Raspberry Cream Meringue Pie

Raspberry Meringue Pie

Raspberry Cream Meringue Pie is light and sweet.  A pretty and delicious treat for your Valentine dessert. One of my favorite desserts, EVER, is this lovely lemon angel pie.  We have been making it at our house for almost 30 years and it is still my favorite lemon dessert. One of my favorite parts of it is the meringue crust the filling is put into.  I am a big meringue fan.  Remember those meringue heart shaped cookies I shared a few weeks ago?  Another favorite. When I came across this [Continue Reading…]

Chocolate S’mores Pie

Chocolate S'mores Pie

A few weeks ago we spent the week with all of our kids enjoying the Oregon Coast and our home in Manzanita. Of course the best part of the week is getting to spend time with these crazy kids! Man, I love them and miss them like crazy already! It was a glorious week full of lots game playing, golfing, kayaking, beach time, amazing sunsets and s’mores!  One of our favorite things to do at the beach is to head down there before sunset, build a fire, play some games [Continue Reading…]

3 Ingredient Pink Lemonade Pie

Pink Lemonade Pie

3 ingredients and 5 minutes.  That is all it takes to put this quick, easy and delicious dessert together!   The best though about this dessert though?  It tastes delicious! I’ve been making this recipe for over 30 years and I’m pretty sure it came from my mother and she has been making it longer than me! I am pretty sure that Pink Lemonade Pie is the perfect summer time dessert! Everyone needs a go to, easy summer dessert and this is mine.  It is  easy to keep these 3 [Continue Reading…]

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

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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}

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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

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 crust should be flaky and tender not tough. There are a lot of pie crust recipes out there.  Some of the recipes use shortening and others swear by all butter. Several years ago a friend and I did a pie crust bake off.  We tried all different recipes and combinations to see which one we thought was the [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…]