Pasta Flora (Greek Jam Tart)

Each year we harvest a lot of fruit from our backyard orchard. Each year, I make a lot of jams and jellies. Each year I realize we don’t eat a lot of it. Hmmmm…

Continue reading Pasta Flora (Greek Jam Tart)

Old Fashioned Apple Pie

20190908_195652Unlike pumpkin pie, which is usually relegated exclusively to the Thanksgiving meal, apple pie gets to sashay its way all throughout autumn and winter.  Good, because I like to eat it and it’s easy to prepare!

Continue reading Old Fashioned Apple Pie

Classic Cherry Pie

20190612_181022I planted a very specific variety of cherry tree just so I could make two things: a Greek cherry brandy, and honest-to-goodness old fashioned cherry pie.  I guess I’m a serious do-it-yourselfer.

Continue reading Classic Cherry Pie

Good Ol’ Pumpkin Pie

20211128175230_IMG_7374 (3)

There are a whole lot of pumpkin pie recipes out there, and as far as I’m concerned, most of them are kind of just meh.  Overly sweet, weirdly smooth, and lacking any flavor other than cinnamon, that’s not much of a recommendation.

Continue reading Good Ol’ Pumpkin Pie

Apple-Spice Minced Pie

20211129213850_IMG_7438 (1)

I never realized how much my mom likes… no, loves this pie until a few years ago when I didn’t make it for one of our holiday dinners.  I haven’t heard the end of it since.

Continue reading Apple-Spice Minced Pie

Perfect Pie Dough

20171122_164359Don’t be fooled by those beautiful pictures of artfully created pies on Pinterest.  They are FAKE!!!  Have you ever noticed that they never show them after they are baked?

Continue reading Perfect Pie Dough