Apple Dumpling Day!!

You can’t go wrong with a classic Betty Crocker recipe, and this one is no exception. This timeless dessert is the epitome of fall—homemade flaky pastry is wrapped around a hot and bubbly apple and a warm brown sugar glaze is poured on top for an extra sweet finish. A perfect recipe for Apple Dumpling Day!

Recipe from Betty Crocker Kitchens


2 cups all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold butter or margarine

4 to 5 tablespoons cold water

6 baking apples, about 3 inches in diameter (such as Braeburn, Granny Smith or Rome)

3 tablespoons raisins

3 tablespoons chopped nuts

2 1/2 cups packed brown sugar

1 1/3 cups water

Heat the oven to 425°F. In a large bowl, mix the flour and salt. Cut in the butter, using a pastry blender or fork, until particles are the size of small peas. Sprinkle with the cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing well with fork until all flour is moistened. Gather the dough together, and press it into a 6×4-inch rectangle.

Lightly sprinkle flour over a cutting board or countertop. Cut off 1/3 of the dough with a knife; set aside. On the floured surface, place 2/3 of the dough. Flatten dough evenly, using hands or a rolling pin, into a 14-inch square; cut into 4 squares. Flatten the remaining 1/3 of the dough into a 14×7-inch rectangle; cut into 2 squares. You will have 6 squares of dough.

Remove the stem end from each apple. Place the apple on a cutting board. Using a paring knife, cut around the core by pushing the knife straight down to the bottom of the apple and pull up. Move the knife and make the next cut. Repeat until you have cut around the apple core. Push the core from the apple. (Or remove the cores with an apple corer.) Peel the apples with a paring knife.

Place 1 apple on the center of each square of dough. In a small bowl, mix the raisins and nuts. Fill the center of each apple with raisin mixture. Moisten the corners of each square with small amount of water; bring 2 opposite corners of dough up over apple and press corners together. Fold in sides of remaining corners; bring corners up over apple and press together. Place dumplings in a 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish.

In a 2-quart saucepan, heat the brown sugar and 1 1/3 cups water to boiling over high heat, stirring frequently. Carefully pour the sugar syrup around the dumplings.

Bake about 40 minutes, spooning syrup over apples 2 or 3 times, until crust is browned and apples are tender when pierced with a fork.

87 thoughts on “Apple Dumpling Day!!

  1. Morning All!
    slow sleepy start this morning…
    cloudy and very foggy here again…
    we only saw one hummer at a time yesterday–not sure if that was the same female or different ones, but if there was more than one they weren’t fighting as usual…

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    1. Morning – partly cloudy here, 61 – I haven’t seen my hummer for a day or so now. I think they’re gone until next year. Still seeing a lot of Blue Jays, and the woodpeckers only once in a while now.

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  2. interesting read this morning from some dude…in a trump/desantis match up, desantis loses at this point…and president trump “shared” the article stating that (not some dude’s article if that’s not clear). if desantis challenges trump for the nomination, he would have to say trump is “bad” in some aspect–trump supporters won’t stand for that…

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    1. Don’t do it, DeSantis! Shame, shame, shame on you if your FL constituents re-elect you as Governor and then you quit half-way thru to run for President! That will say all you need to know about DeS!!!

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      1. reading thru the thread there, many echoed your sentiments–all from FLA.
        someone said that the first time he ran for governor, he got REALPOTUS’S endorsement, but this time he said “he didn’t need it” or was it “didn’t want it”…something like that.
        IF he said something along those lines, i think that’s a slap in the face.
        you always leave the dance with the one who brought you

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        1. From Politico via Business Insider: “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is not planning to ask former President Donald Trump for an endorsement, per Politico.

          Politico spoke to four people linked to Trump and the Florida governor, who confirmed that DeSantis has not, and does not have the intention to get Trump’s backing for his re-election this year.

          An individual linked to Trump’s endorsement process who spoke under condition of anonymity said that Trump would, however, endorse DeSantis if he asked for support. Dave Abrams, a spokesman for the DeSantis campaign, did not comment on whether DeSantis is angling to get Trump’s support.”

          More from the Politico article: “Dave Abrams, a spokeperson for DeSantis’ reelection campaign, declined to comment on whether the governor is seeking Trump’s backing.”

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        2. More from the left-wing posted by RawStory: “According to Washington Post columnist David Von Drehle, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) delivered a not-too-subtle shot across Donald Trump’s bow last week when he let it be known that he doesn’t feel he needs the former president’s endorsement for his re-election campaign.

          With Politico reporting, “Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has plenty of advantages ahead of his November reelection. More than $100 million in the bank. A growing statewide Republican voter advantage. Massive popularity with the conservative base. What DeSantis doesn’t need and isn’t requesting: former President Donald Trump’s endorsement,” the political analyst claimed it was DeSantis’ way of letting people know he thinks Trump is irrelevant.

          As Von Drehle put it, “It’s an intentional humiliation of a man who hates humiliation. For all his braggadocio, Trump’s ego is a robin’s egg attached to a cinder block hanging from a thread above a candle flame. Every day, he struggles to blow enough hot air to prevent the flame from burning the thread and dropping the block on top of the egg.”

          According to the columnist, DeSantis owes his rapid rise to Trump, going from a little-known House member to a high-profile governor in one of the country’s most populous — and politically powerful — states.

          As Von Drehle points out, the Politico story was expertly timed to come out right after a recent poll showed DeSantis in a tie with the former president as the popular choice of Republicans looking at the 2024 presidential race, with the columnist pithily adding, “…the kind of tie that happens when a rising balloon and a falling cinder block meet briefly as they pass going in opposite directions.”

          Writing, “DeSantis has served notice that he is ready to fly solo, to cast his own light rather than bask in Trump’s reflection. That’s hitting Trump where he lives,” he continued, “DeSantis struck first. He is savvy enough to realize Trump is surely mulling over a nickname for him. Reckless Ron? Without even saying the word, DeSantis slapped a preemptive label on Trump’s forehead: Irrelevant Donald. It will be difficult for Trump to shed.”

          “Ambitious Republicans have two choices: Wait for Trump to die, or take him on mano a mano. Trump’s 2016 GOP opponents tiptoed around, waiting for him to implode. No one was willing to throw the first punch, knock Trump off-balance, then keep going until only one of them was standing,” he added before concluding, “Ron DeSantis, a man in a hurry, is more than willing. The brawl has begun.”

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    1. Morning Filly!
      dr jill has plenty of reasons to keep this hidden…she would lose her prestigious title–free travel–free perks–not how SHE wants to be remembered in the history books either

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  5. EXCERPT: “Story at a glance:

    – The reason health officials don’t want individual vaccine vials examined by independent scientists is that the vials are all different — and the mRNA in the shots is not intact.

    – For an effective mRNA product, the mRNA integrity needs to be 100%, meaning all the RNA must be intact. Considering how ineffective the jabs are, it seems fair to question whether lack of mRNA integrity might be to blame.

    – Fragmented RNA could potentially also be hazardous to health by generating incomplete spike proteins. While we do not know if incomplete spike proteins are dangerous, it’s possible they might contribute to cellular stress.

    – The “bad batch” phenomenon may also be indicative of quality problems. Independent investigations have revealed that some lots of the shots are associated with very severe side effects and death, whereas other lots have very few or no adverse events associated with their use.

    – However, the fact that “hot” lots are being released in a coordinated fashion suggests vaccine makers may in fact be doing intentional lethal-dose testing on the public, and that these “bad batches” are not merely the result of intermittently poor manufacturing.

    A 14-minute video (below) that has been overlooked for nearly two years has now resurfaced, exposing stunning information about the COVID-19 jabs and why health officials don’t want individual vaccine vials examined by independent scientists. The reason, it turns out, is because the vials are all different — and the mRNA in the shots “is not intact.” Both of these pose potentially serious problems.

    In an Aug. 31 Substack article, Steve Kirsch explains: “Even if you are getting 100% intact mRNA which would be really rare, you’re still not getting anything that resembles the virus. So the efficacy as far as PROTECTING you will be next to nothing.

    “However, what it will do very effectively, if you got reasonably intact mRNA, is to cause you significant harm. You are playing a game of chance with your immune system and what is in the bottle.”

    The video notes that members of the European Parliament were only allowed to read the contracts with the drug makers after they’d been heavily redacted. Why the heavy-handed secrecy, even toward legislators?”

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  6. Good Information Inc. was founded by whom, you ask???? BTW, the Good Information Foundation is the non-profit arm of the same “company.”

    There is a TON of info in Crab Man’s thread!!!!

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  7. EXCERPT: “Many people have embraced the convenience of wireless devices in their homes, but these devices come at a price — your privacy and your health. With each smart device that you welcome to your home — such as connected alarm clocks, vehicles, refrigerators and doorbells — another layer of your personal life is revealed and your health is sabotaged by EMFs.

    This is certainly true of smart meters, which are officially known in the U.S. as advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) installations. In 2020, 102.9 million such smart meters were installed by U.S. electric utilities, about 88% of them in personal residences.

    AMI meters measure and record electricity usage at least every hour, if not more, and provide the data to the utility company and consumer at least once a day. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, “AMI installations range from basic hourly interval meters to real-time meters with built-in two-way communication that is capable of recording and transmitting instantaneous data.”

    What could be wrong with transmitting every last detail about your real-time energy usage to an energy company? Those data reveal far more than you might think — and could even be used against you to control your individual energy use or, one day, to help ensure “net zero” compliance.

    Smart meters aren’t there for your benefit

    Before smart meters were widely available, your electricity usage was recorded by a meter reader, who would visit your property once a month and manually record your energy usage. Now, this data is tracked at hourly or half-hour intervals, which energy companies are billing as a way to save you, the customer, money.

    The U.K.’s Shell Energy, which describes smart meters as “the future of energy,” notes:

    “Smart meters bring a whole host of benefits: they’ll tell you how much you’re spending in real time, which means there are no nasty surprises when your bill turns up. … But, perhaps best of all, smart meters give you real-time information on your energy use.

    “They let you know exactly how much it’s costing you to boil that kettle or charge your phone. Armed with this knowledge, you can make a more informed decision about whether to turn up the heating, or put another load in the tumble dryer. …

    “Smart meters are set to revolutionise the way we use electricity. They make it easier for suppliers like us to offer cheaper, off-peak rates for, say, charging your electric car. They tell us more about how you use your energy, which means we can offer you more suitable tariffs. It may be that, one day, you’re offered cheaper electricity on sunny or windy days, when clean energy is easier to come by.”

    Smart Energy International also describes Comarch’s smart metering systems as a solution for “remote and automatic measurement of media consumption.”

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    1. “Navdanya’s report, “Earth Democracy: Connecting Rights of Mother Earth to Human Rights and Well-Being of All,” explains: “‘Net Zero’ is a new strategy to get rid of small farmers … through the burden of fake carbon accounting. Carbon offsets and the new accounting trick of ‘net zero’ does not mean zero emissions. “It means the rich polluters will continue to pollute and also grab the land and resources of those who have not polluted — indigenous people and small farmers — for carbon offsets.”

      In other words, the elite will continue to consume resources as always, including indulgences like polluting private jets, but will be able to purchase carbon credits to offset the emissions they create. Meanwhile, the average person will face increasing scrutiny of their energy usage, to the point that it may one day be rationed in the name of “climate compliance.”

      Will smart meters be used to ration energy use? Smart meters do more than measure your energy usage. They’re also capable of distinguishing what type of energy you’re using. So they know if you’re doing a load of laundry, watching TV or have left your home for the day.

      While this might not sound nefarious on the surface, it’s an intensely personal form of surveillance — one that could easily be used against you, including to ration your energy. Journalist Abby Martin explains:

      “If the notion about what you are doing and when you are doing isn’t disturbing enough — it’s worse. These devices are capable of regulating, controlling and even rationing your energy use.

      “Take this example, you are running your fans in the hot summer months and the power company decides you are using too much power, they will take it upon themselves to lower it regardless of the consumer willing to pay for the extra usage.

      “A point to consider is what these companies will do with this information. Once this is shared with law enforcement, it can and it will be used against you. Cops will be able to know what you are doing in the privacy of your own home.

      “Secondly these companies can sell this information of our daily lives for data mining and advertising. It is disturbing at so many levels but these little surveillance units are being implemented across the country without the public’s consent and in many cases without their knowledge of being installed.”

      It’s time to ‘think the unthinkable’

      It’s unthinkable that the powers that be could be intent on increasing surveillance and control, to the point that even your energy usage is under their thumb, but as GBNews host Neil Oliver put it in the video above, it’s time to “think the unthinkable“:

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      1. “People raised to trust the powers that be, who have assumed, like I once did, that the state, regardless of its political flavor at any given moment, is essentially benevolent and well-meaning, will naturally try to keep that assumption of benevolence in mind to make sense of what’s going on around them.

        “People like us, you and me, raised in the understanding that we are free, that we have inalienable rights and that the institutions of this country have our best interests at heart will tend to tie ourselves in knots rather than contemplate the idea those authorities may actually be working against us now. …

        “We are no longer being treated as individuals entitled to make the most of our lives, but as a barn full of battery hens — just another product to be bought and sold, sold down the river … treat yourself to the gift of understanding that the powers that be fully intend we should have less heat and less fuel, and that in the planned future only the rich will have cars anyway.

        “The plan is not to fix it. The plan is to break it and leave it broken. …

        “If net zero and the rest was about the good of the planet and not about clearing the beaches and skies of scum like us, don’t you think those sainted politicians and A-listers would be lighting the way for us by their own example?”

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  8. EXCERPT: “Creating ‘behavioral change’ by targeting schoolchildren and specific socio-economic groups

    Behavioral change lies at the heart of the Mercury Project, which will issue three-year research grants to estimate “the causal impacts of mis- and disinformation on online and offline outcomes in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic,” including “differential impacts across socio-demographic groups.”

    The research will include “interventions that target the producers or the consumers of mis- and disinformation, or that increase confidence in reliable information.”

    Some of the “interventions” proffered by the Rockefeller Foundation include “literacy training for secondary school students” to “help students identify COVID-19 vaccine misinformation,” “equipping trusted messengers with communication strategies to increase COVID-19 vaccination demand” and “using social networks to share tailored, community-developed messaging to increase COVID-19 vaccination demand.”

    This information will, according to the Rockefeller Foundation, “provide evidence about what works — and doesn’t — in specific places and for specific groups to increase COVID-19 vaccination take-up.”

    But according to ZeroHedge, the research groups funded by the Mercury Project “are operating with the intent to tailor vaccination narratives to fit different ethnic and political backgrounds, looking for the key to the gates of each cultural kingdom and convincing them to take the jab.”

    The project uses “ambiguous language and mission statements” to at least partially conceal the project’s main purpose of “using behavioral psychology and mass psychology elements to understand the global resistance to the recent COVID compliance efforts,” ZeroHedge reported.”

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    1. Nebraska…This little activity may just be a day late. It might just be me, but it do seem as if more and more actual information is coming out ab the true nature of these injections. If these “studies” take even the normal time it takes these gonzos to design and implement such studies, the interval will only allow for more truth to bubble to the surface.
      Push the truth!

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  9. Watching Maria’s show from this morning – she has John Ratcliffe on, talking about the corruption at the FBI – as a throw-away before changing the subject to China, she throws out “Just real quick, you mentioned something a moment ago about the FBI….wasn’t it the FBI who did investigations into the 2020 election? Wasn’t it the FBI who brought “the most secure election in history” to the DOJ, to Bill Barr, who didn’t see any regularities? Uh (pointing to her head) is that the FBI’s job?” Ratcliffe simply answers the question, without pursuing that angle further.

    He is also optimistic about it being Dearie who was selected as the one to oversee this – he thinks the fact that he got “taken in” on the FISA deal he will be far more diligent and not take what the DOJ/FBI says at face value.

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      1. Interesting…..the only thing that came up on the first page addressing this….I’ll do a bit more searching.

        EXCERPT: “No Stars on the Flag
        Posted on September 18, 2022 by Constitutional Nobody

        There were no stars on the flag last night as President Trump entered and exited the stage. For those who don’t know what an American flag without the stars means you have to ask someone whose been in the military. The simple answer is surrender. American flag without the stars tells your enemy that further aggression on their part will mean total annihilation, complete destruction or obliteration, If your the enemy and you choose to surrender you be treated well. President Trump was sending deep state a message.

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  11. excellent point

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  12. An alternative answer from a “Wiki user” to the no-star issue from 11 years ago: “My understanding of it would be Unity, instead of representing each state, its more than less representing the US as a whole.”

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  13. I am adding a short daily prayer to the board. I would invite each of you, if you wish, to also add one or maybe two of your own liking. I do not want to stifle anyone but please limit yourself to one or two religious postings. here’s one I found that I liked.


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