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red hot applesauce

At heart I am a lazy cook, which is why my favorite recipes have few ingredients.

Red hot applesauce is an old-fashioned dish that requires precisely three ingredients: apples, water, and cinnamon-flavored candies (known around here as red hots).

And since I am a lazy cook, I don’t like peeling apples. Out came this handy device, which peels, cores and slices apples into perfect little spiraled packages, ready for the pot. The gray-green metallic finish makes it look like it should also sharpen pencils or weigh letters for postage.

The cinnamon candies turn the apples an electric red color and pack a spicy cinnamon punch. The recipe calls for 9 ounces, which is about two-thirds of this 14-oz bag. You can save the leftover red hots for cookie decorating.

You can make the recipe as chunky or smooth as you’d like. The longer you cook it, the more the color and the flavor become intense and the more the texture becomes soft and smooth.

This simple recipe is a great one for kids. From turning the crank on the apple peeler to pouring in the red hots to stirring the pot, they can be involved at every step. And what kid wouldn’t like applesauce made with candy?

go-to goldfish

My daughter asked today if I could make seasoned fish crackers for her cross-country team sleepover. Her teammates have been asking for them, and since I usually have all the ingredients on hand, I was happy to oblige.

You can find the recipe I use here. Variations of it can be found on the ranch dressing mix box and recipe websites. You can use oyster crackers instead of the goldfish, but the fish are much more fun.

These fish are yummy and addicting, but I am not crazy about the MSG and other funky ingredients (carboxymethylcellulose??)  in the store-bought ranch salad dressing mix. So next time I am going to try to come up with my own mix. I’ll update the recipe if I get good results (as determined by my resident taste-testers and college care-package recipients!).

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