Category Archives: Pies

Lemon Meringue Pie

I definately admire Gale Gand, the ever-so-talented pastry chef and owner of Chicago’s Tru Restaurant. Her books, including Butter, Sugar, Flour, Eggs - which this recipe comes from – are wonderful and detailed. Her TV show also really resonated with my deep love of desserts. I think that my first time watching it was the first time I ever saw a real pastry chef in ... Read More »

Rustic Onion Pie

In keeping with the flood of variously popular reality shows, the Food Network hosted their own earlier this year to find The Next Food Network Star. Of many worthy and entertaining candidates, two caterers from Chicago won a six episode special: Party Line with Dan and Steve. I really like these guys and I like their show. They’re entertaining, informative and, most importantly, their recipes ... Read More »

Whole Wheat Pie Crust

I recently signed up to test some recipes for the Good Home Cookbook, which is conducting the first national, public recipe testing campaign. There are over 1,000 participants! I received three recipes to test: Herbed Bread Sticks, Sugar Cookies and Sweet Potato Pie. The breadsticks were outstanding and I had fun making the cookies. I’m not giving out any recipes yet, though. If you want ... Read More »

Chocolate Silk Pie

In a bit of a twist this week, the recipe I’ve made came from Good Eats, Alton Brown‘s TV show, instead of a cookbook. In every episode of Good Eats, AB picks an ingredient or a cooking method and explains and investigates it in depth. He will cover great recipes and great techniques, even including which gadgets to use and why. He will also include ... Read More »

Classic Apple Pie

A crisp is a fruit base topped with a crumb topping that includes oats, but not nuts. A crumble is a fruit base topped with a crumb topping that includes nuts, but not oats. A cobbler is a fruit base topped with spoonfuls of sweet biscuit or scone dough. The names and ingredients of fruit desserts vary regionally and widely. The types of fruit you ... Read More »

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