A Tale of Two Rubes – Pies That Is

Rhubarb season has been in full swing here in New Hampshire these past few weeks. I love rhubarb, but have no recollection of my Mom serving it. Since the only desserts we ever had were compliments of Mrs. Smith’s frozen pies we never tasted rhubarb. I guess rhubarb pie wasn’t in Mrs. Smith’s repertoire either. [...] Read more »

Shoofly Pie

You’ve probably heard of it, and if you’ve ever visited Amish country in Pennsylvania, you no doubt have tasted it. And like a lot of people you might think that the Pennsylvania Dutch brought this recipe with them when they came to America in the 18th century. It’s hard to know. The origin of the [...] Read more »

Looks Good, Tastes Bad Cranberry Molasses Pie

Sure, it seemed like a good idea. But sometimes the most innocent of recipes can go wrong – horribly wrong. My husband Dan is a cranberry hoarder. I know that’s kind of a weird thing to hoard, but if you open our freezer, or look in the vegetable bin of the fridge you will currently [...] Read more »

Blackberry Pie – A Classic

Here in New Hampshire, wild blackberry season has just ended. Dan and I are lucky enough to live surrounded by woods with plenty of blackberry patches to pick from. Once the crop was plentiful, we saved enough to make a blackberry pie. There are literally hundreds of recipes to choose from in my vintage cook [...] Read more »

Rhubarb Pie for Spring

Nothing says spring in New England more that Rhubarb Pie. Rhubarb is one of those fruits that you either love or hate. I happen to love it so when some rhubarb appeared in the grocery store, I snapped some up. I found an interesting recipe for Rhubarb Pie in a new cook book given to [...] Read more »

Coffee Gelatine Pie – What A Treat!

My husband Dan grew up in the 1950s in Quincy, MA outside of Boston in a family with deep New England/Canadian/Scottish roots. The food he ate was often food I’ve never heard of such as the fruit punch XaRex (worthy of a whole other blog. We do drink this). One food he remembers very fondly [...] Read more »

Great Aunt Lillian’s Mock Mince Meat Pie for Christmas

I’ve been pretty lax of late with writing a post – mainly because I’ve been so busy! But over Thanksgiving I made two of Aunt Lillian’s recipes that are perfect for either Thanksgiving or Christmas. For this post I’ll focus on Mince Meat Pie. Like a lot of you I’d grown up hearing about Mince [...] Read more »