Archives for October 2016

10.29.16

Mom’n’Tot Box

When Beatrice and I received our box this month full of fun and creative goodies, it was a total win for the both of us. So much joy in seeing her face light up with each gift she opened.  I love that each of these boxes contain high quality products from small businesses made here in the USA. 

Each box is also customized based on your child’s gender and interests. These boxes are fun,  festive, creative, and stimulating for the child’s brain.This monthly subscription box is specifically made up for moms and tots up to age four years old. Truly a special and magical box you are sure to ❤️ 


Now go and get your box momma!! Here is the link:

https://momandtotbox.com/

Xo,

Sophia and Beatrice 

10.09.16

+Festive Apple Pie+


Oh fall! It’s my favorite season of all from pumpkin pie, to apple orchards, crisp weather, and lots of apples..It was a quiet slow morning making this festive apple pie with my husband. Several cups of coffee were involved I must say 😉

This is a fairly easy pie to make with simple ingredients one would generally have on hand! Here is the recipe below for you to follow. 

Ingredients:

•1 box ready to use pie crust (or make your own) 

•5-6 large Granny Smith apples peeled and sliced thinly 

•1 stick butter 

•3 tablespoons flour 

•1/4 cup water

•1/2 cup coconut sugar (reg sugar can be substituted) 

•1/2 cup brown sugar

•1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

•1 1/2 tsp vanilla


Place the peeled and sliced apples in a large bowl and set aside for later


Pre heat your oven to 450 degrees

Melt the butter until it starts to bubble than add your flour to form a paste, once the paste is formed add your water, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and sugars, bring back to a boil for one minute than bring it down to a simmer for another one minute. Turn the stove off and set aside 1/4 of the cup of sauce and pour rest on top of the sliced apples. Stir to combine sauce and apples! 


Place the apples in the prepared pie crust and make a small mound of apples toward the middle of the pie. 


Be creative with the top of the pie, this is the fun part! We chose a basket weaved look with hand done fall leaves! I used a small serated knife to cut out tiny and big leaves! 


Once the top is on spread the rest of the remaining sauce on top of the pie.

Place a loose fit of tin foil on top of pie and be sure to butter up the side on the pie so it doesn’t stick. 
Bake at 425 degrees for 12 minutes, than turn the oven down to 350 degrees and bake with tin foil in tact for 45 minutes! Remove tin foil the last ten minutes and bake until the crust is golden brown. 

Let the apple pie cool, and pair it with a praline ice cream or vanilla cool whip. Enjoy!

Xo,

Sophia