Fish Cakes

3 cooked fish filets

2 jars of peas

rice cereal

2 egg yolks

Mix with a fork. When it was a moist paste roll little balls in
crushed zweiback, cracker crumbs, or whatever is similar, flatten them a bit and
baked them at 375 till they were done. It makes 25, each about the size
of a chicken mcnugget.

Appliscious Chewie

1 apple
1/4 cup canned dogfood or ground meat

Core and wash 1 apple. Place wrap in foil and place in oven at 350F. Wait 35 minutes. Remove apple. It should be soft. Pack meat or canned food in hole. Re-wrap in foil. Freeze overnight.

Acts like a Kong, but completely edible. Dogs love it.

Rustic AppleTart

Yet another in my "uses for apples" series.

1 apple, sliced
3 sheets phyllo, thawed
1 tbsp chopped nuts (I prefer pecans)
3 tbsp butter, melted

On cookie sheet, one at a time messily form the phyllo slices into a "nest", layering one sheet upon another and painting lightly with butter between the sheets.
lightly coat the apple slices with the remainder and place ontop of your "crust". Sprinkle liberally with sugar, cinnamon, and chopped nuts. Drizzle with honey.
In 350F preheated oven, place your tart and cook for 15-20 minutes or until phyllo has turned golden brown.

Serves 1-2

Apple Pie Ice Cream

Yet another in my "uses for apples" series.
4 apples, peeled and diced.
1 stick butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon
1 pie crust
Ice cream
2 cups half-and-half
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Heat oven to 400F. Place refrigerated piecrust flat on cookie sheet and heat for 12-15 min till toasted golden. Cool and break up. Set aside.
In ceramic dish, place remaining mix-in increadiants. Cover and bake for 15-20 min. Cool and set aside.
On medium heat, in saucepan combine the "ice cream" ingrediants untill the sugar has completely melted and been assimilated. Cool in fridge for an hour.
In electric ice cream freezer (after the containers been allowed to freeze overnight), add the "ice cream" and turn on. In 10-15 minutes the ice cream should begin setting up. While still mixing, add the "mix-ins" (both apple cinnamon slurry and broken pie crust). Allow to blend.

Either freeze further in freezer or serve soft.

Harvest Pie

Yet another in my "uses for apples" series.

3 pie crusts
2 stick butter, diced
1 cup flour
2 cups sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon
6 large apples, peeled and sliced thinly
1 cup raisins (rehydrated)
1/2 cup cranberries, chopped
1 tbsp orange peel
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

In large bowl, mix fuit, nuts, cinnamon, sugar, and flour till evenly coated/distributed. This will be your filling.

For the crust, combine 2 crusts into 1 large crust and place in bottom of deep-dish pan. Pile filling high (will probably overflow) and add additional crust for the top, cutting slits for steam. Cover crust edges with foil (to prevent burning).

In 400F oven back for about 45 min.


Another part of my "uses for apples" series. Nothing is better than homemade applesauce!

1 lb of apples (Macintosh taste best for this), peeled and quartered
1/2 stick of butter
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 cup sugar

On stovetop in skillet, melt butter. Add appleslices and turn to low and cover. Allow the fruit to reduce and become very soft, stirring occasionally. Add in sugar and cinnamon and stir. The fruit juices will thicken slightly. Serve warm.

ETA: I found that it actually tastes just as good, if not better, without the butter and with half the sugar and triple the apples. I also add a dash of nutmeg, allspice, and clove.