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Making delicious foods and loving life!

Blueberry Pie

Posted in /Cooking/Desserts/Pie on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Blueberry Pie is Matt's favorite, and it is probably one of the easiest to make. The best blueberry pies are made a day ahead so they can set.

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Puff Pastry Turnovers

Posted in /Cooking/Desserts on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Everyone I know loves puff pastries: turnovers, tarts, croissants etc. This recipe is so easy the students that I used as guinea pigs had time to spare after making it! The bonus of it is that you probably already have all of the ingredients and equipment in your kitchen.

My pictures are of the student's turnovers which did not seal well but were beautifully flaky, just as they were supposed to be!

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Pumpkin Pie

Posted in /Cooking/Desserts/Pie on Monday, October 02, 2017

Pumpkin pie is my Dad's favorite pie. Growing up my Mom would make one for Dad and one for everyone else. I still make the base recipe that my Mom uses quite often but sometimes I need to amp up the pie a bit, check out the substitution listed below.

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Chocolate Mini Cheesecake

Posted in /Cooking/Desserts/Cake on Sunday, October 01, 2017

My students made these gorgeous mini chocolate cheesecakes and I can't ignore posting the recipe and the picture.

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Pie Crust

Posted in /Cooking/Desserts/Pie on Sunday, September 10, 2017

Crust Ingredients

2 Tbsp Sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup lard (in most stores you can buy Tenderflake lard right next to the shortening). I know it sounds horrible to use lard, but it really makes the best crusts!
6-7 Tbsp Ice cold vodka

Crust Directions

1. Place dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and cut lard into the dry ingredients
2. Next mix one tablespoon of ice cold water into the dry ingredients at a time until the mixture is unified.
3. Chill dough for 15 minutes in refrigerator
4. Roll dough out in a floured surface and place in a pie dish

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