A Big Rant and A Little Bit of Apple Crisp

by zesty on October 29, 2009 · 19 comments

How are ya?  That’s good!  Let’s just say I have been better.  I will take a few minutes to recap yesterday and all its glory.  Well in order for the full story you will need some background from the weekend.

On Saturday we had a lot of rain and high winds – which always concerns me as far as the new house – so I drove out Sunday morning to have a look.  Ran down the basement to check for water… all is clear.  I take a walk up stairs around the perimeter of the house just checking the floors to make sure the roof is not leaking… all is clear.  I wander around a little longer to the south  side of the house and I see wet marks on the floor next to the windows.  My heart beats faster and I say ” Oh Dear”.  I look to another window and see the same thing.  WINDOWS ARE LEAKING!

I call the builder on Monday morning and tell him and he says I know Cory… I was down on Sunday at 7:00am because I couldn’t sleep last night”. What are we too do?  Well the guys decided to do a water test yesterday and sure enough the windows are leaking - but how and where.  We call in the siding guys and they take some siding off and do a few more tests.  It turns out the window is leaking itself.  It is not an installation issue but even worse – a product issue.  Now I am upset and borderline cranky.  I got the call as we are waiting in a three hour line up for our H1N1 immunization.   So I immediately called the supplier of the windows and asked to have a rep sent out on site ASAP to get this fixed. As I type this I feel like I am pounding on the keys a little harder than normal so I am going to stop now and get to the good part of this post.

On to the Food

As promised from yesterday’s post I have the easiest tasty apple crisp ever for you today.  We had about 8-10 apples left over from the orchard pick so I thought I would use them up and make a sweet treat.  7 ingredients for a dessert is pretty easy so here goes.


  • 8 Cups sliced apples
  • 1/4 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 3/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup soft butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare baking dish by rubbing butter all over it
  2. Combine apples, white sugar, 2 Tbsp. Flour and cinnamon in a large bowl and mix together.

  3. Toss into baking dish and spread evenly

  4. For the topping combine the final 3 ingredients and spread evenly over the top of the apple mixture.

  5. Bake for 45-60 minutes depending on your oven.

  6. Remove and let rest
  7. Serve warm or cool

  8. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: I like to make a thicker apple crisp in a smaller pan because as the apples cook they will begin to shrink and your crisp will fall.

This is a super fast dessert and goes great on a cool fall day.  I like to serve with homemade whip cream or my favorite… vanilla ice cream.  It can also be a great breakfast or even a nice mix into oatmeal.

Question of the day?

Does anybody like oatmeal?  What is your favorite oatmeal topping of all time!

Speaking of oatmeal, I need to try the new Autumn Medley recipe recommend by Chef David from the Quaker Challenge.  For those of you who haven’t already, please vote for me by giving my video a thumbs up!

Have a great day and just so you know – by the time I got to the end of this post, I think I feel better.  it must have been working with the apple crisp pictures.  Have an awesome Thursday.

Take care


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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 VeggieGirl

Ahh hang in there! :(


2 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is

OH man, windows leaking? What a pain, I’m sorry you have to deal with that. Yes, I like oatmeal, and I am simple – just a bit of banana, cinnamon and peanut butter on mine.


3 brandi

oh no! I hope everything gets fixed soon!

That crisp looks amazing, at least :)

I LOVE oatmeal!!!

some of my favorites include:
banana, maple syrup and nuts
trail mix
pumpkin, banana, pb, dark chocolate
microwaved apple, dried cranberries, nuts


4 Seth @ Boy Meets Food

Ahhh, the joys of home ownership… Gotta love it.

I like adding fruit to my oatmeal. Usually banana and maybe some blueberries. Yeah, I bet that apple crisp would be great on top of a bowl of oats!


5 Whitney @ Lettuce Love

Sorry about the windows — that is awful. Great looking apple crisp :)


6 Beth @ DiningAndDishing

love love love oatmeal! my favorite topping is peanut butter – also happens to be my favorite food :O)


7 Gena (Choosing Raw)

You’ve officially inspired me to make apple crisp.

Raw apple crisp, that is. I’m such a dessert slacker.


8 Jessie (Vegan-minded)

That apple crisp looks so good! I’m thinking of making it as a dessert on Thanksgiving now. :)


9 Pam

Awe Cooking, you are too nice to have all these problems…I hope all will work out for you and your family. The crisp looks really great! I voted for ya!



10 lisaiscooking

Oh no, I hope you get a quick solution to the window problem!

Your apple crisp looks fantastic. I’m loving all the apples available right now.


11 Sarah @ See Sarah Eat

Yikes! Sorry to hear of your window troubles :(

I love oatmeal! I’ve tried all kinds of toppings but I keep coming back to basics: sliced banana and peanut butter.


12 Meg

I am craving apple crisp now….especially the crumb topping!

Hope you get fast solutions to all the house issues :)


13 BroccoliHut

Aw Cooking, so sorry to hear about the leakage. Hope all is repaired ASAP!
I am a HUGE oatmeal fan. My favorite toppings include almond butter and wheat germ!


14 Shelby

Hang in there Cooking!

Just so you know…my mouth literally DROPPED when I saw that apple crisp! YUM!


15 Jena

Oatmeal topping? I don’t top my oatmeal–I make it either with brown sugar or maple syrup or, my favorite, with milk and pb and a few chocolate chips… (That’s the most filling oatmeal I’ve ever had.)


16 France

I love apple crisp. Simple are the best :) I like oatmeal. I like to eat it with peanut butter and brown sugar.


17 grace

Fried apples with a little bit of cinnamon and honey are actually great with oatmeal!


18 Tou Tou's Little Creation Cafe

Thanks for the apple crisp recipe!!!I have all ingredients ready at hand, and seems it’s really easy to try them out!

Speaking of oatmeal, first I mix those plain ones with wheat brand, cranberry, chopped pumpkin seeds, almond, flex seed and black sesame, and then I would add in the coconuts flake (unsweetened ones) and sliced banana or pineapple (well something yellow, i don’t know why I love them on top), em. I guess that’s it. so except for coconuts flakes and banana, you can mix all the other together and stored them. it’s really a quick oatmeal recipe for me in the morning. hope that sounds good to you:D


19 ZestyCook

@TouTou – That sounds very tasty indeed. Thanks so much for sharing your oatmeal ideas.



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