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Deeeelicious recipe: Apple Oatmeal Crisp

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I’ve been wanting to make this for a while, and after finding this recipe and making it tonight, it turned out amazingly.  I added some of the crumble to the bottom of my pan and added a bit to the apples as well, before placing in pan.  I suggest for anyone to try it out too – you won’t be disappointed!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 cups apples – peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) Lightly grease an 8 inch square pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, oats, flour and butter. Mix until crumbly. Place half of crumb mixture in pan. Spread the apples evenly over crumb mixture. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and top with remaining crumb mixture.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
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  • Written by the urban i-tie

    October 14, 2009 at 11:19 PM

    Sauce of the week!!

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    tzatziki

    This week it’s all about the Greek-ness.  Delicious tzatziki (pronounced ta-zee-kee) is a great addition to pitas, beef souvlaki or even grilled chicken breast because it’s amazing as a dip or spread all over.  Here’s an easy recipe which I found online:

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    (recipe source)
    Prep Time: 15 minutes

    Ingredients:

    • 16 ounces (2 cups) of thick Greek yogurt – if you can, try regular Greek or Middle Eastern yogurt for bettter results, instead of non-fat
    • 4 to 10 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
    • 1/2 cup of diced or grated cucumber (Kirby or “English”)
    • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
    • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice

    Preparation:

    Prepare all ingredients in advance. Combine oil and lemon juice in a medium mixing bowl. Fold the yogurt in slowly, making sure it mixes completely with the oil. Add the garlic, according to taste, and the cucumber. Stir until evenly distributed. Garnish with a bit of green and serve well chilled.

    Yield: about 2 1/2 cups

    Add mint or dill: Slight variations include 1-2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh dill and/or
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    October 13, 2009 at 3:51 PM