How many times do I hear myself say, "where is that big orange binder?" or "has anyone seen that big orange binder?" The big orange binder has been accumulating recipes, kinspiration & original recipe cards tucked into plastic sleeves for my entire-almost-forty year existence. "The Big Orange Binder" is an organization attempt. It's a recipe with a story neatly packaged in a place where I'll always be able to find the ever-elusive . . . Big Orange Binder.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Crock Pot Applesauce

Into the pot:

10 peeled and cored apples
1 cup of water
2 sticks of cinnamon

**NO SUGAR! **

Cook 4-5 hours, mashing and stirring as time goes on.   Into the blender if you like it smooth . . . or just mush w/ a spoon or masher if you like it chunky.   GREAT for use in Applesauce Muffins.

Friday, November 14, 2014

7 x 1 Blondies

Seven ingredients  .  . . . just think 1's for each .  . . . . so, 7 x 1 blondies . . . . .

1 cup brown sugar
1 stick soft butter
1 egg
1 splash of vanilla (kind-of a big splash)
1 dash of  salt (ish ... . I guess if you really want to measure it, it'd be about ¼-½ tsp)
1 heaping handful of chocolate chips
1 cup of flour


Mix.  Mix well.  Heap it into a small baking dish.  Bake for 25-30 minutes or until it looks done.