Different things are hard for different people. For me, eating dessert is easy — too easy. Baking it is hard. I know a bunch of you will roll your eyes at me and tell me how easy it is to whip up a soufflé. I am jealous of you. The only exposure I had to baking as a child was when my grandma came to visit and let me lick the excess cookie dough out of the bowl. And it was not as much as I would have liked to lick, let me tell you. As I mentioned, eating dessert (baked or unbaked) comes naturally to me. Keep reading »
Happy Pi Day, everyone! What are you doing to celebrate this awesome numerical holiday? Obviously you’re eating only circular foods (I mean, that’s kind of a given), and I’m guessing pie is on the menu, which is why I’ve gathered up 14 sweet and savory pie recipes to delight your tastebuds and fuel you up for a rousing game of math charades. Click through to check ‘em out!
My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the pie. Pumpkin first, pecan is a close second. Even better, since Thanksgiving is a holiday about gluttony is that I can have both guilt-free! Now that’s something to be thankful for. So, I decided to also combine my two sweet loves on my nails. Floss Gloss “Tan Lines” is the perfect pumpkin color. Essie’s “Little Brown Dress” make up the brown slices. And I added some metallic patterning because hey, it’s a holiday party! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Just as I was kinda sorta maybe starting to get sick of the cake pop trend, I am introduced to the concept of pie pops, and my faith in ridiculous-desserts-on-a-stick is restored. This pie pop mold lets you bake mini pies and fill them with anything from fresh berries to Nutella to meat (or, if you’re feeling really wild, a mixture of all of the above). I feel a pie pop party coming on… [$24.99, ThinkGeek]
In some circles (re: Winona’s), National Pi Day — the national celebration of the numeral 3.14 and all it means — is a sacred day. Taking place every year on March 14, National Pi Day commences with the celebration of the endless number and the eating of pie. (Or, if you’re Winona, the eating of pizza and the playing of math charades.) So it’s with some trepidation that I inform you that the National Pie Council — an organization of pie-making entities — has announced that today is National Pie Day. We hope that the dual Pi(e) Day kerfluffle doesn’t stop you from enjoying a delicious piece (or five) of pie. After all, there are 231 varieties of apple alone — so there’s something to make everyone happy. [National Pie Day]
Newsflash: the holidays are just around the corner! That means it’s … pie baking season! But what to do if you can’t decide what kind of pie to make? Apple or pumpkin? Berry or rhubarb? Mince meat or blood? (Kidding about that last one, as this is not medieval times.) Why choose? This Split Decision pie pan from The Spoon Sisters is ideal for people who are indecisive, especially about matters as important as dessert.
Stuck as to where you stand in the cake versus pie debate? Now you don’t have to choose! A Philadelphia bakery has created the pumpple cake — an apple pie and a pumpkin pie baked inside a vanilla and chocolate cake “fused together and surrounded by buttercream frosting.” The whole concoction clocks in at 15 lbs. and 1,800 calories, but the owners of the Flying Monkey bakery say that it ideally feeds four people. Just four?! More importantly, how does it taste? Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb got to taste the dessert on “The Today Show” this morning and Kathie Lee described it as “obscene — that is delicious.” Of course, she was probably drunk. [MSNBC] Keep reading »
Second only to my love of food on a stick is food that is bite-sized. I love going to a party and noshing on little morsels of yumminess, especially if the yumminess is piled on some sort of flat vessel or stuffed inside something. So seriously, these little pie lollipops are making me absolutely ravenous right now. Find out how to make them for dessert at your Labor Day barbecue here. [via NotCot] Keep reading »