Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is probably my favorite pie. Which probably seems odd because I don’t like nuts in most anything else. I like them straight up, out of hand but not when cooked or baked. I guess I like them still crunchy. Which would then explain my love for pecan pie. The nuts are still crunchy and that underlayer of caramel goodness? Oh. My. Word, Continue reading

Creamy Pumpkin Pie

I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve dug out the step stool, climbed up to the top shelf of my baking cupboard to look for a can (because who stores the rarely used cans within reach!) and came up empty handed. No evaporated milk. Lots of sweetened condensed, but no evap  Grr. Running to the store for one ingredient doesn’t seem wise right now. Continue reading

Simple Flaky Oil Pie Crust

I’ve mentioned that I knew very little about cooking when I left for college. Good thing I chose dorm living and was fed in a cafeteria. The problems started when I moved in with my P.S. I think he assumed I could cook and was unpleasantly surprised when couldn’t cook worth a darn. But I did learn fast. Betty Crocker was my bff. Continue reading