Monthly Archives: October 2008

Best of Both Worlds?

I feel I’ve made the Miley Cyrus joke before…

But I’m actually tempted to try out this: Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal.

Although I won’t do what one commenter suggested and use steel cut oats. And I don’t even have the toddler excuse…

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“There’s nothing like a supermodel making dessert with her kids in the kitchen.”

Amen to that.

From: Heidi Klum on Pumpkin Pie.

I wonder what Seal was up to. (Will resist reference to being “kissed by a rose.”)

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Pie & Politics

OK, OK, OK: Sweet Potato Pie Already.

I tried to make a sweet potato pie once. Vegan. For a friend’s birthday. With disastrous consequences. (For the friendship, not the pie itself.)

I haven’t attempted one since. Mostly because it’s just not something I ate as a kid. I like sweet potato side dishes. (I feel like there’s something on the Food Network Web site with sweet potatoes and bananas that is insanely good. Either this — http://snurl.com/4q91g or http://snurl.com/4q928?)

But, pie? I think that thing with tofu was the only sweet potato dessert I’ve ever had. But…perhaps this would be a good time to try it again? As both an alternative to the (doubtless) scores of pumpkin pies I will make in coming months *and* as my own special way to be political?

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Heckuva Headline

Root beer cake will have you floating on cloud 9.

And for good measure: Getting pie-triotic.

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Cake Fixes Everything?

Bankers? What we need now is bakers.

I actually got a greeting card once that said “A great many things can be resolved with kindness, even more with laughter, but there are some things that just require cake.”

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Best Kicker Ever?

“Ka-BOOM! Your brownies are in orbit.”

From: Baking in the Great Outdoors.

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A Great Democrat Cook

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Clothing Optional?

A relatively good primer on crust from the Gloucester Daily Times: Strap on that Apron, Perfect Pie Coming Up.

While the nude baking anecdote is clearly the draw here (I actually knew a guy once who didn’t think it was such a bad idea…but — seriously — how do you not burn yourself?)…but I *also* thought the “burning the shortening”-thing was interesting — I’ve never heard of that and I *always* make my shortening bits pretty small…and my crusts are usually pretty darn flaky. (Except maybe in recent history. But I was able to blame the tin.)

It also does my heart good that this guy is a Pyrex fan.

Happy baking!

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In Today’s Pie-Related News…

Pumpkin (and Apple) Pie Imposters

And…A Bacon Lattice.

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Congrats to KH on her first pie contest!

I’m sorry I didn’t have better advice…

But! Chicagoist also has tips: How to Enjoy the Bucktown Apple Pie Contest in 2009.

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