“Bourbon Pecan Pie“, ’nuff said! It seems pecans are a favorite holiday nut. I know around The Orange Bee we like them in many ways, spiced, sugared, toasted, in cookies, cakes, breads and especially in this pie. My man Dan wouldn’t consider it a holiday without a Bourbon Pecan Pie. It’s the subtle whiff and […]
Well, do you think I nailed round two of Apple Pie Amsterdam? Hopefully my guests…read…guinea pigs from the second go round will weigh in and answer that for you! Personally I felt good about the outcome. Making the few changes I mentioned in my first post – read it here – made a big difference in […]
Sweet potato pie simply means ” It’s Fall Y’all”. I am overjoyed that I made this pie with the marshmallow crème meringue as it is the most delicious use of sweet potatoes imaginable. I know, I know it’s just a pie but until you bake one and taste it you can’t conceive the luscious combination of sweet […]
I’ve been in the mood to bake – a PIE! When I discovered that we had a new spice at the shop where I put in a few hours a month, it gave me just the idea I needed to grab a mood fix! It’s called Georgia Peach Spice and the ingredients are Vanilla Bean Sugar, cinnamon, […]
Before Pi Day is over I am sharing an old post with one of my favorite pies. Just could’t bear to miss out on this unique day. Also there is an interesting story about bees. It’s just about that time of year when we will see honey bees buzzing about and pollinating all our favorite […]
They tell me these weather conditions are not normal for North Carolina. Snow, snow, snow and many freezing cold days. Yesterday we got 7″ in about 6 hours. I don’t mind the snowy, frigid temps and seeing my world blanketed in white. I’ve always wanted to live where the winters warranted wearing a coat. Before […]
All the fuss was about Hullabaloo Diner! In my last post I shared with you that my man Dan and I would be moving Miss T to college. She’s all settled in now, a full-fledged college student. Making friends, attending classes, checking out the boys, doing homework, finding her way to the rec center regularly, […]
Or so says Miss T! It’s a true statement, the kid won’t eat a slice of pie but she likes to make and bake pies. When she was around eleven years old I signed her up for a pie making class at Central Market around the Christmas holidays.
I was pleasantly surprised, well it was more like totally excited when Ryan, over at Ryan Bakes http://www.ryanbakes.com/ held a giveaway for one of her favorite cookbooks and I won! The title, Desserts From The Famous Loveless Cafe. You’ll find the The Loveless Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee and opened its doors in 1951.
This summer I plan on posting recipes using local summer fruits and vegetables. Back in the late spring I started my first raised bed garden. With the idea of keeping it simple I planted tomatoes, several varieties, peppers, strawberries, herbs and an eggplant. The tomatoes have done wonderfully, the eggplant nothing yet, the peppers have […]