All the Sun For You

A mom, two boys, a husband, and a whole lot of adventure!

THIS Moment in Time (#7)


I am not a cookie baking mom – not yet, anyway.

But I am a pie baking mom!

I have loved making apple pie since I was a teenager. My cousin taught me how to make it all from scratch but I’ve changed my ways in the last three years. After a crust disaster one time, I had to buy rolled crust last-minute. I never made my own crust again! I see no point in that and buying the crust means less work, and more frequent pies in the winter months. The crust is the hard part, after all!

My apple pie has a citrus kick to it – and I love it! This is round 2 so far this winter and round 3 is coming in 2 weeks. I can’t get enough!

I messed up and put the pies on the top rack instead of the bottom, so the sugar browned up more than I’d like. That little dish is a treat of baked apples for my little muffin. 😉

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

6 thoughts on “THIS Moment in Time (#7)

  1. These look so tasty!! I am a cookie making mama but have never tried making pies. I need to start! 🙂

  2. Mmmmm…I love apple pies!

    I never remember when/why to use which rack in the oven. Gah.

  3. Those look yummy! Now I want to go home and bake something.

  4. I’m a baker in general, moreso than a chef, so I make lots of cookies, cakes, pies, etc. And I have to disagree! I just HAVE to. Homemade pie crust is soooooo worth it and it’s sooooo easy. BUT, that being said, the filling really IS what it’s all about. Yours look wonderful!

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