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Four and 20 Blackbirds
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Hello! Happy Thanksgiving! If you're looking for Joanne's Pumpkin Pie recipe, you can find it below. It's such a wonderful alternate to the plain old "slab-o-punkin" pie that is usually found at Thanksgiving. You get the same pumpkin spice flavor in the filling, but it's lighter and fluffier and a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2012 at Four and 20 blackbirds
Hi there! Get to be with my favorite pubradio folks on KUOW this morning at 9:30 - tune in to 94.9. Here's the recipe I'll be sharing. There's gorgeous rhubarb in season - and this pie is so, so good. Try it! http://www.fourand20blackbirds.com/fourand20blackbirds/2010/10/prize-winning-rhubarb-pie-recipe.html Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2012 at Four and 20 blackbirds
Pie Classes are currently on hiatus. Please contact me at Fourand20BlackbirdsBaking@gmail.com if you'd like to set up a private class. Best, Wendy Cookie Classes: Cookie decorating classes are scheduled by appointment. To hold a class, I need four people to sign up. If you're interested in learning more or scheduling... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at Four and 20 blackbirds
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Hi folks! The class on Saturday, April 7th has been changed to a cookie class - I have just two spaces left if you're interested in signing up! Update: This class has already filled up, please contact me if you're interested in finding out about upcoming cookie decorating classes. Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2012 at Four and 20 blackbirds
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Hello Bakers! I have a couple spaces left in the 2/19 and 2/29 pie classes. March is filling up fast, so if you know someone who'd like to sign up - now's their chance!! This week's pie: Rhubarb custard. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at Four and 20 blackbirds
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I got this adorable idea for my daughter's class Valentine's from the blog Bake at 350. You should totally check it out - it's amazing. I thought the idea would be perfect for kids. Although I'm not sure how the parents will feel about me giving their kid sugar. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2012 at Four and 20 blackbirds
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Had a great morning at KUOW talking pie with Weekday host Steve Scher, and pie maven Kimmy Tomlinson (Shoofly Pie). That's Mr. Scher enjoying a piece of my buttermilk pie. That's Kimmy with her two pies, a key lime (wonderful!) and their pie of the month, almond joy pie. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2012 at Four and 20 blackbirds
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Hello Bakers! In honor of National Pie Day - today, January 23rd! - I'm taking 10% off of class fees if you sign up before midnight tonight. Look at the class schedule, go ahead and find a date that works for you, and purchase the class via PayPal at regular... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2012 at Four and 20 blackbirds
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Hello Friends! Turn your dial to 94.9 tomorrow morning (Monday, January 23) and listen to Four and 20 Blackbirds (me!) on KUOW's Weekday. (Or click here to listen to the show online. The pie segment starts at the 35 minute mark.) They have kindly asked me and Shoofly Pie's Kimmy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2012 at Four and 20 blackbirds
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Frankly, this pie seemed too simple to be good. There weren't many ingredients, and the ones that were included weren't that thrilling. But it was so good! It was so easy and so good! You must make this buttermilk pie immediately. Here's how. Indiana Buttermilk Pie Source: Pie: 300 Tried-and-True... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2012 at Four and 20 blackbirds
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A rip off from the Simpsons episode where Homer eats pie off the floor and then says..."mmmmm, flooooor pie." My kid won't eat pie, floor or otherwise, so I think I may just make her one out of felt. There are so many cute examples online. She would love any... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2012 at Four and 20 blackbirds
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Yesterday I wanted to try to make a quick pie out of things I had already in the fridge and pantry. (Again with the lazy.) This pie was a great choice. I found it in my go-to pie cookbook, Easy as Pie by Susan Gold Purdy. It came together really... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2012 at Four and 20 blackbirds
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A year ago I saw these cookies online. Aren't they so cute? I immediately bought the Message-in-a-Cookie cookie cutters at Williams Sonoma. Apparently I didn't need to rush, since I didn't use them until today. I kept thinking of those cute cookies, but I never bookmarked the site and couldn't... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2012 at Four and 20 blackbirds
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Do you know what kind of cookies you'll be making for Mr. Claus this year? I believe he might enjoy these. And trust me, you'll have enough for him, the elves, the reindeer and your whole family. This recipe makes a ton. We made a gingerbread house and had lots... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2011 at Four and 20 blackbirds
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I am so behind on Christmas shopping this year. If not having started can even count as being behind. But one thing I did manage to get done by today (the last day of school before winter break) is to make some cookies for Gigi's bus driver. I really like... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2011 at Four and 20 blackbirds
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Four and 20 gift certificates available! Do you know an aspiring baker who'd love to learn how to make perfect pie or decorate cookies like a pro? Get them a gift certificate for a class at Four and 20 Blackbirds! You can buy the gift certificate by PayPal or check.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2011 at Four and 20 blackbirds
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Hello Bakers! Here's a good (and tasty) way to entertain the small fry among us this Thanksgiving holiday break. Remember when you were in grade school and made pictures of turkeys using the outline of your hand? This is basically the same idea, but much better tasting. Hand Turkey Cookies!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2011 at Four and 20 blackbirds
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Happy (almost) Halloween! I had a private cookie class recently and we made a bunch of Halloween cookies while the ladies learned how to decorate. I really love doing the Halloween cookies - it's so much fun to do the spooky looks. He's tiny, but I really loved this furry... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2011 at Four and 20 blackbirds
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It was the most gorgeous Fall day today here in Seattle. I've been back from Los Angeles for four years now, but I'm still so happy for every single change of season. While it was pretty great to play tennis in December, I missed seasons so much while I was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Four and 20 blackbirds
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Such a fun thing happened last week! On the 20th, I was invited to give a pie making demonstration at the Women's University Club in downtown Seattle. It was great - more than 40 women showed up to learn about pie, ask questions and nibble on pie. I brought six... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Four and 20 blackbirds
Reason #54 Why You Should Make Pie Because there will come a time when a rooter guy has to come to your house for 3.5 hours, will say everything is fixed, then leave, and then water will start to pour out of your pipes. But the rooter guy will already... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at Four and 20 blackbirds
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How cool! I found out yesterday that my other little business, !Dalé! Piñatas, is a finalist in Red Tricycle's Totally Awesome Awards. I'm in the Birthday Party Supplies category (in the Seattle section). Over 20k nominations were cast over the last 4 weeks and I'm a finalist! Pretty neat. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at Four and 20 blackbirds
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Check it out! Four and 20 Blackbirds is in this month's issue of Seattle Magazine! They featured my piñata classes in their parental guidance section. So if you're lookin' for some learnin this summer - sign up for a class here! (August and September schedules will be posted tomorrow!) Of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2011 at Four and 20 blackbirds
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If you've ever spent Fourth of July with a member of my family, you've probably had this pie. If you show up with this at the next bbq, it's pretty much guaranteed to win you friends, admirers, proposals of marriage and the like. I'm not sure where the recipe came... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2011 at Four and 20 blackbirds
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Update: Duh - forgot one important note! Seattle Magazine will be featuring my piñata classes in the July issue. It will hit newsstands soon! But, if you'd rather buy the piñata -that's cool too. Hey! Check out ¡dalé! on Etsy! Lots of people have asked, so I've started selling my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2011 at Four and 20 blackbirds