Actually, I think maybe both of these recipes came from Better Homes and Gardens magazine. In any case... APRICOT SAGE COOKIES Preheat oven to 375 F. In bowl stir together 1 3/4 cups flour 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal. Add 1/2 cup butter- cut in with pastry cutter to make fine crumbs. In small bowl stir together 2 tablespoons snipped fresh sage and 3 tablespoons milk. Stir sage and milk into flour mixture. Form in ball. Knead till smooth. Divide ball in half. On lightly floured surface, roll each half to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into rounds with 2" cooky cutter. Place 1" apart on ungreased cooky sheets. Bake 10 minutes, till edges are firm and bottoms are slightly browned. Cool on racks. Spread bottoms of half of the cookies with apricot spreadable fruit (I used Smuckers no sugar added preserves). Top with other half of cookies. Makes 20. I have to go hunt for the pie recipie. I'll post it as soon as I find it.

ROSEMARY APPLE PIE For pastry, make whatever pastry you usually use (Mine calls for 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons lard, scant 5 tablespoons cold water) but add 1/2 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary. Then chill. Then make rosemary syrup: In small microwave bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, 2 large sprigs rosemary. Microcook on high 2 minutes. Let stand 30 minutes. Discard rosemary sprigs. Then in small bowl combine 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon finely snipped rosemary Set asid. In large bowl toss 6 cups cored, peeled, sliced Granny Smith apples with 1 Tablespoon lemon juice. Add brown sugar mixture from above. Toss to coat. Then add 3 Tablespoons whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla rosemary syrup (above) In skillet melt 1/4 cup butter. Add apple mixture. Cook over medium heat aboutr 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. (makes a kind of caramel syrup on the apples). Roll out pastry (this is a two crust pie - half for bottom, half for top). Add apple filling. Add top crust. Cut slits. Brush with 1 beaten egg white. Sprinkle on 2 tablespoons sugar. Bake at 375 for about 1 hour.

Gee, I wonder if those are low carb recipes. Especially the cookie recipe??? Aw Shucks. I'll just have to lust from afar. DDD