The apples were destined for eating, apple sauce, apple crisp and some pies for the freezer. One year we decided to get crazy and make 15-20 pies for the freezer. So, the pastry making began and then the peeling and slicing. I remember mom just mixing up the apples with a bit of sugar and a bit of flour. Being the math lover I am, I wanted actual measurements and she just laughed. We finished and were satisfied with our freezer stash of pies. That winter we baked an apple pie a week and each time we baked one I fondly remembered all of the steps that went into making that pie. It wasn't just an apple pie; it was more than that. It was 15 small memories strung together. Now don't get me wrong a couple of those memories included was dumping flour on the floor, siblings arguing about who gets which apple etc. Ha ha! It was all love though. It was sitting around our dinner table that I realized the power of food memories.
I often get asked how the business started, well to be honest I can't really remember the exact timeframe when the idea began, but I know for sure it was in the kitchen with my mom. I am one of six kids, and the oldest daughter, so naturally I got to spend time in the kitchen helping my mom keep everyone fed. On our farm we have a couple of apple trees and every fall we pick the apples. It was always great fun seeing how many we could pick, if you could reach the perfect one and occasionally rescuing a brother from climbing too high.
Best methods of cooking?
Each cut of chicken varies on how best to cook it. Whether you are a fan of the slow cooker, smoker, cast iron or BBQ there is a cut of chicken that is best suited for you!