Pumpkin Pie

This weekend I was craving a pumpkin pie but, we haven't gone on our traditional pumpkin picking extravaganza.  And, while I was enthusiastic about making one, I also knew I was in a severe time crunch.  So, without any guilt,  I bought a pre-made pie crust from Trader Joe’s (they do have a great selection). This particular recipe is so easy.  In under 20 minutes, I mixed the ingredients for the filling, poured it into the shell and popped it in the oven.  Within 30 minutes, the pie looked amazing.  When I took it out of the oven I couldn’t … [Read more...]

Easy as Pumpkin Pie

Growing up, my Grandma Sylvia was known in many different circles in Baltimore, Maryland simply as “the pie lady.”  In the late 1940’s, she used to home bake sinfully sweet, deliciously fresh pies and sell them to the local store for some extra cash.  Extended family dinners at Gram’s apartment became the Friday night ritual.  If you missed a dinner, you’d miss the opportunity to get a coveted piece of one of her pies, where homemade crusts and fresh whipped cream sealed in a variety of intense flavors from: chocolate to pecan to pumpkin spice. … [Read more...]