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

7 Sisters Pie

7 Sisters Pie

Thirteen years ago, when I graduated from college, my closest friends and I pledged that our graduation would not be a final goodbye. As friends who had shared so much together for the four years we were in college, we promised that we would gather together once a year to reminisce, reconnect, and reflect. Since … Continue reading

Goodbye Preschool

Goodbye Preschool

Last week we graduated from preschool.  I say “we” because the graduation, the transfer from sweet-little-church-three-day-a-week-pre-school to the big world of every day public Kindergarten is as huge for me as it is for my five year old.  It may actually be harder for me.  Sure, it will be nice to have both of my … Continue reading

Spinach Artichoke Ricotta Pie

Spinach Artichoke Ricotta Pie

This pie was inspired by a recipe from Rachel Ray.  I am always looking for good spinach recipes, and because we have a good amount of spinach growing in our garden, I thought this would be a fine time to try a spinach pie.  As I began looking for recipes, I came across one that … Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.”  –Tenneva Jordan I was talking with a friend of mine last week about the ups and downs of parenthood.  This friend, recently married, is wondering if she will ever want … Continue reading

Broccoli Cheddar Rustic Pie

Broccoli Cheddar Rustic Pie

We bought too much broccoli.  Actually, this happens quite often.  I buy some of the things we need, i.e. milk, toilet paper, coffee, and bread, and David also buys these things.  Toilet paper is easy to stack in the bathroom, but broccoli cannot sit in the fridge for too long without being eaten.  And no … Continue reading

Nightlock Berry Mini Pies

Nightlock Berry Mini Pies

The Hunger Games trilogy has been all the rage, especially in the teenage world which is where I live a lot of the time.  This Friday, our school had a Hunger Games themed event to raise money for childhood cancer.  Districts were made up by class grades. For example, 9th grade was District 9, 10th … Continue reading