The Perfect Key Lime Pie

Key Lime PIe

With the few inklings of Spring we have been having (that means we have actually seen the sun here in the NW), tulips in the grocery store and everything green on Pinterest I have been totally craving key lime. Maybe the fact that a Caribbean vacation sounds really good right about now too has added to the key lime craving. In order to curb that craving I made a key lime pie this weekend.  I have to say it is pretty amazing.  And it may just be the Perfect Key [Continue Reading...]

Strawberry Cream Pie

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If you haven’t had a chance to enter the giveaway I have going on right now for a I-Pad Mini make sure you do! This recipe is an oldie but a goodie.  I first shared it back in June of 2008.  This one is so deserving of a pretty redo and I have given the recipe a little tweak. June is strawberry season here in Portland and this year the strawberry crop has been awesome.  Our own little strawberry patch in the garden has been producing like crazy and every [Continue Reading...]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Chocolate Chip Pie

In honor of Pi Day I am doing a Recipe Redo of one of my favorite pies. (Did you know March 14th was national Pi Day!!??) I originally posted this recipe several years ago.  It is one of those recipes I have been making for over 20 years.  It was first shared with me by one of my Creative Memories customers.  Back in the day, I use to host monthly scrapbooking workshops at my home and I would always fix dinner.  This Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie was one of the [Continue Reading...]

French Crumb Apple Pie {Activity Day Idea}

french crumb apple

This week was our twice a month Activity Day for the 8-11 year old girls at church.  When I asked them what were some of the things they wanted to learn in Activity Days one of the answers I got from quite of few of them was cook/bake.  So this week we decided to teach them to make pies. We made French Crumb Apple Pie. Teaching 9 girls how to make a pie in one hour is a little overwhelming.  My first word of advice is – get help!  I [Continue Reading...]

Perfect Pie Crust Tutorial

Perfect Pie Crust Tutorial

Note:  Due to popular request I am offering the vinyl lettering for the Thankful sign I shared in my Thanksgiving Decor post.  If you are interested in one the cost is $20.00 which includes shipping.  Can not guarantee delivery prior to Thanksgiving.  If you’d like one leave me a comment on this post or email me at Are you scared of pie crust?  I use to be.  I admit it can be a bit intimidating.  And nothing can ruin a good pie quicker than a bad pie crust! Pie [Continue Reading...]

Chocolate Meringue Pie

Chocolate Meringue Pie

Today’s recipe is an old family recipe for Chocolate Meringue Pie.  It actually belonged to my grandmother and I am lucky enough to have the recipe written in her own handwriting! It is also so fun to have this photo of my Grandma Zola in her little kitchen in Southern California. I so remember that kitchen but didn’t remember how tiny it was. I love seeing her cast iron skillets hanging on the wall!! That’s my mom’s handwriting where it says Excellent. Guess my mom really likes it. After making [Continue Reading...]

Mom’s Fresh Peach Pie}The Diary of Daves Wife

Mom's Fresh Peach Pie

  I am now the proud mother of one married son and a new daughter!  The wedding in Arizona was perfect (a little hot) and we are thrilled.  Thanks To Kristy of The Diary of Daves Wife for guest posting today while I now gear up for our Wedding Carnival in two weeks.  I’ll be back later this week to share the family dinner we hosted in Arizona and a few wedding pictures.   You are going to love Kristy.  She is darling and has a passion for polka dots!!  So [Continue Reading...]

Fresh Peach Pie

peach pie

Last week Tessa, I and the two neighbor boys she was babysitting headed out to Sauvie Island Farms – a delightful and fun place.  For more info on the farm check out my post over at Homebased Portland. Vicki, the owner of the farm, had emailed me and invited us to come on out to the farm and pick some peaches – so we did!  And I am so glad we did.  I want to live on a farm! I have to tell you though that I don’t like peaches.  [Continue Reading...]



Happy St. Patrick’s Day  – today is your lucky day because I am sharing this recipe with you!! I teased you with a photo of this pie on Sunday. I found today’s recipe in the Oregonian FoodDay several weeks ago and I’ve been looking for an opportunity to try it.  We were invited to a dinner party last week and it was the perfect opportunity! The title of the article in the paper is what caught my attention- “You’ll get hooked on Crack Pie”. As I continued reading and found [Continue Reading...]