Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Pecan Pie in a Raincoat

I sent this Pecan Pie (this one had 1/4 c. sorghum, 1/4 c. brown rice syrup, 1/8 c. real maple syrup, & 1/8 c. honey) down the street in the rain with my husband the other night. He used it to cement his initiation into the Neighborhood Monthly Poker Game's inner circle of regular players. He came home with two meager slices leftover and explained that it was quickly "destroyed" upon arrival. He also won $1. Glad the pie was a hit!

Current Pie Tally: 158

Christmas Party Pies 2014

My husband and I started throwing an Austrian Christmas Party for much of neighborhood a few years ago. I can't very well host a party without a good helping of pie. This year's pies were two Chocolate Pudding Pies (omit coffee ingredients and use arrowroot starch instead of cornstarch) and two Austrian Apple Pies (of 2012 Takoma Park Apple Pie Contest fame). Nearly all of the Chocolate Pudding Pie was scoffed up, but the Austrian Apple Pies were hardly dented (maybe 1/2 of a pie was eaten). I guess savory pies aren't big crowd-pleasers. Oh well. I'll make something else next year. The Chocolate Pudding Pies might have to become an annual staple of the party though. Not to mention that I carefully hid the leftover 1/4 of Chocolate Pudding Pie in the refrigerator. And ate it all. Myself.

Current Pie Tally: 157

Friday, December 5, 2014

Trio of Thanksgiving Pies 2014

These all came out great. We had Thanksgiving with the neighbors this year and my Chocolate Pudding (omit coffee ingredients and sub arrowroot starch for cornstarch), Pumpkin, and Pecan Pies were all requested. So I made them all. The big reveal here is that I noticed that my mother never dove into the Pumpkin Pie, allegedly her favorite pie of all time. Well, as it turns out, she prefers CANNED Pumpkin Pie. I know! My own flesh and blood! She claims it tastes more pumpkiny. To each their own. In other news, the big neighborhood Christmas party we host is coming up. More pies on the horizon. Maybe Vinegar Chess, Chocolate Pudding, Pecan, and Pumpkin Pies.

Current Pie Tally: 153

Forget-Me-Not Pumpkin Pie

I honestly can not remember anything about this pie. I stumbled upon a photo of it on my computer in the October folder and realized I never posted it. I can surmise that it was up to snuff. The bad ones tend to stick out in the mind. I used my tried and true homemade Pumpkin Pie recipe. First of the season this year! Yum! And I'm up to the 15% mark of my 1,000 or more pie goal. Wooo!

Current Pie Tally: 150