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sweetie pie
Georgia
Thirty something stay at home mom to one 5 year old sweetie pie.
Interests: baking, cooking, gardening, exercise, painting
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I tried two new recipes this weekend, both from The Wednesday Chef by blogger Luisa Weiss. She wrote a book in my favorite genre, food stories. My Berlin Kitchen is on my shelf and has proven to be a reliable source for straightforward recipes. Crostata is a jam filled cakey... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Sweetie Pie
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A wonderfully unexpected benefit of being the yoga instructor in my small town is that clients bring me produce from their gardens, farms and CSA shares when they have an abundance. This summer I happily ate my way through some late season tomatoes, early apples, and now some organic potatoes.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Sweetie Pie
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I've been intrigued by this recipe since I became fascinated with Julia Child. The French recipe for apple tart is so different than anything like an apple pie in the United Sates. How could two desserts made of a pastry shell filled with apples and sugar be so different? The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Sweetie Pie
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Here's a great recipe for Blueberry Muffins that uses Buttermilk, so you know it's going to be good. My big sister gave me this recipe years ago and I think of her each time I pull out the card and see her handwriting. I've changed the recipe a teeny tiny... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Sweetie Pie
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My parents gave us an ice cream maker for Christmas and we finally tried it out this weekend. The high temperatures reminded me to pull it out of the basement and read the directions. Our thermometer read 100 degrees the other day. I'm not sure if I believe it, but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Sweetie Pie
As the weather warms up, I look forward to more fresh fruits and vegetables. Several years ago when I was trying to figure out the best way to spend our grocery money, I discovered the "Dirty Dozen." This is a list of the fruits and vegetables which contain the most... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at Sweetie Pie
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Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable that is harvested in spring. It grows in cooler climates so it's not easy to find in my area. Choose firm, fresh stalks and always discard the leaves. Rhubarb is very tart and many recipes use a lot of sugar to sweeten it up. This... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at Sweetie Pie
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Coconut Macaroons are a traditional dessert for Passover. There are two basic recipes with variation in the use of sweetened condensed milk and egg whites. I chose a recipe that calls for both. Coconut Macaroons 3 cups coconut flakes - I chose unsweetened for a mildly sweet treat, but either... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Sweetie Pie
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They tell me that spring is here despite the low temperatures and cold wind. This means Easter is just around the corner. Do you remember our sweet little peeps from this time last year? Now those puff balls are full grown, fat and sassy hens. They have free run of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Sweetie Pie
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We stopped by the local grocery store after school yesterday in search of something green for St. Patrick's Day. I'm the very proud mom who was able to check out with, ... asparagus as our exciting green item for the holiday. This is one of the only vegetables that my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Sweetie Pie
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This recipe combines three of my favorite ingredients which are almonds, oranges, and the cast iron skillet. Although I love Almond Crescents and make them often, sometimes I don't want to go to the trouble to roll, cut and shape the cute little cookies. I saw a recipe for Skillet... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Sweetie Pie
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One of the disadvantages of living in a small town is the groceries. We have two food stores here, one large chain and one small local place. Restaurant selection is similarly limited. I adore Greek food such as hummus, olives, feta, and pita bread. I can buy many of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at Sweetie Pie
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This is a recipe that makes me glad I started a blog and got serious about learning to cook and bake. I could have missed out on this dessert entirely, and that is unthinkable. I love it so much. Let me list the ways... it's not too difficult to make,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2013 at Sweetie Pie
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Welcome to the season of Pumpkin Everything. This pumpkin venture was inspired by a decadent recipe from White on Rice Couple for Pumpkin Spiced Coffecake. The cake is rich and full of flavor with an extra delicious crumble topping. However, it seemed a bit too indulgent for a weekday breakfast.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2013 at Sweetie Pie
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This recipe is from Shape magazine (October 2013) and chef Jeff Mahin. A Thin Sin pie is on the menu at his restaurants every day with assorted toppings. The slim crust keeps the calorie count low so that you can indulge in pizza without packing on the pounds. Thin Sin... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at Sweetie Pie
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Mom baked this special cake once a year for Daddy's birthday when I was little. It's a beautifully balanced spice cake. I looked forward to this cake each year but I was faced with a slice riddled with nuts. I never ate nuts, especially not in dessert and was expert... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at Sweetie Pie
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I was SO excited to see the first egg from our beautiful chickens yesterday! These pretty ladies have been entertaining us for months as they stroll, strut and flap around the property. Their combs are now bright red and their feathers are full and fluffy. Our chickens are Buff Orpingtons... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at Sweetie Pie
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So easy, so delicious. Peaches are best enjoyed fresh, so let's talk about a great way to serve them with a little flair. Peach Pie Parfaits Peaches Fresh Mint 1 lime or lemon vanilla yogurt pie crust cookies* Pretty serving cups Peel and slice the peaches into a large bowl.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2013 at Sweetie Pie
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Salad in the style of Capri Fresh tomatoes, sliced thick Fresh mozzarella, sliced Fresh basil Extra virgin olive oil Salt Optional: Cracked black pepper Balsamic vinegar Arrange the tomatoes and mozzarella in alternating slices on a plate. You can either place whole basil leaves between the tomatoes and cheese or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2013 at Sweetie Pie
I don't plant zucchini in my garden because people are always trying to get rid of it. You plant a few of this green squash, and the next thing you know you're begging total strangers to take some of it off your hands. Turn your back on one of these... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2013 at Sweetie Pie
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Watermelons are rolling in to the square of our small town by the truckload from south Georgia. Any weekend morning this time of year you may have your pick of scented cantaloupes or big heavy watermelons sold off truck beds parked around the square. I like watermelon just fine, but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2013 at Sweetie Pie
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My Grandmother kept a big chest freezer on her back porch. The porch was a functional space with a screen door, extra shelves, some gardening stuff and the big freezer. I can still recall the smell of the ice crystals when it opened as I peaked inside to search for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at Sweetie Pie
Thanks Meredith - see you in a few weeks, right?
Toggle Commented May 22, 2013 on Yogurt Panna Cotta at Sweetie Pie
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Panna Cotta is a creamy dessert from Italy. Although it translates as 'cooked cream' it contains no eggs and the cream really only needs to be warmed in preparation. This is traditionally a very rich dessert of lightly sweetened cream mixed with gelatin so that it can be unmolded into... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2013 at Sweetie Pie
I hope you like it. I copied your recipe for Kale Salad and it was SO delicious!
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2013 on BFF Salad at Sweetie Pie