German Chocolate Pie

My Aunt Sylvia? She makes the best German Chocolate Cake. Every year for Thanksgiving, I count on a big slice of it…hands down, she’s got this cake thing in the bag. Chocolate. Thick, rich, coconutttttty. German Chocolate Cake. Today just so happens to be National German Chocolate Cake Day. I tend to buck the system […]

Candy and Caramel Apple Pie

A few years ago, when I was a brand new food blogger, I was a member of Tuesdays With Dorie.  That was a group of bloggers that bonded every week over Dorie Greenspan’s Cookbook – Baking:From My Home to Yours.  We would all tackle the exact same recipe each week, and then on Tuesday, unveil […]

Orange and Vanilla Cream Fresh Fruit Tart

I love the look of those fancy tarts you see in the bakery window.  You know the ones – the glassy fruit topped tarts, looking glazed and gorgeous, and you just want to HAVE IT. Must. Have. The. Tart. Well, I never actually BUY them.  And as it turns out, I can make them in […]

Mini White Chocolate and Apple Tarts

I get asked to develop recipes, pretty much every day.  I know that shocks people that know me, er, well, knew me, as only five years ago, I could barely boil water.  And now, I get paid to think up ways to prepare pie. Or tarts, in this case.  White Chocolate and Apple Tarts.

Grilled Blueberry Cheesecake Pies

You read that right.  Grilled Pie.  I was challenged by Pillsbury to create a pie that could be made on a gas or charcoal grill, and I have to say – I was pretty keen on that idea! Why not? A grill can cook.  It holds temperature.  If you are going to be outdoors, cooking […]

Vanilla and Almond Fresh Fruit Tart

I swear, you’d think I’ve turned into a pie lover. Okay, I have turned into a pie lover. Ever since I plugged in my new KitchenAid food processor, I have been cranking out dough after dough.  It’s almost TOO easy.  Yes, too easy.  I can make a tart crust in under 5 minutes, which is […]

Freeform Lemon Meringue Tarts with Lavender Cardamom Crust

Thank the Lord it is almost summer again, and I can stop paying over a buck for a lemon.  If I had been making these Lemon Tarts 3 months ago, I’d have had a small fortune in them, for too many reasons. Let me tell you a story you don’t care to hear. I’ll be […]

Blueberry Pie Jars

Happy Pi Day, readers! I’m sure you’ll see an abundance of great looking pies on the web today, and even though I am officially on vacation, I wanted to make sure you had one from me, too. I LOVE making pies in jars.  Let me tell you why: Number 1 – I suck at crust.  […]

Pomegranate and Citrus Marshmallow Meringue Pie

Back to work yet?? I feel like lots of you took yesterday off – and I can’t blame you one bit!  But…now you are back, and here you are, ready for deliciousness. I am here to deliver. Pomegranate and Citrus Pie, topped off with a glorious Marshmallow Meringue. It was my intent to make a […]