Category Archives: Desserts

I Ate Pie for Dinner (don’t tell my husband)

I woke up this morning with pie on the mind. Pie is often on my mind, to be honest. Have you ever wanted a good piece of pie after dinner?  It happens to me all. the. time. I’m not alone. My husband feels the same so I’m quite convinced there’s something in our home that makes us crave pie, like we’re haunted by the ghost of Sarah Lee or something.  Do you know how often we actually eat pie? Once every six months.  I don’t exactly keep pie making materials close at hand and places that serve pie on random weeknights are on the other side of town and talk about feeling guilty! Driving an hour for pie?? That would be the two of us.

Today I caved and made this glorious pie crust.

I did not destroy the crust!!!!!

Here’s a look from another direction. (This is making you want pie too, isn’t it??)  I have in the past made a great tasting pie crust, but one that looks completely horrid.

I’m feeling a little Martha-ish. I made the finger flutie things!

The weather is just taunting us with fall here in Texas. It will get here, but at its own pace. To help get into that fall spirit, I made a pumpkin pie. I really like that pumpkin pies do not require a pre-baked pie crust. That terrifies me. Why? I don’t know. What if it burns?!?!? Here’s a close up of the finished, non-burned pie.

Pie rules. So much better than cupcakes.

Only one of my girls love pie. If the other didn’t look so much like me, I’d be convinced she was switched at birth and my pie-loving daughter was out there somewhere dreaming of a mom who bakes her pies.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Crepes

I love chocolate covered strawberries! A few years ago, I made up this quick recipe to satisfy my cravings for the special treat.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Ingredients:

Crepes to die for (I use Amy Karol’s (Angry Chicken) Recipe Cheat Sheet – here). I make them over medium high heat in my 10 inch skillet. They turn out wonderfully.

Strawberries, chopped and covered with a couple of spoonfuls of sugar (I know, great details!)

Whipping cream, whipped (of course!)

Chocolate syrup

Cinnamon

How to make delicious yummy goodness:

Combine about a 1/4 cup of your strawberries with 1/4 cup of the whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Mix.

Fill up your crepe with most of the strawberry and cream mixture (Reserve a spoonful to place on top). Fold to look pretty.

Spoon remaining mixture on top of crepe, then drizzle with chocolate sauce.

Enjoy! It really does taste like chocolate covered strawberries.