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Let's Begin Monday with a Crisp . . . . and Green Apple Sorbet
To be more specific a "Pear Crisp with Dried Cherries".  I don't know about anyone else, but the only crisp I ever made was 'Apple Crisp'.  I was very excited to see that there are other variations to an old southern recipe.  
The dessert is described as a 'terrific fall dessert', but I say it is an anytime dessert - especially for a party or just a family get together.  It's easy to prepare and add home-made ice cream, YUM! Just try it for yourself.
Pear Crisp with Dried Sour Cherries Ingredients:  1 cup of dried sour cherries (water or fruity red wine, such as a Zinfandel to cover.  Guess which one I used - highly recommend the fruity red wine) 8 ripe pears (about 2 1/4 pounds), peeled, cored, and sliced (5 cups) 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon coarsely ground almonds, toasted
1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 t…
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Craziness & Renovation
That has been the story of my life for the past 2 weeks.  We are having some renovation work done on the house inside and out.  That means workers inside and out, dust from sanding drywall, saws, hammers, paint.  You get the picture - basically chaos; but a good kind of chaos.  When they are through we will have siding and freshly  painted house, new windows, a whole new wall.  It's really all very exciting. They are doing a great job and there has really only been one mishap.  While putting  up the siding our cable was cut and well, you know; there goes the internet,  the phones, and the T.V's.   But, we are all fixed and back in business!
I am caught up with my recipe testing and photographs.  This recipe that I am about  to share it a MUST TRY.  I woke up this morning and felt like baking cookies.  Of course, I thumbed through "The Last Course" Cookbook I have been sharing with you.  I found this wonderful recipe "Chocolate Brownie …