Pumpkin Pie

The race is on!  Thanksgiving is done (for those of you who just celebrated it) and it’s a mad dash to the finish line for the winter holidays.  However, I’d like to take this moment to slow down and marvel at what I enjoyed over Thanksgiving, like this awesome pumpkin pie. This pie is a classic pumpkin pie at its finest with all its glorious spices. Pumpkin Pie Recipe (10 inch pie, about 8 servings) Ingredients: 1 layer of pie crust (homemade or store-bought), uncooked 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 …

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Tiny Apple Pies

How would you like to make a quick breakfast pastry that only requires two ingredients?  I can’t imagine anyone turning down this offer.  There are so many great products on the market that make baking much easier.  I took two of my favorite shortcut ingredients, crescent rolls and apple pie filling, and created these tiny apple pies.  If you have issues eating “pie” for breakfast then think of it as crescent rolls that just happen to come with fruit.     🙂 These tiny apple pies are a perfect Fall time treat. Tiny Apple Pies Recipe  (Makes about 14 tiny …

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Blueberry Pie

Blueberry pie is a classic and with blueberry season upon us I simply had to make it!   When partnered with vanilla ice cream (a must-have with a slice of blueberry pie), it melts and mixes with the blueberry goo from the pie. The result is a magical creamy purple substance that requires plate licking when you are done! Blueberry Pie Recipe (10 inch pie, serves 8) Ingredients: 1 layer of pie crust (homemade or store-bought), uncooked 3/4 cup white sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 to 5 cups fresh blueberries Directions: Preheat the oven …

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Flaky Amazing Pie Crust

In general, baking is like a road map.  Follow the directions to get to your destination, in this case a baked goodie.  I like that baking is precise… most of the time.  However, sometimes baking requires a judgment call, which is where I tend to get flustered.  I found most homemade pie crust recipes to be vague and subjective and that intimidated me.  I assumed it must be difficult and time consuming so I avoided it.  I was wrong!  I simply lacked the confidence that I could do it, until I met my husband. When I met my husband about …

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