There have been some heated disagreements here of late, so I thought a light hearted posting might be welcome.
Can anyone disagree about apple pie? That's one thing that crosses party, gender, racial lines.
The second weekend of the Portland Nursery's apple festival is this weekend, but those in the know are heading out today to snatch all the yummy apples before the hoards descend tomorrow.
I made my first apple pie of the season last night, a mix of Newtons, Empires, and a few red delicious that I snagged off an old orchard located on Reed's campus.
The question of the moment, though: Crisco vs. Butter. I am a Crisco fan myself but someone told me that's because I grew up in the Midwest. True enough, Chicago born and bred. I love my trans-fats. And I still use the original Joy of Cooking. Besides, how can you get that flaky crust with butter??