Great American Pie Recipe

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It’s Great American Pie month and that means you have a great excuse to make a pie. You can also use the pie to celebrate that new RV you just got from Link RV Direct of Minong, so be sure you have the ingredients for the best apple pie you’ve ever made.

Great American Apple Pie

  • 3 pounds hard, sweet apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup sugar, granulated
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. Ground cloves
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 2 tbs. Cornstarch
  • 2 tbs. Cold water
  • Your favorite pie crust, homemade or frozen

Instructions:

Cook the apples, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture starts to thicken. Mix the cornstarch with the water and add it to the apple mixture while stirring. Bring the mixture to a boil and then lower the heat to medium low. Cook for about 5 minutes. If the mixture still looks too thin, add another tablespoon of cornstarch and water mix and cook for a few minutes. Let the mixture cool. It will thicken more as it cools.

At this point, you can either freeze the mixture to use later or put the cooled mixture into the pie crust. Paint the top of the pie crust with egg wash (1 egg and a tablespoon of water, mixed well). Sprinkle the top with cinnamon and sugar. Cut 1-inch vent holes in the crust. Cover the edges of the crust with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 60 to 70 minutes. Remove the foil for the last 15 minutes.

Options: Substitute 4 cups of blueberries for the apples. Do not use any spices. Increase the white sugar to 2 cups and delete the brown sugar.

Substitute about 4 cups pitted cherries. Do not use any spices and increase the white sugar to 2 cups. Delete the brown sugar.

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Stop by Link RV Direct of Minong today to shop our selection of Jayco, Crossroads, and used RVs before heading out to buy ingredients for your great American pie.

The Starcraft AR-One Maxx

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If you are looking for an RV that sleeps up to four people, but is small enough to be towed by just about anything, stop by our showroom to walk through the 2016 Starcraft AR-One Maxx. This RV features a two-year limited warranty, ball bearing drawer guides, double bunk beds and a queen bed.

Features

Features include a systems monitor panel, two 30-pound propane bottles, an electric tongue jack, electric awning, front and rear stabilizer jacks, exterior speakers, an outside shower, a vent in the bathroom, a 13,500 BTU air conditioning unit, two-burner range, a microwave, fridge, covers for the sink, hardwood doors on the cabinets, pleated shades, AM/FM stereo with an iPod/MP3 connection and a water heater bypass system.

Additional features include an 81-inch interior height, radial tires, a 6-gallon gas DSI water heater, black diamond-plate in the front of the travel trailer, an acrylic sink with a high-rise faucet, ball bearing drawer guides with a 50-pound capacity, honey-glazed cabinetry, Evergreen mattresses with upgraded radius corners and a medicine cabinet.

Floor Plan

The queen bed is located in the very front of the RV and is to the right as you walk in the door. That area also features overhead cabinets. The kitchen is to the left as you’re standing in the door. Directly across from the kitchen, you’ll find a dinette with more overhead cabinets. Just behind the dinette, you’ll find the two bunk beds. The bathroom takes up the opposite rear corner; and it sandwiches a pantry between it and the kitchen. The model also features basement storage in the front.

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Stop by Jack Link’s Auto and RV Sales to walk through the 2016 Starcraft AR-ONE Maxx 19BHLE and to learn more about this travel trailer including holding tank information and additional features.

Sweet Spots for your RV on Valentine’s Day

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If you are planning for a romantic trip for Valentine’s Day, you’ll want to find some RV parks that are open throughout the winter. Even though it is during the off season, you’ll want to call ahead to see if reservations are needed – others might have the same idea! If you haven’t used the RV since the fall, it’s a good idea to check it over to ensure everything is working properly so you don’t ruin your romantic weekend because the heater or hot water is on the fritz.

Yellowstone Lake State Park

The park is open year-round from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. and is next to the Yellowstone Wildlife Area. Even if the snow is deep and you’re the type who likes to play, you can hike some of the trails. Yellowstone Lake State Park is located at 8495 Lake Road, Blanchardville, Wisconsin. For information and reservations call (608) 523-4427. The park does have a concession stand, but it is closed during the winter months, so be sure to bring everything you’ll need.

Fees are $18 for a site without electricity and $28 for sites with electricity if you are a Wisconsin resident.

Peninsula State Park

This park features 468 sites and is open year-round. While many of the amenities may not be open during the winter, you can still have a ton of fun. If you dress warmly, you can hike along the eight miles of Door County shoreline. And, there are several bike trails that you can walk. Be sure to bring your camera for some great photo opportunities. Peninsula State Park is located at 9462 Shore Road, Fish Creek, Wisconsin. For more information, call 920-868-3258. Camping fees are $20 for a site without electricity and $30 for a site with electricity.

Devil’s Lake

Visit this park that overlooks a 360-acre lake. Enjoy trails and even some back country hiking. Just be sure to dress warmly! Devil’s Lake Park is located along the 1,000-miles Ice Age National Scenic Trail. For directions, enter S5957 Park Road, Baraboo, Wisconsin, 53913 into your GPS. For information and reservations, call (608) 356-8301.

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Stop by Jack Link’s Auto and RV Supercenter for any parts or RV accessories you may need for the upcoming Valentine’s Day trip.

The 2015 True North Ice Lodge

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If you are in the market for an ice lodge to make ice fishing trips more comfortable, stop by our RV showroom to walk through this model. The 2015 True North Ice Lodge is 23 feet, 1 inch long and sleeps up to 6 people. The ice lodge is large enough to give everyone plenty of room to fish, yet light enough at 5,558 pounds (GVWR) to haul with most trucks. The hitch weight is 478 pounds.

The Floor Plan

When you first walk in the door, directly to your right, you’ll see a door into a separate room that could be used for a portable toilet, a changing area or for storage. Straight across from the door, you’ll find a counter top and dinette with a fold down bunk. To the left of the door, you’ll find a three-burner stove and microwave, along with overhead cabinets.

As you move to the rear of the ice house, you’ll see two tall counters with fishing pole storage. And, the rear features another dinette with an overhead bunk and more overhead cabinets.

The ice house features switches that lower the RV down on the ice to make ice fishing easy. The interior features eight ice ports so that you can fish in the warmth. The unit also features outside access to LP tanks that are hooked up under the stove; and it features a heater.

Standard Features

Features for the True North ice house, available at Jack Link’s RV, include a three-burner range with a large oven, 2-inch wood blinds, dual pane windows, 2 20-pound LP bottles, a one-piece rubber roof, LED interior lights, a carbon monoxide detector, two outside speakers, DVD player, MP3 decoder, CD player and FM stereo with speakers, a motorized electric lift system with a remote, and wiring to wire a fish camera to the television.

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Stop by Jack Link’s RV today to walk through the 2015 True North ice house and to learn more about this model’s features.