Angela Powers’ Christmas


Old Fashioned Baked Apple Pie 

Compliments of Angela Powers 

  • Heat oven to 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Then turn oven down to 325 degrees.

Pie Filling Ingredients:

6 cups thinly sliced apples (prefer Granny Smith apples; 6 – 8 apples)

¾ cup sugar (brown or white sugar)

2 Tbsps corn starch

1 tsp ground cinnamon

¼ tsp salt

1/8 tsp ground Nutmeg

1 Tbsp lemon juice

½ tsp lemon zest

2 Tbsps butter 

Crust Ingredients:

1 stick of butter

3 cups of flour

1/8 tsp salt

¼ cup of ice water 

  • Cut butter into flour. Form a large ball. (Do not handle too much because it causes the dough to be tough.)
  • Put dough in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • Cut dough into half: Roll out dough to create the bottom pie crust and the top pie crust.
  • In large bowl, gently mix the apple filling ingredients. Then place into pie crust lined pan. 
  • Place 2 Tbsps of butter into this mixture. Put 2nd layer of crust on top of pie and cut slits into top of crust. 
  • Press edges (or flute) of pie crust together to seal the pie.
  • Bake pie for 40 – 45 minutes.
  • Cool pie on cake rack.



Pearl Wilder’s Chanukah

Pearl Wider's Chanukah


Compliments of Pearl Wilder 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.


1/2  lb noodles (medium) cooked & drained

Pinch of salt

¼ cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2  tsp vanilla

1 lb cottage cheese (not creamy)

1 cup sour cream

6 eggs 

1 stick butter

  • In large bowl beat eggs.
  • Add cinnamon, vanilla, sugar & cottage cheese to egg mixture.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Fold sour cream into mixture.
  • Pour mixture into a greased baking dish.
  • Lower temp to 350 degree.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes. (Edges of Kugel in baking dish should be brown.)
  • Serve with sour cream, cherry or blueberry toppings.


From Physician to Barber: A Mini-Tribute to a Fine Character Actor



Howard McNear, 1905-1969, was one of the great character actors. He played Doc Adams on the Gunsmoke radio program and barber Floyd Lawson on TV’s Andy Griffith show. McNear’s first TV appearance as barber occurred in 1958, giving Wally Cleaver a shave on “Leave it to Beaver”.