• Gooey Great Stuff Pie

    Gooey Great Stuff Pie

    July 2nd, 2016

    It’s so freaking hot out, so this weather calls for an easy dessert that delivers a powerful insulin spike with ridiculously limited effort.  (You’d think I’d have made a no-bake dessert, or frozen concoction of some sort- but no, I’m not that planful.  I’ll make sundaes soon, I promise.  They’re in the queue.) I’m on […]

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  • Pumpkin Caramel Pie

    Pumpkin Caramel Pie

    October 17th, 2015

    Let’s just say that the caramel I made for this pumpkin pie didn’t stand much of a chance.  Some of it made its way onto this piece of pie for the photo, and then maybe a little bit more made it onto another slice of pie for The Husband, and then I ate the rest […]

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  • Apple Pie

    Apple-icious Pie

    October 3rd, 2015

    If you’ve been visiting this site for the last few years, holding out for a freaking apple pie recipe amidst all the other crap I’ve been churning out week after chocolate-covered week, then today is your day.  You can print and frame this post or paste it into evernote or do whatever you want with […]

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  • Coconut Cream Pie with Oatmeal Coconut Crust

    Coconut Cream Pie with Oatmeal Coconut Crust

    September 19th, 2015

    Yeah, yeah, I know- you’ve seen me make this one before. But this one is different- and dare I say, superior to the other Banana Coconut Cream Pie that I baked for you a couple of years ago. Why, you ask? Oats.  In the crust. And cooler-looking coconut, toasted and sprinkled on top of the pie.  (When […]

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  • Fluffy Peanut Butter Pie

    Fluffy Peanut Butter Pie

    August 15th, 2015

    I have had this recipe burning a hole in my head for about two years.  (Well, I guess it’s been freezing a hole, since this recipe doesn’t require any cooking whatsoever- just beating the ingredients and then popping the cute little, fluffy little pie in the freezer.  Bonus.) The truth is that I’ve made a […]

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  • Apple Puff Pastry Cups

    Apple Puff Pastry Cups

    June 13th, 2015

    I love making easy things that taste great.  I used to be a snob when it came to baking with dough that you could buy from the freezer aisle, but I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I will likely never make puff pastry on my own… and I’ve also just become a lot more […]

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  • Chocolate Cookie PB Ganache Pie

    Chocolate PB Ganache Pie

    April 13th, 2015

    “Uh oh.” That’s what I said when I took the frozen peanut butter cookie crust out of the freezer, let it thaw in its foil wrapping, and then realized when I opened it up and was about to spread the ganache over top of it that it wasn’t a peanut butter cookie crust at all. […]

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  • Golden Graham Pie

    Golden Graham Pie

    January 31st, 2015

    What’s that, you say?  Could this really be a pie made with Golden Grahams, the cereal known and loved by sugar-crazed kids across the North American continent? I’ve got one word for you, and it’s the right one: Yes. I bought a box of the cereal last summer (for the express purpose of baking them into […]

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  • 5-Layer Oreo Brownie Pie

    5-Layer Ice Cream Oreo Brownie Pie

    January 24th, 2015

    Why make a dessert with one layer when five layers are five hundred times better? I learned this lesson when I made the 4-Layer Insanity Bars (brownie on the bottom, then a layer of chocolate chip cookie, then a layer of cheesecake, then ganache to top it all off).  Is your heart rate quickening, too?  It’s […]

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  • Chocolate PB Caramel Brownie Pie

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Brownie Pie

    August 16th, 2014

    Oh. My. Dessert God. Thank you for this! I have made many a pie with peanut butter & chocolate in the last few years… there was the Honey Roasted Peanut Butter & Chocolate Tart, the Incredible Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache Pie, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart with Oatmeal Crust, and a few others I’m just […]

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  • Frozen Orange Yogurt Pie

    Frozen Orange Yogurt Pie

    August 6th, 2014

    I had no idea this dessert was going to taste this good. I wanted something summery, something cold, something light.  I liked the idea of orange and vanilla (flashback to Orange Julius at the mall as a kid), and thought it would be a perfectly above average dessert.  But no!  This is a perfectly excellent […]

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  • Gooey Chocolate Pecan Coconut Pie with Chocolate Crust

    Gooey Chocolate Pecan Coconut Pie with Chocolate Crust

    May 31st, 2014

    I’m not going to lie to you.  There’s a lot going on with this little pie. And that’s precisely what makes it so good.  Roll your eyes all you want at the title of this dessert- I know, it would have been impossible to fit in any more ingredients into its name- but just you […]

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  • Cookie Dough Ice Cream Pie

    Cookie Dough Ice Cream Pie

    March 26th, 2014

    Many people’s dreams will come true with this dessert.  So by extension, if you make this dessert and give it to people, you will become a dream weaver.  (You can hum the tune to the 1976 song as though it’s the soundtrack to this post.  You know, the one that goes “ooh dream weaver… I […]

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  • Shoofly Pie

    Shoofly Pie

    March 1st, 2014

    I have been wanting to make Shoofly Pie for years and years, mostly because of the name.  I can admit that.  (You have to say the name with a southern accent, too- the same one you use when you say Key Lime Pie.) I stumbled upon a Shoofly Pie recipe in a book that my […]

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  • Open-Faced Easy Blueberry Pie

    Open-Faced Easy Blueberry Pie

    December 7th, 2013

    “Easy as pie.” Now I know where that saying came from, especially when you thaw the pie crust scraps that you’re lucky enough to have in the freezer to make this pseudo pie.  It’s also easy as pie to roll said dough into shapes that generally resemble circles, then bake them for a few minutes […]

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  • Easy Crustless Pumpkin Pie

    Easy Crustless Pumpkin Pie

    November 27th, 2013

    This is for lazy people who love pumpkin pie, who also love to cut calories and fat while eating copious quantities of holiday-themed dessert. Sign me up. Yes, it’s great that it’s a gluten free option.  And yes, it’s great that without a crust it’s way, way, way healthier (or at least way, way, way […]

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  • Pear Cranberry Napoleons

    Pear Cranberry Napoleons

    November 17th, 2013

    But really- who doesn’t love a Napoleon?  (You know, the dessert made with layers of puff pastry and other things that aren’t good for your arteries but so very good for your soul?) This is a bit of a slacker Napoleon recipe, so raise a glass to that point first and foremost (meaning, you don’t […]

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  • Apple Cinnamon Strudel with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

    Apple Cinnamon Strudel with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

    October 30th, 2013

    I need to make an apple pie soon, I know, but I needed to make a masterpiece with the puff pastry burning a hole in our freezer more than anything.  Apple strudel is like the cooler cousin of apple pie.  Apple strudel has international experience and offers the life-gratifying benefits of the plain Jane pie […]

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