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Apple Pie Cookies with Salted Caramel Frosting

apple cookieI try to keep my writing on this blog pretty lighthearted and entertaining, but some days are not like that.  Some days you want to curl up in a ball and listen to The Carpenters and eat Chubby Hubby.

I remember when Robb and I were first married, about 500 years ago, and I discovered that he knew how to make pie crust.  I had this idea in my head that pie crust was super complicated and fussy and hard to make, so I was impressed.  I liked it when he would make coconut cream pie with his homemade crust.  He would slice up the pieces of leftover crust and sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar and bake them up.  It felt really comforting.

He’s really good at taking care of me when I’m listening to “Rainy Days and Mondays.”

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Cinnamon Waffles with Cooked Apple Topping

We probably eat waffles once a week at our house.  They cook quickly, and everyone loves them, and it is easy to create variations with chocolate chips, fruits, spices, and fun syrups.  This week, I kept the waffles simple and made a nice apple topping to give them some life.  It was pretty simple, and only took a few minutes to do.  I see more of these fruit toppings in our breakfast future!

I used Gala apples, because frankly, that’s what was in my fridge.  I love Gala and Fuji for eating plain, but normally use something more tart like Granny Smith or Pink Cripps for cooking with.  The really lovely thing about the way I cook is that I am not that picky!  I will use what I have and make the best of it, even if it is not ideal.  I probably would not use a softer apple for this, however.  Something like Red Delicious is too sweet and soft to work well cooked.

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