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Grilled, Dairy-Free Hand Pies

  Late spring/early summer fruit is filling the farmers markets. I bought a bunch of rhubarb—the fruitiest vegetable, which I love dearly. And of course I bought strawberries, because they were there ...

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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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Triple Chocolate Pudding Pie

  This pie isn’t for amateurs. This is a hard-core, chocolate-lover's dessert, so get ready for the ultimate chocolate experience. This pie utilizes three different types of chocolate including cocoa ...

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Apple-icious Treats

  How odd to talk about apples now, right? We have an abundance of fresh Summer fruits and berries available, and I’m suggesting you cook with apples? But stick with me for a minute! What’s one 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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Mini Cherry Lattice Pies

We are starting to see warmer temps and the snow melting in Chicagoland, and I can smell the spring weather right around the corner. For whatever reason, spring season makes me think of pie!

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From Pie Student to Pie Philanthropist

Cece Coffey had attempted to make a decent pie for years, but it was always a crap-shoot. Sometimes her pies would come out beautifully and other times, they wouldn't but she had no idea why. So, she ...

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Thanksgiving Crash Course: An Annual Tradition

Preparing the Thanksgiving feast is a huge undertaking. First, there’s the menu planning and remembering to accommodate all of the tastes and dietary restrictions in your group. Then, there’s the ...

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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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