Excellent Easy Dessert Recipe – Apple Pecan Upside Down Pie

A Wonderfully Easy and Beautiful Dessert for the Holidays

Just my 2 cents - Carolyn Mantia

Apple Pecan Upside Down Pie

This pie has been the hit of the event every time I make it, easy, beautiful and delicious


4-5 Large Granny Smith Apples peeled, cored and sliced

1/2 stick of melted butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1 6 oz bag Pecan Halves

1 Pillsbury pie crust (the kind that is rolled in the dairy case)


Mix the melted butter and brown sugar together and pour into bottom of greased pie plate

Place pecan halves in mixture, you will not need the entire bag so use only the pieces that are unbroken

Lay one of the pie crusts over the mixture pressing it firmly against the pecans

Fill with half of the apples

Mix the sugar and cinnamon together and pour half over the apples

place the remaining apples and pour the remaining sugar mixture

Place the…

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Spinach Cheese Tortellini – Main Course – Crock Pot

This is such a simple dish but it is rich and full of flavor, perfect for a cold night or when you need some comfort food.  This is one of those dishes that you can change the broth and add a met and completely change the flavor.  You can use any vegetable you like or have on hand.  But for those of you who need a precise recipe, here is one blew, I prose you this is EASY and AMAZING!

tortellini crock pot 1

Simply get a crock pot

Add 1/2 pound fresh spinach, washed

8 oz of fresh mushrooms sliced

1 package of Cream Cheese (cut it into cubes it will melt easier

One package (bags in freezer section of grocery of the Tortellini of your choice (Cheese, meat etc)

One can of Italian Style Diced Canned tomatoes

1 Can of Chicken Broth ( You can actually use any flavor broth you prefer)

1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Place in crock pot on low for 6 hours

When you are ready to serve stir ir up to mix up the cream cheese evenly and serve.

Best served with a nice crunchy bread to absorb the extra sauce.

PS this is a perfect one to take to the office for a pot luck or to a family members for a holiday.  So much you can do with this.

Cocktail – Pumpkin Pie Martini

recipe box pumpkin pie martini

Pumpkin Pie Martini:

Equal Parts of all ingredients

Pumpkin liquor

Vanilla vodka


Ice ( This is a REALLY strong drink unless you blend it up with ice.)

Top with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon on top!


We made a pitcher in the blender

1  1/2 cup ice

1 cup Vanilla Vodka

1 cup Pumpkin Liquor

1 Cup Baileys

Hold the ice if you want it to be a tong martini