Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

We’ve been vegan for almost five years. In that time, I’ve been trying to find a good vegan pumpkin pie recipe. It’s the only baked good that I’ve had a hard time replicating. I’ve tried tofu versions, versions with agar, and versions...
Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day!

It’s been a long time since I made a pie, so celebrating Pi Day seemed like a good excuse to spend some time in the kitchen for one of my favorite desserts. I wanted to try making a rhubarb and strawberry pie, but I couldn’t find any rhubarb locally. I...
Birthday Pie

Birthday Pie

Last week I was talking to my neighbor, Jim. He’s a wonderful neighbor, we couldn’t wish for more. I was in the process of pruning the rose bushes in front of our place and wanted to know if he would like me prune his as well. This was my first attempt at...
Mincemeat Pie

Mincemeat Pie

For years, my father-in-law (he hates that term, but I’m not sure what else to use) has talked with longing about mincemeat pies. His mother used to make them for him. Dave’s grandmother (mom’s side) used to make them for him. I had never eaten one...
Ripened Peach

Ripened Peach

My friend, Caroline, has a lovely yard full of mature fruit trees. Last weekend, Dave was visiting her and the peaches were literally falling off the tree. He brought a sack full of tiny, luscious peaches home for us to enjoy. There were almost too many of them to eat...
Perfecting Pie Crust

Perfecting Pie Crust

Growing up, my idea of making a pie was to buy a Mrs. Smith’s frozen pie from the grocery store and put it in the oven. I didn’t even do that well. My first pumpkin pie was blackened and burnt on the top. My best friend’s mom made the most wonderful...