Posted in June 2012

Blueberry Peach Mini Pies

Blueberry Peach Mini Pies

This is my favorite time of year.  Sure, it may be 100 degrees outside, but the blueberries, peaches and blackberries are ripe and pretty soon the tomatoes will be too.  Summer fruits and veggies are great, and they are especially perfect when you can pick the produce right out of your yard. These pies were … Continue reading

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Mississippi Mud Pie

Mississippi Mud Pie

Mississippi Mud Pie For the Crust: 25 chocolate wafer cookies (I used Oreos with chocolate filling) 1/2 cup pecan halves 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted For the filling: 2/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/3 cup cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 cup milk 4 large egg yolks 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract … Continue reading

Tomato Zucchini Pie

Tomato Zucchini Pie

I have been trying out some great pie recipes from Martha Stewart’s Pie and Tart book.  Typical Martha, it has some difficult recipes with fancy ingredients, but some of them are pretty easy, like this one.  I especially liked the fresh mozzarella and basil flavor of this pie and now that tomatoes are growing in … Continue reading

Peach Hand Pies for Father’s Day

Peach Hand Pies for Father’s Day

This is an article I wrote about Fathers two years ago.   Lessons from Fathers   Each summer, around the beginning of June, I compile a ridiculously long list of books that I hope to read over the next three months.  My summer reading list usually includes a mixture of fiction and non-fiction recommendations from friends, … Continue reading

Snaggletooth Pie

Snaggletooth Pie

This is a column I wrote about a year ago.  I remembered it this week as our son lost his third tooth.  In honor of this special milestone, I decided to let him create his own recipe for Snaggletooth Pie.  This is what he came up with (recipe at bottom).   Milestones My son has … Continue reading