My Childhood Applecrisp Recipe – Perfected

My all time favorite dessert is Apple Crisp!!
We’ve been making apple crisp since I was a kid. It’s a childhood favorite.
I’ve shared this recipe back in 2011 when we only had sophia…
but now that I’m 7 years into marriage and 3 babies in, I’ve made this recipe
in my own kitchen A LOT and have figured out EXACTLY how we like it!
I’ve tweaked it to perfection! ;)
It’s… amazing. You are going to want to pin, bookmark,
print and laminate this baby. You’re welcome.


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This weekend we went apple picking.
What else do you do on a rainy morning??? haha.
Luckily no rain drops while we picked, just some good ol’ puddles to jump in!
We went with some friends and it was so fun.
Lots of giggles and reallyyyy messy kids..and parents.


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Micah thought it was the most awesome place he had ever seen.
So many red and green balls to throw!! He doesn’t know how to put on the brakes.
#longgone #watchoutflyingmushyapple

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I want to go back. just with someone to carry the huge bag of apples for me again. haha.

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APPLE CRISP INGREDIENTS
CRUMB TOPPING:
2 Cups Flour
2 Cups Oats
2 Cups Brown Sugar
1 1/2 Sticks Margarine
3 Tablespoons Water

APPLE FILLING:
5 Apples
1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
1/4 Cup Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Water



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The best part about this recipe..it’s EASY.
You have a bowl of apples.. a bowl of topping.. and a pan to cook it in.

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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Wash, Peel + Cut up the apples. Eat a few.
Have kids come over and beg for a taste test.
give in. because it’s APPLES.
Save the topping taste testing for you. It’s too good to share.

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In a bowl, Mix the dry topping ingredients together.
2 cups Flour. 2 cups Brown Sugar. 2 cups oats.
You could do this in your sleep girl!

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Melt 1 1/5 sticks margarine (or butter.) Pour onto dry mixture.
o ya. It’s going down.

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Use a fork to mix the topping mixture.
Add 3 TB water to make sure all the white flour is mixed in.
Sneak a taste or two. job well done.


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Grease(I use the spray kind) a Casserole pan. (use any size really..2 small ones work too!)
Pour apples in.
(we accidentally ate more of our cut up apples than we should have. continuing on.)
On top of apples sprinkle 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar, 1/4 cup flour, 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon and 1/4 cup water.


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I wash and then use my hands to mix up the apples. It’s just the easiest.


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Pour Topping Crumb Mixture over the apples and pop in the preheated oven!
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden.


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Serve the apple crisp warm or cold with vanilla ice cream and ENJOY!
I feel like I’m sharing my childhood with all of you with this recipe… it’s a good one!



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Effortless Meals with Coca-Cola + Walmart

Some days feel like they are going in super speed.
My days fill up with things I need to do and things I want to do.

NEED: fold the mountain of clean laundry in my room that has turned into a kid gymboree, organize the shoe bin that was organized at one point but which has now exploded
and is blocking the door, do school work, dishes, blog and happy mommy box work,
run errands like buying toilet paper you can’t believe you need to
buy, because your 4 yr old doesn’t know how much toilet paper to use.

WANT: craft time with the kids, play time with the kids, 3 mile run at the gym, organize my room and bathroom so I don’t have another “where is mommy’s hairbrush!!” moment and
have to use a doll brush until I end up finding it under a kid’s bed.

Life gets filled up!
So sometimes it’s nice to have a little help in the meal department. Coca-Cola and Walmart have come together to make meal time a little more convenient for moms with “Effortless Meals!” It’s a variety of meal options – take ‘n bake pizza, yummy sandwiches and ready to serve rotisserie chicken. Effortless Meals lets me spend less time working in the kitchen and more time connecting with my kids, while still providing a good meal for them!


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Going shopping with all three is always entertaining. haha.
Micah might have thrown a cantaloupe like a football and I caught it just in time. #momreflexes


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After a morning of school and then a quick errand trip to Walmart, we grabbed up some sandwiches (or roll ups as the girls call them) and headed home for lunch! I love the food options they have. Look for the blue ‘effortless meals’ sign at your Walmart Supercenter.
I needed an easy meal that I knew everyone would eat. (Our plates are also from walmart! love these. Just got another pack of colors today too!) So big kid to toddler approved lunch: Turkey and Ham Wraps with mandarin oranges and pretzels.


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I love the sound of kids happily eating. It’s as close to silence as I’ll get till bed time.


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We also grabbed up a take ‘n bake pizza for dinner because we are in need of a fun quick yummy dinner for daddy to pop in the oven while I stay far far away from the kitchen. :)


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Check out My Coke Rewards for Effortless Meals and to unlock bonus points
when purchasing Effortless meals!

Thanks to Coca-Cola company for sponsoring today’s post!
As always, opinions shared are always my own.

Lalaloopsy Girls Dolls + Baking Oven!

Sophia and Sienna both have birthdays in august.
Some of their presents were some cute Dolls from the new line of
Lalaloopsy Girls and the Lalaloopsy Baking Oven! They were a hit!
We joined the Lalaloopsy Insiders. You should too! If you have girls they will love it. It’s a fun social community where fans get special access to the
world of Lalaloopsy and can share their love of these magical dolls!


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 On Sophia’s birthday morning she opened up  the Lalaloopsy Baking Oven.
Parents of the year here. ;) She squealed with joy haha it was so cute.
We let them bake up something right away. A yummy strawberry cake for dad!
They loved using the cute pink measuring spoons and mixing up their cake mix.
It also came with frosting but we saved those for the cookie mix and used the
sprinkles on the cake instead. It was pretty tasty.


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Everyone who has since entered our house and seen the oven…
has been very enthusiastically told “it really workssss! you can EAT it!” haha.


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You can check out how the Baking Oven works in this video

The Dolls from the new line of Lalaloopsy Girls were super cute.
Sienna got Peanut Big Top with the cute little elephant. The pigtails fit her to a tee!
Sophia got Jewel Sparkles and her little kitty! She loved that she had curly hair like her!


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I love how the girls each had one and played together with them…
their little conversations and pretend play were too cute!


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Join the Lalaloopsy Insiders and visit
the Lalaloopsy Website for more fun!

Thank you to Lalaloopsy for sponsoring today’s post!
**We received these toys in exchange for my review.
As always, my opinions are my own!**





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This could include MGAE providing me w/ content,
product, access or other forms of payment.

Chocolate Chunk-Kiss Cookies

Earlier this week we had a “run to the corner store and grab vanilla and
chocolate chips for cookies- oh no they don’t have chocolate chips!” experience.
That made us end up going with chopped up chunks of
hershey kisses and discovering the most amazing cookies EVER.


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If you grew up eating peanut blossoms like I did… it’s like combining that cookie…
and your loved traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe. Amazingness.
Thank you store for not having chocolate chips… because of you, we found our new favorite recipe ;) The girls love unwrapping hershey kisses…
and I love a baking task that keeps them busy without flour flying!


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This recipe is the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe but with Hershey kisses instead of the morsels. Easy! Most of you probably know this recipe by heart ;)

CHOCOLATE CHUNK-KISS COOKIES
INGREDIENTS:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup granulated brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
half a small bag of hershey kisses (or more. go crazy.)

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Unwrap and chop up hershey kisses. (a mix of big and small chunks!)
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract
in large mixer bowl until creamy.
Add eggs, beating well after each addition.
Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in Hershey kisses chunks.
Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 6 minutes (they will look not cooked..but as long as you press
on them and they are a little firm and puff down by touch, you are good!
Let em set up on the cookie sheet and you’ll get those soft chewy cookies.)

I’m trying to think of another “reason” to make these again ;)
ENJOY!

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