Monday, February 11, 2013

Pie Shaped Table protector via Heart Strings Handmade

I came across this trivet/table saver set while looking for something else on Etsy. How cute is that? I love objects that are utilitarian and shaped like other things, especially food. So much more fun than a plain trivet.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Lemon Meringue Pie by the Three Kitcheneers

I think a lot of people think of lemon meringue pie as a summer treat but that's a shame. Lemons are in season during the winter months and pies made now will be tastier than those made in July. Added bonus: even if you live in an area where citrus trees are not native, prices on citrus are lower during December, January and February than they are the rest of the year. Take advantage and make this creamy, buttery, fluffy pie.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Oreo and Peanut Butter Pie by Technicolor Kitchen

I made some brownies using Oreos recently and since then other Oreo treats have been catching my eye. This Oreo and Peanut Butter Pie by the incredible Technicolor Kitchen looks like a sure winner! Peanut butter, chocolate and an Oreo crust? I think that is the American dessert trifecta.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Almost Healthy Chocolate Amaretto Silk Pie by Baking with Booze

I love the niche blog so of course I have to share a recipe from Baking with Booze! They are devoted to sharing boozy recipes to the discerning public. I picked this pie to share because while it sounds decadent (chocolate! amaretto!) but it uses siken tofu to make it creamy versus cream and eggs. So, almost healthy! The crust has butter but if you substituted margarine or another nondairy fat, the whole pie could be vegan.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie by Pie on Sunday

Fairly new blog, Pie on Sunday's mission is "saving my family from a world without pie". A worthy mission if I ever heard one! She makes a pie every Sunday. On this particular Sunday she made a pie for her 7-year old's birthday. It sounds like the perfect pie for a little boy or anyone, really: full of nuts, rich with sugar and tossed with chocolate chips. One tip: don't pre-bake the crust!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Butternut Squash Pie with Sorghum Whipped Cream by The Runaway Spoon

The Runaway Spoon is a big butternut squash fan and looking at this pie, I can see why! Similar in texture to pumpkin or sweet potato, butternut squash also makes a great pie filling with its own unique flavor. She includes instructions on how to roast the squash which can be done the day before making the pie.

I have some sorghum in the cabinet I hauled back from Louisiana so I'm excited to see this clever use for it.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Gift Idea: Studio Oh Mini Box of Recipes, Pocket Pies

I came across this cute retro looking box of pie recipes and I think it would be the perfect gift for a pie-loving baker. It is available here.

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