Thursday, October 23, 2008

Democracy at Work


Guess what I did today? I voted! I got up at the crack of dawn and headed over to the government building before work, waiting in a surprisingly long line to cast my ballot in the presidential, state and local races. My thought process was to get it out of the way early, so I could avoid the long lines expected on Nov. 4. But if the early voter turnout stays as strong as it was today - seriously, y'all...the line snaked around the building - then Election Day voters might be able to breeze in and out of the polling places.
Either way, YAY! My part is done...and I'm definitely ready for this election to be over.
Anyhoo, as a little treat to myself for participating in democracy and surviving a taxing work week, I'm going to enjoy some sweets tonight. The question is, what should I whip up? Well, for starters, October is National Apple Month. And since I did vote today, it seems fitting to bake an apple pie. After all, what's more American than apple pie, right? Here are a few sucralose-based, apple-licious dessert recipes for all my fellow "sweet tooths" out there.

P.S. If you want a more traditional apple pie recipe, refer to my blog entry about Pushing Daisies last week.

Apple Bread Pudding Pie

Granny's Apple Crisp

Caramel Apple Cider

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