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.
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
I 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
Do you have a special food memory from your childhood? Was there something that your mother or grandmother or some other special person in your life made that you loved but then, for whatever reason, stopped making? And years later, did you eat it again and think, “this is not the same recipe that ____ used, I wonder what happened to that recipe.”? Continue reading
Welcome to day #5 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Today’s theme for Christmas Week is “Christmas Pies and Pastries”. Make sure you visit all the participating bloggers today to see what special dish they whipped up for you.
For Pies and pastries, I went out on a limb and created my own pie. I have seen pictures of cinnamon roll crusts all over Pinterest and decided to jump on board. Most of the pies created with that kind of crust were either apple or pumpkin. I have enough of those here on the blog, so I put on my thinking cap. Continue reading
This pie is the reason my pumpkinpalooza fell flat on its face. My “keep it simple, don’t change anything” husband rebelled at the thought of frozen pumpkin pie. I should have called it something else like “frozen autumn pie” or maybe “it’s too hot to cook and yes it’s pumpkin in July pie.” But I was foolish. I called it pumpkin and as a result, everything hit the fan. Continue reading
It was going to be so great.
But Life and my Husband got in the way. Continue reading