APPLE CRISP/ Love is All Around

My first memory of Mary Tyler Moore was as a little girl when she played Laura Petrie, the pretty, vivacious wife of Rob Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show. Then, beginning in 1970 during my high school years, she starred in The Mary Tyler Moore Show which lasted seven seasons. Her character, Mary Richards, a single, thirty-something moves to the city to pursue a career as a television producer and assistant to the station manager. In the opening promo of the show accompanied by the show’s famous theme song (Love is All Around), she bounced around the streets of Minneapolis swinging her purse, flipping her beret in the air, and she appeared to have it all … smarts, beauty, career and confidence. Her character was a true role model; an intelligent woman who challenged her boss, stood up for herself, portrayed confidence and demanded respect. I learned a lot from Mary and I wanted to be her … a career girl and to live in her studio apartment in the beautiful Victorian mansion in Minneapolis. Can any of you baby boomers relate?

Mary Tyler Moore went on to more serious acting roles, continued producing television shows at MTM, her production company and became an advocate for diabetes. A female icon of the 60’s, 70’s and 80's, she will be missed but her inspiration will not be forgotten. 

By the way, the Victorian Mansion is currently for sale … aw shucks … wrong time zone and not in my budget!

(Sources:; ShowBiz411)
Apple Crisp is a nice dessert at Thanksgiving, summertime … anytime of the year! 

Apple Crisp
6-8 Green Apples
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1/3 Cup Sugar
1 Tsp Cinnamon
2 Tsp Flour

1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Tsp Cinnamon
¼ Cup Flour
2 Tbsp Butter (melted)

Peel, core and slice apples. Place in large bowl. Add Lemon Juice. Mix with apples to avoid browning.
Add Sugar, Cinnamon and Flour. Mix well to coat the apples. Pour into large pie place.

For topping, mix Sugar, Cinnamon and Flour together.
Add melted butter and toss with a fork until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over apples.
Bake at 350 for 60-75 minutes until brown and bubbly.
Serve immediately and top with scoop of French Vanilla Ice Cream. Makes 7-8 Servings.


(Remembering Glenn Frey)

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  1. Thanks Joan ,this recipe looks great! I will try it!

    1. Hi Rebecca, If you like baked apples, you will enjoy this recipe.

  2. In viewing the tribute shows about Mary Tyler Moore this week, she made a huge impression on so many of our generation. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this post. Sue

  3. Hi Joan, I like anything with apples. This looks easy to make and I plan to make this soon. Thanks for the recipe. Kate

    1. Hi Kate, Other than peeling and slicing the apples, this dessert comes together very quickly. I think you will enjoy this recipe.

  4. I loved the Mary Tyler Moore show and watch the re-runs often. She was a inspiration! And will be missed!

    Your Apple Crisp and other Desserts look delicious!

  5. Two of my favorites~ MTM and apple crisp. You did a beautiful job presenting both.
    Have a wonderful week!


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