Pies & Tarts



Atl&Co jar pie

I love picnics and I love fruit pies in the summer, especially mini pies.  Growing up, summer was so special growing up in the Midwest.  I especially remember the picnics we would have in the forest preserve.  My father would come home from work, mom would have the dinner packed and we would find the …

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Pumpkin Pie Cut Outs for the Kids

Pumpkin Pie Blog

I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving though I got a kick start with my Thanksgiving baking segment in early November on CBS.  First and foremost, I’m a mother of four wonderful children.  We live across the country from our extended family and the one thing I always did for the holidays was to make them …

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Margarita Pie

Growing up, my Mom made great pies but never anything with lime.  I was probably 30 years old before I tried my first Key lime pie.  I can’t say I was overly excited; it was very tart.  Over the years I have tried many Key lime pies and could take them or leave them.  Several …

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I was a little worried about making a Tarte Tatin, since I had never made one before. I knew I couldn’t just make a single fruit tarte because that would be too boring for me, so I decided to combine some of the tart favorites, and threw cranberries in for color and balance. …

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This is a recipe I made on the show.  I like artistry in my baked goods and just thought these were so cute and it tastes like a mini apple pie.  You could also add a few drops of dye to make them really look like a rose.

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