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Easy Mini Apple Pie With Crescent Rolls and Canned Apple Pie Filling

How to make a quick and easy mini apple pie with crescent rolls and canned apple pie filing.  This dessert takes about 30 minutes from start to finish, and they taste delicious. Earlier this week, I was really craving something sweet but I didn't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.  My standby quick and easy dessert is either a peach or apple dump cake since I have so much canned pie filling.   One can only eat so many dump cakes, so I came up with this easy crescent apple pie.  It took about 10 minutes to assemble, so it was quick, easy, and yummy! This isn't completely original--I've seen crescent pie desserts before.  But I did add my own spin to the classic recipe with a few tricks my grandma taught me.   This would be amazing with vanilla ice cream on top!  Unfortunately, we didn't have any.  I will make sure that I do for next time! Easy Mini Apple Pie With Crescents and Canned Apple Pie Filling I love these easy mini apple pies with crescent rolls bec

Instant Pot Iced Coffee Concentrate

Learn how to make Instant Pot iced coffee concentrate.  This makes several cups of coffee that you can dilute with water to make iced coffee drinks at home. I have a new obsession this summer: iced coffee.  I was never a fan of cold coffee, but it turns out that I just didn't know how to make it properly. I've been experimenting with different ways to make iced coffee, and I'll be sharing them with you in upcoming blog posts.   I usually use the cold brew method. but that takes a full day to make.  I forgot to brew some, so I was looking for a faster way to make it. Rather than brew the coffee and chill it, I decided to try Instant Pot coffee concentrate.  This method makes several cups of coffee concentrate in about 1.5 to 2 hours. This is a concentrate, so you should always dilute it with water.  Even if you add milk or creamer, definitely water this down.

Old Fashioned Dill Pickle Recipe Plus Directions for Canning

Learn how to make an old fashioned dill pickle recipe and how to can it. This is an old recipe that's been passed down for generations. It has a distinct garlic and dill flavor that pairs well with sandwiches and other foods, and the pickles are great on their own as a snack. Like most women from her generation, my grandmother was an expert at preserving food. She grew up on a farm and later bought a farm with my grandfather.   She raised four kids while my grandfather farmed. She was an amazing cook, and I'm so glad to have some of her recipes. This particular recipe was lost for many years after my grandmother passed away. None of the kids had the recipe, so we thought it was gone forever. Then my mother, who married in to the family, found the recipe in her recipe box almost 10 years after my grandmother passed away.   I got it too late last year to make pickles, so you better believe it was the first thing that I made this year when my cucumbers were ripe.   My gra

Easy French Toast Casserole Recipe

How to make an easy French toast casserole.  This can be made the night before and makes a great make ahead breakfast for a family or for a crowd.  This easy French toast casserole recipe makes a delicious breakfast, brunch, or even breakfast for dinner.  My kids love it when we have breakfast for dinner.  At one point, we had over 40 chickens.  We were getting about 30 eggs a day, and we just couldn't eat them all. This French toast bake is a great way to use up a lot of eggs.   This is also a good way to use up leftover bread.  I actually used hot dog buns to make it for this blog post!  I'll also give you some other bread ideas and mix ins to make a new family favorite. Easy French Toast Casserole Recipe This is my Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter breakfast go to.  I love that I can make it the night before, so there's one less thing to worry about the morning of a holiday.  By cooking the butter and brown sugar together, it creates a sort of caramel on the bottom o

Peach Iced Tea Recipe from Fresh or Frozen Peaches

How to make a delicious peach iced tea recipe from fresh or frozen peaches.  This is an easy recipe, and it tastes just like that famous Italian's restaurant's peach iced tea but for a lot less money.  This can also be made sugar free or with a sugar substitute. When we moved to the farm, I was so excited that we would have an established orchard.  I didn't even know that peaches grew in Ohio! We have about 15 peach trees.  I don't know what kind they are, but there is one white peach tree.  That tree gives us the most delicious white peaches.   Our peaches are ready in August each year, so they are later than than in the south.  I can the peaches and make jam, peaches in light syrup, and peach pie filling. I also freeze some for recipes like this peach tea recipe.  I've made this in the middle of winter with frozen peaches, and it tastes just like I used fresh peaches.   This is actually a two part recipe.  First you make the peach syrup, then you make the tea.