Football Fever

Football Fever

We made these football whoopie pies to help celebrate the Super Bowl! Football Fever and Falcon’s Fans  (published Signal Mountain Mirror February 2013) If you had asked me a year ago what a thirty-yard bootleg was, I would probably have replied that it had something to do with whiskey.   And isn’t a blitz a … Continue reading

Cast Iron Skillet Pie

Cast Iron Skillet Pie

Where has this idea been all my life?  I have had an old cast iron skillet for years, but rarely ever use it.  Last week, I saw a recipe that used a skillet to make a pie and so I had to try it.  Turns out, it is an incredibly easy way to make a … Continue reading

Wookiee Pies

Wookiee Pies

Today we woke up to icy yards and streets.  As a result, school was closed and we got to spend the day at home and inside, which is not all that bad, especially when you have Star Wars to watch.  We snuggled up on the couch and watched The Empire Strikes Back.  And then we … Continue reading

Holiday Pies

Holiday Pies

I really did not cook a lot before Christmas.  It seems like the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas goes by so quickly that there is never enough time to do all the things I want to do.  But after Christmas, after all the holiday parties, shopping (I did not do much of that either) and … Continue reading

Dandy’s Pies

Dandy’s Pies

My Dad’s favorite pie is a creamy lemony pie with cherrie pie filling on top.  I love it too, but I think we are the only ones in my family who do really like it.  It is made with Eagle brand so it is rich and sweet, so much that it sort of burns your … Continue reading

Thankful for Pie

Thankful for Pie

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for pie.  Because of this pie project, I have learned many things about the culinary world I did not know before now.  I am especially thankful for the disasters that have happened along the way and for my family’s patience with me as I have inundated them with my various … Continue reading

Fairmount Orchard Apple Pie

Fairmount Orchard Apple Pie

One of my favorite fall traditions is going to Fairmount Orchard to buy apples and apple cider.  My kids like to pick out the apples and climb on the tractors that are always parked outside (probably are not supposed to do that).  Since I started this year long pie project, I have made several apple … Continue reading

Mini Biscuits Pies

Mini Biscuits Pies

How has life gotten so busy?   I was much better at keeping up with this blog four months ago.  This fall has been FULL with both good and bad changes that have added extra busyness to our already busy schedule.  Good news is that David loves his new job at the paper and I am … Continue reading

Spider Pies

Spider Pies

These creepy little pies were a big hit for Halloween.  Essentially they are just whoopie pies with licorice for the legs.  To save time, I used a cake mix and pre-made icing.  I’m sure if I had made them from scratch they would have tasted much better. This is Hermione and Snow White showing off … Continue reading

Kisses Pie

Kisses Pie

To celebrate our 12 year anniversary, I made a chocolate kiss pie.  12 years ago on September 9th, David and I got married on Signal Mountain, TN. This year, on the actual night of our anniversary, we celebrated with dinner at home with our kids (we celebrated the weekend before, just the two of us). … Continue reading