Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy Pi Day

Let's just say we've been busy. We have been baking up a storm! We're up to about 4-5 different pies a week. Yep. That's just about a pie a night. Dave said the funniest thing when I asked if he wanted to make, yet another, pie the other night, "I think I'm getting a little pie'd out, aren't you?" I laughed and said, "You should hope not, it's potentially our future business you know :o)

Amy and I are almost done with the, "Two Girls and a Guy Pie" blog. So all things "pie" are coming along. Dave is at a conference tonight, so Amy and I will be celebrating our first annual Pi Day with the creation of another Banana Cream, and a Pear Cobbler. 

I hope the following pictures make you want to run on out for a slice tonight ; )    

This was one of our best ever...Sour Cream Apple!

How we keep on keeping on!

The makings for the best Coconut Cream Pie yet!

Oh yum! This was a hit. For those who didn't even care for this type of pie!

We finally hit our stride on consistency. We were high fiving the night away!

This was our first shortbread crust. The whole thing slid down the side, so I pushed it into the bottom.

I was going to line all these babies up...

But then threw them all in!


This one didn't sound good, but was another that intrigued me...

Buttermilk Pie was sooooo good!!

Shockingly great!

Dave's partner grew up on straight rhubarb, so we gave it a go.

I had only tasted this one time before, and had not liked it. I actually did it this time around.

The makings of a graham cracker crust.

Such an easy crust, but of course, I had to tweak out on it for about 30 minutes.

Wouldn't you know it, I forgot to include the limes in this picture. We couldn't find Key Limes. In the future I will have to either order the juice from Florida, or some Key Limes : )

I decided to use the rind in this one.

I love homemade whip cream so I thought I would do a step by step on this.

I freeze both the bowl and beaters for the best, and fastest result.



1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste

Beat until still peaks form

Avoid over beating ; ) 

Be sure to take the time to eat all whip cream off the beaters.

Fit pastry bag, and roll sides downward.

Fill bag and smooth all whip cream down toward end.

Pipe whip cream onto pie ; )

Move pie to different locations, until you are happy!

Finally, cut and try a piece.

Cutest egg holders ever ; )

Mel asked if we had a recipe for a Pecan Pie which was made with all butter instead of corn syrup. My gosh ~ what a are so right ~ they are all made with light corn syrup. I'm like you and do not appreciate a Pecan Pie of that sort. You got me on the search and I found one. 

My friend Amy and I made it, and to us ~ it was delish!! Mel, I'm so happy you asked, because I never cared for this pie, and now I love it, so I thank you. Here is the recipe. Check out the reviews. Apparently, majority of people prefer their Pecan Pie this way too ; )

Can you believe we forgot to put the pecans in this picture? We tend to forget the main ingredient ; /

Here we go!

Oooohhhh!! Ahhhh!!

Complete with Pecan shells and all. Booo Hiss! I, and others crunched into them. I told Whole Foods and they were so sorry and replaced them all. They are the best.

Oh well, now we'll make another ; )

Happy Day to you all!


  1. Just to harass you....well, challenge you maybe?
    What about those of us who are wheat and dairy free?!?!? I follow a paleo/primal eating habit...I found these pies and thought of you.
    Not that you need more to do, but just curious as treats are hard to come by otherwise =)

  2. Jen, your pies look AMAZING!!! I can only imagine how yummy they must taste! I hope that when your pie shop takes off, you'll do internet orders. :0)

  3. I love your pie posts. I can bake pretty much anything but pie? No way. I'm absolutely horrible at pie.

    My heart smiled a bit when you showed the key lime pie. That was Trina's favorite. She LOVED key lime pie. I can't stress to you how much she loved it. So it was quite fitting that I read this today, 26 months since her service.

    I love you and I'm trying to pretend I didn't send you all those ambi-comments and ambi-texts I sent you!!!

    Can't wait for the new blog!!!!

  4. OMG! So many delicious looking would you ever choose? I'll start with the key lime....and move on from there!

  5. I live in the UK and my favourite is custard pie! It is the best thing ever <3 with grated nutmeg... I challenge you ;) xx

  6. These pies look amazing! They are so beautiful and I bet they were equally delicious. I also love the aprons on you and Avi and Amy. So cute!