pie

caramelized lemon tart and the story of our lemon tree

This lemon tart has been two years in the making. Not to scare you, you will be able to make yours in one afternoon, but ours began when we brought a lemon tree home more than two years ago. We got the tree when we found out we were going to move and would have…

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coconut cream pie

I have three favorite pies: chocolate chess pie, bourbon chocolate chip pecan pie, and coconut cream pie. Not just any coconut cream pie, but the kind with a flaky crust, golden toasted coconut, rich, pastry cream-like coconut filling, and the fluffiest homemade whipped cream. My love of coconut cream pie is not necessarily because of…

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maple caramel apple pie

We’re back with our second pie of the week – maple caramel apple pie! Pies can be very divisive. Some people love pies, some people can’t get into them; some people could eat fruit pies all day, and some will eat any pie except the fruit-filled ones (see yesterday’s chocolate chess bourbon pecan pie if…

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chocolate chess bourbon pecan pie

It’s the week before Thanksgiving, aka Thanksgiving menu prep week! Start rolling your pie dough, because you won’t want to miss the two pies I’m sharing this week, starting with a chocolate chess bourbon pecan pie! Like most people, our family’s Thanksgiving meal is pretty much the same every year. Though we stick to a…

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happy pi day!

Happy Pi Day, friends! I am celebrating with a round-up of some of pie recipes that have graced the blog in the past. We will start with one of my very favorites, brown sugar cinnamon and raspberry almond hand pies (aka homemade poptarts!). Next is my twist on the classic pecan pie – chocolate bourbon…

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the great pie roundup!

Can you believe we are in the single digits for our countdown to Thanksgiving?! With only 8 days to go, we are right in the thick of planning and prep time. One part of the Thanksgiving feast that can be made ahead of time or at the very last minute are the desserts. Many desserts…

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pumpkin pop tarts with brown butter maple frosting

How happy would you be if someone handed you a pumpkin pop tarts with brown butter maple frosting as you were running out the door in the morning? They are the perfect cure for the Mondays. My siblings and I only had pop-tarts on vacation and at our grandparent’s house when we were growing up,…

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peach crisp with cinnamon whipped cream

Peach crisp with cinnamon whipped cream is an easy, delicious end-of summer dessert for your whole Labor Day crowd. Happy Labor Day! It is always funny to me that most people use Labor Day to mark the end of summer, when in North Carolina we still have weeks of heat left. I love love love…

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roasted tomato and corn galette with pesto, goat cheese and herbed crust

The farmers’ markets and backyard gardens are so good right now! Almost all of the ingredients for this roasted tomato and corn galette with pesto, goat cheese and herbed crust are straight from the garden (or the farmers’ market, in our case), and are so fresh and delicious! I love fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs…

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thanksgiving baking roundup

Have you started your Thanksgiving food prep?  Do you make the same menu every year or do you like to change it up from year to year?  Do you like the traditional Thanksgiving feast or are you adventurous with your sides?  So many Thanksgiving questions, so little time!  If you haven’t already figured out your…

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