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sweetie pie
Thirty something stay at home mom to one 5 year old sweetie pie.
Interests: baking, cooking, gardening, exercise, painting
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Posted May 19, 2016 at Sweetie Pie
Gateau Reine de Saba is translated from French as Queen of Sheba Cake. Julia Child introduced me to this recipe in her tv shows and cookbooks. Any chocolate lover should take a look at this decadent dessert. I needed a totally gluten free cake so I used a recipe variation... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2016 at Sweetie Pie
It's time for cookies! Here's a really great new recipe for you. It's basically an almond shortbread, buttery and super delicious. Click here for the recipe. Happy Baking! Don't forget to bake your: candy cane cookies linzer torte gingerbread cookies biscotti Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at Sweetie Pie
Every once in a while my habit of constantly tearing out and copying down recipes and stuffing them on shelves pays off in a big way. I was looking through a binder of recipes with lots of extra magazine pages stuck in and falling out when I came across this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at Sweetie Pie
Yes, it's as good as it sounds! This cake recipe can be found on Orangette with lemon in place of the key limes. I just happened to have some key limes ready to be used up and a willing helper to juice them all, so we made it limey. Boy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2015 at Sweetie Pie
We had an afternoon and one day off for fall break. It was odd to realize that what I most wanted to do with that extra free time was to peel, chop, cook and can pears. A friend offered an abundance, and when someone offers free produce, I always accept... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2015 at Sweetie Pie
Why did it never occur to me to try this before? I found a recipe for Spinach and Pecan salad in my recipe box. It's in my handwriting, but I have no memory of creating this index card with instructions for a yummy salad. The recipe calls for fresh spinach,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Sweetie Pie
I have recently discovered the joys of cooking and baking with friends. After years of blogging quietly as an outlet for my enthusiasm, it's been a delightful surprise to find people who share my excitement for cookbooks, awesome pots, pans, lemon zesters and fresh eggs. I recently spent a happy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Sweetie Pie
In Her Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Grandmas Around the world by Gabriele Galimberti is full of recipes, photographs and stories. This book shows women, grandmothers actually, in their kitchens with the ingredients for a dish they are proud to cook and share. The author is a photographer who planned... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Sweetie Pie
A happy day for me starts with a clean kitchen so that I can pull out lots of recipes I've been stashing and try a few. Our county had spring break this week and I found some time to bake. This week I made Hazelnut Biscotti from O Magazine and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Sweetie Pie
Saturday is 3.14.15 also known as pi day. I was unaware that there is also an official pie day each January, so I will be celebrating pie on pi day this year. This was my first foray into the world of meringue topped pies. Even though it took me three... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Sweetie Pie
For Valentine's Day this year I looked for a new recipe that involved lemons and custard. I'm so proud of my lovely Meyer lemons growing quietly by a sunny window. This recipe for Lemon Pudding Cakes allowed me to use one of my (huge) lemons. The batter separates as the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Sweetie Pie
Grandmother used to make the best fruit salad. She chopped all the fruit nice and small and she added plenty of oranges. My family is crazy about fruit salad and it was always kind of a big deal to have it at the holidays. Fruit salad was never made in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at Sweetie Pie
From my kitchen to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy Baking! Here are some of my favorites: gingerbread cookies cornmeal biscotti linzer torte easy coffee cake candy cane cookies jam cake Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Sweetie Pie
Crunchy on top, tender and light in the center, and singing with lemon flavor, this recipe is a treat. I usually have all the ingredients on hand so it's going into the permanent rotation of breakfast bakes. Please use plain yogurt - not vanilla or any other flavor which has... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Sweetie Pie
Sorting through a pile of my Grandmommy's recipe books and clippings, this one caught my attention. My impulse to collect cook books, tear recipes out of magazines and scribble notes on any available scrap of paper seems to be inherited directly from her. She cleaned out her stash and passed... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Sweetie Pie
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 Sep 16, 2014 at Sweetie Pie
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
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
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
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
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
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
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