Saturday, October 19, 2013

Pizza Dip Marksville Style

I know others have posted pizza dip recipes, and I looked up a bunch till I found out more about how to prepare and then did it up Marksville style. Some use crockpots, microwaves, stovetop, or even ovens. I chose oven.

8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 cup Parmesan cheese, divided
1 cup pizza sauce
2 ounces sliced pepperoni

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Spread the cream cheese over the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate. Top with  ½ cup of the shredded mozzarella and ½ cup of the Parmesan cheese.
3. Spread the pizza sauce on top of the cheeses, and then top with the remaining ½ cup of mozzarella cheese and ½ cup of Parmesan cheese.
4. Top with pepperoni slices.
5. Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 20 minutes. Serve with toasted baguette slices.

You can always add olives, green peppers, ham, pineapple or anything else you might like on your pizza on top. Use your imagination. All I can say is that my family gobbled this up and have been asking for me to make it again.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mile High Apple Pie Marksville Style

I originally posted this recipe on November 24th 2011, but thought I would bring it over to my permanent website to share with all of you.
As written on November 24th, 2011.
When the other pies were done Deanna and I set out to make our own Apple pie. I haven't made it in sometime and tweaked it a little hope you all like it you will find the recipe below. My mother in law stopped over a few weeks ago and said something about her pie coming out soupy. I couldn't imagine how she did that, because her pies use to look gorgeous, at least that is how I remember them from when she use to throw the Thanksgiving Parties. Her crust was OK, I like the one I was taught to make as a child better, but really in the grand scheme of things I don't care if it is frozen, from a box, or homemade. Apple Pie is about one of the best pies out there. As soon as she said she used Macintosh I knew what the problem was,  Macintosh are not for baking, unless you want applesauce or apple-butter that is. I probably should have said something to her, but she is older then me and I didn't want make her feel bad about it. Now I used Golden Delicious below but you could really use any good baking apple to achieve the same results.
Just before we were getting the top crust on the pies, Dorothy came down so we got a few pictures of her helping out too. Well I have to go and get the stuffing ready for my bird so it can go into the oven as soon as the pies are done and then it is time to prepare the sides for dinner. Buke and Taylor are hosting their very own Thanksgiving at their home with all of Bukes friends who don't have a place to go this Thanksgiving. I sure raised him good. I would have loved to have them all here, but we hardly have enough seats for us. Next year for sure we are investing in some chairs and tables come spring time so that when we have a get together we have enough seating for everyone, plus some. OK off I go.

Update October 17th, 2013

My girls have grown so much since this post was done, but the recipe still stands. Matter of fact there are two apple pies in the oven right now for us to devour later. We have a bigger table now, and enough chairs for everyone. We have also upgraded our stove and refrigerator since this was taken as well as repainting the kitchen and taking down the broken green tile. Amazing how many things change and others stay the same. Sure hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family does.

Mile High Apple Pie Marksville Style

10 large Golden Delicious Apples, peeled, cored, and cut into thin slices.
6 tablespoons of corn starch
1 1/2 cups of sugar
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 stick of cold butter cut into tiny chunks
4 rounds of your favorite pastry dough or store bought crusts what ever it doesn't matter.
Some milk
some sugar

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
2. apples in one large bowl

3. mix starch, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in small bowl.

4. poor dry ingredients over top of apples in larger bowl and mix or shake until all of the apples look yummy and are covered with the sweet covering.

5. prepare your 2 pie pans with the first 2 rounds of pastry

6. prick the bottom of the crust with a fork a few times

7. divide apples evenly between the two pie pans
8. place cut up butter all over both pies

9. place last two rounds of pastry over top of apple pies, don't forget to vent. We put a M for Marksville of course but you can even do fancy cut outs if you want.

10. brush crust with milk, and sprinkle with sugar.

Deanna pinching the crusts. Her first apple pie with mommy.
11. place in oven for about a hour, check about a half hour into baking if you need to cover edges of crust with tin foil to prevent buring. Make sure to cool for a while before serving, about 4-5 hours.

We serve ours with ice cream, whip cream, caramel, or sometimes even some cheddar cheese. Delicious Enjoy.