Apple Crisp

I was tagged a couple of days ago by fellow blogger Hilary to write six random things about myself, so here’s your chance to get to know a little more about me..

  1. One of my guilty pleasures is bad horror films.. no matter how bad they are. For example, I just saw “The Ruins” a couple weeks ago and it was one of the worst movies ever made and a complete waste of my time to watch, but I secretly loved it. I can’t get myself to stop watching these stupid horror films and have even found a partner to watch them with, my friend Jimmy! We always go with each other to watch scary movies because no one else will come with us. Maybe there’s a reason why no one else wants to watch these movies… Oh well. “My Bloody Valentine,” anyone?
  2. You’d never guess it but I’m 1/8th, give or take a little, Moroccan (or some part of Africa)! It comes from my dad’s side of the family. He doesn’t know much about his family tree past his parents; he just knows that there is African descent in his blood. Proof? My older sister was born with an afro and has ridiculously naturally curly hair. Think about it… an Asian with naturally curly hair?! What??
  3. I have this weakness for puppies. Particularly German shepherds. I can NOT wait until the day comes that I will be able to have my own! They are just about the most precious things on Earth (besides baby tigers). Every time I see one, I go into complete awe. My boyfriend even tells me that I have a “German shepherd face” that I do, and he can instantly tell whether I’m looking at a German shepherd or not by simply observing my facial expression.
  4. All of my friends consider me a grandma, even though I’m only 21. Why? It’s because of my hobbies. I was never a fan of the “partying” life and the whole clubbing scene just wasn’t my cup of tea. I don’t drink, party, or go clubbing… what kind of young’n am I, right?!? Well, I’m the kind that love love loves scrapbooking, painting, sketching, quilting, and baking… hobbies that are considered “grandma-ish.” I taught myself how to stencil & know how to make a mean cross stitching piece. Instead of getting trashed every night like most people my age, I’d much prefer a night in, cuddled up in blankets with some hot chocolate & a movie.
  5. I rarely eat what I bake. As a matter of fact, I eat a TON of dessert and sugar on a daily basis (trust me; I think every meal of the day should have dessert afterwards)… with 99% of it being baked by someone else. When I crave something, my craving can only be satisfied if the dessert is made by someone else. Things just taste ten times better when someone else makes it. You don’t agree? Example: You come home from school and make a sandwich for yourself. Meh.. just ok. But when your mom makes you one, it tastes ten times better even though the sandwich has the EXACT SAME ingredients. Yeah, I thought so.
  6. I adore kids and can’t wait to have my own. I think their energy and carefreeness is always such a joy to be around. They will tell you exactly what’s on their mind, with no hesitation. I love that. I worked with kids for over five years at the Boys & Girls Club and couldn’t have asked fora better first job. The kids brightened my day, every day. On the other end of spectrum, I also adore elderly people. Actually, I’m quite known for it with my friends. On my last birthday, two of my friends got me cards with elderly people on it just because I would think it’s so precious… and I did. Elderly people have so much more experience in life than I do, and I love listening to all their stories. What really gets me is elderly couples, because I hope I’ll be lucky enough to be in their shoes one day.

And there you have it.. that sums up some random facts about me! Now moving on to the real reason I blogged.. apple crisp! This one didn’t really tickle my fancy, but that’s because I forgot to add the water :( It turned out way too sweet for me, but I’m willing to give it another shot and do it right next time! Apple crisp is so simple, I don’t know how I managed to mess this one up. I was too distracted with family, I guess!

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 4 cups peeled, cored and sliced apples
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter. Stir until crumbly. Press half the oat mixture into a 9×13 inch baking dish. Cover with sliced apples.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine white sugar, cornstarch, water and vanilla. Cook, stirring, until thick and clear, 10 minutes. Pour over apples. Cover apples with remaining crumble mixture.
  4. Bake in preheated oven 45 minutes, until bubbly and golden.




  1. says

    thats a great list of things about you, very unique stuff!

    the thing you said about food being better if made by someone else, i see your point. it is true in many ways!

    and that apple crisp… sigh, i.want.some.

  2. says

    Omg! I saw the ruins – there are some fabulous lines in the movie – ‘we are american! we can’t die on vacation!’ i loved that movie!

  3. says

    I tried your apple crisp recipe and it was delish! I agree it’s a little on the sweet side but I found that a day or 2 later it was very yum. Thxs for that one, it’s a definite keep! Looking forward to reading more of your blog…it’s inspiring me to bake more often!

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