“PIE-ONE-ONE” HELP THANKSGIVING 2018 To help with your planning, here is the “Pie-One-One” Help Thanksgiving 2018 Page. The big day is just around the corner. It’s not too early to be thinking about what pies you’ll be making. Apple, Cranberry, Pumpkin, Pecan…or? You’ll find the link to recipes here. New this year is a Free Video […]
Thanksgiving Day Pie Help 2015 TDay is coming up soon! It will be another large gathering at Pie Cottage this year with lots of family and many friends for a potluck. If you’re like me, you are already dreaming up menus of what will be your contributions to the table. Turkey for sure, dressing, sweet potatoes, Brussel sprouts, […]
Where to Get Leaf Lard It’s been a while since I’ve written about leaf lard so it’s time to rectify that. I think leaf lard just might be the magic elixir of pie making. It can take a really good pie crust recipe and make it world class exceptional. Pie makers have prized it for centuries and for good […]
Every year, I post a series of links to recipes, suggestions, and hints for Thanksgiving Day Pie Help. My goal is that that you will find something in them to help to make your pie making experience easy and joyous. Sometimes, I think I should change my blog address and phone to CALL-PIE-1-1!
Have you noticed that 80 or 90 degrees doesn’t seems as hot as it did six months ago? I have! I really check the weather when I’m making pie, especially in the summer. But, I don’t need a thermometer to tell me if it’s a hot day. I can tell immediately by how quickly my fats start […]
A VERY EASY “ANY” KIND OF FRUIT PIE When I looked in my chest freezer today there were partial bags of sour pie cherries, raspberries, blueberries all from last year’s (2013) harvest. I like to pick and freeze when I can from u-pics, farm-stands, and my own little garden. Having a surplus of pie pans […]
“How do you clean your pastry cloths?” This is such a basic question that I take it for granted that everyone will already know how to do it and might find me writing about it kind of…well, boring. But, when I think about it, it is a question that comes up at just about every […]