Heirloom Cottage Cheese Pie

"This is the worst pie I've ever tasted."  -my Dad. How's that for an enticement?  Do keep in mind that my Dad said this after eating a bite of my mother's pumpkin pie which is always sublime, and keep in mind that my Dad is a little bit set in his ways.  I'm thinking if... Continue Reading →

Mostly Cranberry Pie

I can't seem to get off the pie wagon, I'm having too much fun.  This pie was inspired by this holiday's fruit darling, the cranberry.Yes, it is Thanksgiving time again, when cranberries come out, but mostly in sauce to accompany turkey.  I am not much of a turkey fan except for the skin (if it's... Continue Reading →

Pork Pie Now For Sale

  Well, that was fun.  You may remember my little post about winning at the KCRW Good Food 6th Annual Pie Contest with the Beer Braised Pork Pie that I named after our blogging friend Mr. Fitz and using Huckleberry Cookbook's recipe for Beer Braised Pork.  I thought I might never spend 3 days on... Continue Reading →

Little Red Riding Ribbon

Guess what? I won 2nd prize in the savory category of pies in the 6th Annual KCRW Good Food Pie Contest for the "Mr. Fitz Pork Pie!"  Thank you all dear friends for keeping your fingers crossed, it was one of the most awesome days I've had in years.  A total of 378 pies were... Continue Reading →

Fig and Grape Pie

We are enjoying an abundance of fresh grapes right now in Santa Monica, a true wealth of varieties including ones such as the beautiful, translucent Chasselas Dore (below), "the grape you see in old Dutch Master paintings," that I have never seen or heard of before.  More often than not, I am moved to cook... Continue Reading →

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