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Turning the Mostly Apples Cake into the Mostly Apple Hurricane Cake

I was in a hurry as we in Florida were expecting a hurricane, and that likely means a power outages.  I wanted a quick and easy bake, something without a lot of bowls and pans to clean-up. But, I needed a recipe with ingredients that were already in the house. That meant I couldn’t make my Easy Blackberry Cobbler.

 I had recently seen the recipe for a Mostly Apples Apple Cake from King Arthur Baking site and it caught my eye. The cake looked like a cross between an apple pie and apple cake, more like a cobbler but not as fruity.

A slice of Mostly Apple Hurricane Cake closeup.
A slice of Mostly Apple Hurricane Cake

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Easy Blackberry Cobbler

I’m a huge fan of cobblers, crisps, and pies.; my favorite remains fresh peach pie.  But blackberries were on sale and so I had two grocery store containers of them. 

Fresh Blackberries

I started looking for cobbler recipes and had to eliminate a few.  One called for cooking the berries in an cast iron skillet on the stove top, then transferring to the oven.  Another called for ingredients I didn’t have. 

Then I discovered the easy to make recipe (below) for blackberry cobbler.  Perfect!

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Colonial Williamsburg Gingerbread Cookies

It was the summer of 1956; I was a young girl. My family and I were touring Colonial Williamsburg for the first time. I immediately fell in love with the old Virginia town, a place I have returned to many times. I adored the guides’ colonial costumes and hats. I wanted to take a carriage ride and sleep under a canopy bed. I wanted to live there!

Debi Lander's First Trip to Williamsburg in 1956, shown here with a costumed interpreter.
My First Trip to Williamsburg
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