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Apple Pie Recipe Murski Homestead

November 27th, 2010 by Pamela Murski

Apple Pie

Nothing tastes better than a slice of homemade apple pie hot from the ovens at Murski Homestead B&B!  Add a little Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream and you are really set…..this is one of the easiest recipes, so give it a try.

Super Easy Apple Pie
3/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp. lemon juice
zest of
1 lemon
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. apricot brandy
pinch of salt

Apple Pie

5 baking apples, pared, cored, thinly sliced
2 oz. butter, melted
1 unbaked pie shell, 9-in. diameter
1/2 lb. apricot jam
1 oz. sugar

Combine sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, cinnamon, brandy and salt.  Neatly arrange apples in pie shell; pour sugar mixture over.  Brush with melted butter.  Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes.  Reduce heat to 350 degrees F; bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden.  Combine jam and sugar in sauce pan; heat to boiling.  Push through fine strainer; heat to boiling.  Brush over baked pie.  (I used twists of pie crust on  the top of this pie for additional visual appeal and texture.)

2011 Cooking Class Schedule Now Available!

October 27th, 2010 by Pamela Murski

It’s that time of year again!  The 2011 Ranch Cooking Class Schedule is now available.  This is the perfect time to plan a fantastic Texas Ranch Culinary Vacation to one of our  Cooking classes or Foodie Events.    Even if you have attended a cooking class before don’t let that detour you.

Foodie Weekends,  are for those who  like to cook, for  Foodies and for Spectators who love food in all forms!  Guests determine the depth of their involvement, with options ranging from a visit to an area farmer’s market, local winery, garden harvest, cooking with me or just enjoying the great food!  Whether you are a Foodie, avid cook, spectator or wannabe cook,  these events are all about creating memorable experiences in a relaxing atmosphere involving food, spontaneous cooking and creating ways to take the everyday recipe to the next level.

Every class and event  is chock full of new recipes that you can duplicate at home!   This is a great gift idea for that home cook you know.  Itinerary and dates…

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Red Wine vs. White Wine…what the experts say

September 21st, 2010 by Pamela Murski

We here at the ranch, found this bit of trivia from our local Windy Winery expert to be very interesting…..

The antioxidants found in wine can vary widely depending on the year and region in which the wine was produced. However, two other beneficial components of wine remain relatively consistent:  potassium, which helps maintain fluid balance in the body, and alcohol, which may help raise “good” HDL cholesterol, reduce risk of blood clots, and lower blood pressure. The key to obtaining any of wine’s benefits is enjoying your favorite in moderation.

Red Wine  (5 ounces)
120 calories      180 milligrams potassium      15 grams alcohol
White Wine (5 ounces)
118 calories      101 milligrams potassium
14.6 grams alcohol

CHEERS TO YOUR HEALTH!!!

Cooking Class Texas Bed and Breakfast Ranch

August 13th, 2010 by Pamela Murski

Cooking Class Fruit Tart

 Fun, fun, fun and lots of good food……that’s how our cooking classes are described by our participants.   We just finished up another great weekend of cooking, harvesting, shopping at the Farmers’ Markets, visiting and most of all tasting and eating our way through many dishes.  One of the favorites was the Roasted Fresh Fruit Tart made with buttery puff pastry and fresh peaches, plums and berries procured at the Farmers Market!

Tiramisu Recipe Brenham TX Ranch Class

June 10th, 2010 by Pamela Murski

Dream of coffee, clouds of whipped cream and mascarpone cheese, sandwiched in between soft pillows of lady fingers and coffee liqueur? We love Tiramisu but wanted a version we could make and eat in the same evening and one that didn’t depend on Lady Fingers, given that we live in a small, country town.  This recipe

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