Category Archives: pies

Chocolate Chip Pie

Picture cookie dough sandwiched between two baked cookies; that’s how this chocolate chip pie tastes.

Chocolate Chip Pie: it's like cookie dough sandwiched between two baked cookies. Can you say yum?

No one in my family is complaining that I am on a chocolate baking spree.  We had a little break in the “monotony” while we celebrated Third Son’s 16th birthday.  He asked for a strawberry cheesecake.  Now we are back to one more week of chocolate before Valentine’s Day.    I am actually making recipes that I marked, copied or saved years ago.  It feels good to make my way through the list.  It almost validates my 6 X 4 foot bookshelf crammed with cookbooks.  Continue reading

Easy Fudge Pie

This Easy Fudge Pie is a perfect way to end a nice meal.

Easy Fudge pie made with sweetened condensed milk: a simple, but amazing way to end a nice meal.

I am all about easy desserts.  When I am bustling around the kitchen making dinner, dessert is often an after-thought.  I often get out my ingredients for dinner and while I am chopping vegetables I realize that I haven’t planned a sweet for the family.  That is the time that I go into panic mode and start opening cupboards to see what I can come up with in 20 minutes of less without dirtying a sink load of dishes.  Pies like this Easy Fudge Pie have saved my husband and children from moping around all evening bemoaning the lack of dessert. Continue reading

Comfort Food For Busy Weeknights: Marie Callender’s #PotPiePlease

This #PotPiePlease shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

Marie Callender's Pot Pie now comes in a convenient family size: enough to feed the whole gang! #potpieplease #ad Here in Florida, our 80 degree days in December may be the envy of the nation most of the time, but we get periodic Arctic blasts that shoot the mercury down in to the 30s.  When the weather gets cold enough for people to put blankets on their palms, you know it’s time for some comfort food.  The weather doesn’t take into account busy schedules however.  In my family, we have music lessons, trips to the local YMCA,  school activities and church youth nights filling our agenda.  There is little time for cooking, let alone preparing involved recipes for warming comfort food like Chicken Pot Pie.  Luckily,  Marie Callender’s Pot Pies now come in family size! Continue reading

Salted Caramel Banana Cream Pie: Food Truck Road Trip

Do you live in a town that is big enough to have a food truck or two?  Have you ever eaten at one?  Even more likely, have you watched a show on television, be it crime or comedy and seen the actors raving over food bought at one?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, have I got a cookbook (Food Truck Road Trip–A Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes Collected from the Best Street Food Vendors Coast to Coast)
for you!  And while I am at it, have I got a pie for you, too!!

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Chocolate Cream Pie

My family loves pie, but it’s gotten to be a bit of a chore for me to turn on the oven.  You know, summer, heat, discomfort; I don’t care to mix the oven with the weather at all.  However, once in a while, a storm blows through and the temperature doesn’t get up to the 90s.  Then, I hurry to the kitchen and turn on the oven.  After all, we might freeze with the AC cranked up and the wind howling outside.  This last storm resulted in a Chocolate Cream Pie for the fam.

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Key Lime Tarts

Key Lime Tarts

I have been obsessively watching the latest Food Network Star competition along with the American Baking Competition.  My conclusions are that I am very happy to be a home cook/food blogger without any cameras or time clocks in my face.  Along those same lines, I have realized I have poor knife skills and few baking recipes fully memorized.  I would fail the challenges calling for show stopper desserts or a full course dinner for 100.  It’s a good thing that I have no aspirations in that direction. Continue reading