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No Fail Pie Crust

For the first installment of our month of pies, I thought it would be useful for you to know how to make a pie crust. Because, you know. That seems kind of vital to making pies. Would you like to know the secret to a flaky pie crust? Be gentle while kneading! Also, vinegar. And, you will probably never hear me say this ever again for the rest of your lives, but do not, I repeat, DO NOT use butter. You HAVE to use shortening or the lard. But just saying lard makes me feel like

Strawberry Apple Slab Pie

Slab pies are one of the greatest inventions of the 21st century. This is a spin-off of one of my favorite pies: strawberry rhubarb pie. I looked all over the place for rhubarb when I got the hankering for one. I couldn’t find it anywhere. So… sub the Granny Smith apples. I figured they were both sour, right? Oh boy. It worked. It worked like it was it’s job, and it’s getting paid a six figure annual salary. Wha???! … My brain hurts. There aren’t really that many times that y

Classic Apple Pie

I’m sorry I’ve been MIA, friends. I can’t believe how busy life has gotten. Being a mom is the craziest thing I’ve ever done. Tiny humans can be demanding. And cuddly. I’m not going to complain about that last one. Not at all. But let’s get real here people. This is a food blog, and last week was Thanksgiving. Thanks. Giving. That’s the big time for home cooks. The Super Bowl, if you will. For Thanksgiving this year I made the most classic of American dishes. No. Not the McRi


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