Now that Thanksgiving is over, and the family Christmas tree is decorated it’s time for some holiday treats. The holidays are an exciting time for many families and it usually a time where many families come together and bake. The aroma of cookies, pies, and cakes are everywhere. One of the most significant parts of the holidays is getting out old family recipes and reminiscing on the treats our mother, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers use to cook and bake. As a military family, I’m always looking for ways to recreate that feeling of being home; biscuits and apple butter can't get any closer. The biscuits can be prepared and eaten during breakfast or for dinner with a meatloaf and mashed potato meal.
In my free time, cooking and baking are two of my favorite things to do. My go to thing to make is homemade biscuits (recipe can be found here). Those warm steamy little pieces of bread...oh my gosh. And during the fall and winter, I like to make apple and/or pumpkin butter to accompany those biscuits. Both butters are simple and easy to make and are an excellent food item to have and eat during this time of year.
Occasionally, I have friends and family asking, to share recipes, so today I’m sharing my prized apple butter recipe. Oh, how I love this recipe. It’s so easy and simple to make and it goes great on a warm homemade biscuit. Yes, I make those as well. If you like and make pancakes, they’re a great addition to pancakes too. I hope you enjoy my family’s apple butter recipe.
In addition to this apple butter recipe, I have also shared my family's biscuit recipe in the online store. I developed this recipe myself over 20 years ago. When I bake them, my kids, husband, and myself literally keep an eye out on how many biscuits each of us eat...we don't wanted to be cheated; because they're so good. For the readers of my blog, I'm offering a discount on the purchase of my family's recipe and giving my apple butter recipe complimentary. Until December 31, 2017, use coupon code "flaky" for $1 off.
As you can see, these biscuits are flaky and have lots of layers. They will instantly become your new family favorite. If you're interested, I purchased the peach butter from Yoders.
If you make these recipes for your family, I would love to hear your story and see your pictures. Have fun and enjoy.
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Tamieka is a Northern Virginia Family and Military Photographer in Woodbridge, VA.
Hello, I'm Tamieka, owner of Tamieka Smith Photography. I would love to help you plan your family's sunset portraits in Northern Virginia (or surrounding area) or photograph your military ceremony — possibly both. Working with families and military members is my specialty. I hope you'll look at my recent work and all that’s available for you. I hope we're able to work together and I’m able to document your family’s history.