Caramel Apple Cookie Cobbler….

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So it’s no secret that I like to spend a tad bit of time on Pinterest. I’m pretty sure one day I will have to be in a 12 Step Program to break free but for now I will live in denial that I needed to stay up until 3am to pin motivational sayings and coats that cost hundreds of dollars. :)

But some of the quotes on there irk me and while I am sure this might spark a little debate I will now vent away.

LET IT GO:

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I have seen this over and over and over again (don’t get me wrong I’m all for actually letting go…none of these people seem to be doing that though). And in the name of research I click through to their board to see that since they started their account they’ve been pinning Let it Go in some form or another. I’m going to guess that they aren’t letting it go. Not one bit. The few people I know real life that have the phrase splattered throughout their Pinterest boards are the ones who can’t let it go. They bitch about whatever it is they say they let go of constantly. Therapy…get some. And I don’t mean the retail kind.

SIN DIFFERENTLY:

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Oh this is by far my least favorite one. It’s everywhere. Usually pinned also in conjunction with the next pin I am going to talk about. “Go Ahead. Judge Me. Just Remember To Be Perfect The Rest Of Your Life”. First off no one is perfect I’m pretty sure we all know that. We have all done something we are not proud of but I’m sorry some sins are different than others. Some I get to raise an eyebrow at. There’s a big difference between telling your girlfriend no those jeans don’t make her butt look fat in hopes that she will hurry up and a man doing an unthinkable acts to a small child. You don’t need to be perfect the rest of your life to know that’s not right. There’s a difference turning on red when it’s 3am and no one is around for miles and using your children or significant others feelings to manipulate them for personal and financial gain. My parents were police officers and have seen and heard a lot of not so great things in their lives…I can assure you that while they sin differently than me that doesn’t mean I have to be perfect to think what they did was messed up.

BEHIND MY BACK:

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So while I’m not the biggest gossip in the world I won’t lie and say I’ve never done it. That being said just like the Let It Go people the people who seem to pin this phrase seem to pin it A LOT. Which makes me think that far more than one person is talking behind their back. And while I tend to think the best of people most of the time there is truth to the gossip that is going around. Like I said above these people also have a lot of Sin Different quotes as well. Overall my assessment is that they do morally/ethical questionable stuff and then want people to forgive them for it and justify it with pinning these type of quotes.

Which is why my favorite quote on Pinterest is this one:

if you don't want anyone to find out
Seriously people if you don’t want people to talk about you…don’t do anything to make them want to. Don’t let me see you making out with someone who isn’t your boyfriend in a Trader Joe’s parking lot because now it is my business even though you tell me it’s not. You do that in public it kind of becomes all of the parking lots business.

Oh people talk about me I am sure as I certainly have my opinions. But there really isn’t anything bad they can say…you know why??? Because I’m not doing bad stuff. Oh I’m not a saint and I’m not saying I’ve not done anything wrong but if the worst someone can gossip about me is that I’m a “fat ass” to make themselves feel better than have at it. Because my fat ass is sexy. ;)

DIRECT REFLECTION:

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This one I overall agree with, often when people are being cranky they are projecting their bad day on to you. Fights are not usually really about that you left the cap off the toothpaste but it’s the final straw that brings up all the stuff that is really bugging you. That chubby kid calling me chubby in junior high was his reflection of himself and him trying to get people to make fun of me before they could of him. But sometimes someone is treating you a certain way because you deserve to be treated that way because….

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I must be nice enough as I have a collection of the most generous and amazing friends (one who is being super generous this October in fact) so I must be doing something right. But I have my enough moments. People can push me to them. It does not end well for them. So sometimes I don’t treat others as I want to be treated…I treat others how they are treating me.

And my last but not least…

KARMA:

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All I have to say on this on is I’m not sure karma wins out in the end. So if you are waiting for karma to step in and right a wrong you may be waiting for a long time. While there is no need for revenge, you need to just accept that sometimes crappy people do crappy things. And you waiting for karma to hit probably isn’t going to happen. They will continue to do crappy things because some people are just so crappy that they don’t think what they are doing is wrong and will continue to do things regardless of what the karma train does to them. They will just play the victim instead.

And for a little laugh…

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And of course will all this venting comes yummy Caramel Apple Cookie Cobbler. I ran across Pillsbury Caramel Apple Cookie Mix (I found it at Target). I had no idea what to expect. It’s kind of like sugar cookie but with little bits of those caramel apple suckers. I was a little hesitant about my choice thinking oh no…but oh yes, that turned out to be a good idea. If you can’t find the stuff just go with sugar cookie mix and maybe add some extra caramels. This is pretty darn easy to make, chopping the apples really only being the time consuming thing. So if you love caramel apples and cookies this is your dessert!

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Caramel Apple Cookie Cobbler

Ingredients

  • 5 large apples (I chose Honeycrisp), peeled and diced
  • 2/3cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 ¼ cups Caramel Apple Cookie Mix (or sugar cookie if can’t find)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 15 soft caramels (I used Kraft), wrapper removed, and cut in half

Instructions

  1. In a large sauté pan over medium heat add apples, sugar, and lemon juice. Let it cook down so that the apples are tender.
  2. Spray 9-x13-inch baking dish with baking spray or use butter. I baked mine in two smaller dishes, that are 6x6.
  3. Add the caramel pieces to the apples and pour into the prepared dish(s).
  4. Sprinkle cookie mix over the top of the apples.
  5. Pour melted butter over the cookie mix.
  6. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  7. Serve warm and with ice cream and caramel sauce if desired.
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Comments

  1. Love this post. And the apple crisp looks sinfully good.

  2. What I find most appalling and ridiculous is how the perceived anonymity of the internet seems to give people the right to act like judgmental jerks to others on-line. You know they wouldn’t be have that way in person. Karma has a backlog of people to deal with…

    Think I’m gonna project me some caramel apple cookie cobbler this weekend. ;)

  3. I never looked at a lot of these the same way you do, so it’s really interesting to see a different perspective on them. I always took quotes like “Go ahead. Judge me…[etc.]” as being directed at people who are or could find themselves in similar situations – like when someone stares at you because you can’t stop snuffling and shoving Kleenex into your nose while you’re at the store, you shrug it off at think, “Go ahead and judge me, but when you’ve had the flu for a week straight and are only out of bed because you ran out of soup and applesauce, you’d better have a clear sinus.” A “don’t judge someone until you know the full story and understand why they’re like that” kind of thing.

    I also admit that I have a different view of the “Let It Go” one. When I see that picture, it reminds me that I should let things (such as self-dislike or something going wrong or some thing that some guy said that made me feel like a hideous pig or the embarrassing thing I said the other day that I keep dwelling on) go, and I should live my life without holding onto them. I remember it whenever I see that kind of picture/quote combination. Part of it is because I do struggle to let go, but part of it is because when you do let something go, there are always other things that will come along and take its place. Letting go is a part of life. You never stop having to let go of things. Maybe seeing (and/or pinning) pictures like that over and over are more a personal reminder than anything else.

    The karma one made me laugh, though. Karma has gone from being a philosophical idea to a system of “if you do something good/bad to me, then you’ll get my reward/revenge, I just won’t have to actively participate in it or know it’s happening.” It’s the lazy man’s version of payback, but, hey, whatever makes them feel better. :)

  4. KB- I’m all for Letting Go. People need to, life is so much better when you do. What my point was is that none of these people were. The people I know in real life that have that all over truly can’t move on. So I find it amusing.

  5. Thank you for amusing me on a kind of crappy week.

  6. Great list of quotes, I like the one about not doing something at all if you don’t want people to find out. Love the cobbler too of course ;-)

  7. Oh my gosh, this is making me so hungry for SWEETS. I can’t think of anything better to have after dinner!

  8. Great post. Evil dessert. And yes Carie! There should be a pin that says, “If you wouldn’t say it out loud to someone’s face, then don’t post it on their blog/wall/social network!”

  9. @Kelly and Carrie- I would love that Pin too…though I’ve seen something like it. Though in some women’s defense the people I want to say something to wont talk to me to my face and if they do it’s in a situation when they know you can’t say anything. :)

  10. @Amy- always here to help

  11. I never thought of looking at the people who are posting these quotes on Pinterest or FB. It’s makes sense that it is always a reflection of how they are feeling. I love “If you don’t want anyone to find out, don’t do it”. I try to live by that :) . And this cobbler is dangerous!!!! Weekend project = found!

  12. The cobbler is way dangerous.

  13. The quite about nice people having their limits is definitely me. I am probably one of the nicest people you will ever meet (like to the extent where I get myself in trouble because I’m too nice) but put a single oz. more than I can handle on me I will bite your head off and usually people get so confused and taken aback they don’t know what to do and take offence that the “nice girl” told it like it was.

    Anyways, I don’t like apples, but you have me drooling here, Peabody :P

  14. Love the Chinese proverb – I am right with you on the judgey, snarky quotes that speak more about what they portray vs. display

  15. Margaret Lester says:

    Can’t wait to try this one….looks absolutely yummy…especially being a southern woman this brings back memories….thank you for keeping this recipe simple!! can’t wait to try it!

  16. I want to make this with Sunday dinner this week! So it’s just dry cookie mix topped with melted butter?

  17. @Jessica- yes dry cookie mix with butter

  18. Where is the actual recipe for the Caramel Apple cookie Cobbler?

  19. @linda—scroll down

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