July 1

I read 77 different blogs.

It’s true, I just counted them on my reader.

One of the blogs that I have been reading for about 5 months now is Quirky Cupcake. I have no clue how I got to her blog, but I did.

Over time I saw that she was doing something called Tuesday’s With Dorie. I saw the best recipes. Sticky buns, decadent brownies, cheese cake, etc. and I just knew I had to do this.

For 5 long months on Tuesday’s I would wait in anticipation of what would come next, to see exactly what I was missing out on.

It only took me 3 months to figure out that they were actually making the same recipe from Dorie Greenspan ‘s book Baking: From My Home to Yours.

I finally got a steal on the book,(thank you Amazon dot com) and now…now I am a part of TWD.

Whoo Hoo!

Growing up I would hear people (mostly old people) say “I just had the best apple pie with a hunk of cheddar cheese”, and I would think “gag!”

You just don’t mix fruit and cheese together. Not apple pie with all that cinnamon and nutmeg and crumbly topping….with cheese?

Forgetaboutit! It is a total ruination of the apple pie, people!

So, when I joined TWD, I was so excited. Hoping against hope that the first recipe I would do would be something truly gooey….or maybe chocolaty, or even caramelly.


My first recipe with TWD was Apple Cheddar Scones.


Let me just say that these are fab! Totally fab, and instantly  rearranged how I feel about apple and cheddar together.

How could I have been so wrong? Old people really know what they are talking about. (sorry old people, you were right, and I was so very, very wrong!)

The recipe called for dried apples, but I don’t like my fruit to be chewy, so I used fresh. I also used pastry flour instead of all purpose. We were warned that the dough was sticky to begin with. That should have shot warning bells off in my brain, but since the brain isn’t firing on all 8 cylinders anymore, no warning bells of danger happened. So my pastry flour didn’t give the scones the stability they needed, and they spread. Spread like a middle age belly.

It didn’t matter, because the taste of these are so wonderful. The cornmeal adds a delightful crunch, the apples are slightly sweet, and the cheese…well, I again have to say I was wrong.

(don’t faint dad)

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32 thoughts on “July 1”

  1. They look wonderful. I read several blogs as well. And many of them show recipes that I want to try. I do try some of them. In fact I made your cheesecake and it was yummy.

    But I’ve had to be more selective in the recipes I make because if I made all I really want to, I’d weigh so much they’d have to take out a window to get me out of the house.

  2. Gorgeous pics of your scones and all the prep work. They look fabulous. Welcome. I’m a serious blog reader, too. It’s addicting!

  3. Love your pics! Welcome………I had the same worries about cheese and apple together. Loved these though! I’ll have to try cheddar cheese and apple pie next:)


  4. You didn’t know that apple pie would be good with cheddar cheese? 😕 This is such a wonderful, if unexpected, combination and I’m glad that you’ve found it to be good as well.

    I just checked and I subscribe to 105 blogs, I should weed through them and unsubscribe to the ones that I don’t really read at all.

  5. “Apple pie without a slice of cheese is like a hug..without the squeeze” – an old Amish saying.

    Now that you have arrived-try layering frozen waffles with ham and cheese and waffles on top-then apple pie filling! Serve with sweetened sour cream as a sauce (1/4 c brown to a 16oz cont.) TRUST ME!!-it’s easy too! I’m trying those scones-they look YUMMOLISCIOUS-I’m with you on the fresh apples too!

  6. I love a good scone! I’ve always enjoyed apple pie with a hunk of cheddar, too. Strange combination that just works a little like French fries and vinegar. Don’t be too hard on yourself, just be grateful that you’re on board now.

  7. Love photos – welcome to TWD. I’m in the midwest, and around here, we call the pie and cheddar a Wisconsin thing. It may also be that people who put cheddar on their apple pie don’t spice it the same way. Alton brown recomends using grains of paradise or cardomom rather than ‘spicing it like a pumpkin pie’ (his words, not mine.)

  8. Um…I don’t think I’m buying the whole apple cheese thing…:p I can’t get past the cheese with the apple part :p It just doesn’t sound normal…lol!

    They do look delicious though! 😀

  9. A convert to apples and cheddar! Try apricots and swiss next… 🙂

    Welcome to TWD… I’m looking forward to getting to know you better through food!

  10. Your scones look delicious! I’m also new to TWD. I wasn’t really convinced about the apple/cheddar combo either, but I was pleasantly surprised too! I’ll make these scones on a regular basis from now on. I love your pics! 🙂

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