Apple Grunt – An Amish Delight

We have been cooking since I was 8 years old. I currently have a recipe database of over 470,000 recipes. I have published over 200 cookbooks in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian and hope to publish at least another 200 cookbooks in 2021.

Having been born and raised in Pennsylvania, the Amish community was a favorite place to camp and shop. One of the first cookbooks I created was Amish Recipes. Apple Grunt is a great dessert or in between meal snack.

I would suggest a tart apple, such as Granny Smith, but any firm apple will work well. My cookbooks are available on Amazon. I am working on my personal website, updating and adding all of my English language cookbooks to it. If you have a personal recipe you would like to share, please contact me.


Amish Recipes

Cook Time

40 minutes

Total Time

40 minutes



  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups sliced apples
  • 1/2 cup sour milk or buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter


  • Cream sugar and butter together; add egg and mix. Blend flour salt and baking powder together and add to mixture. Mix baking soda with milk and vanilla extract; mix all together. Add apple slices and pour batter into a buttered baking dish. In a separate bowl combine brown sugar flour cinnamon and butter mixing until of crumb texture; sprinkle over apple batter. Bake at 375 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve hot with rich milk half-and-half or a scoop of ice cream. Makes 4 generous servings.

Nutrition Facts 

Serves: 4 people

Amount Per Serving:


107.83 kcal

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6.52 g


Saturated Fat 2.36 g


Trans Fat 0.11 g

Cholesterol 23.75 mg


Sodium 91.18 mg


Total Carbohydrate 24.95 g


Dietary Fiber.6 g


Sugars 11.55 g

Protein 1.62 g

Vitamin A 13.1 %

Vitamin C 2.8 %

Calcium 10.92 %

Iron 4.83 %

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

About the Author Raymond is retired and has been cooking for almost 60 years. His grandmother taught him how to make cherry Jell-O when he was just 8 years old. Since then he has learned how to cook Japanese, Cajun, and of course American cuisines.

He has written many articles for public use and has published over 300 books up until now. He Is Not Alone is his first Christian fiction book. He also has written a series called the Perfect RV and now has over 280 Recipe books.

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The Missing Pages Of American History Part III

Many of us are taught that the Constitution of the United States is the law of the land. Unfortunately, the Constitution has been ignored, deemed not reasonable in the 21st century and otherwise become irrelevant in the way congress has acted for the past 160 years. The desecration of our Original Constitution by Congresses past manipulations to circumvent certain articles has opened up a Pandora’s Box of contingencies that are little known by the American public. All of which continues to enrich the Power Brokers to control the destinies of countless millions of American’s.

In the areas of finance is where the American citizen has been and continues to be at the mercy of governmental intrusion. A government that has stripped away to many of our liberties and freedoms. Now we are faced with a quandary about the Constitutionality of not only the US dollar but the ever encroaching cyber currencies like the Bitcoin and other cyber type currencies. Ever since 1934 when Congress amended Section 16 of the Federal Reserve Act the US dollar was stripped of it’s backing of gold. And, ever since 1960 the dollar was stripped of it’s backing of silver. So now the US dollar is Fiat money, meaning the only backing of our currency is the faith of the US government.

The major concern now is that the US dollar is just fiat money. Bitcoins and other cyber currencies are likewise fiat money backed up by who knows good faith and credit. Then there is the banks transfer systems. The question is who controls them? These transfer systems are the pipelines that allow interbank transfers of money. But, many times who ever is controlling them can intercept, shift money into other accounts, hold on to it making interest, stop you from transferring money and even confiscate it for bailouts, like what occurred in 2008’s financial crisis. The other concern is that according to the Constitution it states that no currency will be created unless ti is asset backed. All these asset backed currencies are still represented as Promissory notes. We should be reminded that asset backed notes are certificates of ownership to an actual commodity or actual money with the commodity integrated into the currency itself. The problem is that the value of asset backed money is either the currency has been stolen or sold to anonymous parties.

When we put all this together the currency to the US, the dollar is now void of any unilateral backing and therefore is Unconstitutional by acts of Congress. In other words congress has taken it upon themselves to amend and pass legislation that clearly circumvents the intent of our founding and our Constitution. We also have to remember that when the Federal Reserve Act was passed in 1913 Congress did so without Constitutional authority to do so. Now, our currency is only backed up by what is called Government – Sponsored Enterprise. This is a quasi-government entity established again by Congress to enhance the flow of credit to specific sectors of the US economy. Fannie Mae, Goldman Sacs and Freddie Mac are all examples of government – sponsored enterprises. And, we all know what these financial institutions did to the American public prior to 2008. They created the worst financial disaster since the Great Depression.

What Congress has done through the years has created smoke and mirrors financial entities. All of which have now created the greatest wealth disparity gap in history, created the greatest national debt in history and fostered not one Great Depression but several depression type economic catastrophes that have left a sobering realization that had Congress acted in good faith by adhering to the Constitution many of our current monetary crisis would have been avoided. Instead we are left with a nation that is on the verge of the greatest financial disaster in history. All because Congress failed to abide by the Original Constitution.



Cullet, The Recycling of Glass


Waste glass is called cullet. The word cullet comes from the art of glass blowing. Every time a blown item is separated from the blowing pipe there remains some glass at the blowing pipe and also the connecting part at the blown item has to be removed afterwards. The last is also called the little neck of the blow piece or collet. These two pieces of glass, the collet and the blow pipe left-over are going back into the glass oven, they are recycled. The word cullet is probably derived from collet.

Some of the waste glass is collected. After collecting all the glass products are crushed and this crushed glass bears the name cullet. There is no typical size for the broken pieces of glass to be called cullet. Broken windows, broken bottles, broken glassware for instance, belong all to the category cullet.

There are companies which are specialized in selling cullet and offer a wide range of different colors and glass types.

Reusing waste glass is good for the environment

The main purpose to collect broken glass is recycling. Glass is an ideal material for recycling. Broken glass can be heated up in the glass oven and from the glass melt new items can be made, over and over again and virtually nothing is lost.

Every metric ton or 1,000 kg of cullet recycled, saves 315 kilograms of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere during the creation of new glass.

For the production of glass, from the raw materials soda ash, limestone and sand, every 1000 kilograms of cullet used replaces 1.,200 kilograms of the raw materials.

By adding 10% of cullet to the melting glass batch instead of the raw materials, 2.5% of energy is saved.

Since glass makes up a large part of household and industrial waste, due to its weight and density, collecting glass waste reduces the volume of waste sent to landfill.

In layman’s terms: Recycling of glass is good for the environment (less carbon dioxide output, reducing volume of waste landfill), it safes natural resources (less raw materials necessary, less fuel for melting necessary) and it safes costs (lower energy costs).

Collection of waste glass

Most people around the world are used to the recycling of glass. Already forty years glass containers can be found in many municipalities or there is some sort of organisation around the collection of waste glass.

At the collection points usually clear glass is separated from the green and the amber glass. Otherwise the glass is separated afterwards at a cullet company.

This separation of colors is very important. Glass of different colors have usually a different chemical nature and this influences things like melting temperatureand viscosity. Another problem is the color because clear glass will be slightly colored if only a little green, amber or blue glass is mixed in the used cullet.

The household waste glass is mostly packaging glass, which is all made of the normal soda-lime glass. Heat-resistant glass has a totally different chemical nature. If only a little bit heat-resistant glass is present in cullet then it has a big effect on the viscosity during the melting process and this has to be avoided. That’s why heat-resistant glass may not be thrown into a waste glass container.

Metal caps and plastic parts can usually be separated by the waste glass processor. However every non-glass part that slips to the separation process, like the Tungsten wires from the good old light bulb, can give rise to inclusions which make the new glass not only less beautiful but it also makes the glass less strong (locally) and this can be a safety issue.

Products made out of cullet

Because it is a bulk industry, the highest value product that is made of recycled glass are new glass packaging materials (and also household glassware). Another high-value end product is fiberglass which can be used for insulation materials or in composite materials. The cullet used for glass packaging and fiberglass needs to be color separated and free from any foreign material.

Cullet that doesn’t meet these specifications can be found in many other “secondary” applications like glass countertops, tiles, abrasive products and filtration products.

Much research has been done to mix the glass cullet with concrete for which the cullet doesn’t need to have high specifications. The concrete made in this way is stronger and has a higher insulation capacity than concrete without cullet. The cullet used for concrete is called glass aggregates and is a mixture of cullet with different colors.

These glass aggregates are also increasingly used, as a replacement for gravel or crushed rock, for pipe bedding for sewer pipes and drinking water pipes.

Many glassware factories make use of cullet for their products. For high-end glassware this is usually up to 10% because the clarity of the glass can be affected by using more cullet.

Some glassware companies make full use of cullet and use only cullet for the production of their glassware. If only cullet is used to make a new glass batch, the glass is not as homogeneous as it is made with the usual raw materials. This results in an end product with some local flaws and more air bubbles. Some glassware manufacturers make use of the imperfections of this “cullet-glass”, because the products can look antique and more nostalgic. A good example is the company Guajuye in Mexico which makes beautiful glassware from this type of glass.

People improvise all the time and there are artists and even companies who use waste glass before it is crushed. Good examples are the Green Glass Company and the French artist Laurence Brabant. They use old bottles and make all kind of decorative products, but also useful products out of it.



Design It the Way You Like It

What are custom packaging boxes and how do they work?

Custom boxes are no different in use than regular packaging boxes. Packaging boxes are used for transporting items bought from anywhere in the world to the buyers home addresses. Packaging boxes can also be used to send gifts to friends, relatives or anyone intended to. So, since there are so many different packages sent every day, it was evident to introduce a way for senders to customize their boxes according to either the liking of the receiver or when trying to fit the theme of the content inside of a package.

Why would anyone care about custom boxes?

Well, it is very common for people to have to send a package of some sort at some point in their life and sooner or later they are going to be searching the web rapidly in order to find some info on how the packages are sent and what kind of boxes should be used. This is when this article comes into play and it can also be helpful for anyone looking for some easy and straightforward packaging solutions, especially since Christmas and holidays are just around the corner.

Okay, so where can we find custom boxes and what can we do with them?

Custom packaging boxes can be found at almost every local shop usually selling different common goods. There usually isn’t a very diverse supply of those boxes in those kinds of shops, but it’s good for those not looking for anything peculiar. If for any reason given people want to more creativity and options, there are many recently created websites offering exactly that, full packaging box customizations. This can be very useful in many different situations, either when sending particular items to particular people or maybe when someone is in charge of a subscription box company who would like to have something truly innovative for their subscribers. There are so many other reasons why custom boxes are important and as far as creativity goes, only the sky is the limit.

All this sounds so flawless, are there any downsides to it?

Well, this is a pretty harmless thing on its own. What custom boxes were created for is the pleasure and happiness of the customers, not for fraudulent and causing harm. Although many could try and abuse them in any sort of way possible, generally they should be a good step forward for the online market and the buyers alone. What custom box buyers should keep an eye on is probably just the high price of branded retailers who might try to charge far more than necessary. But a reasonable price should always be considered over the cheapest one, since the quality of the product is probably a bit better, especially when shipping something of a higher value.


ensure its meeting on time

As one of the most popular latest gadgets in the digital market, it is reported that iPhone 5 will appear on the market soon. Here are some top secrets about iPhone 5 that all the iPhone fans should know.

1. It is not Verizon iPhone and vice versa

The news has confirmed that Verizon iPhone is not iPhone 5. Wall Street Journal said Verizon iPhone will appear on market in Oct. and it is similar with iPhone 4 from AT&T, but they adopt different wireless technology.

2. The overall patterns of it and iPhone 4 are different

Wall Street Journal revealed that the model of iPhone 5 from apple is different with all the formal iPhone latest gadgets. It is unknown that when it will be allowed selling by Version or other operators.

3. Its configuration will get evolutionary instead of transformative changes

iPhone 5’s configuration will adopt new aerial, 1.2GHz processor and bigger screen of 3.7 inch instead of 3.5 inch. iPhone 5 will also adopt new materials. What’s more, it is said that it will use more nuclear design to extend battery’s lifespan and latest gadgets capability, keep the technology up with latest technology of the phone field. The image quality of iPhone 5 will improve a lot. It can get true-color 1080p with the performance of dual-core GPU.

4. It will provide digital wallet

It is said that iPhone 5G adopts NFC technology to change it to debit card or credit card with other forms. However, apple has focused NFC before, it is unsure it will take this technology this time.
Pay phone: apple display how iPhone 5 works as credit card with NFC technology.

5. It will debut in summer

The formal iPhone from apple have debuted in late June or early July, we hope to see iPhone 5 at the same time this year. However, apple group can not pay same attention on iPhone 5 and iPad 2. Too more effort must be paid to ensure its meeting on time.



The Google Nexus 6 In The Latest Smartphone News

The Nexus 6 By Google And More In The Latest Smartphone News

The Google Nexus 6 Is Breathtaking

It was October 2014 that Google released the Nexus 6 smartphone. At the time, it seems curious to challenge the iPhone 6, and it’s bigger sister the iPhone 6 Plus. Google hopes to challenge Apple in the marketplace, and to steal their headlines with the recent iPhone releases.

We are always diligent about our research of all the best new smartphones in order to help you find the best fit for you. This review takes a look at the new Google Nexus 6 smartphone, and our review may be a little surprising.

Here’s Everything We Know Already

Produced by Motorola the Google Nexus 6 smartphone comes with a huge 6-inch screen meaning that it is barely (less than an inch) smaller than the nearest tablet.

What this phone lacks in compression, it makes up for with top-class resolution to watch all your videos and pictures. With a 1440 x 2560 resolution along with a 13-megapixel camera, you’ll take breathtaking pictures and view video in stunning definition.

The Nexus 6 can be purchased contract-free (unlocked) for $649, and this amount may be a little shocking to users familiar with the Google brand. This price point causes it to be the costliest of Google’s phones.

If a cheap smartphone is what you’re looking for, you may want to get a standard 2-year service agreement. This contract will price the Nexus 6 at $349 available with all of the chief carriers from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Sprint.

This move is clearly a ploy by Google to expand its market access and deviates from its conventional model of only releasing their smartphones on Google Play store and serviced by T-Mobile.

By putting the Nexus 6 into more carriers, clearly their hope is that it will help Google expand its market share of the smartphone business.

What This All Means To The Smartphone Market

With the recent releases of Apple’s iPhone 6, the Samsung Note 4, the larger iPhone 6 Plus and now the Google Nexus 6, there’s a number of outstanding options for future smartphone purchase.


Mainstream News Treats Foreclosure Crisis As Entertainment

The news that 9% of homeowners with a mortgage are either late in their monthly payments or are in foreclosure seems to have been with a resounding silence by the media and the public. This is a record number and an indication that the collapse of the housing market is just hitting its stride, rather than finding a bottom or beginning to recover. But on the scale of financial disaster, the people have apparently decided that this news does not even rate.

Maybe there is no financial disaster meter any longer in the public mind because nearly all of this type of economic collapse news is filtered through our television culture. Nine percent of homeowners in foreclosure is so out of context that it is entirely meaningless for most of the news-watching population. They are unable to appreciate what this number means, because they have nothing similar to compare it to; only further irrelevant information and more sound bites.

Foreclosure rates way up. McCain picks woman as VP. A few words from our sponsors. Local murder. Obama says something about faith. A few more words from more of our sponsors. Cubs lose. Olympics ended. A few more words from our favorite corporations. Weather will be nice tomorrow after rain tonight. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bailed out. CSI coming up next. Enjoy our Thursday night entertainment lineup.

What is the connection between any of that information? And why should people care about the foreclosure rates anymore than they care about the latest Pepsi advertisement or the fact that the Olympics have ended? Most people are simply watching the news to ensure they have repeatable sound bites for work the next morning if a semi-informed discussion accidentally takes place.

In fact, the way that our news media reports information, nothing is connected to anything else. All of the stories reported on television turn into nothing more than sound bites from a continuous stream of too much data presented as news entertainment.

And no one should care about the foreclosure rates when they are being sold cars with 0% financing every few minutes. Financial Armageddon is bad, but if it is presented as entertainment and punctuated with psychologically rewarding commercials, then it is meaningless at best and actually encouraging at worst.

In fact, the very medium of television is so insulting to the intelligence of the average human


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Samtida nöjescentra

Underhållningscentra spelar en viktig roll i det allmänna inredningen av ett hem. De finns i alla typer av mönster, färger och stilar för att matcha temat och andra möbler i ett hem. Idag föredrar många att ha sina underhållningscenter anpassade för att passa deras särskilda behov.Ta bort stubbar

För att köpa ett kundanpassat underhållningscenter bör en person börja med att kontakta några möbelutställningar i staden. Många skåputställningar använder designproffs som kan anpassa underhållningscenter. Dessa designers kan designa en bit som maximerar det tillgängliga utrymmet. De flesta möbeldesigners har expertis för att säkerställa att underhållningscentret kommer att passa och fungera bra oavsett vilken storlek det är.

För att dra full nytta av det är det viktigt att kunderna delar sina idéer helst med fotografier eller en reklam av underhållningscentret som tilltalar dem. Designers tillhandahåller i allmänhet platsfoton av underhållningscentren som gjorts tidigare som referenspunkt.

En köpare kan välja vilken typ av trä och färg de önskar och förse designern med information om utrustningen de vill förvara i enheten. Det rekommenderas vanligtvis att ett nöjescentrums TV-skåp har hopfällbara fickdörrar. Dessa dörrar öppnas och fälls tillbaka längs insidan av skåpet. För fjärrkontrollutrustning är glasdörrar mest lämpliga. Korrekt ventilation är nödvändig för att förhindra att utrustningen överhettas. Öppna hyllutrymmen kan inkluderas för att visa böcker och andra dekorativa föremål.

Det är viktigt att dubbelkontrollera mätningar och rekommenderas att få skåpdesignern eller en professionell installatör att göra mätningarna. Dessutom måste skåpen vara utformade på ett sätt som möjliggör byte av utrustning med nyare modeller om så önskas. Det är alltid tillrådligt att arbeta med professionella designers som kan blanda sin expertis med kundens krav och idéer för att skapa ett kundanpassat underhållningscenter.



A Brief History of Home Entertainment

The concept of home entertainment and indoor recreational activities changed when home electronics invaded our lives. One can say that access to numerous electronic products at home has revolutionized the idea of what constitutes a complete home entertainment. Nowadays, anyone can have immediate access to every kind of electronic entertainment via different media within the comforts of their homes. They can have their choice of entertainment which may range from the latest DVD players, radios to the wireless internet connection which offers them the convenience of mobility. Advancement in technology has gifted us with loads of home entertainment options ranging from radio, television, CD, DVD players, home theatre system, games consoles and so on.

Music has always been one of the most preferred leisure activities. It found its way into our home through the long playing discs and the gramophone. Of course with the coming of radio a decade later made music a more widespread home entertainment. Before the advent of the CD or DVD player, the radio was the most popular home entertainment system available. Though there were some juke boxes available in the local pubs or salons where one could listen to a song of their choice at home there was only the radio. With radio, the choice of listening was however quite limited as people had to listen to the songs that the radio channels would play, even though some of the stations would at times play the selected numbers based on listeners’ requests. But there were no complaints as there wasn’t anything better for decades to come.

Initially, when television had not yet become an everyday part of our lives, the visual entertainment strictly meant those theatres which had large screens to view a movie. Things changed dramatically with the invention of the television in the initial phase of the 1950s. The television was a complete wonder in the days when it was discovered. People did not have to restrict themselves anymore to music as their only entertainment at home. They could actually watch a full length movie in the comfort of their own home.

Not only movies, this small wonder box started entertaining people with more and more new ideas, programs and techniques. Television has been considered as one of the pioneers in the history of home visual entertainment. Of course it provided more than just entertainment. With news and special documentaries, TV soon became the most important source of amusement. The long playing discs were also a part of home entertainment which was an early discovery. While radios, LPs and television made a permanent place in everyone’s home, the quality of sound in those times essentially required tremendous development.