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Perfect Peach Pie Filling

For years I have struggled making peach pie. Suzen was totally scared off. We could not get the right flavor balance: too sweet or too spicy. And there was the issue of sogginess. Big, sloppy, the-first-piece-out-of-the-pie-is-a-disaster problems haunted us. I would look at peaches, pause, and sigh. I had no solution. Until I got The…

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Cookbook Review: Cutie Pies

  Suppose you grew up, luckily, with a grandmother who knew pies. Suppose, as an adult, you owned three Seattle coffee shops in 2008 and noticed the economy going south. Suppose you had the vision, if not the audacity, to see salvation through pie. I rather like that term: salvation through pie. Maybe a new…

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Jamaican-Spiced Pumpkin Pie: Mixing Pumpkin and Coconut

“Pumpkin pie,” my grandson Daniel replied. He was ordering Thanksgiving dessert. “Find that recipe,” Suzen commanded. We have this recipe, the recipe,  for pumpkin pie that is sensational. Haven’t made it for a couple of years. I go to search to find it. I search. And I search. It’s not on the computer. My forehead…

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Cookbook Review: Not-So-Humble Pies by Kelly Jaggers

m4s0n501 I do believe in diversity. Something beyond brownies and chocolate cake. I just need inspiration. And now there is Kelly Jaggers’ Not-So-Humble Pies. Just in time for the holidays. Not-So is staggering filled with ideas: new crust concepts, cream and custard and chiffon delights, fruit pies extraordinaire, tarts and rustic gems, dinner pies to…

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