Monday, December 31, 2012

52 Pies in 2012 Review

We had a great time making pies this past year and we finally learned how to make a good pie crust. We want to thank all our friends and family for sharing their recipes and helping to taste test the pies.

The results are:

"Least Favorite Pies"

 Chuck's Cherry Cream Pie

Midnight Special Pie

"Our Favorite Pies"

 Happy Birthday, Gertrude Tart Cherry Pie

Chocolate Meringue Pie 

Fresh Strawberry Pie 

Lattice Top Peach Pie 

Coconut Cream Meringue Pie

And the Overall Winner of our Favorite Pie in "52 Pies in 2012". . .
Lattice Top Peach Pie

What's in store for 2013?  SOUPS AND SALADS!

52 Pies in 2012


We rated Pie #52 Southwestern Sausage Quiche on a scale of 1 - 5:

Taste - 4.25
Crust - 4.25
Appearance - 4.00
Overall - 4.08

Very, very good quiche and was a perfect ending to our "52 Pies in 2012"!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

52 Pies in 2012



We rated Pie #51 Carrot Cake Whoopie Pie on a scale of 1 - 5:

Taste - 4.00
Texture - 3.75
Appearance - 4.00
Overall - 3.92

The first two batches were slightly overbaked and were a little crunchy. The last batch was much better. We love whoopie pies!

51 pies down. . .1 pie to go!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Who needs reindeer!

Merry Christmas to all!

Friday, December 21, 2012

What's Old is New Again

Rita's mother's old cedar chest was in pretty rough shape.

We removed the old finish with Citristrip.

Cleaned the surface with naptha and applied a wipe-on poly finish.

 After sanding the inside, cedar oil was applied.

It looks beautiful and Mom's old cedar chest will find a new home in Denver!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

52 Pies in 2012


We rated Pie #50 Aussie Meat Pie on a scale of 1 - 5:
Taste - 4.50
Crust - 4.50
Appearance - 4.00
Overall - 4.33
What a great meat pie! Secret ingredient is the Aussie Meat Pie Spice that we bought in Melbourne at the Gewurzhaus Spice Shop. Check out their website: