Banana Cream Pie

When I think of my dad and his favorite dessert, I think banana cream pie. And when I think of this banana cream pie, I think of awesomeness. From the crust to the filling to the whipped cream, you won’t be disappointed! Below: all I could salvage for a photo after my family got a…

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…

Mini Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie

After I finished making the pumpkin pie, I had about cup or more of the pumpkin filling left. Feel creative, I put together the following: Ingredients Pumpkin pie filling (see pumpkin pie recipe) 1/2 bag of mini chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1 1/2 packages of graham crackers 1/4 cup sugar 5 T. butter,…

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…

Smooth Pumpkin Pie

Let’s be honest, the Thanksgiving dessert spread can often be bigger than the main course options! It’s a staple of any Thanksgiving dessert spread and sure to satisfy even the greatest pumpkin skeptic. Are there such things? Either way, this recipe is a hit every year and I implore you to make it even days…

Apples, Apples and more Apples

It’s fall. The leaves are changing colors. It’s a time for figs and pears; sweet potatoes and leeks. But most of all it’s time for apples! Apple cider, apple-walnut muffins, apple pie, apple anything! To make the most of this apple season, friends and I went apple picking at Larriland Farms in Columbia, Maryland this…

Fourth of July Desserts

Fireworks! BBQ! The day off from work! James and I spent the entire holiday eating, drinking, relaxing and recovering from a “food coma.” We went to a friends house for a BBQ to celebrate. They grilled delicious cilantro turkey burgers and bleu cheese hamburgers. There was a fabulous pasta salad made by a true California…