Blueberry Pie

Blueberry season is pretty much over, but I know you have cartons of those fabulous little blue spheres in your fridge or freezer. So whip ‘em out, celebrate August and get goin’ on this pie. Who can resist a wonderful, slightly tangy, warm pie, topped off with some vanilla ice cream? Oh is that your…

Summer Strawberry Tart

Have you all noticed the plethora of strawberries at the market lately? The stores and farmer’s markets are buried under the weight of those amazing red berries. Recently, our local market had a ‘buy one, get one free’ deal. Well I jumped on that like a grad student to free food. In fact, I stocked…

Avocado Pie

On this blog I want to be as honest as possible with my readers. Honesty can come in the form of praising a recipe, but it can also come, occasionally, in the form of a less-than-stellar review. For example: avocado pie. For what this is, it’s good. Is it the best dessert ever? No. Would…

Sweet Potato Pie

My book club recently read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Hokey sounding name, light read, but excellent discussion. Who knew an often-called “chick lit” could result in revealing conversations about marriage and relationships, letter writing and war. In honor of the book, I made this sweet potato pie and boy, was it…

Blueberry Maple Pie

Have I ever told you I love blueberries? They are, and have been, my all time favorite fruit for as long as I can remember. I’d turn my tongue blue eating frozen ones when I was younger; they were my after school snack through high school and even now when I go home my mom…

Happy Thanksgiving: Desserts!

Last weekend our plans for Thanksgiving got turned inside out and upside down. We were going to go back to North Carolina. Then maybe California. Then definitely Ohio. Then none of the above. Then we decided to stay put, avoid ridiculously expensive airline tickets and long drives. We discovered that several of our friends were…

German Chocolate Pecan Pie

And the fourth and final dessert of Thanksgiving 2008! Recipe from Rachael Ray Ingredients For pie crust: 1 1/4 cups flour 1 tsp. salt 1 stick plus 5 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 cup ice water For filling: 2 large eggs 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 2 1/2 cups pecan halves…

Apple Pie

I’ve written about Apple Pie before, but it was time to branch out and find another recipe. There are thousands and thousands of apple pie recipes, but this time, let’s go with the one from Bake or Break. Ingredients Pie Crust: 2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup stone ground cornmeal 3 T. sugar 1 tsp…