Tuesday, February 28, 2012


We are going to soon start a Two Girls and a Guy Pie blog. For those who are interested, I'll attach the link once we're finished. I will still post some pie pics here, but maybe not quite so much....that is ~ unless you want me to ; ) 

Can you believe, we are now averaging about five different pies a week. Now, we're not only fattening ourselves up, but the neighborhood too ; )

For now though, I wanted to share some pictures from this week.

That's me...ha!

Cookie crust, covered in chocolate, and sprinkled with chopped peanuts...oh my!

So as you can see, I'm having trouble departing from my other birds. I decided to take it slow, and found comfort in this set up : )

Aviana Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Some say this was our best yet!

Pie. It's what's for breakfast!

Mmmm...breakfast of champions!

We decided to try a Pear Cranberry Pie next.


The crumb topping was amazingly good...it had ground up walnuts and pecans in it ; )

This one tasted really good, but super earthy. We decided to call it,

The Hippie From Brickippsee Pie

This next one really intrigued me! I wanted to make it, even though I wasn't so sure we'd like it. It's called a Lemon Shaker Pie. I love the taste of lemon, but don't like meringue, so I thought this might work out well.

It was quite the process. The interesting thing about it is ~ you use the lemon rind. Yep, you heard that right. The rind

We cut the lemons into paper thin slices. We tried to use our mandoline, but that wasn't happening, so it was out with the knives! Dave was much better at slicing, than me. I almost lost a finger, or two!  We then added the zest of the lemon, salt and sugar and stirred it all up. 

Next, you cover and store at room temperature overnight.

Look who also wanted to be part of The Lemon Shaky.

Her Auntie Dinah and Uncle Sean went to Paris and London over the holidays. Look what they brought back...the sweetest little apron ; )

Did you know Rainey also doubles as a bird? When we are cooking/baking, she sometimes perches on the couch. At times, I even think she's going to attempt a jump!

Kama's brother Zander stayed with us all last week (which was often times unbearably difficult for me.)

He's saying, "Pie? Is it good? Okay, just one bite please?!?"

There you have it the...

Come on Shake, Shake it Pie!

Isn't it beautiful inside?

Oh my goodness, this slice is so neat looking.

It was really good, too!

The lemon filling was accompanied by one of our flakiest crusts yet.

I think I'm going to have to hit this one up again right now.

Bye ~ off to have another bite of ~ Pie!

Take that Cameo!!


  1. yummmmmm that lemon shaky did look DELISH!!!!

    and avi looked like she could not wait to eat breakfast! another tasty looking pie.

    i sure wish i was in your neighborhood!!! :) i've been inspired/dreaming of pies with all your pictures. but i have yet to pull out the pie pans and rolling pins.....

    and i am EXCITED to see the new blog!

  2. My first thought was Mr. Rogers...."won't you be my neighbor?"....yes, I'd love to be! You need taste testers...a focus group...whatever...I want to be one of the people who samples.


  3. You & Dave are creative and have a true talent!

    I thought about you guys recently. I was reading my "Simple & Delicious" magazine (it's made by the same company that makes "Taste of Home") and there was a reference to January 23rd being National Pie Day. I never knew there was such a thing!

    It says to "check out the Pie Council's website at piecouncil.org to see events in your area". This is the January issue, I'm behind in reading my mail. Maybe I'll celebrate it next year - any excuse for pie is good for me! And by celebrate I mean I'll probably grab a sweet potato pie from the grocery store and spray some whip cream on it. I'm not even in the same stratosphere as you guys when it comes to pie skills.

  4. I love lemon! I seriously need a bite of that pie!
    "Aviana Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Pie". So cute!