Fresh Peach Pie

Fresh Peach Pie made with sun kissed juicy peaches picked at the height of their ripeness from the tree in my own yard. Combined with a touch of cinnamon, nutmeg, butter, and Turbinado sugar making for a delicious seasonal summer treat. This is what eating in season is about. Here in Michigan we are lucky to […]

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Fried Fruit Hand Pies

Fried Fruit Hand Pies – Bursting with fresh fruit filling, encased in a tender and flaky crust that has been fried until golden brown and then finished with a light powder sugar glaze. Eating a warm hand pie is one of life’s greatest pleasures.  What fruit should I used? You can use any fruit that is […]

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Chicken Pot Pie – Don’t Fear the Flame

I love Chicken Pot Pie.  Tender chicken, vegetables, thick and rich chicken sauce, nestled in a buttery and oh so flaky pie crust.  But  how do you take Chicken Pot Pie from “great” to “omg.” Well, it’s all about caramelization.  Don’t fear the flame! this is how we develop deeper flavors from our food.  Most […]

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Fresh Blueberry Pie: My Sweet Confession

I have a confession to make. I didn’t like blueberries when I was a kid. I know, can you believe that? It was something about the texture and flavor that I didn’t enjoy. Now mind you, I wasn’t a picky eater when I was a kid. I can count on one hand the foods that […]

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Old School Pie Dough | The Proof Is In The Crust?

‘Easy as Pie!’  A saying that we all have heard before, but for many home bakers why does making a tender, flaky, crisp, and oh so rich and buttery pie dough remain so elusive? Is it the recipe?  Is it the ingredients?  Is it the skill of the baker?  The answer is yes to all of the […]

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What Happens When A Nice American Apple Pie meets a French Tart?

  The fields behind my home were glazed with frost as the sun came up this morning. Triggering memories of visiting apple orchards around Marshall, Michigan in the fall when I was a kid. Picking up an apple from the ground in the early morning. Covered with a light frost of frozen dew. That first […]

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