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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Angel Girls....

We have quite a few Christmas decorations and while 
SANTA is my favorite...

THE ANGEL GIRLS
are Mr. Sweet's fav.

They've been in our family for about....ummm....6 yrs, I think.
Hobby Lobby....


They are very well dressed...such cute sox...:)
actually, they look more like leg warmers....I love 'em.

 ...and they've done their shopping early...


and....look how warmly they are dressed....
adorable hats and jackets and warm winter scarfs..


I want curly blond hair...
_

Yep....the secret is out....
I am almost 78....and I still play with dolls.


do you..??





I made my favorite pie today for a good friend....

CHERRY.....

It's in the fridge...and I'll take it to her tomorrow...

...all I could do to keep from cutting it and having a piece...



I use my little BLUE BIRD to vent the pie...
my daughter in law gave it to me several years ago and 
I use it every time I make a 2 crust pie.
and...
I always use melted butter, sprinkling of sugar and lots of cinnamon
on that top crust...
O hOnEy,,,,,
sooo good with those TART cherries. 


CHERRY HAND PIES
are Heaven on Earth....
(if you like Cherries,that is..:)
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1/2 to 3/4th cup of SUGAR
(I use TART CHERRIES (not pie filling)
1 cup of SUGAR
3 Tbl. CORN STARCH
2 cans RED TART CHERRIES
1 capful ALMOND EXTRACT
1 Tbl. melted butter
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350 oven.....until dough is nicely browned...
Drain cherries, SAVING ONE CAN OF THE JUICE...
 (i save the juice from the other can and add sugar and all the other ingredients
and dip cookies...or candy....or just eat it with a spoon..I LUV it)

add this juice, cornstarch and sugar in a sauce pan and, on medium heat, cook til thickened, stirring constantly.
Then slowly add the cherries and almond flavoring.
Roll your dough (store bought or homemade) into circle, cut 8 squares, add small amt. of cherries to each one. 
Roll (any way you can),
crimp with fork to keep as much of that delicious goodness INSIDE.
Brush each with butter and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top.
PUFF PASTRY would be AWESOME, too.
Warning...watch them closely as the juice is bound to bubble outside the pies
and they will burn quickly on the bottom......just keep checking them.
DO NOT use canned pie filling...
the tart cherries with no sugar makes for the very best pies. 
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bye bye.....xoxo 

34 comments:

  1. Wow you look like a good pie maker!

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  2. Love me some cherry hand-pies though mine are without dairy and corn (of course). But yours look good and those angles are so flippin' sweet.

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    1. And no cane sugar for me either, but that's okay, it still rocks. Have a great holiday and boogie boogie.

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  3. Who knew angels could have so much fun! They're wonderful!

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  4. Those dolls are super cute. :-) And I don't think a girl is ever too old for dolls. I have been wanting one of those realistic looking reborn baby dolls every since I have seen them. But - of course - I am SAYING that I want it to use as a training mannequin for NILMDTS trainings. But - I just want it. But - the really well done ones are $900 or more so I am not going to have one anytime soon.

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  5. The angels are so cute!!! Just perfect for Christmas.

    The pie looks wonderful. I make my own pie filling from the tart cherries we grow on two trees in our yard. They make the best pies.

    God bless.

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  6. The angels are so cute and your pie looks delicious. Thanks for sharing these with us. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  7. How nice it would be if the world had more people like you. You can make nothing into something wonderful and enjoyable. Enjoy your dolls. I never had one. I wish you and family only the best for the holidays and the New Year.

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  8. You play with dolls? I'll never tell! haha! I love these cuties. Hugs, Diane

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  9. You are as cute as those dolls! What a sweet treat for your friend!

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  10. Angel Girls and Cherry Pie for a friend and Bubbly Hand Pies for whoever-drops-in. I'd say you've got the Christmas Spirit covered---all good will and gracious thoughts.

    Someday in the New Year, could we talk a minute about how you make these absolutely ethereal, clear, perfect photos? I'm Grandma-Booked every minute til maybe January 5, but would love to have a little moment later to hear about how you do it.

    rachel

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  11. What sweet little angels dolls. I love their cute little outfits. I love to play with dolls too...Hee, hee, Hee. Still a little girl at heart. Oooh! And that pie looks yummy.

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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  12. Hello, BJ. I think the angel girls are very pretty. Whatever our age, there is a little girl in us all. Lol!

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  13. Thanks for stopping by Driller's Place. The youngest of the grandcrew is now 12, so PJ's are no longer Christmas Eve, morning attire. I miss those days. Love the Christmas sisters and the cherry pie looks marvelous. I will be watching the debate. I'd just like them to focus on the issues and bring real ideas to the table, not just political rhetoric. Have a blessed day.

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  14. Oh gosh, I love cherry pie- and it has to be tart cherries..none of that oversweet stuff! Your Christmas girls are so sweet..why can't I ever find this kind of cute at my Hobby Lobby?
    Have a super day!

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  15. Oh my gosh I love those girls!!! Do I love dolls ~ BJ, do you really have to ask me that question??? You've seen my house ;-) I say let the little girl in each of us live happily ever after. Now I am off to make some of your yummy hand pies.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  16. I wish I had someone nearby to make me a PIE!!! It is my favorite thing! Your little sisters are so adorable, I love them!!!! Hope you are enjoying this wonderful holiday season!!! XO

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  17. I wish I could go to your house and play with dolls and for pie! Darling little sisters, such fun.
    Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas this always beautiful holiday season too.
    Thank you for the wonderful and generous comments on all of us and baby Maxima of course. The three of them will be missed this C'mas.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  18. Your pie looks so yummy. Truth be told I am in love with your dolls and have been since you bought them. Yes, I do play with dolls.
    Nonie

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  19. Your dolls are so Christmasy. Merry Christmas.

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  20. You DO know how to tantalize us with those photos of yours!!!

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  21. Oh, that cherry pie sounds delicious. I am going to make some fudge tonight to pack in my suitcase.

    I love your angels. I was chatting with Kris of Junk Chic Cottage telling her that I don't have any angels. I used to, but I did a big purge a few years ago. I am going to look for an angel in Hawaii. That way I will get my angel and she always remind me of this upcoming vacation.

    Happy Christmas!

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  22. Oh I like the anger girls too. But you know I love the Santas. Well I love the girls too.
    I want to make a hand pie. Yummeee!

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  23. The angel girls are awfully cute.

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  24. That pie has my mouth watering! Love those little angel girls, arms full of presents and such cute coats and hats!

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  25. Oh my...that pie! Bet you made a friend very happy! Love the angel girls. So much personality! Yes, I have my dollies and teddy bears, too.

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  26. bj ... your little Angel girls add so much fun to your Christmas decorations. I know you enjoy having them around. Mr. Z. loves cherry pie, but usually just gets the ready-made ones. Bummer ... I should make him a fresh one. Sounds like you are all ready for Christmas. Wish I was.
    Happy Christmas.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  27. BJ the dolls are whimsical, cute and fun. Pie? Cherry pie? Yes I'd love a piece!!! Lucky friend to enjoy that pie.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  28. Hello dear Lady.... glad to see that you are in the Holiday spirit....
    ... and Stacey lives at 204 Franklin St. Marshville, NC 28103..
    best to you and yours.... Stacey / Dr. Theda...

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  29. BJ, the angel girls are the cutest and I think they match your young and cute personality! The pie looks yummy, wish I had a piece now! Merry Christmas! Pam @ everydayliving.me

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  30. The dolls are adorable and yes I still play with dolls
    and also use my pie bird

    Merry Christmas
    Janice

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  31. You bet I play with dolls - every week friends and I post about the sewing we do for our dolls - it is such fun. Pop over and see what we've done this week. Our dolls are all dressed up for christmas. Love your dolls, they are so sweet. I'll be following you on bloglovin - looking forward to more fun - and those rolls in the other post look delicious.

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj