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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 city-small, ...

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Reminiscing over Mom’s Custard Pie

After selling the family home in late 2016, I became the proud owner of some of my Mom’s kitchen items. Her original 1960’s Chrome bullet Mixmaster complete with meat grinder attachment and more ...

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Vegan Holiday Decadence: Chocolate Candy Cane Tart

One of my secret guilty pleasures about being vegan is proving to many skeptics that plant-based food is delicious, rich, and satisfying. Despite this proving to be quite the challenge at times, it ...

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Food Comics: French Meat Pie

We are pleased to introduce Food Comics from The Chopping Block where our resident Cartoonist Tom O'Brien illustrates his cooking adventures. Here, he shows us how to make one of his family's ...

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Berry Delicious Pie

Summer is great for a lot of reasons: beaches, barbequeing, sunshine and tons of delicious fresh produce. Berries especially are in season during the summer months. I love berries and can never get ...

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Huge Love For Little Pies

There are two types of people in this world: pie lovers and liars. I LOVE pie. Pies will never make you feel lonely, tell you to get a gym membership, or hog the blankets at night. You can fill them ...

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Are You Baking in your Cast Iron Pan?

During my travels last month, I stayed with friends in their new house. As the curator of an amazing museum and an authority on rare books and maps, their lives are full of cool stuff. I expected ...

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A Slice of Spice Pie

I love pie. Sweet, savory, fruity, meaty, I love 'em all. There is no such thing as pie season, pie is for every season. One of these days I'll get around to making a "Pie of the Month" calendar, but ...

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Lemon Meringue Pie: The Perfect Summer Dessert

I really do enjoy baking, but I am much more comfortable on the savory side in the culinary world. I have my go-to desserts that I like to make when we entertain… dishes like fruit crisps, cookies ...

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