05 January 2012

Back in the Saddle

Ah! A new year and a new attempt to maintain a blog. Let's see if we get past May this time...

We're off to a good start, with two pies at once (and our first savory "pie"). Friends of ours at church recently had their first child and we volunteered to bring them dinner during the first week their daughter was home. This couple was the grateful recipient of a number of our pies last year (including the disastrous Grimace Pie), so I figured we'd take them a "pie" supper as a little wink-wink chuckle.

03 January 2012

2012 Pie Resolution

cross-posted from my personal blog Tro Creideamh - one in a series of posts about 2012 resolutions

Last year, I started a project intended to bake at least one pie a week for the year. I got through about April or so, when a month-long illness knocked my plans awry. After I got back into it, I decided that I liked baking pies better than I liked blogging about baking pies, so the blog posts stopped. I didn't make my goal of a pie a week, but I certainly did learn how to make a pie and I've discovered some winner recipes.

I still want to explore pies, but I think a more relaxed goal is in order. In 2012, I will bake a new pie every month and hopefully blog about the experience. I've put together a list, primarily based on pies I didn't get to last year.
  • January - Nutmeg Pie
  • February - Oatmeal Butterscotch Pie
  • March - Maple Pecan Pie
  • April - All-Rhubarb Pie (perhaps May based on availability)
  • May - Shoofly Pie
  • June - Sweet-Tart Lemon Pie
  • July - Ultimate Four-Cherry Pie
  • August - Creamsicle Pie
  • September - Black Bottom Ricotta Pie
  • October - Dried Cranberry Walnut Pie
  • November - Spiced Pumpkin Indian Pudding Pie
  • December - Eggnog Chiffon Pie
Here's to more pie in 2012!