Monday, March 28, 2011

Zucchini Cookies

In an attempt to use up the plethora of freezer bags full of shredded zucchini before we have fresh zucchini in the garden again, I have been making these cookies. The chocolate chips make them delicious, and the zucchini and whole wheat flour make it so you don't feel guilty about eating them. The recipe is from "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" and can be found here. I highly recommend reading the entire book if you care about good food.

In other pie news, my birthday is this week so I think I might make that fancy Chocolate Cherry Pie. I'm salivating just thinking about it. Yum. Oh! And I just noticed that would bring my tally up to 50 pies. How appropriate!

Current Pie Tally: 49

Monday, March 14, 2011

Pi Day Pie

As the resident Pie Princess of Madison, WI, I felt peer pressured to make a pie in honor of Pi Day. So, I threw this Blueberry Custard Pie together with ingredients I already had in the house. I'll let you know how it came out either in the comments in the next day or so or in the next post. In the meantime, here's the recipe if you want to experiment. Happy Pi Day!

Blueberry Custard Pie
one pie crust

1 and 3/4 c. frozen wild organic blueberries
1 c. sugar
3 eggs
2 T. butter, melted
1/4 c. flour
1/4 t. cinnamon
1/4 c. buttermilk
1/2 t. vanilla

Roll out pie crust and place in pie dish. Prick all over with a fork. Freeze for 10 min. Place pie weights in pie shell. Bake at 375 F for 10-15 min, then remove pie weights. Bake at 375 F for another 10-15 min, until crust starts to turn golden brown. Let cool for about 30 min.

Combine sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Beat eggs together with vanilla, buttermilk, and melted butter. Beat flour mixture into egg mixture. Place blueberries into pie crust. Pour custard mixture over. Bake at 350 F for 50 min. Let cool and enjoy!

Current Pie Tally: 49

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Pecan Pie for Pops

I made the above pie using the same recipe as for the last pecan pie (with orange zest) in honor of a visit from the in-laws. Pecan Pie is Dad's favorite, and it's a quick one to throw together when guests are on their way. It turned out wonderfully as usual.

Current Pie Tally: 48