Guess what! Since I had a few extra vacation days to take before the new year, I decided to use Thursday and Friday to bake as many pies as I could without losing my mind (that threshold is officially 6). So, this week will be a 6-parter so I can showcase each creation from the… Continue reading Week 21 (Part 1): Aren’t You Sweet Sweet Potato Pie
This week’s pie is brought to you by Chanukah! My mother hosts a Chanukah dinner every year, never ceasing to complain about latkes stinking up the house and threaten to not host again next year. There wasn’t a particularly appropriate pie in the cookbook for Chanukah, so I decided to go with the Wake Up… Continue reading Week 20: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Pie
Last Thursday, I went to see Waitress for the 4th time (5th if you count the concert of Waitress songs Sara Bareilles did before it opened), and it was just as amazing as always. I was really in it to see Jason Mraz as Dr. Pomatter, who was delightfully quirky and melodically angelic, but I… Continue reading Week 19: Old Joe’s Slice of Heaven Pie
It’s She Used to Be Pie: Thanksgiving edition! I’ve made one specific recipe of apple crumb pie for Thanksgiving for however many years I’ve been a semi-functional adult, so it was a pretty big deal for me to depart from that this year. I could only make two pies this year because I had to… Continue reading Week 18: Candy Gold Apple Pie
On Friday, we had our annual Fall Harvest Potluck at work. It’s such a lovely event —our horticulture team created beautiful tablescapes for the meal, we hired a pianist to play in the background, and we always have so much food that it’s difficult to do anything but sit and stare at your computer screen… Continue reading Week 17: Deep Dish Blueberry-Bacon Pie
I came back from Aruba to find fall in NY (and then winter a few days later…#nyc)! I hadn’t made a pie for my co-workers in a while, so I decided to pick a sweet fall pie for them, especially since more than half of my office is out sick. Have to do something to… Continue reading Week 16: Slow as Molasses Shoofly Pie
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
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?
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!