Apple Slab Pie

Apple Slab Pie - Perfect for serving a crowd! | browneyedbaker.com #recipe

My grandma was much more of a “cooking grandma” than a “baking grandma”, so many of my memories surrounding her food revolve around dinners, not necessarily desserts. She did have a handful of sweet treats in her repertoire (things like icebox cake, ambrosia and biscotti) that she would serve, but the focal point was always the actual meal. The only pie I remember her ever making was apple, and it was never in a traditional round pie plate… it was always in a sheet pan or a 9×13-inch baking pan. I never asked why, but knowing my grandma, she would have figured that a 9-inch pie plate wouldn’t make enough to feed everyone on a typical Sunday. Having just enough was never enough for her; she wanted to make sure that if someone wanted seconds or thirds, there would be plenty left.

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Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

Crock-Pot BBQ Ribs - The easiest, most flavorful ribs you'll ever make at home! | browneyedbaker.com #slowcooker #recipe

Homemade ribs are one of the few things that have truly intimidated me in the kitchen. I have saved countless recipes for barbecue ribs, but all of the hands-on time, plus precise grilling temperatures and placements, left me feeling less than motivated to tackle them at home. I mentioned to you on Friday that I’ve been trying to make more use of my slow cooker, and last week while I was making my grocery list, I asked my Chief Culinary Consultant if there was anything in particular he’d like for dinner. He suggested some type of meat in the slow cooker, so I started poking around for ideas. I threw out some new ideas, and when I mentioned barbecue ribs, he immediately got excited. Ribs it was!

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The Weekend Dish: 10/18/2014

The Weekend Dish: 10/18/2014

Happy Saturday to you! I hope your weekend is off to a fabulous start. We are having lunch with my grandparents today, and aside from that I’m looking forward to...

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Friday Things

1. These two have been total cuddle bugs for the last couple of days. Duke has started to lose his manic puppy energy and is settling in as a...

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Chocolate-Dipped Banana Bread Biscotti

The food blogging landscape has grown by leaps and bounds since I started writing in this little space in 2007, but back in those early couple of years, there...

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Strawberry Pretzel Salad Milkshake

One of my favorite desserts of all time is one that has shown up at almost every single warm-weather family function on my dad’s side of the family since...

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Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Muffins with Pecan Streusel

[This recipe was originally posted in October 2010, but I have given it a couple of small tweaks, as well as taken some new photos. This fabulous muffin recipe...

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