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Pie #2: Peach Pie with a Coconut Almond Topping

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The Great Pie Experiment Continues!  To see what the Great Pie Experiment is all about, click HERE.  A pie genius from the Great North gave me a nudge that the above pie might be one of the best pie recipes in the book.  Speed Racer’s Uncle’s birthday was coming up and being the pie connoisseur that he is, I thought I would give it a go as a birthday present.

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Birthdays, Family Portraits, Food, Home, Knoxville, Life, Love, Photography, Portraits

Mr. John Edds 88th Birthday Party

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I’m a big fan of birthdays.  Ask anybody!  Whether it’s my birthday (which just happens to be particularly awesome) or someone else’s birthday, I love the opportunity to celebrate another year of life.  So when I was asked to celebrate John Edds 88th surprise birthday party, I jumped at the chance.

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The Great Pie Experiment

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So I was recently introduced to this book by Ken Haedrich which has 300 tried and true recipes for pie.  You may not know this but I have had a love affair with pie for a long time.  Sure, there was that time in college where I ate cake every day, but we prefer not to talk about that….for many reasons.  I have always been drawn to pie.  So many choices, so little time!  But I realized after seeing this book that I really haven’t explored with my love of pie.  I have a couple recipes that I LOVE and I stick by them.  Maybe, just maybe, it’s time for a Great Pie Experiment (GPE for short).  So if you will dear readers, follow me along this experiment of pie as I test my skills and review this fabulous book. There will be tears, hopefully not blood, happy moments, and yes, lots and lots of pie.

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Dish-o-the-Week: Blackberry Cream Pie

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I love pie.  You may know this already but it deserves to be said again, I love pie.  Just about every kind of pie but especially if it involves chocolate.  So, this summer I am making an effort to try some new pies.  Because really everyone should have more pie knowledge, so I’m going to share my findings with you.  After all as Speed Racer says, “Pie makes a house a home.”

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Harry Potter Party

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“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”-Albus Dumbledore

So, I have a confession.  I am a bit of a Harry Potter fan.  A bit may be a little bit of an understatement…I’m a big Harry Potter fan.  I have read the books, watched the movies, and then listened to the books on tape at work several times.  Call me a sucker but I love a good story about good versus evil.  I knew my friend Kristin and I would be good friends when we both confessed that we were rereading harry potter and were reading the same book, and at the same spot.  It was meant to be.  

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Dish-o-the-Week: Maple Pork Chops

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When Speed Racer and I first got married, pork chops were a staple.  They’re cheap, fast, easy, and most of the time when I made them they were pretty bland.  Lately I’ve been finding ways to spice up the usual pork chop in different ways.  One of the favorite recipes I found was a Maple glazed pork chop.

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Dish-o-the-Week: Nutella Pastries

It’s been awhile since I did a Dish-o-the-Week post so I thought it was about time.  This is a super simple recipe that I got from Pinterest.  However, I have been experimenting with different recipes using crescent rolls for a while.  But this is for sure one of my favorites, if you like Nutella, you will love this.

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