Buttermilk Pie

This is, apparently, my “Buttermilk Summer”.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used buttermilk in a recipe lately.  So what to make with leftover buttermilk?  Why, Buttermilk Pie!  This classic southern dessert is a snap to make, especially with the help of a frozen pie crust. It’s a rich custardy pie that everyone will […]

Peanut Butter Pie

Being brought up in a British household, I was never a peanut butter fan.  It just wasn’t something we grew up with. So years ago, when my late husband’s mom offered me some peanut butter pie, I said, politely, I’ll have “just a sliver”. Well, over that weekend visit, I “sliver-ed” through an entire pie […]

Apple Galette

On my last post I shared my Mom’s recipe for “Foolproof Pastry”. But that’s really only half the story, for it wasn’t until I baked this Apple Galette that I knew the pastry recipe was a winner. I love the idea of a galette – it’s basically a freeform pie.  You make the pastry and […]

Foolproof Pastry

For years I’ve said ” I can’t make pastry”.  I’m not sure why I was so adamant about my lack of pastry making ability.  I hadn’t even tried it that many times.  Well, I can’t say it any more.  Over the New Year, I finally tried a recipe my Mom had told me was foolproof […]

January Dinner Party

This month’s dinner party—- a casual meal with girlfriends I didn’t see near enough of during the holidays.  Since we’re all watching our girlish figures (who isn’t in January??) and because the party was on a Friday, I decided to do easy soup and salad, and a yummy low cal dessert. My guests were arriving at 7 […]

Impossible Pumpkin Pie

First, I must say that pumpkin pie is not one of my favorites.  Maybe it’s because I was brought up in a British home – where we just didn’t each pumpkin pie.  Or maybe it’s just that I’d rather spend the calories on chocolate.  But I thought I should have a pumpkin pie in my repertoire. […]

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