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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

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 sooth…

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Blueberry Crumb Pie with Warm Blueberry Sauce from Carole Walter

The 4th of July approaches. Dessert is needed. There is nothing more American than blueberry pie on the 4th of July. For this treat, which we tested last weekend, Suzen turned to Great Pies and Tarts by Carole Walter. Carole is a friend, a wonderful author, and truly an American treasure. If you have not…

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