"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Bribery


My friend ( Ms. Mary Kay) pointed out that I hadn't posted lately.  So, here's a twofer.  
When I want my kids to come home, I have to bribe them.  "It's too far," or "I have to work/study", and the grand kids are a handful and have stuff to do", though they love coming to the farm.  Valid reasons all, nevertheless, bribery sometimes does the trick.  In my middle child's case, a Granny Smith apple pie works some of the time.  When my sister comes, she pre orders a tart cherry pie.




My father always had to have an extra sharp cheddar cheese melted on top of his slice.  I don't know where this started, buy I did see David Letterman one night talking about his favorite apple pie with cheddar on top, so I guess we are not the only ones.  It really is good.



23 comments:

  1. Oooh Donna your pie looks so delicious !
    I've seen apple pie served with cheese on top, but have never tried it myself, a dollop of fresh cream or ice cream is the way I eat mine :)
    *Drool*
    ~Jo

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    1. Jo, I always think of your grandmother's bread and drool.

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  2. Such a temptress! I like fresh apple slices along side a hunk of cheddar - crunch, crumph. This is worth a try... but a little scary when you like your pie already just so !

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    1. Gesbi, I wonder if it would work on a french tarte tatin? I hope that was the right term. I'm getting French lessons for Christmas.

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  3. That looks so yummy Donna and I never would have thought of cheese !
    The little cardinal on the pie is a nice touch.
    You were asking about mini horses, I'll send you an email. I think you might need to keep it away from Gracie if you find one lol

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    1. Now I'm worried Willow. Do you think Gracie would hurt it. She seems to keep from stepping on the chickens, though I did see her chasing the peacock once.

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  4. Remember a number of years ago when I was the winner of your blog contest and the prize was a sweet necklace with a wee painting of a pair of red cowboy boots?

    I wore that necklace today and received numerous compliments. I also thought about how lovely it is that we connected on the internet!

    Thank you so much!

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    1. Cindy, I totally forgot! Now, I'm sure of it. I do have Alzheimer's. Thanks for reminding me and I too am glad we found each other in outer space. I still want to meet at the Cherry St. coffee shop. I didn't get to go to Tulsa much this summer and fall is even worse, because my husband is gone so much and I have to be here for the animals. You still working?

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  5. I love your plate and birdie too..:-)

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  6. Yummmm!!! I haven't had homemade apple pie in years!
    Although … I've never had it with cheddar! I will take your word for
    it though and next time I have the opportunity I will have to try it!

    Can you believe November is half over?! Anyhow, hope you are enjoying the fall!

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    1. Do try it Lucinda. You can always scrape it off if you don't like it. No I can't believe it is almost Thanksgiving. I have been so busy it has gotten past me. I haven't even had time to read my friends' posts lately, nor post much. Hope you are enjoying your fall too? Any travel plans coming up? Happiest Thanksgiving to you.

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  7. I'm not a big pie-eater, but anything with melted cheddar is good by me.

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  8. Do tell Amanda. What would your last meal consist of?

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  9. Homemade apple pie would work for me! And I'd love to try it with cheddar :)

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  10. My downfall is cake (with ice cream, of course) but I might have to try that pie with cheddar. It looks beyond decadent! Love the bird too!

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  11. Ok, just saw that Pecan Pie over there on your side bar! That's probably my favorite pie!

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  12. Unfortunately, Kirsten, if it is sweet, I'll put it in my mouth.

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  13. Mmmmmm, the pie looks divine...
    Love your header!!!

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  14. Yummmm! Looks delicious! My daddy always loved cheddar cheese on his apple pie!

    Donna, I just wanted to stop by and wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with blessings! Hugs. Dixie

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  15. Just had to come by to wish you a very merry thanksgiving! Hope it's a beautiful weekend with family!
    Xoxo

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  16. Dixie and Kirsten, hope yours was the happiest.

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  17. Maybe that's how I can get my youngest son to visit me once in a while... and he has no good excuse as he is only 20 minutes away.

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