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Classic Meatloaf
1 1/2 pounds ground chuck beef
1/4 can tomato sauce
1 medium onion, chopped 
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 1/4 cups bread crumbs
Salt and pepper, to taste
Mix above ingred.; slightly mold; place in loaf pan
Topping
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 small can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/3 cup water
Combine Topping ingredients. Pour over meatloaf 
Bake at 350° 1 hr.  Serves 5-6
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Apple Pie
6 c. Granny Smith or tart apples, pared, thinly sliced
1 1/4 c. sugar
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon water
5 tablespoons butter
In large bowl, combine all ingredients except butter. Pour mixture into pastry-lined pie pan. Dot with butter.Take second pie crust and cut strips 1/2 to 3/4 inches wide. Lay half of strips on filled pie at 1-inch intervals. Place other half of strips in the opposite direction, forming a diamond pattern. Flute edge of bottom crust, securing strips to it. In preheated 450° oven, bake 10 min. then reduce temperature to 325° for 45 minutes more. 
Tip of the day: Granny Smith apples are great for baking; however, try combining with another type such as Jonagold for a different taste.