January 2011
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A Slice of Advice- 5 Pie Tips
Want to make delicious pies and not sure where to start?  Here are some of my favorite tips to baking pie that I have learned from other pie bakers or from making my own #piefail and letting you benefit from it! TIP #1- Just chill. When making crust, you want almost all of your ingredients & tools to be cold.  Ideally, you want little solid pieces of the fat you are using (butter,...
Jan 31st
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i hate it when..
nicolehering: When I’m at a restaurant and I see food coming. But then I realize it’s for the table next to me… via confoosedalways & samspedro Even worse if that table ordered long after you!
Jan 30th
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Rule Britannia With Fry Up Pie
       Anyone who knows me, knows I am fond of England.  Ok, that is an understatement…I have a deep-seated, passionate, undying love for all things British.  I blame many hours of watching PBS as a child with programs like The Chronicles of Narnia, Red Dwarf and Are You Being Served?, among countless others. I’ve been pining for a trip to England and to see my friends over there....
Jan 26th
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The Apple Pie of My Eye
                  If you hadn’t already heard, yesterday was National Pie Day and people all over America were enjoying pies they baked or enjoying eating pies that other people baked.  In gearing up for National Pie Day, I was planning out my day’s menu and a friend had mentioned that apple was their favorite kind of pie. Immediately my mouth was watering with the flavors of fall,...
Jan 24th
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Jan 24th
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Jan 23rd
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My First Pie Podcast! →
I recently was so honored and very lucky to be asked to do an interview about my love of pies and pie baking for National Pie Day which is tomorrow.  The very lovely Michelle Ledesma from Dishin’ In the Kitchen and I chatted this week about my favorite kind of pies, why I started this pie blog AND I give away some family secrets (don’t tell my grandma!). Pies are comin out of the oven...
Jan 22nd
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Jan 22nd
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Steak N' Ale - A Man's Pie
       Have you ever taken a bite of food and get a little weak in the knees from how good it tastes?  Have you ever exclaimed that there was a party in your mouth?  For me, this steak and ale pie is one of those foods.   I made this pie for a dinner party on a cold January night.  A small gathering with good food and good company.  As a rule when cooking with alcohol, use something that you...
Jan 21st
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Jan 19th
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Chocolate & Nuts=Perfect Pair
Ever since I had seen this pie recipe in my Pie book I have been drooling over it’s delicious photo and description.  This past Sunday, when mother nature was burying us in snow again (Syracuse consistently wins the Golden Snowball Award) I decided it was a perfect day to bake this dreamy lookin’ pie.        The result? A fudgy pecan pie that was all kinds of rich and delicious. It...
Jan 18th
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Pies are the O.T. (original treat) →
Pies have been around since Ancient Egyptian times…cupcakes have only been around since the early 19th century.  The article linked above talks about how we cannot compare pie to the cupcake.  Clearly the people who wrote this article are kindred spirits of this pie girl.  Pie has never gone away, but merely making a return to it’s #1 spot in our hearts. Car-Pie Diem!
Jan 18th
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Buttermilk Pie with Schnooker-berry Sauce
After having leftover buttermilk* from a cornmeal crust I was making (for pie coming later) I didn’t want it to go to waste.  Luckily my trusty Pie book  had a recipe for a buttermilk pie which I had never tried before. *Buttermilk Fact: Today’s buttermilk has no butter in it and is mostly non-fat or 1% milk…so eat up! Ok, I have to admit…one of the most annoying...
Jan 17th
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Jan 16th
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Jan 16th
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Pie Fairy
Phew! What a couple of weeks it has been! Thank you to everyone for all your pie support.   Eating all of these pies by myself, while sounding awesome, is so not good for my other goals this year….sooooo…the Pie Fairy had her maiden voyage last week with a maple blueberry pie delivery to loverly friends @kimincuse, @danklamm & @kellylux up at the Career Services offices at...
Jan 14th
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Pie, you're my everything.
As I’ve been talking to folks about pie and my new pie adventures, I always get the “oh right!” when I say my blog will not only feature sweet pies, but savory pies and all sorts of pie incarnations.  You really can have pie at every meal…how you want it, when you want it.  Pie for breakfast, lunch, dinner AND dessert…be still my heart! This article is a collection...
Jan 12th
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National Pie Day-January 23rd
You guys! I just found out today that this month contains National Pie Day…January 23rd, WHICH is also my father’s birthday (he has already put in a request for his favorite…a cherry pie).  Now to brainstorm what fun things we can do in honor of pie day! For more information on National Pie Day, head over to the American Pie Council site:...
Jan 10th
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Jan 10th
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A Bite of Summer...
…or “when Sunny learned how to lattice” In thinking about what pie I would do next, I started to brainstorm some classic winter pies.  It’s quite cold here in Syracuse and every morning we wake up to a new layer of snow.  Visions of pumpkin, pecan and gingerbread danced through my head, but then I remembered…I have summer blueberries in the freezer!  Suddenly I was...
Jan 9th
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Jan 7th
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Jan 6th
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Jan 5th
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Turkey Pot Pie
For many of us, the last month (or more) has been an eating marathon filled with good food and good company.  Our fridges are overflowing with leftovers and the glory of turkey and stuffing sandwiches have lost their excitement (yesterday a plain ol’ tuna fish sandwich was looking good to me). After Thanksgiving I amended a turkey pot pie recipe to finish off some of our leftovers without...
Jan 3rd
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2011, the year of the pie.
A lovely friend of mine sent over an article of predictions for 2011 by Bonny Wolfe, and this is how she started…. “Every year, I predict the death of the cupcake. I’m always wrong. But this year, they’ll have real competition from the humble pie. Trend-spotters are calling pie the food of the year. Texas and New York restaurants offer pie happy hours. Pies are showing...
Jan 3rd