From Scratch: Sweet and Tart Cranberry Pie

We have been so wrapped up in the Homestead Renovation, that I have completely neglected to post any recipes lately.

This a cranberry walnut pie that came across my newsfeed on FaceBook, I changed it up a bit and it was a huge hit with everyone!

Here is the original recipe.  I totally forgot to add the walnuts, oops!  But honestly, I think I like it without them.  I also did not have just raspberries, so I added frozen mixed berries.  I am not a fan of pastry pie crust, so this oatmeal cookie type crust, that doubles as the crumb topping, is EXACTLY what I was looking for as a crust alternative.

Give it a try! I am sure even your picky eaters will enjoy it.

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Are you a crust fan? What is your crust preference?


Renovation Update: Kitchen Progress and Closets

Last we left the kitchen, the cabinets were just starting to emerge from the boxes.  Now, only a week and a half later, it is almost complete and fully functional! Check it out:

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The appliances were delivered and installed, the only thing not working yet is the dishwasher, it needs an outlet.  Even the ice maker in the freezer is producing! The subway tile back splash is being put up this week and the walls are being painted this weekend. I cannot wait to make our first meal in this kitchen.

We also installed custom closets for the bedrooms, pantry, bathroom and hallway.

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Did you design your own closet set up? What works best for you?