I took a break from the Waitress cookbook last week in order to make some authentic Apfelstrudel for my sweet nephew’s first birthday party, “Alex-toberfest.” I was excited to get back at it last week and continue my fall pie exploration. My friend, Stef, was having a fall-themed party filled with pumpkin carving, pumpkin beer,… Continue reading Week 15: Twisted Kentucky Bourbon Pecan Pie
My travels this past weekend gave me the perfect reason to start delving into the Fall pies! I took the day off Friday so that I could head to Hunter Mountain with my family for Oktoberfest. Two years ago, we traveled to Munich for the real thing, and so we’ve been trying to get the… Continue reading Week 14: Almost Makes You Believe Again Pie
This weekend, I hosted my first-ever family holiday. Looks like I’m officially all grown up! Luckily Yom Kippur requires the least cooking out of all of the Jewish holidays, so that’s the one I volunteered for. I’m great at ordering bagels, lox, and spreads. Of course I also needed to add a pie to that… Continue reading Week 13: Leaky Roof Potato Pie
I made this pie at the tail-end of last week’s marathon. I was a bit pi-ed out, but excited to attempt my first ice cream creation! My cousin, Julie, just got engaged and was in town from LA for a wedding. Her sister threw her and her fiancé an impromptu engagement party at her new… Continue reading Week 12: Getting Out of the Mud Frozen Mud Pie
Despite knowing that this week would be a complete s***-storm, I thought it would be a great idea to commit to making not one, but TWO pies (technically three) to bring to work on Friday and yet another for a meeting this morning. We had our third-largest fundraiser at work on Thursday, so instead of… Continue reading Week 11: It’s a Pie Marathon! Parathon? Marapie?
I admittedly took a brief hiatus due to illness and travel, but I’m back in action! I figured nobody wanted to eat pie made by a girl who is constantly blowing her nose. Instead, I decided to make a pie for when my best friends, Betsy and Alex, came into town from Florida. Betsy is… Continue reading Week 10: In the Dark Dark Triple Chocolate Truffle Pie
This week, I chose a pie to make for a staff barbecue at work. I’ve already baked my way through most of the fruit pies (at least the summery ones), so I decided to try my hand at another chocolate pie that has fruit in it and seemed like it could travel well. Unfortunately, our… Continue reading Week 9: I Wanna Play Doctor with My Gynecologist Chocolate Mousse Pie
Before I left for my west coast trip, I had promised my coworker, Paul, that I would make a pie for his last day with us. Unfortunately for him, his last day was only a few days after I got back to New York and I was feeling way sleepy and zero percent in the… Continue reading Week 8: I Can’t Have an Affair Because It’s Wrong (and I Don’t Want Earl to Kill Me) Marbled Chocolate Cheesecake Pie
After a completely wonderful 5-day trip to Seattle and Portland (major west coast win) and 3 days of oddly rough jet lag, I finally felt human enough to bake again! My a cappella group has been prepping for the first-ever Varsity Vocals International Championship of A Cappella Open Northeast Semifinals (nerd alert) for the past… Continue reading Week 7: Big Guy Strawberry Pie
Well, folks, as promised, I have an extra-special post for you this week. Since there are a few recipes in the cookbook that require immediate consumption, I decided to invite over 7 of my friends (who all live within walking distance from my apartment…proximity helps) to feast on four pies and copious amounts of wine.… Continue reading Week 6: It’s a PIE PARTY!