Category Archives: pies

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

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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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Blueberry Cream Pie: Guest Post on Food Babbles

Blueberry Cream Pie

I am thrilled to be sharing the recipe for this Blueberry Cream Pie over on my friend Kate’s blog Food Babbles today.   I think blueberry season never lasts long enough, so I sprinkle frozen blueberry desserts into our menus all through the year.  This pie is a vanilla custard with blueberries baked right into it.  Topped with ice cream, it’s summer on a plate.  You can find it HERE.

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

Browned Butter Maple Pecan Pie

Browned Butter Pecan PieI know that I gave you a Butterscotch Pie for the day before Pi day, but I cannot resist throwing another one at you.  Can I tempt you with browned butter?  Who can resist?  Certainly none of my family did.  Again, like the last pie, the flavors get better with time.  12-24 hours is the optimal waiting time to get the best taste.  I will understand, though, if you cannot bring yourself to wait. Continue reading