Apple Crisp-Apple Pie

Apple Pie meets Apple Crisp, in this fully loaded, perfect, streusel apple pie, with an incredibly flaky crust!

Apple Crisp-Apple Pie | Fabtastic Eats Anyone else feel like this week was incredibly long and never ending? Good thing we have pie (& wine!) to get us through! Also, I had a 5 hour Skype call with my parents yesterday, that helped to ;)

But mostly it was the pie, and the wine. Side note, and totally personal-maybe TMI, but after three and a half solid years of not a single glass of wine between being pregnant and nursing twice, one of the reasons I’m not quite ready for another is giving that up. Think what you want, but now, now-I have two kids, a glass of wine at the end of the day, is a blessing, & not in disguise, just a darn blessing.

Apple Crisp-Apple Pie | Fabtastic Eats I stopped judging other parents a looong time ago. We are all living, fighting our own battles. And if you’re a mom, judging other moms, get a life. We’re all different, and we all do things our own way, stop criticizing other parents, just be happy, and proud of your own self and children. :)

Apple Crisp-Apple Pie | Fabtastic Eats Stepping off my soapbox now to talk about this pie. Think apple crisp meets apple pie…you take a bite then you float into a land of bliss, smiles, rainbows, unicorns, and happiness. In that order. Plus some.

We went to an apple orchard a few weeks ago. I ate the BEST FRITTER OF MY LIFE. & yes it deserved caps, because they really, truly were. We had fresh pressed cider, went on a “tractor” ride, aka, a sitting lawn mower with metal barrels attached to the back, yes I was wary of my safety, yes my child screamed, yes it was painful, but they were all smiles at the end, and that’s what mattered. There were hayrides, pumpkin picking, face painting, country bands performing, and alllll the apple treats you could dream of..but I did not want their pie. Not when I could make it myself!

Apple Crisp-Apple Pie | Fabtastic Eats I am sooooo not a huge pie maker. If you look at the archives here, that is plain as day. However, I put a lot of time and effort into this pie, and it was one of the post therapeutic things I have done in a looong time. I zoned everything out, I blared the music, and I just went to work. I didn’t see the messes being made around me or any fighting that may have occurred, I looked up once in awhile to make sure nobody was crying or hurt ;) , but other than that, I put all my attention on this pie.

Apple Crisp-Apple Pie | Fabtastic Eats It was worth it all. This Apple crisp apple pie, was total perfection. The crust was soft and flaky, the filling was sweet and tender with loads of streusel all throughout. Topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, and there was nothing else I wanted to sink my teeth into. This Apple Pie is heaven, and one I know I’ll be making for years to come!

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Weekly Meal Plan!

Weekly Meal Plan | Fabtastic Eats It’s Meal Planning time again! I explained last week how I go about doing it, and I’m still working on that printable for grocery shopping based on category. Promise Ill get there soon! If you read yesterdays post, I’m kind of going through some stuff.

So! Did you try any of last weeks dinners? We had them all except the drumsticks and the lasagna, so I rolled the lasagna over to this week, as kind of a back up meal. Since I know I have everything for it, and its an easy throw together, it’ll be great for a; ‘just in case I’m not in the mood for what’s planned’.

Ok! Let’s get to it!

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I pinned this as soon as I saw it! Can’t wait for the homemade naan again too! After having it with lasts weeks butter chicken, I’m so smitten!

rb-1 Crockpot Brown Sugar & Roasted Garlic Pot Roast Sandwiches

I’ve been wanting to try these since last year, but totally forgot about them! So excited!

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I mean, it sounds and looks so easy! And its one of my favorites from takeout!

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This is a favorite of ours! The sweet, creamy, and spicy is soo warm and cozy! We dunk crusty bread in it for good measure!

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Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Two words: mouth.watering.

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Spicy Peanut Chicken Soba Noodles

We’ve made this one countless times, I can’t even tell you how good it is. We literally eat that peanut sauce with a spoon. Oh & I hardly ever use soba noodles, I can’t find them at the store, but whole wheat linguine works perfect!

I’m only planning six meals this week because we’re planning on going out for Mexican one night. As you can see from this weeks plan, including the rollover lasagna florentine from last week, we’re kind of going around the world in our cuisines…china, India, Italy, Mexico…we’re covering most of the bases! ;)

Happy(ish) Hour..

aad197ca744e25fccf516f97651682ed66edb753 We haven’t sat down and chatted in awhile, and I am in dire need of a happy hour with some friends…soo.. via If we were sitting down at a table together today, chances are that I wouldn’t just order a glass of wine, I’d order the entire bottle. And if I’m being completely honest, I […] Read More! →

Apple, Pumpkin, and Spicy Sausage Lasagna

Apple, Pumpkin, and Spicy Sausage Lasagna | Fabtastic Eats An autumn inspired lasagna loaded with real apples, cider, pumpkin and so much cheesy goodness! This sweet and spicy savory dish is one for the books! I loooove pumpkin in savory recipes. I don’t see it to frequently, we’re all crazy over all the pumpkin loaded sweet treats, but when I do see it, or […] Read More! →

Pancetta, Kale, & Pumpkin Flatbread

Pancetta, Kale, & Pumpkin Flatbread| Fabtastic Eats Sweet and Savory, this mouthwatering Pumpkin Flatbread loaded with Pancetta, Kale, and Pine nuts, is exploding with flavors! Do you know the difference between flatbread and pizza? I really had no idea. So I jumped on the google machine..and honestly, I didn’t really learn that much. Some say it’s the shape, but I think that’s […] Read More! →

Healthy Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Cashew Butter

Healthy Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Cashew Butter | Fabtastic Eats Healthy and warm, this melt-in-your-mouth spiced pumpkin bread is lightly sweetened and total comfort smeared with cashew butter, without all the guilt! This is my favorite time of year for food! Everything is so warm, and cozy, spiced, and comforting. oh and the baking! SO.many.goods! Right now is when I can’t hardly keep up with […] Read More! →

Meal Planning!

Weekly Meal Plan | Fabtastic Eats So I thought I’d try something new! You probably haven’t noticed, but I’m doing my best to up the ante here on le blog, and post more frequently. The last couple weeks, and my current plan as of now, is to post new recipes four days a week, and then one day gear more towards […] Read More! →

Warm Pumpkin Pie Milkshake (Dairy Free)

_MG_7680 Warm pumpkin pie in the form of a milkshake! Dairy free, low in sugar, and totally indulgent tasting! I’ve been an almond milk drinker for awhile now..a long while, I can’t even remember the last time I drank dairy milk. So when Silk approached me about the Taste Challenge, converting someone into an almond milk […] Read More! →

St Louis Style Mac & Cheese

St Louis Style Mac & Cheese | Fabtastic Eats St Louis style Mac and Cheese with my homemade version of Provel! Creamy and Delicious! When I was little my mom would never buy us the boxed mac and cheese or any type of canned spaghetti o’s or raviolis, or anything like that. I should have been happy right? Homemade everything! But I’d visit a […] Read More! →

Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Ground Sirloin Chili

Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Ground Sirloin Chili | Fabtastic Eats A hearty, comforting, good for the soul, (& the waistline!) chili, loaded with sweet potatoes, black beans, and ground sirloin! Perfect for dinner, game days, or any crisp autumn night! Sooo we’re Patriots fans. My husband is a super hard core Pat’s fan..like, been watching them since he was two, decks himself (& our kids) […] Read More! →