Savory Butternut Squash Carrot Tart

Carrots and butternut squash roasted with Harissa and Hungarian paprika covered in caramelized onions, then baked to custardy perfection in a whole-wheat tart shell. All topped with sage browned butter.

In this savory Butternut Squash Carrot Tart, carrots and butternut squash are roasted with Harissa and Hungarian paprika then covered in caramelized onions, and baked to custardy perfection in a whole-wheat tart shell. All topped with sage browned butter. A savory tart? After all the sinfully sweet fruit and nut pies that have been appearing from my kitchen… 

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Cranberry Orange Pear Pie

This Cranberry Orange Pear Pie has a sweet brown sugar orange pear filling and is studded with tart cranberries! With fresh orange juice, zest and Grand Marnier, the flavors are absolute heaven!

This Cranberry Orange Pear Pie has a sweet brown sugar pear filling and is studded with tart cranberries! With fresh orange juice, zest and Grand Marnier, the flavors are absolute heaven! Professional Kitchen Rule #34: No Emotions Allowed There is a firm check-your-emotions-at-the-door policy. But if that fails… Don’t cry into the chili lobster appetizer;… 

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Apple Butterscotch Pie

This Butterscotch Apple Pie is absolute heaven! Lightly spiced apples baked inside a flakey all-butter crust with brown sugar butterscotch sauce!

This Apple Butterscotch Pie is absolute heaven! Lightly spiced apples baked inside a flakey all-butter pie crust with a homemade brown sugar butterscotch sauce!  I hope that eating more pie was your New Year’s Resolution, because I just got a little crazy with the pie baking! I waited a full 10 days before posting sweets, which… 

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Brown Sugar Pecan Stuffed Pears

These Brown Sugar Pecan Stuffed Pears are d’Anjou pears stuffed with a simple mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and toasted pecans are wrapped in a flakey pastry, sprinkled with more sugar and topped with a warm butterscotch sauce.

These Brown Sugar Pecan Stuffed Pears are d’Anjou pears stuffed with a simple mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and toasted pecans then wrapped in a flakey pastry, sprinkled with more sugar and topped with a warm butterscotch sauce. I know you have all been waiting with baited breath for what I made with that all that… 

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All Butter Pie Crust Tutorial: 5 Methods {Videos}

All Butter Pie Crust Video Tutorials for 5 different methods! Get a perfect flakey crust every single time!

5 different methods for making a perfect flakey, all butter pie crust that won’t shrink! Plus a video tutorial for whichever method you choose! No matter where you are or what tools you have, I’ve got you covered! A perfectly flaky, all butter pie crust (that doesn’t shrink) is as elusive as the perfect pair of jeans. BCS… 

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Buffalo Chicken Blue Cheese Hand Pies

The Buffalo Chicken Blue Cheese Hand Pies will be a HUGE hit at your next party! All the flavors of Buffalo Chicken Wings in a flakey, all-butter pastry!

These Buffalo Chicken Blue Cheese Hand Pies have all the flavor of buffalo chicken wings and blue cheese stuffed inside a buttery pastry baked to flakey perfection. Mmmm flakey perfection. Get it girl. Or should I say boy? Because that’s what we are celebrating here! David from Spiced is having a little baby boy, and… 

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Culinary School Update: Part 4

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Disclaimer: This post is not for the faint of heart or short on time! I may have outdone myself. With the word-count I started writing this post over a month ago when school had slowed considerably and I was having trouble adjusting to the new pace. It was like someone slammed on the breaks when… 

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Chicken Pot Pie in a Whole-Wheat Crust

The BEST Chicken Pot Pie

I’m not going to beat around the bush here: this is the BEST Chicken Pot Pie that I have ever tasted. The BEST! Is it Wedding Fairy friendly? Definitely not! The other day I received a shower gift with a pie theme. That’s right. A pie theme! I could barely contain myself. [My fiancé gave… 

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Old Fashioned Almond Pie Crust

Old Fashioned Almond Crust

Whoever coined the phrase, “Easy as Pie” should be sent the Joy of Cooking’s Strawberry Chiffon Pie recipe. Last night I diligently corrected all my errors that led to the Mother’s Day Disaster, and my pie still liquefied. I am at a loss. While the Strawberry Chiffon Pie may have been a failure, the Almond… 

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Foolproof Vodka Piecrust: A Success Story!

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This easy piecrust really is foolproof! It gives you all the measurements that you need – no “add water until ready” instructions! The vodka makes it incredibly flakey and tender! You will not be disappointed! As you all know, if my last pie making attempt were a Shakespearian play, it would have been a Tragedy…. 

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