Monday, May 18, 2009

Happy Mother's Day and Apple Crack recipe!

Me and my fabulous Momma
family photo on Mother's Day

my cousin Andrea, me, and Cameron
Papa letting Stella be a spy!
The girls!

the famous Glamour Shot!

This post is a little belated but I have been so busy!  We just got back in from Orange Beach yesterday... those pics are on their way.  I had a wonderful Mother's day!  On Saturday night Taylor took me shopping at Mason's, which I hardly ever go to anymore, and I got some amazing shoes!  Then he took me to Soul, where we met up with the Stinsons and Marcy and Ricky.  Our food was amazing!  I love that they have live jazz on Saturday nights... and it is Happy Hour after 9 pm!  So we had a great time.  On Sunday morning Taylor and I went to Rogers and met up with my family at Copeland's for brunch.  Their french toast is to die for!  I was so happy to get to spend some time with MY sweet momma.  We headed home for round two... Taylor's family at our house for dinner.  We cooked up some yummy homemade food and ate till we were sick.  I made a new recipe for dessert, too!  It was supposed to be a dump cake, but I made it like a cake instead of a cobbler.  Needless to say it was a hit!  Here's how to do it if you are cooking challenged like me, but want to be impressive!

"Apple Crack"
Preheat oven to 325 F.  Spray 9x13 with Pam.  Spread 2 cans apple pie filling evenly in bottom.  Mix together 2 STICKS butter (hell yeah!) with 1 box yellow cake mix, 1 C dark brown sugar, and 1 teasp. cinnamon to make a thick paste.  Spread evenly over pie filling and top with 2 C chopped pecans. Bake for 45 mins. until crispy and brown on top.  
**Note:  So I am an idiot, and I didn't do it like above directions... I went ahead and did it the same way but instead of just using the yellow cake mix I mixed up the cake mix as the box instructed.  So it ended up taking about 1 1/2 hour to cook, but instead of being a cobbler, it turned into a SUPER moist apple cake.  It was awesome!  So either way, you can't go wrong... even if you can't follow directions, like me!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you mommies out there... I think we deserve more than just one day a year for everyone to appreciate all of the hard work and effort we put in every day to raise our children and take care of our families.  I am so glad to know and be inspired by all of you!  And Sherry (Mimi, Sherrymom) and Kathy (Grammy), thank you for everything!  Love you!!!!!!!


Tara Gibson said...

love all the pics! you guys are the cutest little family. Coplands brunch is amazing! yum! I am trying tha recipe!

the future mrs Hinz said...

you have such a cute family!! your mom is still as gorgeous as ever!!!

i am soooo trying that recipe - sounds amazing!

Jennifer Tschepikow said...

those are such sweet pics! sounds like you had a wonderful mother's day and im so glad =) i will DEFINITELY be trying that gosh, that sounds sooo yummy! have wonderful week dear!

My name is Megan... said...

I hope you had a happy mother's day!!! you and stella always look so beautiful!!

Luvone said...

I love your blog! Beautiful pictures! Beautiful family! I'm a married mom with five boys! I googled "Apple Crack" recipe looking for an apple dip recipe a friend told me about and this is where I found you!