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Apple Delights Cookbook, Catholic Edition: A Collection of Apple Recipes

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With Apple Delights Cookbook: Catholic Edition, Karen Jean Matsko Hood has expertly compiled some of the best recipes to be had concerning this delicious and versatile fruit. You will never regard the apple in the same way again after becoming familiar with this useful and easy-to-use new cookbook. It includes page after page of exciting, surefire apple recipes and features Bible verses, prayers, and reflections for the Catholic reader to enjoy and reflect upon while cooking. Also inside are sections that discuss...
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Overview

With Apple Delights Cookbook: Catholic Edition, Karen Jean Matsko Hood has expertly compiled some of the best recipes to be had concerning this delicious and versatile fruit. You will never regard the apple in the same way again after becoming familiar with this useful and easy-to-use new cookbook. It includes page after page of exciting, surefire apple recipes and features Bible verses, prayers, and reflections for the Catholic reader to enjoy and reflect upon while cooking. Also inside are sections that discuss the characteristics of popular varieties, apple facts, folklore, festivals, a sampling of the author's own spiritual poetry, and much, much more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592101184
  • Publisher: Whispering Pine Press International, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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Apple Nutrition and Health

We have all heard the old adage, "An apple a day will keep the doctor away." Although it will take more than an apple each day to keep you healthy, it is certainly a step in the right direction. Apples are delicious and low in calories. They are easy to carry with you for a snack. Apples are also a natural mouth freshener, and they are still relatively inexpensive.
Apples are a source of soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber such as pectin helps to prevent cholesterol buildup in the lining of the walls of blood vessels. This helps to reduce the incidence of atherosclerosis and heart disease. The insoluble fiber provides bulk in the intestinal tract, helping to move food quickly through the digestive system, which may help reduce the incidence of colon cancer.
It is a good idea to eat apples with their skin. Almost half of the vitamin C content is just underneath the skin. Vitamin C, as well as a host of other antioxidant compounds in apples, may reduce the risk of cancer by preventing DNA damage. Eating the skin will increase insoluble fiber content.
Contamination from pesticides has been linked to an increasing number of diseases. Pesticides are generally found on the outside of fruits and vegetables. Washing or peeling before eating may reduce pesticide intake, but peeling will also reduce the intake of beneficial nutrients.
Eating apples can help remove trapped food and clean between the teeth, but excessive consumption could cause the erosion of tooth enamel over time from the malic acid contained in the apple.
Apple juice has a significant concentration of phenolics thought to helpprotect from many diseases associated with aging, including heart disease and cancer. Aside from other obvious fruit vitamins like vitamin C, apple juice also contains the mineral nutrient boron, which is thought to promote healthy bones.
There are hundreds of varieties of apples on the market today. Depending on which one you choose, apples can be tart or sweet, soft and smooth, or crisp and crunchy. With all these attributes, we should all be eating an apple a day!
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Apple Delights Cookbook: Catholic Edition
Table of Contents

Introduction 20
Apple Information:
Apple Botanical Classification 21-22
Apple Cultivation and Gardening 23-26
Apple Facts 27-28
Apple Folklore 29-30
Apple History 31-34
Apple Nutrition and Health 35-36
Apple Poetry 37-46
Apple Types 47-50
Recipe Sections:
Appetizers and Dips 53-66
Beverages 67-78
Breads and Rolls 79-92
Breakfasts 93-106
Cakes 107-120
Candies 121-134
Cookies 135-148
Desserts 149-164
Dressings, Sauces, and Condiments 165-178
Jams, Jellies, and Syrups 179-192
Main Dishes 193-208
Pies 209-224
Preserving 225-240
Salads 241-256
Side Dishes 257-272
Soups 273-288
Wines and Spirits 289-304
Festival Information 305
Apple Associations and Commissions 306
Measurement Charts 307
Glossary 308-312
Recipe Index 313-316
Index of Bible Verses 317
Reader Feedback Form 318
About the Catholic Cookbook Delights Series 319
Order Forms:
Book Club 320
Fundraising Opportunities 321
Personalized and/or Translated Order Form 322
Gifts and Gift Baskets Order Form 323-325
Whispering Pine Press International, Inc., Order Forms 326-327
About the Author and Cook 328
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Recipe

Feta, Apple, and Pimiento Blend

This makes an interesting, colorful appetizer spread with a nutritious blend of fruit, vegetables, and cheese.

Ingredients:

1½ Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, chopped
1 med. carrot, peeled, shredded
4 oz. diced pimientos, drained
8 oz. Feta cheese, crumbled
½ c. sour cream
' c. black olives, pitted, finely chopped
1 Tbs. parsley, chopped

Directions:

1. In medium bowl combine apples, carrot, and pimientos; mix well.
2. Add cheese and sour cream; blend well.
3. Chill until ready to serve.
4. Serve on small sliced bagels, quartered pita rounds, or crackers.
5. Sprinkle with chopped olives and parsley.

In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
Galatians 5:22-23

Apple Berry Drink

Looking for a different beverage? Try this combination of apple juice blended with berries.

Ingredients:

2 c. apple juice, chilled
½ c. frozen blueberries
½ c. frozen strawberries
12 ice cubes

Directions:

1. Blend apple juice and berries together in blender for 40 seconds.
2. Add ice cubes 2 at a time, cover, and blend until smooth.
3. Pour into chilled tall glasses to serve.

Yields: 4 to 6 servings.

Did You Know? . . . .

Did you know that the top apple producing states include Washington, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, and Virginia?

Apple Avocado Salsa

Try this salsa with beef, pork, or chicken.

Ingredients:

2apples, unpeeled, cored, diced
½ ripe avocado, peeled, diced
1 Tbs. diced green onion, including top
1 tsp. chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. fresh lime juice
½ tsp. minced jalapeño pepper
' tsp. minced garlic
1 dash pepper

Directions:

1. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly.

Yields: 2½ cups.

He found them in a wilderness, a wasteland of howling desert. He shielded them and cared for them, guarding them as the apple of his eye.
Deuteronomy 32:10
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