Traditional blueberry pie can be made any time of the year using frozen berries. Nowadays, you can make it gluten-free, too, because of the great gf pie crusts available from Glutino and Bob’s Red Mill. Continue reading
I loved Florida, but I am so happy to be in the Northwest again. We are close to family, the weather is so much more temperate and the food is amazing! I think I could eat berries all the time and here in Washington, with the help of my freezer, I can do just that! We celebrated our arrival with a Marionberry Pie. Marionberries are just domesticated blackberries. We will probably pick wild berries next year, but this year, I opted for store bought berries. I just couldn’t wait a whole year!!
Picture cookie dough sandwiched between two baked cookies; that’s how this chocolate chip pie tastes.
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
This Easy Fudge Pie is a perfect 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
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!!
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.