Lemon Icebox Pie

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I’ve been dreaming about lemon icebox pie since my first taste.  In 2003 Mr. Fuji and I ate Thanksgiving dinner with his dad’s in-laws in Jackson, Tennessee.  For dessert I ate a slice of his mother-in-law’s lemon icebox pie, a classic Southern confection made up of a buttery graham cracker crust, a tart, creamy filling […]

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Nancie McDermott’s Apple Pie

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Have you ever said something about someone and it turns out they were standing right behind you while you were saying it? I have.  On the first day of Camp Blogaway in 2012, a friend and I were standing at the networking table, which usually includes promotional materials for bloggers and brands.  There was a […]

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Mama’s Wet Bottom Shoo-Fly Pie from Liz the Chef

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Today, my sweet-as-pie friend Liz, who writes one of my favorite blogs, Liz the Chef, has joined the ranks of the Pie Brigade and is sharing her mom’s recipe for Wet Bottom Shoo-Fly Pie.  Hop on over to her site to find out what flies and wet bottoms have to do with this delicious pie […]

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Pie Week!

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American English is filled with idioms relating to pie, such as, “as American as apple pie,” and “eat humble pie,” or “cow pie.”  I guess we love our pies!  Although the historians trace the origins of pie loosely back to the galettes (free form pies) cooked over hot coals made by the ancient Egyptians during […]

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Top 10 Cookbooks of 2013

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I love to read.  It can be anything from science fiction, to the classics, or from a good murder mystery to a biography.  I love it all and everything in between.  I especially love to read cookbooks.  Yep, when I find a good one, I read it cover to cover.  I realized last night, as I […]

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Chocolate Chess Pie (with a Chocolate Almond Crust!)

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This post is brought to you by Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs. I must be missing Memphis, because lately I’ve been craving all of the Southern foods I fell in love with when we lived there—collared greens, pulled pork, banana pudding . . . you name it, and I’ve been craving it.  Thankfully I’ll be making […]

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Baked Apples à la Mode

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Autumn tends to turn up the intensity on the nostalgia meter for me.  Growing up in sunny southern California, I was always wistful for true autumn, which never seemed to hit with full force, and when it did appear at all, it was late in the season.  Maybe this is why my parents always planned […]

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Mini Honey Pistachio Pies—Happy Pi(e) Day!

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Happy National Pi(e) Day! π, or pi, is an irrational number, which means it continues infinitely without repeating.  However it is approximately equal to 3.14.  Since today is March 14th, or 3.14, it’s Pi Day!  Because pi’s homophone is “pie,” today is also National Pi(e) Day, making pie the logical choice in celebration food.

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Fudge & Banana Custard Pie

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Fudge & Banana Custard Pie Custard recipe adapted from Cooks.com Makes one 9-inch pie, about 8 — 10 servings For the almond crust: 2/3 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup granulated sugar ½ cup ground almonds 6 tablespoons butter, softened 1/3 cup powdered milk For the sweetened condensed milk custard: 1 2/3 cups water 3 tablespoons […]

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