Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Guest Post w/ TS Krupa--She's going all #TastyDelight on us! [There's pie, people. There's pie!]

Andy Parker is a war widow raising her fifteen-year-old daughter on her own. Hayden Grace dreams of becoming a professional snowboarder, and Andy is doing everything she can to make that happen. When Hayden Grace’s passion begins to falter, Andy is at a loss for how to re-inspire her daughter.

Andy does her best balancing Hadyen Grace’s competition schedule, practice, and school with her own work schedule at home, in the city, and on the mountain. But work starts to demand more from Andy. Then, Andy receives an opportunity of a lifetime. An opportunity that will turn their lives upside down. But is it too good to be true?

Soon, mother and daughter find themselves in Aspen for Hayden Grace’s first national competition when a chance encounter brings Andy into a passionate, unexpected romance, a romance that could change everything. Will Andy be able to find the happiness she deserves?

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Hey guys!! So today TS Krupa is meme-jacking us and bringing a Tasty Delight to the blog. *noms* It looks so good! Check her out and leave her some comment love! ~Anna

My mother would make Polish Apple Cake for every occasion in our house. We would have a large meal and lots of people would be lingering around the table drinking coffee and talking. Mom would get up and go into the kitchen and come back with a huge tray covered in a wide array of desserts and there was ALWAYS Polish Apple Cake. People came to expect it.  It was and continues to be a staple for all gatherings. I wanted to share this recipe with ya’ll as it means so much to me!

2 sticks unsalted butter (soften)
1 stick margarine (soften)
3 cups flour
6 eggs (yolks only)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
2 tbs. cinnamon
1 ¾ tsp. baking soda
1 bag Macintosh Apples (8-10)  [can substitute other apples that are softer in texture, sweet and juicy…but my mom swears by these!!]
Peel and then grate all apples. After all apples are peeled and grated add cinnamon and mix.  Apples will start to brown, that is normal. Set aside. Note: I always squeeze excess juice from the apples and pour it into a glass but that is personal preference. 

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Mix flour, sugar, egg yolks, butter, margarine, baking soda and vanilla extract together in a mixer until well blended. If you prefer to mix by hand on the counter, sprinkle flour on the counter and rolling pin to prevent it from sticking. 

Grease 9 x 13 baking pan. 

Spread ¾ of dough mixture evenly in the bottom of the pan.

Evenly spread all of the shredded apples on top of the dough mixture.

Take the remainder ¼ of the dough mixture and create a pattern (crisscross, dotted, words etc.) on top of the grated apples. 

Cook for 1 hour or until golden brown.

Cool for 10-15 minutes. Serve (adding vanilla ice cream was always my favorite!!). 

T.S. Krupa was born in New Haven, Connecticut. Raised in a Polish household with a blended American culture, she is fluent in Polish. She graduated with her bachelor's degree from Franklin Pierce University,where she also played field hockey. She earned her Master's from Texas Tech University and recently graduated with her Doctor of Education from North Carolina State University. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and her dog, Chase. Safe & Sound is her first novel.

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Alright guys. So...apple pie? Love it? Not so much it?
What's YOUR favorite type of pie?
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