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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie from Ken Haedrich

  Some of us lead double lives. Or at least 1.5 of them. Ken Haedrich is an inspired cookbook author [Pie] and Dean of the Pie Academy. You can join the Pie Academy for low tuition. Actually, it’s free. And then you get emails like I just did  with a link to Ken’s treatise on Strawberry…

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Tamale Pot Pie with Variations

The Big Book of One-Pot Dinners by Betty Crocker is a treasure chest of ideas for quick and satisfying dinners. Sometimes, we just don’t have the time to create multiple dishes: a main course, a salad, a side or two. Sometimes, we just want to put all the “stuff” together in one container, turn on…

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National Pie Day and the Coconut Cream Pie Made by My Parisian Cousin Zachary

  Today is March 14 or 3/14 or 3.14. Ah, 3.14 is the start of the mathematical constant Pi, a number that has been entertaining, mystifying, and satisfying us for thousands of years. The pursuit of mathematical Pi has been a complicated and ultimately productive journey. We depend on Pi everyday. If don't inflate our…

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The Perfect Pecan Pie from Ken Haedrich

  Thanksgiving dinner demands pumpkin pie, of course. Of course, unless you live Down South and then the tradition is pecan. Ah, people may shy from making a second pecan pie in their lifetime. That filling can prove to be runny, too sweet, or even tough. I have had pecan pies that made me think of…

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