strawberry pie

Jun 6, 2013 by

well, holy cow, blog, it has been a good long while!  things have been a tad bit busy around here… the most wonderful, exhausting and rewarding kind of busy.  meet ben! beautiful baby, you’re sweeter than strawberry pie! every day is a deeper shade of blue, when i’m with you. 🙂 i’m pretty sure that ben beats this strawberry pie, but it is pretty darn tasty.  give it a try this summer! source: my mom crust: i used the french crust, used in the chocolate mousse pie. i’m a bigger fan of my mom’s crust with this pie.  her recipe is as follows: 1 1/2 c flour 2 tbsp sugar pinch salt 1/2 c oil 2 tbsp milk mix together dry ingredients.  stir in oil and milk.  press in pie dish and bake at 350º...

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s’mores pie

Sep 22, 2011 by

ok, i’m taking a break from catching up on old recipes.  you need to make this delicious dessert before summer is officially gone tomorrow!  it’s a dark chocolate ganache pie, topped with marshmallows.  stick with the dark chocolate, it balances out the sweetness. it is also important to know that a little bit of this pie goes a long ways.  take it to a cook-out or potluck and make friends!  it’s very easy, delicious and dangerous! source: smittenkitchen.com crust: 5 tbsp unsalted butter, melted 10 graham crackers, crushed 2 tbsp sugar 1/8 salt chocolate ganache filling: 7 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (i used 60% cacao ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate) 1 c heavy cream 1 large egg marshmallow topping: 1 13 oz. jar of jet-puffed marshmallow cream (i included mini-marshmallows in the picture, but the...

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coconut key lime pie

Sep 11, 2011 by

wow.  what a whirlwind we’ve been through since may.  we packed up everything and moved across the country.  (when i say across, i really do mean it!  hello, pacific northwest!) it is nice to finally be settled and back into the “groove” of things.  and by groove, i mean my ocd self is happy and content to know where everything in the house is again. i’ll be playing catch-up on my blog for the next few weeks, so i hope you enjoy the backlog of the recipes that i have created over the past few months!  fall is on the way, and i’m eager to make soups and lots of apple-based dishes.  so let’s get going on these spring and summer recipes to make way for fall! i have a go-to key lime pie...

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apple crisp

Nov 8, 2010 by

ahhhh the tastes of fall.  i keep finding things that i miss from michigan.  an awesome selection of apples is one of them.  apple lane orchard was just down the road from our house and i loved going each fall to get their amazing cider (haven’t ever tasted anything like it) or their awesome apple selection.  the other cool part about the apple orchard was that the owner, mr. pettengill, was my grampa lince’s friend.  every year, we’d always talk about my grampa.  it always makes me smile to think about my grampa lince. 🙂 apple orchards do not exist down here.  the apple variety at the store isn’t that great.  i did pick up honeycrisp apples for this recipe and they’re delicious!  a good mix of sweet, tart and crunch.  however, if you...

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key lime pie

Apr 3, 2010 by

welcome to my fiftieth post! spring break with my family was always an awesome time.  we’d go down to florida, spend the week at the beach with grandma and grandpa and have a fabulous easter dinner, complete with steak, shrimp and key lime pie.  this is my grandma clark’s delicious recipe for key lime pie.  it’s very simple to make, and when you use the right ingredients, can be very waistline friendly! 2 eggs, beaten well 1/2 c key lime juice (i prefer nellie & joe’s) 1 14 0z. can sweetened condensed milk (i use the fat free kind) 1 8 oz. tub of cool whip (i use the lite kind) 4 (or less) drops of green food coloring in a medium bowl with a lid, whisk the first three ingredients together very well....

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chocolate mousse pie

Feb 9, 2010 by

i have wanted to make chocolate mousse pie for a long time.   i decided that this year’s super bowl would have be the perfect opportunity.  i was so excited to try it, i forgot to take a picture!  this is the “after” picture.  you’ll just have to try this recipe for yourself and see how you like it. 1 9″ pie shell, baked (see recipe below) 1 c semisweet chocolate chips 1/4 c white sugar 4 tbsp water 1 tsp unflavored gelatin 3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 c heavy whipping cream 2 tbsp white sugar 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tbsp confectioner’s sugar 1 c heavy whipping cream 1/2 tsp vanilla extract sprinkle the gelatin on top of 2 tbsp of water.  separate the eggs. in a double boiler, heat...

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pecan pie

Dec 24, 2009 by

this pie is one of tom’s favorite desserts, if not his absolute favorite dessert.   it’s frequently served at thanksgiving and Christmas.  but i make it several times during the year, dressing it up with mini pie crust cutters. it is very simple to make, especially if you use ready-made pie dough.   however, i am not a cheater. 🙂 here’s the recipe, courtesy of the 1953 edition of “better homes and gardens new cook book”: plain pastry (for an 8-9 inch double crust pie) 1 1/2 cups sifted enriched flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 c shortening 4-5 tbsp cold (COLD) water sift together the flour and salt.  cut in half the shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture looks like cornmeal.  then cut in the remaining half until the pieces are sizes...

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