Did I ever tell you about the time that I was published in a cookbook and felt famous for 5 minutes?...
Well I was - and I did - and here's the story. I have always been a big Mary Engelbreit fan. I love her artwork, her cards, or scrapbook goodies etc. I used to have a subscription to her Home Companion magazine for many years, which isn't published anymore, but I remained on her email newsletter list. The Mary Engelbreit people sent out an email to fans on her newsletter list, and other circles, about a request for dessert recipes to be submitted for this cookbook:
Well being a fan of Mary and of baking I sent in a recipe. Then many months went by and I kind of forgot all about it. But low and behold after those several months went by I received this very book, autographed by Mary, with this letter in the mail:
don't you love the inside cover? so adorable.
Well needless to say I was very excited!! I had sent in the recipe for my Gram's apple crisp - which I had tweaked just a bit. Apple crisp in my family was always this dish - almost more cobbler style and without the oats and crumble kind of topping you see in a lot of "crisps"- but still with kind of a crunchy topping to it! Heavenly with ice cream especially. There are many other wonderful recipes in this book and I highly recommend it! (just my opinion - no compensation here for saying that).
So that's my 5 minutes of fame, and something I would have shared more towards Autumn as that's more often when I make it and it looks like this around here:
But I was looking through this book the other day so thought I'd share it now. I won't make you wait any longer - Lol. Here's my recipe for apple crisp from the very page in the M.E. cookbook:
The only thing I'd like to add is that I usually sprinkle a little cinnamon/sugar mixed together over the top while it's still warm. It kind of melts into the top of the crisp and gives a crispier crunch to it. Yum!
photo from last Fall when I was making this crisp - Mmmmm