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Examples of applesauce in a Sentence
all that talk about taking up the farming life was just a lot of spoiled applesauce
Recent Examples of applesauce from the Web
In a large mixing bowl, mix eggs, applesauce, sugar and vanilla until blended.
Beat sugars, eggs, oil, applesauce, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined, 45 seconds to 1 minute.
The lifestyle expert—who shares her home with eight peacocks, three cats, five dogs, horses and chickens—makes applesauce, apple pies, apple fritters and a dozen other treats with the harvest.
Later, the Trumps put on plastic gloves and helped hand out lunch boxes — hot dogs, potato chips and applesauce.
While the meat is sitting in the brine, make the applesauce by heating 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan.
Bake with fruits and vegetables Try using applesauce or ripe bananas to replace half or all of the fat in baked goods like muffins, pancakes and homemade breads.
The jalapeno skewed more herb-filled with some jalapeno, while the apple tasted like a spicy applesauce.
Add the 1/2 cup oil and the agave nectar, applesauce, vanilla, and hot water to the dry ingredients and stir until the batter is smooth.
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Did You Know?
English offers a smorgasbord of words for nonsense, some of which are better known as words for food. We have baloney, spinach, rhubarb, and toffee, not to mention full of beans. And if none of those offerings are to your taste, you can say that's pure banana oil! Seemingly innocuous applesauce was first introduced to this menu back in the early 20th century. Back then, there may have been some bias against the real stuff. Poet Wallace Stevens’s turn-of-the-century description of a meal consisting of "some unnameable smathering of greasy fritters . . . and of course the inevictable applesauce" shows a lack of respect that must have been shared by others.
First Known Use of applesauce
Synonymsnonsense [slang], balderdash, baloney (also boloney), beans, bilge, blah (also blah-blah), blarney, blather, blatherskite, blither, bosh, bull [slang], bunk, bunkum (or buncombe), claptrap, codswallop [British], crapola [slang], crock, drivel, drool, fiddle, fiddle-faddle, fiddlesticks, flannel [British], flapdoodle, folderol (also falderal), folly, foolishness, fudge, garbage, guff, hogwash, hokeypokey, hokum, hoodoo, hooey, horsefeathers [slang], humbug, humbuggery, jazz, malarkey (also malarky), moonshine, muck, nerts [slang], nuts, piffle, poppycock, punk, rot, rubbish, senselessness, silliness, slush, stupidity, taradiddle (or tarradiddle), tommyrot, tosh, trash, trumpery, twaddle
Related Wordsabsurdity, asininity, fatuity, foolery, idiocy, imbecility, inaneness, inanity, insanity, kookiness, lunacy; absurdness, craziness, madness, senselessness, witlessness; hoity-toity, monkey business, monkeyshine (s), shenanigan (s), tomfoolery; gas, hot air, rigmarole (also rigamarole); double-talk, greek, hocus-pocus
Near Antonymslevelheadedness, rationality, reasonability, reasonableness, sensibleness; common sense, horse sense, sense; discernment, judgment (or judgement), wisdom
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