No. 5 – Sweet Potato Pie


With Valentine's Day just two weeks away, maybe you're starting to think about a special dinner, dessert, or gift for the love of your life.  I told my husband "I'm making a sweet tater pie for my sweet tater."  He answered by asking "who's your sweet tater?"  Oh well, I tried.  He also added that if I keep making pies, he may end up looking like a sweet potato.  . . . Continue Reading

Pastry for Single or Double Crust Pies

Apple Pie 14

Pastry for single-crust pie, baked or unbaked, and double crust pie instructions: Since I've been making a lot of pies (pie crusts), I thought it would be easier to put all pie crust tutorials in one place.  The recipes are at the bottom but scroll through for tips on making a single unbaked crust, a single baked crust, a lattice top double crust, and a simple double crust pastry.  . . . Continue Reading

Amazing Whole Wheat Pizza Crust


I can't think of one person I know that doesn't love pizza.  Traveling husband and I are no exception.  Recently we were in Chicago and had deep dish pizza twice in 4 days.  I think it's more truthful to say we ate deep dish pizza everyday of our trip but only went to two restaurants.  Left over pizza is the best!  I'm always looking for ways to make this American staple a little . . . Continue Reading

Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Rolls


Somebody help me.  Why, oh why did I make these?  Have I lost my mind?  Just because I can, doesn't mean I should.  Who said that anyway?  Sure makes sense to me ... now. I'm going to turn into the fat little old lady that bakes all day and forces food on her friends and neighbors.  Just shoot me now.  At least I'm not old yet.  Not very old.  50 is the new 40 right? I have lost my . . . Continue Reading

In the meantime ….


Busy day yesterday :( I worked all day, then went to school last night getting home about 10:00 p.m.  Not complaining, just saying.  I didn't finish my originally planned post so check back tomorrow for homemade cinnamon rolls. In the meantime ... I thought you might enjoy some Traveling Husband photography.  He is a great shooter (award winning) and agreed to let me share some of . . . Continue Reading

No. 4 Chocolate Cream Pie


Here we are already at pie No. 4 with 48 more to go.  Since there's not a lot of fruit currently in season, I'm going to fill in with readily available ingredients.  And besides, when is chocolate NOT in season?? I've received a lot of questions about pie crust.  This post includes a bit more detail so let me know if it helps. Once again I'll mention that my mother used to make . . . Continue Reading

Ode to the Pie – Happy National Pie Day


Happy National Pie Day!  Don't they just have a special day for everything?  But this one is pretty neat.  After a little research, I found the American Pie Council and was thrilled with the information they have on their website, all about pies!  The American Pie Council sponsors seminars, competitions, a list of National Pie Day happenings and a very . . . Continue Reading

Brussels Sprouts and the 30 Day Shred


Brussels sprouts and Jillian Michaels alert! If you don't like Brussels Sprouts or Biggest Loser trainer Jillian, look away now!  I've cooked some sprouts and am about to do a DVD review.  First I want to tell you how delicious this simple Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts recipe is.  Good gracious - I will have this on our table regularly.  Easy, yummy, and good for you - go . . . Continue Reading

Chicken Noodle Soup


Is it Friday yet?  Oh, well happy Wednesday! I know this may be a big surprise, but in addition to pie, I love soups.  Vegetable beef has to be my favorite but chicken noodle is a close second.  I found this recipe on The Pioneer Woman's site and printed it out for later use.  I have an ever growing pile of recipes I want to make.  Why, oh why, (great dramatic inflections here) do I . . . Continue Reading

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls


Throughout the food blogging world there's a well known woman named Sarah that sometimes goes by the name Mama Pea.  Sarah has a wonderful blog named Peas and Thank You where she entertains with stories of being a stay-at-home mom and kitchen magician.  Sarah is also famous for her creative recipe for Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls.  Many, many bloggers have raved about these cookies, . . . Continue Reading