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A Lemony, Sweet and Salty North Carolina Treat: To Tweak Or Not To Tweak

  A couple of years ago, while watching an episode of Cook's Country on PBS, I discovered the North Carolina Lemon Pie. It immediately got my attention because the crust was made entirely out of ...

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How to Roll Pie Dough

  If you want to earn your baking creds, learning how to roll pie dough is a must but don’t feel alone if you have had some failures! Doughs of any kind require more than just a good recipe; they ...

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Quiche for Every Meal

    I'm a sucker for quiche on any menu. When I'm traveling, I always seek out the best bakery in town to try their quiche. Paired with a green salad tossed with a bright vinaigrette, quiche is the ...

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Tomato Tart with Cornmeal Crust

  It seems like everyone has an opinion these days, and they will defend their viewpoint loudly and emphatically. But there may be one thing we can all agree on  -  there is nothing more welcome than ...

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How to Make a Lattice Pie

Has your baking streak ended now the country is beginning to reopen and stay at home orders are being lifted? If you've been like so many of us over the past few months of quarantine, you've been ...

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Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Pie

It's no secret that I am a rather lazy baker. When I do make the effort to bake, it is mostly for other people’s enjoyment, not necessarily my own. The first thing I baked all on my own was a pan of ...

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How to Make Apple Cider Syrup and Turn It Into Pie

Close to 20 years ago, one of our former chef instructors Lisa Futterman came to work with a recipe she clipped out of a newspaper for an Apple Cider Pie. It was the craziest pie I had seen. She took ...

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Bourbon Spiked Sweet Potato Pie

  While I do love a good pumpkin spice latte, I’ve never really gotten on board with loving pumpkin pie (though I’ll admit, The Chopping Block’s is delicious!). Truthfully, I’ve never roasted my own ...

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Holiday Peach Pie

I consider myself more of a cook than a baker, except for two things – pies and bread!  Now that we are past Halloween, my Pinterest feed has been all about Thanksgiving, from appetizers to dessert. 

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Freeze it: Sweet or Savory Pie Crust

  I’m all for preparing whatever I can ahead of time and freezing it. Who can’t use that kind of time savings when it comes to preparing dinner or dessert? My problem is that my kitchen is ...

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