP.

I don't feel judged for trying to be a girly girl around her.


21 Day Truth or Dare Challenge

So I'm a Buzzfeed nut (I know I know) but they have articles that really make me think about my life and where I'm going plus FUNNY! Well this showed up in my newsfeed tonight, so off I go to read the article and I'm all like "THAT IS FUCKING AMAZING!!" So I'm totally doing this!

You can too, just go to the article (here), use the 21 Days list and then tag it on Twitter, Instagram, FaceBook, etc with #21DayTruthOrDareChallenge.