My Deep Dish Apple Pie

Deep Dish Apple Pie

I went to two Thanksgiving parties last weekend. The turkeys, the stuffing, all the side dishes, and oh! the pies! I made pumpkin pies and apple pies to take to the parties and they were a hit.

Apple pies are one of my favorite pies to make. There is nothing like the aroma of apple pie coming out of oven and the beauty of its golden look can steal many hearts of apple lovers. To me this classic American dessert along with the pumpkin pie is a must for our Thanksgiving feats.

The Best Apple Pie

I like to use variety of baking apples to make my deep dish apple pies. Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Gala, Braeburn, Jonathan, McIntosh, Corland, Honey Crisp are great choices. I would pick about 3 different types of baking apples to give extra flavor and texture of the pies. But living in Argentina, I can only find two kinds in the market these days; Granny Smith and Gala. It still came out wonderful and it tasted amazing.

apple pie

I wouldn’t try to make apple pies if you are in a hurry. Peeling and slicing apples can takes some time and I would like to enjoy my time with apples without the pressure of time crunch. Well, any cooking can be frustrating if you have to hurry. So make sure you find a day for yourself to prepare for this old fashioned classic dessert!

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Spicy Korean Chicken Stew

Spicy Korean Chicken Stew, Dakdoritang

I have a little brother back in Korea. He is happily married to a beautiful wife and have two adorable girls.  When my brother got married, my mother was somewhat worried that her only son would be under nourished. Why? Because her only daughter-in-law was not much of a cook. To a some degree I ...

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Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Maple Glaze

Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Maple Glaze

Who wouldn't want a piece of moist cake drizzled with the delicious cream cheese glaze? Although I am enjoying the beautiful warm weather in southern hemisphere. I miss seeing the neighborhoods lined with maple trees, and the houses decorated with pumpkins and fall leaves.  I have been craving ...

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Sweet and Sour Beef

Sweet and Sour Beef

Most people think of Sweet and Sour dish with either chicken or pork. Have you ever tried it with BEEF? Koreans have made this famous Chinese originated dish 탕수육, Tangsuyook (糖醋肉) into something unique and different. The choice of beef, instead of chicken or pork, coated with the crispy batter ...

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Bok Choy Persimmon Kimchi Salad

Bok Choy Persimmon Kimchi Salad

I don't know how I could forget about posting this recipe but I apparently did. I made this Bok Choy Persimmon Kimchi Salad (청경채 감 겉절이 샐러드, chunggyoungchae gam gutjeuri salad) to post on my blog but I left in my photo library for 2 years. Gees, Holly~! I adapted this recipe from one of the Korean ...

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Red Bean Rice Cake

Red Bean Rice Cake

I used to be fanatic about anything with red beans and I still am. I think the most Koreans love red beans in anything, as well. I love rice mixed with red beans, sweet buns filled with red beans, red bean porridge, and oh, don't let me forget to mention the famous shaved ice with red beans. Red ...

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Whale watching, Penisula Valdés

Puerta Madryn in Patagonia, Argentina

Spring has sprung in beautiful Argentina, and my family had a fabulous trip to Puerta Madryn in the region of Patagonia last weekend. Whales and penguins in their natural habitat are things that I've always wanted to see.  I finally had chance to behold the beauty of these animals up close.  We ...

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Escarole Soup with Sausage and Rice

Escarole Soup with Sausage and Rice

One of my favorite ingredients in making soup has to be escarole. I love the leafy lettuce-like texture that is so tender and sweet once cooked. I love making Escarole Soup with Sausage and Rice. It is rather quick and simple to make and comforting to enjoy in cool weather. The soup fills me up ...

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Swiss Chard rice

Swiss Chard with Brown Rice

Swiss Chard (근대, gundae) is commonly eaten vegetable in the northeastern part of Korea. I don't think I had this nutritious vegetable down in the south where I grew up. Swiss chard is easily obtainable in most parts of the world. And where I live, it is super cheap so I am so indulging Swiss ...

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Soy Balsamic Chicken Thighs

Soy Balsamic Chicken Thighs with Asparagus

Soy sauce paired with Balsamic vinegar..., you already know how good they are together. I am a huge balsamic vinegar lover and always trying to use in many different recipes.  This Soy Balsamic Chicken Thighs with Asparagus recipe is a dish that you can easily make at home with ingredients that ...

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Perilla Leaves Dumplings

Perilla Leaves Dumplings with Pork

You will provably know by now that how much I love Perilla leaves. They are fragrant Korean herb and used in many Korean dishes. I found some fresh Perilla leaves at Korean store last time I went. It has been over 2 weeks since and the leaves are still fresh and crisp, so I made a very simple ...

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