Pumpkin Butter Oatmeal Pie


I am not a fan of pumpkin pie. I love pumpkin. Love pumpkin coffee drinks, pumpkin scones, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin mac and cheese, pumpkin bread. I love everything pumpkin. Except pumpkin pie. So you can imagine my conundrum during Thanksgiving when pumpkin pie is the central dessert on everyone’s table? So I started my own…

Triple Layer Cheesecake, Pumpkin and Pecan Pie


Even though I gave my dad first dibs at choosing the Thanksgiving menu this year, he allowed me to choose the dessert. Mainly because he knows how much I love dessert but also because I would have to make it. Neither of us overly like pumpkin pie, but it doesn’t feel like Thanksgiving unless you…

Pumpkin Pie


My radio talk show co-host convinced me that I needed to try making pumpkin pie made from real pumpkin this Thanksgiving. I had read that real pumpkin makes a much better pie than the canned variety but hadn’t spoken with anyone who had actually tried it. When Matthew told me both his friend and his…

Black-Bottom Peanut Butter Mousse Pie


I made this pie in triplicate for my coworker’s birthday, keeping one of the pies at home for a test pie to share with my dad, who is visiting, and my neighbors. The resulting texture of this pie was less mousse-y than what I was hoping for, but packed a good peanut butter punch –…

Blueberry Tiramisu


Day 2 of my birthday I planned on bringing a chocolate pound cake to work. I told everyone about it, in fact. Let’s not talk about what happened to the chocolate pound cake. We’ll save that for later. Instead I moved up Day 3 dessert to Day 2. Below is the recipe my grandma clipped…

Fresh Peach and Blueberry Pie


Last weekend I bought about nine peaches with the intent of making peach pie for the Fourth of July. Peach pie? Why make peach pie on the Fourth of July? There’s nothing more American than baseball and peach pie, right? Fine so maybe it’s baseball and apple pie. But I’ve already successfully made apple pie….

Fresh Raspberry Pie


I love my friend Julie. She’s one of the healthiest people I know. She knows all the substitutions to make turn something fatty into some healthy. (I know what you’re thinking – we don’t make the likeliest of friends. But I actually think our friendship works well for that very reason. I can get her…

Lemon and Cream Pie


I got my start making pies with the inspiration of Keri Russell, as Jenna, a pie waitress in the movie, Waitress, and with the help of the recipe book Pie Pie Pie: Easy Homemade Favorites, by John Phillip Carroll. My aunt bought me the recipe book for my birthday in 2007, and that’s when my…

Peanut Butter Cream Pie


I have never made a true peanut butter cream pie. I was talking about this with my coworker on Friday when she asked me if I’ll make a cake for her for her birthday (in July) and mentioned making peanut butter cream pie instead of cake. My normal peanut butter cream pie is the Amish…

Lemon Cream Pie


I haven’t had a recipe flop in a while so it was bound to happen today, I guess. But I honestly hate when a pie flops. Of all things to flop, why does it have to be a pie?! I take it personally – perhaps because it doesn’t happen often. Or perhaps because of my…

Vanilla Cream Pie


Last week I had almost an entire half-gallon of milk that was about to go bad. So I decided to make a pie. When I brought the pie into work, my coworker and boss asked me what the occasion was. I said, My milk was going bad so I decided to make a pie. Colette…

Peanut Butter Fudge Pie


Holy mother of God. It is way too late and I am way too full to be eating pie right now. (Yes, I am eating pie while my dad, as normal people are doing right now, snoozes on the couch). Alas, the food blogger must persevere. A year or two ago one of my coworkers…

Custard Brunch Pie


The original name of this pie is “Impossible Blender Pie.” I opted to change it to Custard Brunch Pie because I think it would be best suited to serve at brunch. It’s not a traditional pie, as it doesn’t have a traditional crust and has a strong egg/custard flavor. Thus, (I believe) it should be…

Tyler Pie


I made this pie once before a long time ago (before I started blogging) and decided to make it again for a few reasons: a) to blog about it this time b) because I needed to bring a dessert to my friends’ house and c) because it’s fabulous. According to the pie recipe book I…

Caramel Custard Pie


I fretted over what to bring for family dinner at my friend Donna’s house tonight, other than the requested apple pie I’d promised for dessert. I figured with 14 pie-eating mouths to feed one pie wouldn’t be enough, though I majorly underestimated how far my apple pie would stretch. Donna’s extended family hails from the Virginia…

Bud’s Mile-High Apple Pie


True story: In high school I met and played doubles tennis with a girl who became one of my best friends of all time. I distinctly remember the first time she invited me over to her house for a family dinner. (We didn’t often have family dinner at my house by the time I had…

Mile High Chocolate Silk Pie


I’ve always wanted to make my own version of a French Silk Pie. Not sure if I hit the mark or not. This pie seemed pretty in line with all the chocolate cream pies I’ve ever made – but a slightly lighter airier version. Definitely a rich pie. Not for people who can’t handle rich…

Fresh Blueberry Pie


It’s prime berry-picking season in Oregon and when I was offered a bag full of freshly picked blueberries, I couldn’t resist. It was the perfect opportunity to turn the berries into a pie. The last time I attempted making a blueberry pie … well … let’s just say it didn’t really work out. The pie…

Boysenberry Pie


Yesterday morning my sister and I drove to Canby, Ore. to go berry picking. I had every intention of going raspberry picking (what I really wanted to make was raspberry pie), but when we arrived they told us they were out of raspberries. The other options were blueberries, marionberries, lingonberries and boysenberries. I settled on…

No-Bake Peanut Butter Torte


This recipe is modeled after the No-Bake Boston Cream Pie Torte I made in February. ingredients. About 2 sleeves of graham crackers 4 c. half-and-half 2 tsp. vanilla 3 T. cornstarch 2 eggs 3 egg yolks 3/4 c. peanut butter 3/4 c. sugar 5 + 4 T. butter 1/2 tsp. salt 2 + 1 tsp….