Memories Of A Lifetime – CIJ Favorite Holiday Recipe Exchange – #EtsyCIJ 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

We spent the day sharing our recipes during the first Etsy Christmas In July Favorite Holiday Exchange! Since the #EtsyCIJ team is worldwide we held a virtual #CIJFavoriteHolidayRecipeExchange right here on our blog!

The recipe exchange was held today, July 5th. As I mentioned the team is international and we received recipes from many countries!

We wanted to include as many of our talented team members as possible! The participation was fantastic! Our team members are creative chefs!

Each team member shared with us their recipe, as well as a little bit about their memories of holiday cooking and baking. I personally look forward to making a few of these new recipes this season! I added them to the assortment I bake each year! Please join me as we conclude the #CIJFavoriteHolidayRecipeExchange!


Here are the recipes:

1. Old Fashioned Apple Cake / Misty from carolinagirlz2
2. Mississippi Mud Cake / Karen from timetalentjewels
3. Apple Pie / Amy from BeadsandThreadsbyAmy
4. Hungarian Lesco / Rita from RitzySelection
5. My Mothers Stuffing / Mary from ByFreddismom
6. Fattigmanns (Poor Man’s Cookies) / Clara from elliottsplayground
7. Scottish Tablet / Mairi from Mairidesign

Please use #CIJFavoriteHolidayRecipeExchange on social media as you visit all the delicious recipes we shared with you!

Thank you so much for joining us on our #CIJFavoriteHolidayRecipeExchange!


CIJ Favorite Holiday Recipe Exchange – Apple Pie

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Let’s Make Apple Pie – Recipe From Amy Of BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

1. What is your recipe?

“Apple Pie”
Recipe from Amy

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3-4 pats butter
6 to 7 cups thinly sliced peeled red delicious apples
1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed (to taste)

Mix ingredients except butter. Pour in pie crust. Add pats of butter. Cover with lattice or full top crust. Vent crust. Bake at 375 degrees for 40-50 minutes. For extra crispy crust, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar during last 20-30 minutes of baking.

During the holidays, I save time by using refrigerated pie crusts and bake according to the package directions.

2. What is it about this recipe that you love?

My grandmother loved apple pies, but never used tart apples. Instead, she used red delicious apples sliced very thin. The lemon juice adds just a hint of tartness, and this recipe couldn’t be easier.

3. How did you learn to make this recipe?

From my grandmother….she loved to bake. She was the best cook and baker, and I think of her each time I make this pie.

4. Please share a story or memory to go along with the recipe.

My first Christmas as a married woman, I tried my grandmother’s recipe for “never fail” pie crust. Hers never did fail. I remember her teaching me how to reach the perfect consistency. Apparently, something changes from the age of 12 to 25. I tried three, yes, three times to duplicate her pie crust. The first two never even rolled out. The third tasted, well, like flour. Not like crust, but flour. From then on, I started a new tradition. My pie crusts come from the refrigerated section of the grocery store next to biscuits, cookies, and cinnamon rolls!

5. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: BeadsandThreadsbyAmy